Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 239 187
Rank change year-on-year +38 -52 +12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 30 15 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.22% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.48% 1.07% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 43
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.04% +4.21%
10th Percentile £373 £400 £267
90th Percentile £600 £733 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £438 £495
% change year-on-year +8.57% -11.62% +7.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £43.20 £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.00% -18.18% -
Central London median hourly rate £43.20 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +92.00% -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 1,208 1,407 1,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.45% 20.48% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 1,076 1,027
City of London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £170 £179 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £658
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 75 48
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% +10.00% -12.82%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.40 £11.64
90th Percentile £44.80 £24.90 £28.25
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.89% +0.14%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019, 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 26 (86.67%) Linux
2 21 (70.00%) Unix
3 13 (43.33%) Oracle
3 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (36.67%) Red Hat
5 10 (33.33%) Finance
6 9 (30.00%) VMware
6 9 (30.00%) Perl
6 9 (30.00%) Windows
7 8 (26.67%) Python
8 7 (23.33%) SQL
8 7 (23.33%) Sybase
8 7 (23.33%) Ansible
8 7 (23.33%) Docker
8 7 (23.33%) DevOps
9 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 6 (20.00%) SAN
9 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (20.00%) EMC
9 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.67%) Sun
10 5 (16.67%) HP
10 5 (16.67%) Dell
10 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
10 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
11 4 (13.33%) KVM
11 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 4 (13.33%) Azure
11 4 (13.33%) Puppet

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 4 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Apache Solr
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) SilverStripe
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Azure
2 3 (10.00%) GitHub
2 3 (10.00%) PaaS
3 2 (6.67%) AWS
3 2 (6.67%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Google Analytics
4 1 (3.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (6.67%) FTP
3 2 (6.67%) NAS
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) Intranet
4 1 (3.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.67%) DB2
4 2 (6.67%) MariaDB
4 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (6.67%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Front Office
3 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Law
3 2 (6.67%) Publishing
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) DBA
2 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Solaris Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (6.67%) Ajax
2 2 (6.67%) Angular 2
2 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.67%) CSS
2 2 (6.67%) CSS3
2 2 (6.67%) Google Maps API
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) HTML5
2 2 (6.67%) Java EE
2 2 (6.67%) jQuery
2 2 (6.67%) JSON
2 2 (6.67%) JSP
2 2 (6.67%) LDAP
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (6.67%) REST
2 2 (6.67%) RESTful
2 2 (6.67%) RSS
2 2 (6.67%) Swagger
2 2 (6.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) Blog
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.67%) Equities
2 2 (6.67%) HACMP
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Derivative
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Linux
2 21 (70.00%) Unix
3 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (30.00%) Windows
5 4 (13.33%) AIX
6 2 (6.67%) SUSE
6 2 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) zOS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) DevOps
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (10.00%) Analytics
3 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (6.67%) High Availability
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
4 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (6.67%) Runbook
4 2 (6.67%) Storage Management
4 2 (6.67%) Task Automation
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.67%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Perl
2 8 (26.67%) Python
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.33%) Java
6 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Docker
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) KVM
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) RHEV
4 2 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Ansible
2 4 (13.33%) Puppet
3 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (6.67%) Data Guard
4 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (6.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Oracle
2 11 (36.67%) Red Hat
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) Sybase
5 6 (20.00%) EMC
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.67%) Dell
6 5 (16.67%) HP
6 5 (16.67%) Sun
7 4 (13.33%) 3PAR
7 4 (13.33%) IBM
7 4 (13.33%) Veritas
8 3 (10.00%) Cisco
8 3 (10.00%) Google
9 2 (6.67%) Brocade
9 2 (6.67%) Citrix
9 2 (6.67%) Cloudera
9 2 (6.67%) Splunk
9 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
10 1 (3.33%) Hortonworks