Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 240 205
Rank change year-on-year +58 -35 +10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 16 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.23% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.90% 1.17% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 37
City of London median daily rate £500 £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.31% +4.50% -12.28%
10th Percentile £429 £475 £410
90th Percentile £546 £600 £643
Central London median daily rate £500 £523 £500
% change year-on-year -4.31% +4.50% +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
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 779 1,364 1,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.72% 20.01% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 1,023 1,152
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £146 £153 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £433 £475 £483
% change year-on-year -8.95% -1.55% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 49
City of London median hourly rate £17.83 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.68% +24.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.04 £33.58 £23.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.76 £17.40
% change year-on-year -0.32% +7.82% -8.42%

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 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 28 February 2020, 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 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) Dell
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (42.86%) DevOps
4 3 (42.86%) Analytics
5 2 (28.57%) Security Hardening
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (28.57%) AWS
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (14.29%) CRM
6 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 1 (14.29%) OpenEdge
6 1 (14.29%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (14.29%) Progress
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) MCP
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) WebLogic

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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) OpenEdge
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Solaris Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (14.29%) OpenEdge Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Progress 4GL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Progress Developer
2 1 (14.29%) React Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (14.29%) Redux
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Analytics
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Security Hardening
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Availability Management
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Privileged Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (14.29%) Vendor Relationship Management
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) Progress 4GL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Progress
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow