The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 214 132 154
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +22
Contract jobs citing Solaris 219 405 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.90% 1.63% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.99% 7.22% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 289 218
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -2.09%
Solaris
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5484 5612 5639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.64% 22.66% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3585 3677 3402
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 254 350
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.14 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in London

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the London region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in London

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in London

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the London region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in London

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -23 69 £475 - 28
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 372 (74.70%) Linux
2 281 (56.43%) UNIX
3 243 (48.80%) Oracle
4 196 (39.36%) Finance
5 170 (34.14%) SQL
6 161 (32.33%) Banking
7 159 (31.93%) Windows
8 129 (25.90%) Red Hat
9 110 (22.09%) Perl
10 109 (21.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 103 (20.68%) Java
12 92 (18.47%) SAN
13 81 (16.27%) Shell Script
14 74 (14.86%) Veritas
15 72 (14.46%) Sybase
16 69 (13.86%) VMware
16 69 (13.86%) Oracle Database
17 67 (13.45%) IBM
18 66 (13.25%) Sun
19 65 (13.05%) Investment Banking
20 62 (12.45%) HP
21 57 (11.45%) ITIL
21 57 (11.45%) Migration
22 56 (11.24%) AIX
22 56 (11.24%) Microsoft
23 55 (11.04%) SQL Server
24 51 (10.24%) NetApp
25 50 (10.04%) Bash Shell
26 47 (9.44%) LDAP
26 47 (9.44%) NAS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (7.83%) WebSphere
2 29 (5.82%) Apache
2 29 (5.82%) Tomcat
3 28 (5.62%) Oracle Coherence
4 22 (4.42%) IIS
5 18 (3.61%) WebLogic
6 17 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (2.21%) MQSeries
7 11 (2.21%) Lync
8 9 (1.81%) CICS
9 8 (1.61%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.00%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (0.80%) CMS
11 4 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.60%) LiveLink
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle Spatial
12 3 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (2.61%) MS Office
2 10 (2.01%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (5.62%) RMDS
2 5 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.80%) Tridion
4 2 (0.40%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 2 (0.40%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Global One
5 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.61%) SaaS
2 4 (0.80%) Joyent
3 3 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (18.47%) SAN
2 47 (9.44%) LDAP
2 47 (9.44%) NAS
3 46 (9.24%) TCP/IP
4 43 (8.63%) DNS
5 36 (7.23%) Firewall
6 21 (4.22%) HTTP
6 21 (4.22%) LAN
7 19 (3.82%) WAN
8 18 (3.61%) Internet
9 17 (3.41%) DHCP
9 17 (3.41%) Network Security
10 13 (2.61%) Multicast
10 13 (2.61%) SSL
11 12 (2.41%) FTP
12 11 (2.21%) SSH
13 10 (2.01%) BOOTP
14 9 (1.81%) HTTPS
15 8 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (13.86%) Oracle Database
2 55 (11.04%) SQL Server
3 33 (6.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 33 (6.63%) Relational Database
4 26 (5.22%) Sybase ASE
5 25 (5.02%) MySQL
5 25 (5.02%) RDBMS
6 23 (4.62%) DB2
7 22 (4.42%) Oracle Database 10g
8 19 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.81%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (1.81%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.20%) Sybase IQ
12 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.00%) Big Data
13 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.00%) Star Schema
14 4 (0.80%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (3.21%) Selenium
1 16 (3.21%) SoapUI
2 15 (3.01%) Calabash
2 15 (3.01%) Eclipse
3 12 (2.41%) Subversion
4 11 (2.21%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.61%) JIRA
6 7 (1.41%) JUnit
7 6 (1.20%) LoadRunner
7 6 (1.20%) Ant
7 6 (1.20%) Log4j
7 6 (1.20%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.20%) RSpec
7 6 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.00%) Toad
8 5 (1.00%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.80%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 4 (0.80%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.60%) GCC
General
1 196 (39.36%) Finance
2 161 (32.33%) Banking
3 65 (13.05%) Investment Banking
4 34 (6.83%) Front Office
5 29 (5.82%) Financial Institution
6 26 (5.22%) Retail
7 9 (1.81%) Legal
7 9 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.81%) German Language
8 8 (1.61%) Back Office
9 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.00%) Advertising
11 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.60%) Marketing
13 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Publishing
13 2 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 77 (15.46%) Developer
2 67 (13.45%) Administrator
3 55 (11.04%) Architect
4 47 (9.44%) Analyst
5 43 (8.63%) DBA
6 42 (8.43%) UNIX Administrator
7 39 (7.83%) Systems Administrator
8 27 (5.42%) Development Manager
9 25 (5.02%) Consultant
9 25 (5.02%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 25 (5.02%) UNIX Engineer
10 23 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
11 22 (4.42%) Oracle DBA
12 21 (4.22%) C++ Developer
12 21 (4.22%) Java Developer
13 19 (3.82%) Project Manager
13 19 (3.82%) Linux Administrator
14 18 (3.61%) Support Analyst
15 17 (3.41%) Data Architect
15 17 (3.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.23%) Middleware
2 35 (7.03%) Web Services
3 32 (6.43%) XML
4 22 (4.42%) HTML
5 19 (3.82%) J2EE
6 16 (3.21%) XSLT
6 16 (3.21%) CSS
7 14 (2.81%) JSP
8 13 (2.61%) jQuery
8 13 (2.61%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (2.41%) .NET
9 12 (2.41%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (2.41%) Spring
10 11 (2.21%) Servlets
10 11 (2.21%) JMS
11 10 (2.01%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (1.81%) JSON
12 9 (1.81%) EJB
13 8 (1.61%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.61%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.23%) Replication
2 35 (7.03%) Clustering
3 34 (6.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (6.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 19 (3.82%) Hedge funds
6 16 (3.21%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.41%) SecurID
7 12 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.21%) CLARiiON
9 10 (2.01%) Symmetrix
9 10 (2.01%) Mainframe
9 10 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.01%) AS400
10 9 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.81%) Open Source
11 8 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (1.61%) VAX
11 8 (1.61%) iSeries
12 7 (1.41%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.20%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 372 (74.70%) Linux
2 281 (56.43%) UNIX
3 159 (31.93%) Windows
4 109 (21.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (11.24%) AIX
6 31 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (5.62%) HPUX
8 23 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (3.41%) Windows 7
10 15 (3.01%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.81%) SUSE
12 12 (2.41%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.21%) zOS
14 10 (2.01%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.81%) VMS
16 7 (1.41%) Debian
16 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (1.20%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.80%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (11.45%) ITIL
1 57 (11.45%) Migration
2 35 (7.03%) Performance Tuning
3 34 (6.83%) E-Commerce
4 33 (6.63%) Risk Management
5 32 (6.43%) Low Latency
6 31 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (6.02%) Load Balancing
8 28 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (5.02%) Change Management
10 22 (4.42%) Project Management
10 22 (4.42%) Service Delivery
10 22 (4.42%) Waterfall
11 21 (4.22%) Multithreading
11 21 (4.22%) PRINCE2
12 19 (3.82%) SOA
13 18 (3.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 17 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (3.21%) Release Management
16 15 (3.01%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 170 (34.14%) SQL
2 110 (22.09%) Perl
3 103 (20.68%) Java
4 81 (16.27%) Shell Script
5 50 (10.04%) Bash Shell
6 36 (7.23%) Python
7 35 (7.03%) PL/SQL
8 31 (6.22%) C++
9 29 (5.82%) JavaScript
10 22 (4.42%) Korn
11 17 (3.41%) Ruby
12 16 (3.21%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.61%) C
14 9 (1.81%) Bourne shell
15 6 (1.20%) XPath
15 6 (1.20%) CoffeeScript
16 5 (1.00%) C-shell
17 4 (0.80%) C#
17 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (8.63%) Degree
2 21 (4.22%) ISTQB
3 14 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.21%) CISSP
5 9 (1.81%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.61%) Sun Certification
6 8 (1.61%) PMP
7 6 (1.20%) MCITP
7 6 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.20%) CISM
7 6 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.00%) CCNA
9 4 (0.80%) RHCE
9 4 (0.80%) MCSA
9 4 (0.80%) MCTS
10 3 (0.60%) OCP
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.81%) SLA
2 7 (1.41%) QA
3 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (8.84%) Oracle RAC
2 43 (8.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 39 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (5.62%) Active Directory
5 20 (4.02%) NFS
6 17 (3.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (3.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 11 (2.21%) Veritas File System
8 10 (2.01%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (1.41%) RHEV
10 6 (1.20%) KVM
10 6 (1.20%) Squid
11 5 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.00%) SRDF
12 4 (0.80%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.60%) Xen
13 3 (0.60%) Samba
13 3 (0.60%) Dovecot
13 3 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 42 (8.43%) NetBackup
2 35 (7.03%) Tivoli
3 28 (5.62%) Data Guard
4 26 (5.22%) Puppet
5 25 (5.02%) Control-M
6 18 (3.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (3.41%) BMC PATROL
8 12 (2.41%) Legato
9 10 (2.01%) OpenView
9 10 (2.01%) Nagios
9 10 (2.01%) BladeLogic
10 9 (1.81%) SCOM
10 9 (1.81%) YUM
11 8 (1.61%) HP SIM
11 8 (1.61%) Backup Exec
11 8 (1.61%) Netcool
11 8 (1.61%) Tivoli NetView
12 7 (1.41%) ZABBIX
13 6 (1.20%) Capistrano
13 6 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 243 (48.80%) Oracle
2 129 (25.90%) Red Hat
3 74 (14.86%) Veritas
4 72 (14.46%) Sybase
5 69 (13.86%) VMware
6 67 (13.45%) IBM
7 66 (13.25%) Sun
8 62 (12.45%) HP
9 56 (11.24%) Microsoft
10 51 (10.24%) NetApp
11 46 (9.24%) EMC
12 38 (7.63%) Cisco
13 29 (5.82%) 29West
14 24 (4.82%) Citrix
15 18 (3.61%) CA
16 15 (3.01%) Remedy
17 14 (2.81%) BMC
18 13 (2.61%) Brocade
19 11 (2.21%) Symantec
19 11 (2.21%) Murex
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