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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
London / City of London
Rank 134 125 129
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 19 36 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 1.09% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.79% 5.14% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 54
Median daily rate £570 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £340 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £525 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

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 680 700 1098
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.70% 21.29% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 551 848
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 34
Median hourly rate £14.15 £19.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.46% +8.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.70 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the City of London

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 26 (86.67%) Linux
2 21 (70.00%) Unix
3 15 (50.00%) Finance
3 15 (50.00%) Banking
4 14 (46.67%) Windows
5 12 (40.00%) Oracle
6 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 10 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
7 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 9 (30.00%) Perl
8 8 (26.67%) SAN
9 7 (23.33%) IBM
9 7 (23.33%) SQL
9 7 (23.33%) Python
9 7 (23.33%) Investment Banking
9 7 (23.33%) VMware
10 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (20.00%) Middleware
10 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (16.67%) Low Latency
11 5 (16.67%) DevOps
11 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
11 5 (16.67%) Reuters
11 5 (16.67%) Bloomberg
11 5 (16.67%) DNS
11 5 (16.67%) Cisco
11 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 5 (16.67%) Java

Solaris
Top Related 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 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) SAN
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) NAS
5 2 (6.67%) AMQP
5 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.67%) LDAP
5 2 (6.67%) Multicast
5 2 (6.67%) SMTP
6 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.33%) FCoE
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Big Data
2 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) KDB
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (3.33%) Data Mart
4 1 (3.33%) Kdb+
4 1 (3.33%) OLTP
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.33%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) GDB
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 15 (50.00%) Banking
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) French Language
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Solaris Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Database Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Middleware
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (6.67%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (3.33%) J2EE
4 1 (3.33%) Murex MxML
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Derivative
3 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Linux
2 21 (70.00%) Unix
3 14 (46.67%) Windows
4 10 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (16.67%) AIX
6 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.67%) CentOS
8 1 (3.33%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (3.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) DevOps
1 5 (16.67%) Low Latency
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (10.00%) High Availability
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Analytics
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analytics
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Scrum
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (30.00%) Perl
3 7 (23.33%) Python
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (13.33%) Korn
6 2 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) C#
7 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (10.00%) NFS
5 2 (6.67%) Docker
5 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.33%) SRDF
6 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Ansible
1 3 (10.00%) Puppet
1 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (6.67%) Nagios
2 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.33%) Control-M
3 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.33%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.33%) Rsyslog
3 1 (3.33%) Salt
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (23.33%) IBM
3 7 (23.33%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Bloomberg
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco
4 5 (16.67%) Reuters
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 4 (13.33%) Veritas
6 3 (10.00%) Dell
6 3 (10.00%) Hortonworks
6 3 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) Sybase
6 3 (10.00%) TIBCO
7 2 (6.67%) EMC
7 2 (6.67%) Informatica
7 2 (6.67%) Juniper
7 2 (6.67%) NetApp
7 2 (6.67%) SaltStack
7 2 (6.67%) Sun
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