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 28 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.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 243 209
Rank change year-on-year -33 -34  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 126 194 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.87% 1.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.14% 4.35% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 158 152
Median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £575 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4010 4463 4750
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.57% 20.01% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2805 3161 3211
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 124 169
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.80% -13.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 -24 20 £560 +24.44% 6
Canary Wharf +2 5 £535 +7.00%
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 232 (89.23%) Linux
2 174 (66.92%) Unix
3 99 (38.08%) Finance
4 91 (35.00%) Red Hat
5 86 (33.08%) Perl
5 86 (33.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 79 (30.38%) Windows
7 78 (30.00%) Banking
8 76 (29.23%) SQL
8 76 (29.23%) Oracle
9 71 (27.31%) SAN
10 59 (22.69%) IBM
11 57 (21.92%) Java
11 57 (21.92%) Shell Script
12 54 (20.77%) VMware
13 53 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
14 50 (19.23%) Python
15 48 (18.46%) Migration
16 46 (17.69%) NFS
17 42 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (16.15%) Bash Shell
17 42 (16.15%) DevOps
18 40 (15.38%) DNS
19 39 (15.00%) HP
19 39 (15.00%) Veritas
19 39 (15.00%) Puppet
20 38 (14.62%) Investment Banking
21 37 (14.23%) EMC
21 37 (14.23%) AIX
22 36 (13.85%) LDAP

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 34 (13.08%) Tomcat
1 34 (13.08%) WebSphere
2 31 (11.92%) Apache
3 15 (5.77%) IIS
4 9 (3.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 9 (3.46%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.08%) DataSynapse
5 8 (3.08%) Oracle Coherence
6 7 (2.69%) CMS
6 7 (2.69%) MQSeries
7 6 (2.31%) JBoss
8 3 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.77%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) RMDS
1 3 (1.15%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.31%) IaaS
2 6 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.31%) OpenShift
3 4 (1.54%) SaaS
4 3 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (27.31%) SAN
2 40 (15.38%) DNS
3 36 (13.85%) LDAP
4 32 (12.31%) NAS
5 31 (11.92%) TCP/IP
6 22 (8.46%) DHCP
7 19 (7.31%) Multicast
8 16 (6.15%) LAN
8 16 (6.15%) WAN
9 14 (5.38%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (5.38%) Firewall
9 14 (5.38%) iSCSI
10 13 (5.00%) HTTP
11 11 (4.23%) FCoE
12 9 (3.46%) Internet
12 9 (3.46%) Kerberos
13 6 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (1.92%) BIG-IP
14 5 (1.92%) SSH
14 5 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.08%) MySQL
3 13 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 13 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.62%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.23%) Big Data
5 11 (4.23%) Sybase ASE
6 8 (3.08%) HBase
7 5 (1.92%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.77%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.77%) DB2
9 2 (0.77%) Informix
9 2 (0.77%) KDB
9 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.92%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.00%) Subversion
3 10 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.46%) JUnit
5 6 (2.31%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.31%) Mockito
6 4 (1.54%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.15%) ERwin
7 3 (1.15%) Log4Net
7 3 (1.15%) NUnit
7 3 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.77%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.77%) GDB
9 1 (0.38%) Ant
9 1 (0.38%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.38%) JIRA
9 1 (0.38%) Maven
9 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 99 (38.08%) Finance
2 78 (30.00%) Banking
3 38 (14.62%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.69%) Front Office
6 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.15%) Retail
8 2 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Electronics
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.38%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (21.92%) Developer
2 51 (19.62%) Administrator
3 36 (13.85%) Systems Administrator
4 33 (12.69%) Unix Administrator
4 33 (12.69%) Unix Engineer
5 30 (11.54%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 27 (10.38%) Solaris Engineer
7 23 (8.85%) Architect
8 22 (8.46%) Linux Engineer
9 21 (8.08%) Infrastructure Architect
10 20 (7.69%) C++ Developer
10 20 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
11 16 (6.15%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 15 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (5.77%) Senior Developer
13 13 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 13 (5.00%) Perl Developer
14 12 (4.62%) Analyst
14 12 (4.62%) WebSphere Developer
15 11 (4.23%) Senior WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.92%) Middleware
2 27 (10.38%) XML
3 21 (8.08%) XSLT
4 19 (7.31%) SOAP
4 19 (7.31%) Web Services
5 14 (5.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 14 (5.38%) STL
6 13 (5.00%) JSON
6 13 (5.00%) REST
6 13 (5.00%) Spring
7 12 (4.62%) HTML
7 12 (4.62%) JDBC
7 12 (4.62%) Spring Security
7 12 (4.62%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (4.62%) XSD
8 9 (3.46%) IBM Integration Bus
9 8 (3.08%) Rendezvous
9 8 (3.08%) TIBCO EMS
10 7 (2.69%) .NET
10 7 (2.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.77%) Clustering
3 11 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (3.46%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.69%) Derivative
6 7 (2.69%) Replication
7 6 (2.31%) CMDB
7 6 (2.31%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.92%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.54%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.54%) Symmetrix
10 3 (1.15%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.77%) DataPower
11 2 (0.77%) IVR
11 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 232 (89.23%) Linux
2 174 (66.92%) Unix
3 86 (33.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 79 (30.38%) Windows
5 37 (14.23%) AIX
6 17 (6.54%) HPUX
7 14 (5.38%) SUSE
8 13 (5.00%) Windows Server
9 10 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 8 (3.08%) CentOS
11 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.15%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (1.15%) VMS
13 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.77%) zOS
14 1 (0.38%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.38%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (18.46%) Migration
3 42 (16.15%) DevOps
4 29 (11.15%) E-Commerce
5 26 (10.00%) Low Latency
6 23 (8.85%) Multithreading
7 21 (8.08%) Electronic Trading
8 20 (7.69%) ITIL
9 19 (7.31%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.15%) Change Management
11 15 (5.77%) SDLC
11 15 (5.77%) TDD
12 14 (5.38%) Algorithmic Trading
12 14 (5.38%) High Availability
13 12 (4.62%) Coaching
13 12 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (4.62%) Data Migration
13 12 (4.62%) Mentoring
13 12 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 86 (33.08%) Perl
2 76 (29.23%) SQL
3 57 (21.92%) Java
3 57 (21.92%) Shell Script
4 50 (19.23%) Python
5 42 (16.15%) Bash Shell
6 31 (11.92%) C++
7 29 (11.15%) Korn
8 13 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 13 (5.00%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.62%) C
9 12 (4.62%) JavaScript
10 8 (3.08%) Bourne shell
10 8 (3.08%) C#
10 8 (3.08%) C-shell
11 4 (1.54%) PHP
11 4 (1.54%) Ruby
11 4 (1.54%) SystemTap
12 3 (1.15%) Go
13 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.23%) Degree
4 2 (0.77%) CCNA
4 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.77%) RHCE
4 2 (0.77%) RHCT
5 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.38%) CCNP
5 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
1 4 (1.54%) MiFID
2 2 (0.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 46 (17.69%) NFS
2 42 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (10.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 23 (8.85%) Active Directory
5 20 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 17 (6.54%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (6.15%) SRDF
8 15 (5.77%) Docker
8 15 (5.77%) Hyper-V
9 13 (5.00%) KVM
10 9 (3.46%) Xen
11 6 (2.31%) VMware ESX
12 4 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.15%) Samba
13 3 (1.15%) Veritas File System
13 3 (1.15%) vSphere
13 3 (1.15%) XenApp
13 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.77%) Squid
14 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (15.00%) Puppet
2 21 (8.08%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (7.69%) Ansible
4 13 (5.00%) NetBackup
5 10 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (3.46%) BladeLogic
6 9 (3.46%) Nagios
7 6 (2.31%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (1.54%) Control-M
8 4 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (1.54%) Salt
9 3 (1.15%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.15%) SCCM
10 2 (0.77%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.77%) OpenView
Vendors
1 91 (35.00%) Red Hat
2 76 (29.23%) Oracle
3 59 (22.69%) IBM
4 54 (20.77%) VMware
5 39 (15.00%) HP
5 39 (15.00%) Veritas
6 37 (14.23%) EMC
7 36 (13.85%) Sun
8 33 (12.69%) Cisco
8 33 (12.69%) Sybase
9 27 (10.38%) NetApp
10 22 (8.46%) TIBCO
11 14 (5.38%) Citrix
12 13 (5.00%) Reuters
13 12 (4.62%) Splunk
14 11 (4.23%) SAP
15 10 (3.85%) Bloomberg
15 10 (3.85%) Intel
15 10 (3.85%) SaltStack
16 7 (2.69%) Murex
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
UBS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 days ago