Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 217 139
Rank change year-on-year +38 -78 +42
Contract jobs citing Solaris 61 36 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.87% 0.54% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.31% 2.56% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 116
City of London median daily rate £525 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +1.41% -1.39%
10th Percentile £279 £356 £315
90th Percentile £640 £635 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 - £62.50
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 - £62.50

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 1415 1404 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.14% 21.11% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1107 1617
City of London median daily rate £475 £465 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +6.90% +7.08%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £225
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.63% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 63
City of London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.04
90th Percentile £26.28 £36.50 £36.60
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +12.50%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 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 51 (83.61%) Linux
2 45 (73.77%) Unix
3 30 (49.18%) Finance
4 23 (37.70%) Java
5 21 (34.43%) Windows
6 19 (31.15%) SQL
7 18 (29.51%) Banking
8 17 (27.87%) TIBCO
9 16 (26.23%) Middleware
10 15 (24.59%) Shell Script
10 15 (24.59%) Red Hat
10 15 (24.59%) Sybase
11 14 (22.95%) C++
11 14 (22.95%) Migration
11 14 (22.95%) Multithreading
11 14 (22.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (19.67%) Investment Banking
12 12 (19.67%) TIBCO EMS
12 12 (19.67%) SAN
13 11 (18.03%) Oracle
14 10 (16.39%) Perl
14 10 (16.39%) Python
15 9 (14.75%) Tomcat
15 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (14.75%) Ansible
16 8 (13.11%) SWIFT
16 8 (13.11%) Change Management
16 8 (13.11%) XSLT
16 8 (13.11%) XML
17 7 (11.48%) JUnit

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 (14.75%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) CICS
4 1 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.64%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (6.56%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) OpenShift
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) SAN
2 6 (9.84%) DNS
3 5 (8.20%) DHCP
3 5 (8.20%) iSCSI
3 5 (8.20%) NAS
3 5 (8.20%) SMTP
3 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.56%) VLAN
5 3 (4.92%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.28%) HTTP
6 2 (3.28%) Intranet
6 2 (3.28%) snoop
6 2 (3.28%) tcpdump
6 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.64%) Firewall
7 1 (1.64%) Internet
7 1 (1.64%) LDAP
7 1 (1.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) MySQL
2 4 (6.56%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) JUnit
2 6 (9.84%) Cucumber
2 6 (9.84%) Maven
3 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA Agile
3 4 (6.56%) Subversion
4 2 (3.28%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.64%) Mockito
5 1 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 30 (49.18%) Finance
2 18 (29.51%) Banking
3 12 (19.67%) Investment Banking
4 7 (11.48%) Back Office
5 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.28%) Front Office
5 2 (3.28%) German Language
5 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Developer
2 12 (19.67%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.75%) Administrator
4 8 (13.11%) C++ Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Unix Administrator
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.20%) Unix Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) SAN Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.92%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.92%) Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Storage Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) Middleware
2 12 (19.67%) TIBCO EMS
3 8 (13.11%) XML
3 8 (13.11%) XSLT
4 6 (9.84%) WireMock
5 5 (8.20%) JMS
6 4 (6.56%) Spring
6 4 (6.56%) Spring Boot
7 3 (4.92%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (4.92%) J2EE
7 3 (4.92%) JSP
7 3 (4.92%) Rendezvous
8 2 (3.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (3.28%) STL
9 1 (1.64%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.64%) JSON
9 1 (1.64%) Regular Expression
9 1 (1.64%) REST
9 1 (1.64%) Spring Security
9 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) SWIFT
2 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.92%) Derivative
3 3 (4.92%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (3.28%) Clustering
4 2 (3.28%) CMDB
4 2 (3.28%) Fedwire
4 2 (3.28%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.64%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.64%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.64%) Equities
5 1 (1.64%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.64%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 51 (83.61%) Linux
2 45 (73.77%) Unix
3 21 (34.43%) Windows
4 14 (22.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.20%) AIX
6 3 (4.92%) CentOS
6 3 (4.92%) HPUX
7 2 (3.28%) SUSE
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Migration
1 14 (22.95%) Multithreading
2 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.11%) Change Management
4 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.84%) Dashboard Development
5 6 (9.84%) DevOps
5 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (8.20%) SDLC
7 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
7 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.92%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (4.92%) Time Management
8 3 (4.92%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) Java
2 19 (31.15%) SQL
3 15 (24.59%) Shell Script
4 14 (22.95%) C++
5 10 (16.39%) Perl
5 10 (16.39%) Python
6 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.20%) C#
7 4 (6.56%) AWK
7 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.92%) Korn
8 3 (4.92%) Tcl
9 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SEPA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) MiFID
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Docker
1 6 (9.84%) NFS
2 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.56%) XenServer
3 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.28%) iptables
4 2 (3.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.28%) vSphere
5 1 (1.64%) Samba
5 1 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Ansible
2 6 (9.84%) Grafana
2 6 (9.84%) Kibana
2 6 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 6 (9.84%) Prometheus
3 5 (8.20%) NetBackup
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (4.92%) Puppet
6 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.28%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (3.28%) Netcool
6 2 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.28%) Salt
6 2 (3.28%) TADDM
7 1 (1.64%) Control-M
7 1 (1.64%) Nagios
7 1 (1.64%) QRadar
7 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.64%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) TIBCO
2 15 (24.59%) Red Hat
2 15 (24.59%) Sybase
3 11 (18.03%) Oracle
4 7 (11.48%) EMC
4 7 (11.48%) Splunk
4 7 (11.48%) VMware
5 6 (9.84%) Citrix
5 6 (9.84%) HP
5 6 (9.84%) IBM
5 6 (9.84%) Veritas
6 4 (6.56%) Misys
6 4 (6.56%) NetApp
7 3 (4.92%) Fidessa
7 3 (4.92%) Solace
7 3 (4.92%) Sun
7 3 (4.92%) Symantec
7 3 (4.92%) Talarian
8 2 (3.28%) McAfee
8 2 (3.28%) Reuters