The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 205 217 187
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Contract jobs citing Solaris 250 220 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.13% 0.99% 1.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.23% 4.57% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 154 190
Median daily rate £450 £444 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £22.83 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+37.61% +2.83%
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
4784 4817 4992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.69% 21.61% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3416 3199 3404
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 200 237
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +15 45 £475 +11.76% 14
Croydon -13 2 £374 -12.05%
Docklands, London +2 1 £460 -16.36%
Ealing -2 1 £350 -17.64%
Lewisham - 1 £400 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 337 (83.21%) Linux
2 252 (62.22%) Unix
3 175 (43.21%) Finance
4 154 (38.02%) Oracle
5 143 (35.31%) Red Hat
6 137 (33.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 128 (31.60%) Windows
8 115 (28.40%) Veritas
9 110 (27.16%) Banking
10 104 (25.68%) AIX
11 98 (24.20%) Perl
12 94 (23.21%) SAN
13 93 (22.96%) SQL
14 91 (22.47%) Shell Script
15 90 (22.22%) VMware
16 73 (18.02%) Migration
17 65 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 64 (15.80%) IBM
19 63 (15.56%) HP
20 62 (15.31%) SQL Server
21 61 (15.06%) Java
22 58 (14.32%) Puppet
23 57 (14.07%) ITIL
24 55 (13.58%) Python
25 53 (13.09%) NAS
26 50 (12.35%) Microsoft
27 48 (11.85%) EMC
27 48 (11.85%) Oracle Database
28 46 (11.36%) C
29 43 (10.62%) Cisco

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (9.14%) WebSphere
2 28 (6.91%) Apache
3 26 (6.42%) Tomcat
4 23 (5.68%) IIS
4 23 (5.68%) WebLogic
5 15 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (3.46%) iPlanet
7 12 (2.96%) JBoss
7 12 (2.96%) MS Exchange
8 10 (2.47%) IBM HTTP Server
9 9 (2.22%) MQSeries
9 9 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
9 9 (2.22%) WebSphere Portal
9 9 (2.22%) WebSphere Process Server
10 6 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.23%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.99%) Confluence
12 4 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.99%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) MS Project
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) BusinessWare
1 5 (1.23%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) RMDS
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.73%) IaaS
4 5 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.23%) PaaS
5 4 (0.99%) SaaS
6 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) Joyent
7 1 (0.25%) Office 365
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (23.21%) SAN
2 53 (13.09%) NAS
3 35 (8.64%) DNS
3 35 (8.64%) Firewall
4 26 (6.42%) LDAP
5 22 (5.43%) LAN
5 22 (5.43%) WAN
6 18 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 17 (4.20%) Multicast
8 16 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
9 15 (3.70%) HTTP
10 14 (3.46%) iSCSI
11 13 (3.21%) FCoE
11 13 (3.21%) VoIP
12 11 (2.72%) DHCP
13 8 (1.98%) Wireless
14 7 (1.73%) SNMP
15 6 (1.48%) Kerberos
15 6 (1.48%) UMTS
15 6 (1.48%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 48 (11.85%) Oracle Database
3 27 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.21%) DB2
7 13 (3.21%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (2.96%) MySQL
9 11 (2.72%) Sybase ASE
10 9 (2.22%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.98%) HBase
11 8 (1.98%) Oracle Exadata
11 8 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.73%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.23%) DB2 UDB
15 4 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.95%) Subversion
3 10 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.73%) JIRA
4 7 (1.73%) Maven
5 5 (1.23%) Ant
5 5 (1.23%) Gradle
5 5 (1.23%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.99%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.74%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.74%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.74%) Hudson
8 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.49%) JMeter
8 2 (0.49%) JUnit
8 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.25%) Selenium
9 1 (0.25%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 175 (43.21%) Finance
2 110 (27.16%) Banking
3 21 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.95%) Front Office
5 12 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.72%) Back Office
6 11 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.72%) Games
7 8 (1.98%) Law
8 5 (1.23%) Billing
9 4 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.49%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) International Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Retail
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (21.73%) Administrator
2 64 (15.80%) Consultant
3 53 (13.09%) Systems Administrator
4 44 (10.86%) Linux Engineer
5 42 (10.37%) Unix Administrator
6 39 (9.63%) Architect
7 38 (9.38%) Developer
8 35 (8.64%) Linux Administrator
8 35 (8.64%) Solaris Consultant
9 30 (7.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 26 (6.42%) DBA
10 26 (6.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 25 (6.17%) Unix Engineer
12 23 (5.68%) Unix Consultant
13 21 (5.19%) Linux Consultant
13 21 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
14 20 (4.94%) Oracle DBA
15 19 (4.69%) Analyst
15 19 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.37%) Middleware
2 28 (6.91%) XML
3 27 (6.67%) Web Services
4 22 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
5 21 (5.19%) HTML
6 17 (4.20%) SOAP
7 13 (3.21%) JMS
7 13 (3.21%) XSLT
8 9 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (2.22%) JSON
9 8 (1.98%) Rendezvous
9 8 (1.98%) REST
10 7 (1.73%) IBM Integration Bus
10 7 (1.73%) J2EE
10 7 (1.73%) Regular Expression
11 6 (1.48%) FpML
11 6 (1.48%) Spring
12 5 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (1.23%) CSS
12 5 (1.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.20%) Replication
5 16 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.70%) Clustering
7 12 (2.96%) Equities
7 12 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (2.72%) Derivative
9 10 (2.47%) Fixed Income
9 10 (2.47%) PlayStation
9 10 (2.47%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.73%) DataPower
10 7 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.23%) AS400
11 5 (1.23%) FMCG
11 5 (1.23%) Interactive TV
12 4 (0.99%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 337 (83.21%) Linux
2 252 (62.22%) Unix
3 137 (33.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 128 (31.60%) Windows
5 104 (25.68%) AIX
6 42 (10.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 40 (9.88%) Windows Server
8 21 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (4.44%) SUSE
10 16 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (3.70%) zOS
12 14 (3.46%) CentOS
12 14 (3.46%) HPUX
13 11 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.48%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.48%) Windows 7
16 5 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.49%) Debian
17 2 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.02%) Migration
2 57 (14.07%) ITIL
3 39 (9.63%) Performance Tuning
4 31 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (7.41%) Change Management
6 27 (6.67%) Project Management
7 25 (6.17%) Configuration Management
8 24 (5.93%) Performance Monitoring
9 23 (5.68%) DevOps
10 17 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (4.20%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.70%) Load Balancing
11 15 (3.70%) Service Management
12 14 (3.46%) Information Security
13 13 (3.21%) Change Control
13 13 (3.21%) High Availability
13 13 (3.21%) Problem Management
13 13 (3.21%) Risk Management
13 13 (3.21%) Time Management
14 12 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 98 (24.20%) Perl
2 93 (22.96%) SQL
3 91 (22.47%) Shell Script
4 61 (15.06%) Java
5 55 (13.58%) Python
6 46 (11.36%) C
7 30 (7.41%) Bash Shell
7 30 (7.41%) C++
8 24 (5.93%) PL/SQL
9 18 (4.44%) JavaScript
10 15 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.70%) Ruby
11 13 (3.21%) Korn
12 12 (2.96%) C#
13 8 (1.98%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.99%) Groovy
15 3 (0.74%) PHP
15 3 (0.74%) SystemTap
16 2 (0.49%) VB
16 2 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (8.64%) Degree
2 11 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.73%) CISM
3 7 (1.73%) CISSP
4 6 (1.48%) CCNA
4 6 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (1.23%) CCSP
6 4 (0.99%) MCSE
6 4 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.99%) PMP
7 3 (0.74%) CCNP
7 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.74%) VCAP
7 3 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.49%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.68%) SLA
2 11 (2.72%) QA
3 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.49%) MiFID
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (9.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 38 (9.38%) Active Directory
4 37 (9.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 31 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (6.91%) NFS
7 19 (4.69%) KVM
8 17 (4.20%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (4.20%) VMware ESX
9 16 (3.95%) vSphere
10 13 (3.21%) SRDF
11 12 (2.96%) Xen
12 10 (2.47%) Hyper-V
13 9 (2.22%) Veritas File System
14 5 (1.23%) ClearTrust
14 5 (1.23%) Oracle Clusterware
15 4 (0.99%) Squid
16 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.74%) Samba
Systems Management
1 58 (14.32%) Puppet
2 26 (6.42%) NetBackup
3 21 (5.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 20 (4.94%) Oracle RMAN
5 17 (4.20%) SCOM
6 14 (3.46%) Ansible
6 14 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (3.21%) Red Hat Satellite
8 12 (2.96%) BladeLogic
9 11 (2.72%) Control-M
9 11 (2.72%) Data Guard
9 11 (2.72%) Tivoli
9 11 (2.72%) Xymon
10 10 (2.47%) Oracle ZFS
11 7 (1.73%) Netcool
11 7 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.48%) Nagios
12 6 (1.48%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 6 (1.48%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 154 (38.02%) Oracle
2 143 (35.31%) Red Hat
3 115 (28.40%) Veritas
4 90 (22.22%) VMware
5 64 (15.80%) IBM
6 63 (15.56%) HP
7 50 (12.35%) Microsoft
8 48 (11.85%) EMC
9 43 (10.62%) Cisco
10 42 (10.37%) Sybase
11 38 (9.38%) NetApp
12 31 (7.65%) Sun
13 21 (5.19%) SAP
14 15 (3.70%) Dell
14 15 (3.70%) Symantec
15 14 (3.46%) Citrix
16 12 (2.96%) BEA
16 12 (2.96%) Splunk
17 11 (2.72%) CheckPoint
17 11 (2.72%) Intel
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