Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 197 208
Rank change year-on-year -44 +11 -73
Contract jobs citing Solaris 17 53 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.74% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.17% 3.67% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 41 26
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £413 £281 £381
90th Percentile £710 £663 £639
Central London median daily rate £515 £513 £445
% change year-on-year +0.49% +15.17% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year -18.18% - -

Solaris is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,447 1,444 1,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.39% 20.21% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 1,132 1,068
City of London median daily rate £475 £483 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +5.06% +3.73%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £287
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 25
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.65% -18.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.90 £11.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.98 £42.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.42% -0.08%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the City of London

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the City of London

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the City of London

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 13 (76.47%) Unix
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 10 (58.82%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Banking
7 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) Middleware
8 3 (17.65%) IBM
8 3 (17.65%) Citrix
8 3 (17.65%) SAN
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
8 3 (17.65%) Subversion
8 3 (17.65%) VMware
8 3 (17.65%) Firewall
8 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
8 3 (17.65%) Maven
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
8 3 (17.65%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (11.76%) GitHub
9 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
9 2 (11.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
9 2 (11.76%) SDLC
9 2 (11.76%) DevOps
9 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.88%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Actimize
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (5.88%) Kondor
1 1 (5.88%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) PABX
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) DataStage
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Maven
1 3 (17.65%) Subversion
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (11.76%) Architect
1 2 (11.76%) Developer
1 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (11.76%) Unix Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
2 1 (5.88%) IT Audit Manager
2 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) Planning Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Specialist
2 1 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) J2EE
3 1 (5.88%) JMS
3 1 (5.88%) JSP
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.88%) XSL
3 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) iSeries
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Unix
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.88%) AIX
7 1 (5.88%) HPUX
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (11.76%) Build Automation
2 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
2 2 (11.76%) DevOps
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
2 2 (11.76%) SDLC
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) AWK
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CISA
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) NFS
2 1 (5.88%) VirtualBox
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) IBM BigFix
1 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.76%) Netcool
2 2 (11.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Control-M
3 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) McAfee
4 2 (11.76%) Veritas
5 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Misys
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Reuters
5 1 (5.88%) Sybase
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.88%) Unisys