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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 132 141
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 30 31 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.92% 0.93% 1.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.69% 4.22% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 47
Median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £340 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £695 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 639 734 1179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.55% 21.96% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 1305 1977
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 186
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.36 £11.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £22.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 29 June 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 47 (92.16%) Linux
2 35 (68.63%) Unix
3 31 (60.78%) Windows
4 25 (49.02%) Finance
5 17 (33.33%) Banking
6 15 (29.41%) Python
7 14 (27.45%) Perl
8 13 (25.49%) Java
8 13 (25.49%) AIX
8 13 (25.49%) IBM
8 13 (25.49%) Red Hat
8 13 (25.49%) Middleware
8 13 (25.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (25.49%) DevOps
9 12 (23.53%) Puppet
9 12 (23.53%) Oracle
10 11 (21.57%) SAN
10 11 (21.57%) TIBCO
10 11 (21.57%) Ansible
11 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
11 10 (19.61%) Multithreading
12 9 (17.65%) TIBCO EMS
12 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (17.65%) Splunk
12 9 (17.65%) VMware
12 9 (17.65%) SQL
13 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
13 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
13 8 (15.69%) DNS
13 8 (15.69%) Migration

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 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.96%) CICS
3 1 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) OpenShift
2 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) SAN
2 8 (15.69%) DNS
2 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.76%) NAS
4 5 (9.80%) DHCP
4 5 (9.80%) SMTP
5 3 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.88%) Multicast
6 2 (3.92%) AMQP
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.92%) Firewall
6 2 (3.92%) LAN
6 2 (3.92%) LDAP
6 2 (3.92%) SSH
7 1 (1.96%) HTTP
7 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.96%) SMS
7 1 (1.96%) SSL
7 1 (1.96%) VPN
7 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Big Data
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.92%) KDB
5 1 (1.96%) DB2
5 1 (1.96%) Kdb+
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
1 6 (11.76%) JUnit
2 1 (1.96%) GDB
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 25 (49.02%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) Banking
3 8 (15.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.92%) German Language
6 1 (1.96%) Front Office
6 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Developer
2 8 (15.69%) Administrator
2 8 (15.69%) Java Developer
3 7 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) DevOps Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Support
7 3 (5.88%) AIX Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Solaris Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) Middleware
2 9 (17.65%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (11.76%) WireMock
4 4 (7.84%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (5.88%) Regular Expression
6 2 (3.92%) .NET
6 2 (3.92%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (3.92%) Ultra Messaging
7 1 (1.96%) J2EE
7 1 (1.96%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) CMDB
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Derivative
5 1 (1.96%) Fintech
5 1 (1.96%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.96%) iPad
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (92.16%) Linux
2 35 (68.63%) Unix
3 31 (60.78%) Windows
4 13 (25.49%) AIX
4 13 (25.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.80%) CentOS
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.96%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.96%) HPUX
7 1 (1.96%) SUSE
7 1 (1.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) DevOps
2 10 (19.61%) Multithreading
3 8 (15.69%) Migration
3 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
4 6 (11.76%) Dashboard Development
4 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 5 (9.80%) Low Latency
6 4 (7.84%) Analytics
6 4 (7.84%) Data Analytics
6 4 (7.84%) ITIL
7 3 (5.88%) Big Data Analytics
7 3 (5.88%) Change Management
7 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.88%) High Availability
7 3 (5.88%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.92%) Compliance Audit
8 2 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) Python
2 14 (27.45%) Perl
3 13 (25.49%) Java
4 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
5 9 (17.65%) SQL
6 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
7 6 (11.76%) Korn
8 5 (9.80%) C++
8 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.96%) C
10 1 (1.96%) C#
10 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) CISSP
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) GCIA
2 1 (1.96%) GCIH
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) COBIT
1 1 (1.96%) COSO
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.96%) MiFID
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.69%) Docker
3 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
5 3 (5.88%) NFS
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.96%) Samba
6 1 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) Puppet
2 11 (21.57%) Ansible
3 7 (13.73%) Kubernetes
4 6 (11.76%) Grafana
4 6 (11.76%) Kibana
4 6 (11.76%) Prometheus
5 4 (7.84%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (7.84%) NetBackup
5 4 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (7.84%) Salt
6 3 (5.88%) Nagios
6 3 (5.88%) Rsyslog
6 3 (5.88%) TADDM
7 1 (1.96%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.96%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.96%) SCCM
7 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) IBM
1 13 (25.49%) Red Hat
2 12 (23.53%) Oracle
3 11 (21.57%) TIBCO
4 9 (17.65%) Splunk
4 9 (17.65%) VMware
5 7 (13.73%) NetApp
6 6 (11.76%) EMC
7 4 (7.84%) Cisco
7 4 (7.84%) HP
7 4 (7.84%) Sybase
8 3 (5.88%) Bloomberg
8 3 (5.88%) Citrix
8 3 (5.88%) Dell
8 3 (5.88%) Hortonworks
8 3 (5.88%) Reuters
8 3 (5.88%) SaltStack
8 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.92%) Solace
9 2 (3.92%) Talarian
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Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
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Rate: £495.00 - £525.00 per day
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