Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 218 188
Rank change year-on-year 0 -30 -35
Contract jobs citing Solaris 21 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.42% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.70% 2.04% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 32
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -8.43% +11.14%
10th Percentile £395 £406 £335
90th Percentile £580 £613 £651
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £43.20 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.00% - -
Central London median hourly rate £43.20 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +92.00% - -

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 1,237 1,421 1,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.10% 20.51% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 1,121 1,050
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +2.43%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £277
90th Percentile £650 £650 £639
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 28
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £16.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +12.04% -11.91%
10th Percentile £17.45 £12.10 £12.68
90th Percentile £37.50 £23.98 £59.63
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -12.82%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 20 (95.24%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) Unix
3 11 (52.38%) VMware
4 10 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (42.86%) Oracle
6 7 (33.33%) Python
6 7 (33.33%) SQL
6 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (28.57%) KVM
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) Perl
7 6 (28.57%) Windows
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 5 (23.81%) Docker
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (23.81%) Banking
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (19.05%) RHEV
9 4 (19.05%) 3PAR
9 4 (19.05%) SAN
9 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
9 4 (19.05%) SUSE
9 4 (19.05%) EMC
9 4 (19.05%) Sybase
10 3 (14.29%) ITIL
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.52%) IaaS
4 1 (4.76%) GitHub
4 1 (4.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (14.29%) MariaDB
2 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (9.52%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) DBA
1 5 (23.81%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Architect
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Python Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Presales Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) LDAP
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (4.76%) Django
2 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (4.76%) Kafka
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (9.52%) Equities
2 2 (9.52%) HACMP
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) Unix
3 10 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) SUSE
6 2 (9.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Data Security
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Data Ingestion
2 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
2 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
2 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (9.52%) Runbook
2 2 (9.52%) Server Building
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.76%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.76%) DevOps
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure as Code
3 1 (4.76%) Microservices
3 1 (4.76%) Presales
3 1 (4.76%) TDD
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Python
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Perl
3 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) Bourne shell
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (28.57%) KVM
3 5 (23.81%) Docker
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (19.05%) RHEV
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Ansible
1 3 (14.29%) Data Guard
1 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (9.52%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (9.52%) vMotion
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle
3 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) 3PAR
5 4 (19.05%) EMC
5 4 (19.05%) Sybase
6 3 (14.29%) Brocade
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco
7 2 (9.52%) Splunk
7 2 (9.52%) Sun
7 2 (9.52%) Veritas
8 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
8 1 (4.76%) Google
8 1 (4.76%) Hortonworks
8 1 (4.76%) HP
8 1 (4.76%) IBM
8 1 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (4.76%) Reuters
8 1 (4.76%) Symantec