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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 251 197 138
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -59
Contract jobs citing Solaris 162 241 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 1.15% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.87% 5.05% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 173 222
Average daily rate £450 £425 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £314 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.25 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +17.69%
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
4185 4771 4743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.06% 22.75% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2859 3294 3110
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 148 218
Average hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 27 £425 - 8
Docklands, London +7 2 £525 +39.07%
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 265 (68.12%) Linux
2 229 (58.87%) Unix
3 163 (41.90%) Finance
4 157 (40.36%) Oracle
5 124 (31.88%) Windows
6 119 (30.59%) Shell Script
7 111 (28.53%) Banking
8 101 (25.96%) SQL
9 98 (25.19%) Perl
10 90 (23.14%) Veritas
11 86 (22.11%) Java
12 84 (21.59%) Red Hat
13 71 (18.25%) Investment Banking
14 70 (17.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 68 (17.48%) AIX
16 62 (15.94%) Sybase
17 57 (14.65%) SQL Server
18 55 (14.14%) IBM
19 53 (13.62%) C++
19 53 (13.62%) SAN
20 52 (13.37%) Bash Shell
21 51 (13.11%) Oracle Database
22 50 (12.85%) VMware
23 48 (12.34%) Python
23 48 (12.34%) Low Latency
24 47 (12.08%) Performance Monitoring
25 43 (11.05%) Windows Server
26 40 (10.28%) Migration
26 40 (10.28%) Microsoft
26 40 (10.28%) Puppet

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (10.03%) WebSphere
2 31 (7.97%) Apache
3 29 (7.46%) Tomcat
4 27 (6.94%) WebLogic
5 21 (5.40%) JBoss
6 17 (4.37%) IIS
7 13 (3.34%) Confluence
7 13 (3.34%) iPlanet
8 10 (2.57%) MQSeries
8 10 (2.57%) SharePoint
9 9 (2.31%) Documentum
9 9 (2.31%) OpenStack
10 8 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (2.06%) Captiva
10 8 (2.06%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.29%) SAS
13 5 (1.29%) WebSphere Portal
13 5 (1.29%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 11 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.03%) MS Project
2 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) BusinessWare
1 8 (2.06%) SAP R/3
2 4 (1.03%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.03%) IaaS
4 3 (0.77%) GitHub
4 3 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.62%) SAN
2 30 (7.71%) LDAP
3 29 (7.46%) TCP/IP
4 26 (6.68%) DNS
5 24 (6.17%) NAS
6 22 (5.66%) Firewall
7 16 (4.11%) SSH
8 15 (3.86%) SSL
9 11 (2.83%) DHCP
10 10 (2.57%) VoIP
11 8 (2.06%) HTTP
12 7 (1.80%) LAN
12 7 (1.80%) Multicast
12 7 (1.80%) VPN
13 6 (1.54%) Diameter Protocol
13 6 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (1.54%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.54%) UMTS
13 6 (1.54%) WAN
13 6 (1.54%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 51 (13.11%) Oracle Database
3 36 (9.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (8.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (8.23%) Relational Database
6 29 (7.46%) KDB
7 25 (6.43%) NoSQL
8 24 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (4.88%) MySQL
11 14 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (3.34%) DB2
13 10 (2.57%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (2.57%) Oracle9i Database
14 8 (2.06%) DB2 UDB
14 8 (2.06%) Sybase ASE
15 7 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.80%) RDBMS
16 5 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (6.94%) VTune
2 18 (4.63%) Subversion
3 13 (3.34%) JIRA
4 10 (2.57%) Ant
5 9 (2.31%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.31%) Maven
6 8 (2.06%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.54%) ClearCase
9 5 (1.29%) Gradle
10 4 (1.03%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.03%) Selenium
11 3 (0.77%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (0.77%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.77%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.77%) FishEye
11 3 (0.77%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.77%) JMeter
11 3 (0.77%) PhantomJS
11 3 (0.77%) PVCS
General
1 163 (41.90%) Finance
2 111 (28.53%) Banking
3 71 (18.25%) Investment Banking
4 25 (6.43%) Front Office
5 15 (3.86%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.80%) Back Office
7 7 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.29%) Legal
9 3 (0.77%) Games
9 3 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (17.48%) Administrator
2 50 (12.85%) Systems Administrator
3 45 (11.57%) Unix Administrator
4 41 (10.54%) Developer
5 40 (10.28%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 37 (9.51%) DBA
7 32 (8.23%) Support Engineer
8 31 (7.97%) Architect
9 29 (7.46%) Analyst
10 28 (7.20%) Software Engineer
11 27 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
12 25 (6.43%) Java Engineer
12 25 (6.43%) Solaris Administrator
13 24 (6.17%) Java Software Engineer
13 24 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
14 22 (5.66%) Linux Support
14 22 (5.66%) Oracle DBA
15 21 (5.40%) Applications Support
15 21 (5.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 20 (5.14%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.74%) Middleware
2 23 (5.91%) HTML
3 22 (5.66%) WebSphere MQ
3 22 (5.66%) XML
4 18 (4.63%) JSON
4 18 (4.63%) Web Services
5 17 (4.37%) Regular Expression
6 14 (3.60%) .NET
7 13 (3.34%) FIX Protocol
7 13 (3.34%) STL
8 12 (3.08%) J2EE
9 11 (2.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 9 (2.31%) IBM Integration Bus
10 9 (2.31%) REST
10 9 (2.31%) WDK
11 8 (2.06%) MSMQ
11 8 (2.06%) XSLT
12 7 (1.80%) TIBCO EMS
13 6 (1.54%) SOAP
14 5 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.71%) Replication
2 28 (7.20%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.43%) Data Centre
4 24 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (3.60%) Clustering
7 11 (2.83%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.57%) Equities
9 9 (2.31%) Client/Server
9 9 (2.31%) Derivative
10 8 (2.06%) AS400
10 8 (2.06%) Fixed Income
10 8 (2.06%) FMCG
11 7 (1.80%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.54%) SWIFT
13 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.29%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 265 (68.12%) Linux
2 229 (58.87%) Unix
3 124 (31.88%) Windows
4 70 (17.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (17.48%) AIX
6 43 (11.05%) Windows Server
7 38 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (6.68%) HPUX
10 22 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (5.14%) SUSE
12 16 (4.11%) zOS
13 14 (3.60%) Mac OS X
14 12 (3.08%) CentOS
15 10 (2.57%) Ubuntu
16 8 (2.06%) Windows 7
17 5 (1.29%) Debian
17 5 (1.29%) Mac OS
18 4 (1.03%) MVS
18 4 (1.03%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.34%) Low Latency
2 47 (12.08%) Performance Monitoring
3 40 (10.28%) Migration
4 36 (9.25%) ITIL
4 36 (9.25%) Performance Tuning
5 33 (8.48%) Software Engineering
5 33 (8.48%) Time Management
6 30 (7.71%) Project Management
7 29 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (7.20%) Open Source
9 27 (6.94%) Algorithmic Trading
10 25 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (6.17%) Change Management
12 23 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (5.91%) Patch Management
13 22 (5.66%) Multithreading
14 21 (5.40%) PRINCE2
14 21 (5.40%) Service Management
15 20 (5.14%) Incident Management
15 20 (5.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 119 (30.59%) Shell Script
2 101 (25.96%) SQL
3 98 (25.19%) Perl
4 86 (22.11%) Java
5 53 (13.62%) C++
6 52 (13.37%) Bash Shell
7 48 (12.34%) Python
8 29 (7.46%) Korn
9 28 (7.20%) PowerShell
10 24 (6.17%) Scala
11 22 (5.66%) PL/SQL
12 19 (4.88%) C#
13 17 (4.37%) C
14 12 (3.08%) JavaScript
15 10 (2.57%) C-shell
16 8 (2.06%) PHP
17 7 (1.80%) Bourne shell
18 6 (1.54%) Ruby
18 6 (1.54%) T-SQL
19 4 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (8.74%) Degree
2 15 (3.86%) CISSP
3 11 (2.83%) CISM
3 11 (2.83%) RHCSA
4 10 (2.57%) RHCE
5 8 (2.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 8 (2.06%) CCSP
5 8 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.80%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.03%) CEH
9 4 (1.03%) GCIA
9 4 (1.03%) GCIH
9 4 (1.03%) VCAP
9 4 (1.03%) VCDX
9 4 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.77%) ISEB
10 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.26%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.63%) SLA
2 9 (2.31%) QA
3 7 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.51%) SAS 70
6 2 (0.51%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 37 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (6.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 24 (6.17%) NFS
3 23 (5.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 21 (5.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 16 (4.11%) Active Directory
6 14 (3.60%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (3.08%) Squid
7 12 (3.08%) VMware ESX
8 11 (2.83%) KVM
9 8 (2.06%) ClearTrust
10 5 (1.29%) iptables
10 5 (1.29%) Samba
10 5 (1.29%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.03%) Veritas File System
12 3 (0.77%) Dovecot
12 3 (0.77%) Postfix
12 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (10.28%) Puppet
2 27 (6.94%) SCOM
3 20 (5.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 20 (5.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 20 (5.14%) Oracle ZFS
4 15 (3.86%) Ansible
4 15 (3.86%) Data Guard
5 13 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.83%) Foglight
6 11 (2.83%) NetBackup
7 10 (2.57%) CFEngine
7 10 (2.57%) Control-M
7 10 (2.57%) Nagios
8 9 (2.31%) BladeLogic
9 8 (2.06%) CA Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.54%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.54%) Xymon
11 5 (1.29%) Cobbler
11 5 (1.29%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.29%) yum
Vendors
1 157 (40.36%) Oracle
2 90 (23.14%) Veritas
3 84 (21.59%) Red Hat
4 62 (15.94%) Sybase
5 55 (14.14%) IBM
6 50 (12.85%) VMware
7 40 (10.28%) Microsoft
8 39 (10.03%) HP
9 34 (8.74%) Sun
10 29 (7.46%) EMC
10 29 (7.46%) Splunk
11 25 (6.43%) SAP
12 21 (5.40%) BEA
13 20 (5.14%) Cisco
14 15 (3.86%) CA
15 13 (3.34%) CheckPoint
15 13 (3.34%) Symantec
16 10 (2.57%) Imperva
16 10 (2.57%) TIBCO
17 8 (2.06%) Vitria
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