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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 199 231 176
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -55
Contract jobs citing Solaris 266 198 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.16% 0.88% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.51% 4.09% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 133 202
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £587 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £22.83 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
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
4826 4843 4931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.97% 21.61% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3447 3237 3344
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £188 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 180 224
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.50 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +22 49 £475 +14.80% 9
Docklands, London +9 3 £525 -4.54%
Croydon -12 2 £374 -12.05%
Paddington +4 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Lewisham - 1 £400 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 308 (74.04%) Linux
2 272 (65.38%) Unix
3 186 (44.71%) Finance
4 155 (37.26%) Oracle
5 140 (33.65%) Red Hat
6 134 (32.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 126 (30.29%) Veritas
8 115 (27.64%) Banking
9 114 (27.40%) Windows
10 110 (26.44%) Shell Script
11 109 (26.20%) Perl
12 108 (25.96%) AIX
13 91 (21.88%) SQL
14 88 (21.15%) SAN
15 78 (18.75%) VMware
16 71 (17.07%) Java
17 70 (16.83%) Migration
18 65 (15.63%) IBM
19 63 (15.14%) Puppet
20 60 (14.42%) HP
21 59 (14.18%) Python
22 53 (12.74%) SQL Server
23 51 (12.26%) ITIL
24 50 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
25 45 (10.82%) NAS
25 45 (10.82%) Microsoft
26 44 (10.58%) Sybase
26 44 (10.58%) C
27 42 (10.10%) EMC
27 42 (10.10%) Oracle Database

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 36 (8.65%) WebSphere
2 30 (7.21%) WebLogic
3 27 (6.49%) Tomcat
4 26 (6.25%) Apache
5 21 (5.05%) IIS
6 16 (3.85%) JBoss
7 15 (3.61%) SharePoint
8 14 (3.37%) iPlanet
8 14 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (2.64%) Confluence
10 10 (2.40%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (2.40%) MS Exchange
11 9 (2.16%) Documentum
11 9 (2.16%) MQSeries
11 9 (2.16%) WebSphere Portal
12 8 (1.92%) Captiva
12 8 (1.92%) WebSphere Process Server
13 7 (1.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.72%) MS Office
2 3 (0.72%) MS Project
2 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) BusinessWare
1 5 (1.20%) SAP R/3
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.24%) RMDS
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.20%) IaaS
4 4 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.48%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.24%) Joyent
6 1 (0.24%) Office 365
6 1 (0.24%) SaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (21.15%) SAN
2 45 (10.82%) NAS
3 36 (8.65%) Firewall
4 33 (7.93%) DNS
5 28 (6.73%) LDAP
6 20 (4.81%) TCP/IP
7 16 (3.85%) LAN
7 16 (3.85%) WAN
8 14 (3.37%) HTTP
9 13 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
9 13 (3.13%) Multicast
10 12 (2.88%) iSCSI
11 11 (2.64%) VoIP
12 10 (2.40%) DHCP
13 9 (2.16%) SNMP
14 8 (1.92%) FCoE
14 8 (1.92%) VPN
15 7 (1.68%) SSL
16 6 (1.44%) Kerberos
16 6 (1.44%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.74%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.10%) Oracle Database
3 25 (6.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (4.33%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.88%) DB2
6 12 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (2.64%) Sybase ASE
8 8 (1.92%) MySQL
9 7 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.44%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.44%) KDB
10 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.20%) DB2 UDB
11 5 (1.20%) HBase
11 5 (1.20%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 24 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.05%) Subversion
3 14 (3.37%) JIRA
4 12 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.68%) Maven
6 5 (1.20%) Ant
6 5 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.20%) Gradle
6 5 (1.20%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.20%) VTune
7 4 (0.96%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.96%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.72%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.72%) Hudson
9 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.48%) JMeter
9 2 (0.48%) JUnit
9 2 (0.48%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.48%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.24%) SilkPerformer
General
1 186 (44.71%) Finance
2 115 (27.64%) Banking
3 35 (8.41%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.37%) Front Office
5 13 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.64%) Games
7 10 (2.40%) Back Office
8 9 (2.16%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.68%) Law
10 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.72%) Billing
12 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Advertising
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
13 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (23.56%) Administrator
2 61 (14.66%) Systems Administrator
3 60 (14.42%) Consultant
4 50 (12.02%) Unix Administrator
5 45 (10.82%) Linux Engineer
6 40 (9.62%) Developer
7 38 (9.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 37 (8.89%) Linux Administrator
9 35 (8.41%) Architect
10 34 (8.17%) Solaris Consultant
11 29 (6.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 26 (6.25%) DBA
13 25 (6.01%) Unix Engineer
14 24 (5.77%) Support Engineer
15 21 (5.05%) Unix Consultant
16 20 (4.81%) Linux Consultant
17 19 (4.57%) Oracle DBA
18 18 (4.33%) Analyst
18 18 (4.33%) Solaris Administrator
19 16 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.17%) Middleware
2 25 (6.01%) Web Services
3 24 (5.77%) XML
4 22 (5.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 19 (4.57%) HTML
6 15 (3.61%) SOAP
7 14 (3.37%) J2EE
8 13 (3.13%) JSON
8 13 (3.13%) REST
9 12 (2.88%) Regular Expression
9 12 (2.88%) XSLT
10 11 (2.64%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (2.40%) JMS
12 9 (2.16%) .NET
12 9 (2.16%) WDK
13 8 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
14 7 (1.68%) FpML
15 5 (1.20%) MSMQ
15 5 (1.20%) Rendezvous
15 5 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.33%) Replication
5 14 (3.37%) Clustering
6 13 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (2.88%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.64%) Equities
9 10 (2.40%) Derivative
9 10 (2.40%) Fixed Income
9 10 (2.40%) PlayStation
9 10 (2.40%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.68%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.68%) DataPower
11 5 (1.20%) AS400
11 5 (1.20%) CMDB
11 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.20%) FMCG
11 5 (1.20%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 308 (74.04%) Linux
2 272 (65.38%) Unix
3 134 (32.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 114 (27.40%) Windows
5 108 (25.96%) AIX
6 37 (8.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 33 (7.93%) Windows Server
8 23 (5.53%) SUSE
9 20 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (4.57%) HPUX
11 17 (4.09%) CentOS
12 16 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (3.61%) zOS
14 12 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (1.92%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.44%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.44%) Windows 7
17 5 (1.20%) Debian
17 5 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (16.83%) Migration
2 51 (12.26%) ITIL
3 40 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
4 35 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 29 (6.97%) Change Management
7 24 (5.77%) Configuration Management
7 24 (5.77%) DevOps
8 21 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (5.05%) Project Management
9 18 (4.33%) Time Management
10 16 (3.85%) Low Latency
11 15 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (3.61%) Information Security
11 15 (3.61%) Load Balancing
11 15 (3.61%) Service Management
12 14 (3.37%) Change Control
12 14 (3.37%) Problem Management
12 14 (3.37%) Risk Management
13 13 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 110 (26.44%) Shell Script
2 109 (26.20%) Perl
3 91 (21.88%) SQL
4 71 (17.07%) Java
5 59 (14.18%) Python
6 44 (10.58%) C
7 35 (8.41%) Bash Shell
7 35 (8.41%) C++
8 27 (6.49%) PL/SQL
9 21 (5.05%) PowerShell
10 19 (4.57%) Korn
11 15 (3.61%) C#
12 11 (2.64%) JavaScript
12 11 (2.64%) Ruby
13 9 (2.16%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.44%) C-shell
14 6 (1.44%) Scala
15 4 (0.96%) Groovy
16 3 (0.72%) PHP
17 2 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (8.41%) Degree
2 8 (1.92%) CISM
2 8 (1.92%) CISSP
3 7 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 5 (1.20%) CCSP
4 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.96%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.48%) CCNA
7 2 (0.48%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB
8 1 (0.24%) MCSE
8 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PMP
8 1 (0.24%) RHCA
8 1 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.05%) SLA
2 10 (2.40%) QA
3 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.48%) MiFID
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 50 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (9.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 37 (8.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 32 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 32 (7.69%) NFS
5 28 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (4.81%) VMware ESX
7 16 (3.85%) vSphere
8 14 (3.37%) KVM
9 13 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (2.64%) Veritas File System
11 8 (1.92%) SRDF
12 7 (1.68%) Hyper-V
12 7 (1.68%) Xen
13 6 (1.44%) Samba
13 6 (1.44%) Sendmail
14 5 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (1.20%) ClearTrust
14 5 (1.20%) Oracle Clusterware
14 5 (1.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 63 (15.14%) Puppet
2 25 (6.01%) NetBackup
3 20 (4.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 19 (4.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 18 (4.33%) SCOM
6 13 (3.13%) Control-M
6 13 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
6 13 (3.13%) Xymon
7 12 (2.88%) Oracle ZFS
7 12 (2.88%) Tivoli
8 11 (2.64%) BladeLogic
9 10 (2.40%) Data Guard
10 9 (2.16%) Ansible
10 9 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (1.92%) Nagios
11 8 (1.92%) Netcool
12 7 (1.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 6 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (1.20%) CA Single Sign-On
14 5 (1.20%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 155 (37.26%) Oracle
2 140 (33.65%) Red Hat
3 126 (30.29%) Veritas
4 78 (18.75%) VMware
5 65 (15.63%) IBM
6 60 (14.42%) HP
7 45 (10.82%) Microsoft
8 44 (10.58%) Sybase
9 42 (10.10%) EMC
10 35 (8.41%) Cisco
11 32 (7.69%) Sun
12 27 (6.49%) SAP
13 25 (6.01%) NetApp
14 18 (4.33%) BEA
14 18 (4.33%) Splunk
15 13 (3.13%) Symantec
16 12 (2.88%) Dell
17 11 (2.64%) CA
18 10 (2.40%) CheckPoint
18 10 (2.40%) Citrix
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