Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 200 138
Rank change year-on-year +9 -62 +34
Contract jobs citing Solaris 58 34 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.82% 0.55% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.04% 2.54% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 94
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -1.45%
10th Percentile £384 £381 £320
90th Percentile £638 £653 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £456 £425
% change year-on-year +9.59% +7.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

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 1,435 1,340 1,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.31% 21.48% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,126 1,059 1,252
City of London median daily rate £496 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.28% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £254 £300 £225
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 49
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +11.54% +21.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.10 £12.04
90th Percentile £25.55 £79.00 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £18.85 £18.50
% change year-on-year -17.77% +1.89% +19.35%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, 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 45 (77.59%) Unix
1 45 (77.59%) Linux
2 26 (44.83%) Finance
3 25 (43.10%) Java
4 19 (32.76%) SQL
5 18 (31.03%) Oracle
6 17 (29.31%) Shell Script
7 16 (27.59%) Sybase
8 15 (25.86%) C++
9 14 (24.14%) TIBCO
9 14 (24.14%) Banking
10 13 (22.41%) Investment Banking
10 13 (22.41%) SWIFT
10 13 (22.41%) Windows
11 12 (20.69%) Middleware
11 12 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (18.97%) Migration
12 11 (18.97%) XML
13 10 (17.24%) Perl
13 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
13 10 (17.24%) SAN
13 10 (17.24%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (17.24%) Multithreading
14 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (15.52%) Back Office
14 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
14 9 (15.52%) Veritas
14 9 (15.52%) AIX
14 9 (15.52%) MQSeries
15 8 (13.79%) XSLT

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 9 (15.52%) MQSeries
2 3 (5.17%) Apache
2 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.72%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Kondor
2 5 (8.62%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
1 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) SAN
2 4 (6.90%) DNS
2 4 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (6.90%) iSCSI
2 4 (6.90%) NAS
3 3 (5.17%) DHCP
3 3 (5.17%) LDAP
3 3 (5.17%) SMTP
3 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) Firewall
4 2 (3.45%) HTTP
4 2 (3.45%) Intranet
4 2 (3.45%) SNMP
4 2 (3.45%) snoop
4 2 (3.45%) tcpdump
4 2 (3.45%) VLAN
4 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.72%) Internet
5 1 (1.72%) LAN
5 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (6.90%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Maven
2 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.90%) JIRA
2 4 (6.90%) JIRA Agile
2 4 (6.90%) Subversion
3 2 (3.45%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.72%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.72%) JBehave
4 1 (1.72%) JUnit
4 1 (1.72%) Mockito
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
4 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (44.83%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Banking
3 13 (22.41%) Investment Banking
4 9 (15.52%) Back Office
5 4 (6.90%) Front Office
6 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Developer
2 10 (17.24%) C++ Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Applications Support
4 7 (12.07%) Applications Support Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Compliance Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Unix Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Project Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) SWIFT Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
8 3 (5.17%) TIBCO Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) Middleware
2 11 (18.97%) XML
3 8 (13.79%) J2EE
3 8 (13.79%) JSP
3 8 (13.79%) XSLT
4 6 (10.34%) Rendezvous
4 6 (10.34%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (8.62%) JMS
6 4 (6.90%) Spring
6 4 (6.90%) Spring Boot
7 3 (5.17%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (3.45%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (3.45%) SOAP
8 2 (3.45%) STL
8 2 (3.45%) Web Services
9 1 (1.72%) .NET
9 1 (1.72%) EJB
9 1 (1.72%) JDBC
9 1 (1.72%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) SWIFT
2 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.07%) Fedwire
2 7 (12.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.17%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) Derivative
3 3 (5.17%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.72%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.72%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.72%) Equities
4 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 45 (77.59%) Linux
1 45 (77.59%) Unix
2 13 (22.41%) Windows
3 12 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (15.52%) AIX
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) HPUX
7 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.72%) CentOS
8 1 (1.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) Migration
2 10 (17.24%) Kalman Filter
2 10 (17.24%) Multithreading
3 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (13.79%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 6 (10.34%) Change Management
6 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
6 5 (8.62%) SDLC
7 4 (6.90%) Cash Management
7 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.90%) Multithreaded Programming
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Client Onboarding
8 3 (5.17%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (5.17%) Threat Management
8 3 (5.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) Java
2 19 (32.76%) SQL
3 17 (29.31%) Shell Script
4 15 (25.86%) C++
5 10 (17.24%) Perl
6 6 (10.34%) C#
7 5 (8.62%) Python
8 4 (6.90%) AWK
8 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
9 3 (5.17%) Tcl
10 1 (1.72%) Groovy
10 1 (1.72%) Korn
10 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) HP ASE
3 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) CCNP
3 1 (1.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SEPA
2 2 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 20022
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.72%) MiFID
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.90%) NFS
1 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (6.90%) vSphere
2 2 (3.45%) iptables
2 2 (3.45%) XenServer
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) Samba
3 1 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.17%) Ansible
2 3 (5.17%) BladeLogic
2 3 (5.17%) Nessus
2 3 (5.17%) Puppet
2 3 (5.17%) QRadar
2 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.45%) Netcool
3 2 (3.45%) OpenView
3 2 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (3.45%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.72%) Control-M
4 1 (1.72%) Nagios
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.72%) vMotion
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Oracle
2 16 (27.59%) Sybase
3 14 (24.14%) TIBCO
4 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
4 9 (15.52%) Veritas
5 7 (12.07%) HP
6 6 (10.34%) IBM
6 6 (10.34%) VMware
7 5 (8.62%) EMC
8 4 (6.90%) Citrix
8 4 (6.90%) Misys
8 4 (6.90%) Reuters
8 4 (6.90%) Solace
8 4 (6.90%) Talarian
9 3 (5.17%) AlienVault
9 3 (5.17%) BMC
9 3 (5.17%) Fidessa
9 3 (5.17%) Qualys
9 3 (5.17%) Rapid7
9 3 (5.17%) Sun