The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 158 152 122
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -30
Contract jobs citing Solaris 329 285 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.36% 1.32% 1.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.57% 6.46% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 222 285
Average daily rate £450 £425 £447
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £548 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 - £33.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 - £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5005 4415 5461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.69% 20.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 2869 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +13 89 £475 +5.55% 19
Docklands, London +1 8 £570 +26.66%
Bromley - 4 £550 - 2
Canary Wharf +17 1 £590 -12.59%
Ealing - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 506 (74.85%) Linux
2 450 (66.57%) UNIX
3 385 (56.95%) Oracle
4 271 (40.09%) SQL
5 266 (39.35%) Finance
6 222 (32.84%) Windows
7 201 (29.73%) Banking
8 197 (29.14%) Red Hat
9 182 (26.92%) Perl
9 182 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 172 (25.44%) SAN
11 162 (23.96%) Java
12 143 (21.15%) Veritas
13 126 (18.64%) Sun
14 124 (18.34%) Shell Script
15 116 (17.16%) ITIL
16 115 (17.01%) HP
17 114 (16.86%) Oracle Database
18 113 (16.72%) EMC
19 100 (14.79%) VMware
20 92 (13.61%) IBM
21 80 (11.83%) NAS
22 78 (11.54%) AIX
23 76 (11.24%) Sybase
24 75 (11.09%) Apache
24 75 (11.09%) Clustering
25 74 (10.95%) Investment Banking
25 74 (10.95%) PL/SQL
26 73 (10.80%) DNS
27 70 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 75 (11.09%) Apache
2 64 (9.47%) Tomcat
3 62 (9.17%) WebLogic
4 58 (8.58%) WebSphere
5 32 (4.73%) Oracle Coherence
6 31 (4.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 28 (4.14%) IIS
8 23 (3.40%) Oracle Application Server
9 17 (2.51%) Oracle Spatial
10 15 (2.22%) CICS
10 15 (2.22%) MQSeries
11 11 (1.63%) GlassFish
12 10 (1.48%) SharePoint
13 9 (1.33%) MS Exchange
14 8 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
16 4 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
17 3 (0.44%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.33%) MS Project
4 8 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 44 (6.51%) RMDS
2 16 (2.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (2.07%) Tridion
4 6 (0.89%) Summit
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.44%) Global One
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.15%) Agresso
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.15%) Magento
7 1 (0.15%) Siebel Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.33%) Amazon S3
4 8 (1.18%) SaaS
5 4 (0.59%) Joyent
6 3 (0.44%) IaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 172 (25.44%) SAN
2 80 (11.83%) NAS
3 73 (10.80%) DNS
4 64 (9.47%) TCP/IP
5 58 (8.58%) LDAP
6 40 (5.92%) WAN
7 38 (5.62%) LAN
8 37 (5.47%) Firewall
9 33 (4.88%) DHCP
10 32 (4.73%) Internet
11 30 (4.44%) FTP
12 27 (3.99%) SSH
12 27 (3.99%) Multicast
13 20 (2.96%) HTTP
14 18 (2.66%) FCoE
14 18 (2.66%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (1.63%) VPN
16 9 (1.33%) SNMP
16 9 (1.33%) Network Security
17 8 (1.18%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (16.86%) Oracle Database
2 66 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 64 (9.47%) SQL Server
4 53 (7.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 52 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 35 (5.18%) RDBMS
7 25 (3.70%) MySQL
8 23 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (3.11%) DB2
9 21 (3.11%) Oracle Exadata
10 14 (2.07%) Oracle Database 12c
11 13 (1.92%) Data Mart
12 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.63%) SQLPlus
14 10 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.33%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (1.18%) HBase
16 8 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
17 6 (0.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (5.47%) Eclipse
2 16 (2.37%) Subversion
2 16 (2.37%) Ant
3 15 (2.22%) JUnit
4 14 (2.07%) Selenium
4 14 (2.07%) Log4j
4 14 (2.07%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 13 (1.92%) SoapUI
6 10 (1.48%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.33%) LoadRunner
7 9 (1.33%) Mercurial
7 9 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.33%) Calabash
8 7 (1.04%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.74%) MSI
9 5 (0.74%) Toad
9 5 (0.74%) Hudson
10 4 (0.59%) JIRA
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.44%) Maven
General
1 266 (39.35%) Finance
2 201 (29.73%) Banking
3 74 (10.95%) Investment Banking
4 62 (9.17%) Front Office
5 24 (3.55%) Retail
6 22 (3.25%) Financial Institution
7 20 (2.96%) Back Office
8 19 (2.81%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.18%) Legal
11 6 (0.89%) Advertising
11 6 (0.89%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.59%) German Language
12 4 (0.59%) Marketing
13 3 (0.44%) Publishing
14 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.15%) Law
15 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (21.30%) Administrator
2 110 (16.27%) UNIX Administrator
3 104 (15.38%) Developer
4 95 (14.05%) Systems Administrator
5 77 (11.39%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 63 (9.32%) Architect
7 55 (8.14%) Analyst
8 48 (7.10%) DBA
9 45 (6.66%) UNIX Engineer
10 38 (5.62%) Java Developer
11 37 (5.47%) Oracle DBA
12 32 (4.73%) Consultant
13 31 (4.59%) Infrastructure Architect
14 30 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
15 28 (4.14%) Development Manager
16 23 (3.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 23 (3.40%) Senior UNIX Administrator
16 23 (3.40%) Project Manager
17 22 (3.25%) Support Engineer
18 21 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.62%) XML
2 60 (8.88%) Middleware
3 41 (6.07%) XSLT
4 37 (5.47%) Web Services
5 34 (5.03%) J2EE
6 29 (4.29%) HTML
7 22 (3.25%) JSP
8 20 (2.96%) EJB
8 20 (2.96%) Servlets
9 17 (2.51%) JDBC
9 17 (2.51%) Murex MxML
10 15 (2.22%) JMS
10 15 (2.22%) XHTML
10 15 (2.22%) Struts
10 15 (2.22%) Ajax
11 14 (2.07%) JSTL
11 14 (2.07%) XMLBeans
11 14 (2.07%) CSS
11 14 (2.07%) Rendezvous
12 13 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.09%) Clustering
2 54 (7.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 26 (3.85%) CLARiiON
4 22 (3.25%) Replication
5 21 (3.11%) Derivative
6 16 (2.37%) iSeries
7 14 (2.07%) Web 2.0
8 13 (1.92%) PKI
9 12 (1.78%) Symmetrix DMX
10 11 (1.63%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (1.48%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.48%) Grid Computing
11 10 (1.48%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.33%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.33%) AS400
12 9 (1.33%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.33%) Celerra
12 9 (1.33%) Wiki
13 8 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 506 (74.85%) Linux
2 450 (66.57%) UNIX
3 222 (32.84%) Windows
4 182 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (11.54%) AIX
6 66 (9.76%) HPUX
7 25 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (3.11%) SUSE
9 20 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (2.81%) Windows XP
11 18 (2.66%) Windows 7
12 15 (2.22%) Ubuntu
13 14 (2.07%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.92%) zOS
15 12 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (1.48%) VMS
17 8 (1.18%) Debian
18 6 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
19 5 (0.74%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.74%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (17.16%) ITIL
2 58 (8.58%) Migration
3 51 (7.54%) Capacity Planning
4 50 (7.40%) E-Commerce
5 48 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
6 43 (6.36%) Low Latency
7 40 (5.92%) Risk Management
8 38 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (4.88%) Load Balancing
10 31 (4.59%) PRINCE2
11 30 (4.44%) Performance Management
12 29 (4.29%) Project Management
13 28 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (3.99%) Configuration Management
15 26 (3.85%) SOA
16 25 (3.70%) Change Management
17 23 (3.40%) Service Management
17 23 (3.40%) High Availability
18 22 (3.25%) Service Delivery
19 21 (3.11%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 271 (40.09%) SQL
2 182 (26.92%) Perl
3 162 (23.96%) Java
4 124 (18.34%) Shell Script
5 74 (10.95%) PL/SQL
6 57 (8.43%) Bash Shell
7 45 (6.66%) Python
8 33 (4.88%) JavaScript
9 32 (4.73%) Korn
10 26 (3.85%) C++
11 24 (3.55%) Ruby
12 17 (2.51%) PowerShell
13 16 (2.37%) PHP
14 14 (2.07%) XPath
14 14 (2.07%) VB
15 12 (1.78%) C
16 11 (1.63%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.63%) Bourne shell
17 7 (1.04%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.74%) sed
Qualifications
1 36 (5.33%) Degree
2 19 (2.81%) OCP
2 19 (2.81%) Oracle Certification
3 18 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.37%) ISTQB
5 15 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.92%) Sun Certification
6 13 (1.92%) OCA
7 11 (1.63%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.48%) PMP
8 10 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.33%) CCNA
10 7 (1.04%) RHCE
10 7 (1.04%) CISSP
11 5 (0.74%) CISM
12 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.44%) CCNP
13 3 (0.44%) SCSA
13 3 (0.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.92%) SLA
2 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (9.76%) Oracle RAC
2 66 (9.76%) NFS
3 53 (7.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 47 (6.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 30 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 28 (4.14%) VMware ESX
7 23 (3.40%) Veritas File System
8 20 (2.96%) Active Directory
9 18 (2.66%) Sendmail
9 18 (2.66%) SRDF
10 17 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (2.37%) Samba
12 15 (2.22%) vSphere
12 15 (2.22%) KVM
13 11 (1.63%) Hyper-V
14 9 (1.33%) Squid
15 8 (1.18%) Cronacle
16 6 (0.89%) PowerHA
17 5 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (6.80%) Puppet
2 40 (5.92%) Tivoli
3 38 (5.62%) Data Guard
4 31 (4.59%) NetBackup
5 25 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 22 (3.25%) Nagios
7 21 (3.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 19 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (2.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 16 (2.37%) Control-M
10 15 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
11 13 (1.92%) Ganglia
12 10 (1.48%) Cobbler
12 10 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
13 9 (1.33%) Legato
13 9 (1.33%) YUM
13 9 (1.33%) BladeLogic
14 7 (1.04%) OpenView
15 5 (0.74%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 385 (56.95%) Oracle
2 197 (29.14%) Red Hat
3 143 (21.15%) Veritas
4 126 (18.64%) Sun
5 115 (17.01%) HP
6 113 (16.72%) EMC
7 100 (14.79%) VMware
8 92 (13.61%) IBM
9 76 (11.24%) Sybase
10 64 (9.47%) Cisco
11 55 (8.14%) NetApp
12 45 (6.66%) Microsoft
13 43 (6.36%) 29West
14 39 (5.77%) BMC
15 34 (5.03%) Citrix
16 28 (4.14%) Murex
17 26 (3.85%) Intel
18 21 (3.11%) Reuters
18 21 (3.11%) Brocade
19 20 (2.96%) Remedy
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £750 - £1000 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Provisio Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Paddington, London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: Contract £500-£650 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Brickendon Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £380 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 24 days ago
West London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago