The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 June 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 254 223 222
Rank change year-on-year -31 -1  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 169 215 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 1.01% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.14% 4.61% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 160 174
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £338 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4083 4666 5034
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 19.95% 21.83% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2871 3327 3367
Median daily rate £450 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £220 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 95 189
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.25 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in London

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in London

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in London

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 31 £469 -1.31% 4
Docklands, London +2 2 £650 +41.30%
Canary Wharf - 1 £615 -
West End of London - 1 £500 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 253 (86.35%) Linux
2 206 (70.31%) Unix
3 101 (34.47%) Windows
4 95 (32.42%) Finance
5 94 (32.08%) Perl
6 85 (29.01%) Oracle
6 85 (29.01%) AIX
7 84 (28.67%) Puppet
8 80 (27.30%) SAN
9 79 (26.96%) DevOps
10 78 (26.62%) Migration
11 77 (26.28%) IBM
12 76 (25.94%) Java
13 74 (25.26%) Red Hat
14 73 (24.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 66 (22.53%) Banking
16 62 (21.16%) Shell Script
17 58 (19.80%) SQL
18 54 (18.43%) Python
18 54 (18.43%) Security Cleared
19 49 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
20 44 (15.02%) SC Cleared
21 39 (13.31%) Bash Shell
22 38 (12.97%) VMware
23 36 (12.29%) Middleware
23 36 (12.29%) Firewall
23 36 (12.29%) ITIL
23 36 (12.29%) Oracle Database
24 34 (11.60%) Ansible
25 32 (10.92%) Data Centre

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 28 (9.56%) Tomcat
2 25 (8.53%) Apache
3 23 (7.85%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.78%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.71%) Confluence
5 5 (1.71%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.02%) IIS
7 2 (0.68%) DataSynapse
7 2 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.68%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.68%) JBoss
7 2 (0.68%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) nginx
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.02%) HipChat
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.68%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.68%) RMDS
2 2 (0.68%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.34%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.12%) OpenShift
3 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.71%) IaaS
4 5 (1.71%) Office 365
5 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 80 (27.30%) SAN
2 36 (12.29%) Firewall
3 31 (10.58%) DNS
4 28 (9.56%) TCP/IP
5 27 (9.22%) LDAP
6 23 (7.85%) DHCP
6 23 (7.85%) NAS
7 11 (3.75%) Internet
8 10 (3.41%) SMTP
9 9 (3.07%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (2.73%) LAN
10 8 (2.73%) Multicast
11 7 (2.39%) HTTP
11 7 (2.39%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.39%) WAN
12 6 (2.05%) VPN
13 5 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.71%) SSH
14 4 (1.37%) AMQP
14 4 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.29%) Oracle Database
2 23 (7.85%) SQL Server
3 21 (7.17%) MySQL
4 17 (5.80%) Big Data
5 13 (4.44%) Sybase ASE
6 12 (4.10%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.07%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.39%) DB2
8 7 (2.39%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.37%) Informix
10 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.02%) MS Access
11 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (4.78%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.75%) JUnit
3 10 (3.41%) Cucumber
3 10 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.39%) Subversion
5 5 (1.71%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.71%) JIRA
5 5 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.37%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.02%) ERwin
7 3 (1.02%) Log4Net
7 3 (1.02%) Maven
7 3 (1.02%) NUnit
8 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.34%) FishEye
8 1 (0.34%) GDB
8 1 (0.34%) Mockito
8 1 (0.34%) Selenium
8 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
General
1 95 (32.42%) Finance
2 66 (22.53%) Banking
3 28 (9.56%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.39%) Front Office
6 6 (2.05%) Electronics
6 6 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.05%) Marketing
7 5 (1.71%) Retail
8 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.68%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (19.45%) Developer
2 45 (15.36%) Unix Engineer
3 34 (11.60%) Solaris Engineer
4 31 (10.58%) Administrator
5 30 (10.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (9.90%) Analyst
7 28 (9.56%) AIX Engineer
8 25 (8.53%) Systems Engineer
9 23 (7.85%) Linux Engineer
10 18 (6.14%) Senior Developer
10 18 (6.14%) Unix Systems Engineer
11 17 (5.80%) Architect
11 17 (5.80%) Unix Administrator
12 15 (5.12%) C++ Developer
12 15 (5.12%) DBA
12 15 (5.12%) Linux Administrator
12 15 (5.12%) Perl Developer
13 14 (4.78%) Consultant
13 14 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (4.78%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.29%) Middleware
2 15 (5.12%) TIBCO EMS
2 15 (5.12%) XML
3 14 (4.78%) SOAP
3 14 (4.78%) Spring
3 14 (4.78%) Web Services
4 12 (4.10%) XSLT
5 11 (3.75%) JSON
5 11 (3.75%) REST
5 11 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (3.41%) JDBC
6 10 (3.41%) Spring Security
6 10 (3.41%) XSD
7 9 (3.07%) .NET
7 9 (3.07%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (2.73%) Regular Expression
9 7 (2.39%) LAMP
9 7 (2.39%) WireMock
10 6 (2.05%) Moose
11 5 (1.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.92%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.83%) Clustering
4 16 (5.46%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (4.44%) Replication
6 12 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (4.10%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.07%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.73%) CMDB
8 8 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (2.73%) Fixed Income
9 7 (2.39%) Derivative
10 6 (2.05%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.37%) PMI
12 3 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (1.02%) PKI
12 3 (1.02%) Symmetrix
13 2 (0.68%) Infotainment
13 2 (0.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 253 (86.35%) Linux
2 206 (70.31%) Unix
3 101 (34.47%) Windows
4 85 (29.01%) AIX
5 73 (24.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (6.14%) HPUX
7 14 (4.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 11 (3.75%) CentOS
9 9 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (2.05%) VMS
11 6 (2.05%) Windows Server
12 5 (1.71%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (1.71%) SUSE
12 5 (1.71%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.68%) zOS
14 1 (0.34%) Android
14 1 (0.34%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (26.96%) DevOps
2 78 (26.62%) Migration
3 49 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (12.29%) ITIL
5 25 (8.53%) Multithreading
5 25 (8.53%) SDLC
6 21 (7.17%) Configuration Management
7 18 (6.14%) Low Latency
8 17 (5.80%) E-Commerce
9 16 (5.46%) Data Migration
10 15 (5.12%) Change Management
10 15 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (5.12%) High Availability
10 15 (5.12%) Integration Testing
11 14 (4.78%) TDD
12 13 (4.44%) Web Operations
13 12 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (3.75%) Test Automation
15 10 (3.41%) Dashboard Development
15 10 (3.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (32.08%) Perl
2 76 (25.94%) Java
3 62 (21.16%) Shell Script
4 58 (19.80%) SQL
5 54 (18.43%) Python
6 39 (13.31%) Bash Shell
7 30 (10.24%) Korn
8 25 (8.53%) C++
9 20 (6.83%) T-SQL
10 19 (6.48%) PowerShell
11 9 (3.07%) C
11 9 (3.07%) JavaScript
12 8 (2.73%) C#
12 8 (2.73%) VBScript
13 4 (1.37%) PHP
13 4 (1.37%) Ruby
14 3 (1.02%) Bourne shell
14 3 (1.02%) C-shell
15 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (18.43%) Security Cleared
2 44 (15.02%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.46%) Degree
4 8 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.39%) CCNA
5 7 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.71%) CCSP
6 5 (1.71%) CISSP
6 5 (1.71%) MCITP
6 5 (1.71%) MCSE
6 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.37%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.68%) GCIA
8 2 (0.68%) GCIH
8 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.34%) CCNP
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.68%) COBIT
2 2 (0.68%) GCP
2 2 (0.68%) MiFID
2 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.68%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) COSO
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (9.56%) NFS
3 25 (8.53%) Active Directory
3 25 (8.53%) Docker
4 18 (6.14%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 10 (3.41%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (2.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (1.71%) SRDF
8 5 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.02%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.68%) KVM
10 2 (0.68%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.68%) Xen
11 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.34%) Samba
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 84 (28.67%) Puppet
2 34 (11.60%) Ansible
3 27 (9.22%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (6.14%) NetBackup
5 14 (4.78%) Kubernetes
6 13 (4.44%) BladeLogic
6 13 (4.44%) Nagios
7 9 (3.07%) Salt
8 8 (2.73%) Rsyslog
8 8 (2.73%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.39%) Grafana
9 7 (2.39%) Kibana
9 7 (2.39%) Prometheus
9 7 (2.39%) vCenter Server
10 6 (2.05%) SCCM
10 6 (2.05%) SCOM
11 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (1.37%) IBM BigFix
12 4 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (29.01%) Oracle
2 77 (26.28%) IBM
3 74 (25.26%) Red Hat
4 38 (12.97%) VMware
5 31 (10.58%) Sybase
6 26 (8.87%) TIBCO
7 24 (8.19%) HP
7 24 (8.19%) Sun
8 23 (7.85%) NetApp
9 19 (6.48%) EMC
10 18 (6.14%) Microsoft
10 18 (6.14%) SAP
11 17 (5.80%) Splunk
12 16 (5.46%) Veritas
13 15 (5.12%) Cisco
14 13 (4.44%) SaltStack
15 8 (2.73%) Bloomberg
15 8 (2.73%) BMC
15 8 (2.73%) Reuters
15 8 (2.73%) Solace
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