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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 226 142 116
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -26
Contract jobs citing Solaris 199 375 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.86% 1.54% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.77% 6.91% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 251 264
Average daily rate
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£438 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
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
5272 5423 4914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.75% 22.27% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3729 3608 3176
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 222 306
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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.

Location
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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 -23 49 £425 -5.55% 14
Ealing - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 305 (73.14%) Linux
2 282 (67.63%) UNIX
3 167 (40.05%) Oracle
4 164 (39.33%) Finance
5 149 (35.73%) Banking
6 147 (35.25%) Windows
7 124 (29.74%) Red Hat
8 120 (28.78%) SQL
9 110 (26.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 90 (21.58%) SAN
11 84 (20.14%) Perl
12 83 (19.90%) Shell Script
13 77 (18.47%) IBM
14 76 (18.23%) Investment Banking
15 74 (17.75%) EMC
16 71 (17.03%) Veritas
17 68 (16.31%) AIX
18 62 (14.87%) HP
19 61 (14.63%) Sun
19 61 (14.63%) VMware
20 60 (14.39%) Migration
20 60 (14.39%) Cisco
20 60 (14.39%) Sybase
21 58 (13.91%) Java
22 57 (13.67%) Performance Tuning
23 56 (13.43%) Middleware
24 49 (11.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
25 47 (11.27%) Oracle Database
26 45 (10.79%) ITIL
27 44 (10.55%) Analytical Skills

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 34 (8.15%) WebSphere
2 29 (6.95%) Apache
3 27 (6.47%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.12%) WebLogic
5 12 (2.88%) IIS
5 12 (2.88%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.40%) MS Exchange
6 10 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
7 8 (1.92%) JBoss
8 5 (1.20%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.96%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.96%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.48%) Confluence
11 2 (0.48%) AquaLogic Service Bus
11 2 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 8 (1.92%) MS Office
2 7 (1.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.24%) MS Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.44%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.44%) RMDS
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 90 (21.58%) SAN
2 41 (9.83%) Firewall
2 41 (9.83%) DNS
3 39 (9.35%) TCP/IP
3 39 (9.35%) NAS
4 33 (7.91%) LAN
5 30 (7.19%) WAN
6 25 (6.00%) LDAP
7 24 (5.76%) HTTP
8 17 (4.08%) Multicast
9 16 (3.84%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (3.60%) FTP
11 14 (3.36%) DHCP
12 12 (2.88%) Network Security
13 11 (2.64%) FCoE
14 9 (2.16%) SSL
14 9 (2.16%) Internet
15 8 (1.92%) Wireless
15 8 (1.92%) HTTPS
15 8 (1.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.27%) Oracle Database
2 40 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 35 (8.39%) Relational Database
4 26 (6.24%) Sybase ASE
5 22 (5.28%) DB2
6 20 (4.80%) RDBMS
6 20 (4.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (4.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (4.32%) MySQL
8 16 (3.84%) Oracle9i Database
9 10 (2.40%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.44%) Big Data
12 4 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.96%) SQLPlus
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.72%) HBase
13 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (2.40%) Eclipse
2 9 (2.16%) Ant
2 9 (2.16%) Subversion
3 7 (1.68%) Toad
4 5 (1.20%) Maven
5 4 (0.96%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.96%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.96%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.72%) JIRA
6 3 (0.72%) GCC
6 3 (0.72%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.48%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.48%) Hudson
7 2 (0.48%) YourKit
7 2 (0.48%) Log4j
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.48%) JUnit
8 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.24%) ERwin
General
1 164 (39.33%) Finance
2 149 (35.73%) Banking
3 76 (18.23%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.64%) Front Office
5 10 (2.40%) Retail
6 8 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.68%) Legal
7 7 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.68%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (1.44%) Marketing
9 4 (0.96%) Local Government
10 3 (0.72%) Advertising
10 3 (0.72%) Publishing
11 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.48%) German Language
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 62 (14.87%) Administrator
2 58 (13.91%) Developer
3 53 (12.71%) Analyst
4 45 (10.79%) Architect
5 41 (9.83%) DBA
6 39 (9.35%) UNIX Administrator
7 38 (9.11%) Systems Administrator
8 35 (8.39%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 27 (6.47%) C++ Developer
10 25 (6.00%) Consultant
11 24 (5.76%) Support Analyst
12 23 (5.52%) UNIX Engineer
13 20 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (4.56%) Sybase DBA
15 17 (4.08%) Oracle DBA
16 13 (3.12%) Applications Support
16 13 (3.12%) SQL DBA
17 12 (2.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 12 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
17 12 (2.88%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.43%) Middleware
2 27 (6.47%) XML
3 20 (4.80%) WebSphere MQ
4 18 (4.32%) J2EE
5 17 (4.08%) FIX Protocol
6 13 (3.12%) XSLT
6 13 (3.12%) Web Services
6 13 (3.12%) HTML
7 10 (2.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (2.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 10 (2.40%) FpML
7 10 (2.40%) .NET
7 10 (2.40%) STL
8 8 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (1.92%) CSS
9 6 (1.44%) Ajax
9 6 (1.44%) SOAP
10 5 (1.20%) JDBC
10 5 (1.20%) JMS
11 4 (0.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.67%) Clustering
3 28 (6.71%) Replication
3 28 (6.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 17 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.60%) CLARiiON
6 13 (3.12%) Wiki
6 13 (3.12%) Symmetrix
7 12 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (2.64%) Symmetrix DMX
9 8 (1.92%) Open Source
10 7 (1.68%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.68%) SecurID
10 7 (1.68%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.44%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.44%) Equities
12 5 (1.20%) PKI
13 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 305 (73.14%) Linux
2 282 (67.63%) UNIX
3 147 (35.25%) Windows
4 110 (26.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (16.31%) AIX
6 33 (7.91%) SUSE
7 30 (7.19%) HPUX
8 19 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (4.32%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (3.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 15 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.64%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.16%) Windows 7
14 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (1.92%) VMS
15 5 (1.20%) Slackware
16 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.72%) zOS
16 3 (0.72%) Debian
16 3 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.39%) Migration
2 57 (13.67%) Performance Tuning
3 45 (10.79%) ITIL
4 26 (6.24%) Multithreading
5 24 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (4.80%) Change Control
7 19 (4.56%) Database Tuning
7 19 (4.56%) Change Management
8 18 (4.32%) Low Latency
9 17 (4.08%) OO
10 15 (3.60%) Risk Management
10 15 (3.60%) Configuration Management
10 15 (3.60%) Load Balancing
11 14 (3.36%) Service Management
12 13 (3.12%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (2.88%) Project Management
14 11 (2.64%) Benchmarking
14 11 (2.64%) Investment Management
14 11 (2.64%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 120 (28.78%) SQL
2 84 (20.14%) Perl
3 83 (19.90%) Shell Script
4 58 (13.91%) Java
5 36 (8.63%) C++
6 29 (6.95%) Python
7 18 (4.32%) PL/SQL
8 17 (4.08%) C
8 17 (4.08%) Korn
9 15 (3.60%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.88%) Ruby
11 10 (2.40%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.16%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.92%) C#
14 7 (1.68%) PHP
15 6 (1.44%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.72%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.48%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.48%) XPath
17 2 (0.48%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 19 (4.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.84%) Degree
3 15 (3.60%) CISSP
4 14 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.12%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.16%) CISM
7 7 (1.68%) CCNA
8 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.72%) PMP
9 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.72%) MCITP
10 2 (0.48%) CEH
10 2 (0.48%) CISA
10 2 (0.48%) RHCE
10 2 (0.48%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.24%) MCSA
11 1 (0.24%) CCNP
11 1 (0.24%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.24%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.16%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) SLA
2 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (11.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 42 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.24%) Oracle RAC
4 23 (5.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 21 (5.04%) Active Directory
6 17 (4.08%) NFS
6 17 (4.08%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (2.64%) SRDF
8 10 (2.40%) Hyper-V
8 10 (2.40%) Xen
9 9 (2.16%) VMware ESX
9 9 (2.16%) Veritas File System
10 8 (1.92%) KVM
10 8 (1.92%) Squid
10 8 (1.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.72%) Samba
11 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.72%) vSphere
11 3 (0.72%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (6.95%) Control-M
2 24 (5.76%) NetBackup
3 20 (4.80%) Data Guard
3 20 (4.80%) Puppet
4 19 (4.56%) Tivoli
5 16 (3.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (3.36%) BladeLogic
7 10 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.68%) Legato
10 6 (1.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 6 (1.44%) Netcool
10 6 (1.44%) Nagios
10 6 (1.44%) OpenView
11 5 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (1.20%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.96%) SCOM
12 4 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 167 (40.05%) Oracle
2 124 (29.74%) Red Hat
3 77 (18.47%) IBM
4 74 (17.75%) EMC
5 71 (17.03%) Veritas
6 62 (14.87%) HP
7 61 (14.63%) Sun
7 61 (14.63%) VMware
8 60 (14.39%) Cisco
8 60 (14.39%) Sybase
9 43 (10.31%) NetApp
10 24 (5.76%) Microsoft
11 18 (4.32%) BMC
11 18 (4.32%) Symantec
12 14 (3.36%) CheckPoint
12 14 (3.36%) TIBCO
12 14 (3.36%) Intel
13 12 (2.88%) F5
14 11 (2.64%) CA
15 9 (2.16%) Blue Coat
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