Period
to 17 August 2019

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 6 months to 17 August 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 465 411 320
Rank change year-on-year -54 -91 -39
Contract jobs citing Solaris 114 228 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.50% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.58% 2.42% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 156 207
London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +6.10%
10th Percentile £403 £328 £313
90th Percentile £700 £625 £638
England median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
London median hourly rate £43.20 £21.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.93% -46.25% -
England median hourly rate £43.20 £31.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +39.35% -22.50% +11.11%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 7,215 9,410 8,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.03% 20.51% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,061 6,662 6,131
London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £173 £203 £226
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 315 233
London median hourly rate £20.67 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.76% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.55
90th Percentile £52.15 £47.83 £49.84
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.68% +5.35%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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 6 months to 17 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +33 31 £470 +12.24% 7
West London +16 3 £538 +51.41%
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 London region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 101 (88.60%) Linux
2 68 (59.65%) Unix
3 47 (41.23%) Oracle
4 39 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (30.70%) Perl
5 35 (30.70%) VMware
6 34 (29.82%) Finance
6 34 (29.82%) Windows
6 34 (29.82%) Red Hat
7 31 (27.19%) Python
8 29 (25.44%) Java
8 29 (25.44%) SQL
9 24 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (19.30%) EMC
11 21 (18.42%) Shell Script
11 21 (18.42%) AIX
11 21 (18.42%) Migration
11 21 (18.42%) Docker
12 20 (17.54%) Sybase
12 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
13 19 (16.67%) Ansible
14 18 (15.79%) LDAP
14 18 (15.79%) Veritas
15 17 (14.91%) Banking
15 17 (14.91%) DevOps
15 17 (14.91%) Jenkins
16 16 (14.04%) SAN
17 15 (13.16%) Sun
17 15 (13.16%) Puppet
17 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure

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 11 (9.65%) JBoss
2 7 (6.14%) Apache
2 7 (6.14%) IIS
2 7 (6.14%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.39%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.51%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.75%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.75%) CMS
6 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.75%) SAS
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.88%) SilverStripe
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) HiPortfolio
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.88%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.39%) GitHub
4 5 (4.39%) PaaS
5 4 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.51%) IaaS
6 2 (1.75%) Azure Stack
6 2 (1.75%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.75%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.88%) Office 365
7 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.04%) SAN
2 12 (10.53%) DNS
3 10 (8.77%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.02%) Internet
5 5 (4.39%) NAS
6 4 (3.51%) DHCP
6 4 (3.51%) WAN
7 3 (2.63%) FIX Connectivity
7 3 (2.63%) FTP
7 3 (2.63%) LAN
7 3 (2.63%) SSH
8 2 (1.75%) Firewall
8 2 (1.75%) SMTP
8 2 (1.75%) SNMP
9 1 (0.88%) HTTP
9 1 (0.88%) ICMP
9 1 (0.88%) Intranet
9 1 (0.88%) Multicast
9 1 (0.88%) Network Security
9 1 (0.88%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.26%) MySQL
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.39%) DB2
5 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (3.51%) Big Data
6 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.63%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.63%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.75%) HBase
8 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (14.91%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.89%) Bitbucket
3 7 (6.14%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.51%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.51%) Cobertura
4 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.51%) Gradle
4 4 (3.51%) Metasploit
4 4 (3.51%) Snyk
4 4 (3.51%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.75%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.75%) ERwin
5 2 (1.75%) JIRA
5 2 (1.75%) JUnit
5 2 (1.75%) LoadUI
5 2 (1.75%) Maven
5 2 (1.75%) Selenium
5 2 (1.75%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 34 (29.82%) Finance
2 17 (14.91%) Banking
3 7 (6.14%) Front Office
4 5 (4.39%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.51%) Publishing
5 4 (3.51%) Retail
6 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.75%) Law
6 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) German Language
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (14.91%) Administrator
2 14 (12.28%) Unix Administrator
2 14 (12.28%) Unix Engineer
3 13 (11.40%) Analyst
3 13 (11.40%) Architect
4 12 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (9.65%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (7.02%) Developer
7 8 (7.02%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.14%) Consultant
9 6 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) DBA
10 5 (4.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.39%) Python Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Unix Architect
11 4 (3.51%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.51%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.51%) Unix Support
11 4 (3.51%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.79%) LDAP
2 12 (10.53%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (7.02%) Web Services
4 7 (6.14%) REST
4 7 (6.14%) SOAP
5 6 (5.26%) Middleware
6 5 (4.39%) .NET
7 4 (3.51%) Ajax
7 4 (3.51%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.51%) boto
7 4 (3.51%) Java EE
7 4 (3.51%) OAuth
7 4 (3.51%) OpenID
7 4 (3.51%) RESTful
7 4 (3.51%) SAML
7 4 (3.51%) Swagger
8 3 (2.63%) CSS
8 3 (2.63%) J2EE
8 3 (2.63%) Kafka
8 3 (2.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.53%) Replication
3 11 (9.65%) Equities
3 11 (9.65%) HACMP
4 7 (6.14%) Derivative
4 7 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.26%) Clustering
6 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.39%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.39%) PKI
7 4 (3.51%) Blog
7 4 (3.51%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.51%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.75%) CMDB
8 2 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.88%) EMC Centera
9 1 (0.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 101 (88.60%) Linux
2 68 (59.65%) Unix
3 39 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (29.82%) Windows
5 21 (18.42%) AIX
6 6 (5.26%) HPUX
7 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.51%) Kali Linux
8 4 (3.51%) SUSE
8 4 (3.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.51%) Windows NT
8 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.63%) CentOS
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.63%) zOS
10 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.42%) Migration
2 17 (14.91%) DevOps
3 14 (12.28%) ITIL
3 14 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.02%) SDLC
5 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.14%) Data Migration
5 7 (6.14%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure as Code
6 6 (5.26%) Data Management
6 6 (5.26%) ETL
6 6 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 6 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 5 (4.39%) Data Protection
7 5 (4.39%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (4.39%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.39%) Storage Management
7 5 (4.39%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.70%) Perl
2 31 (27.19%) Python
3 29 (25.44%) Java
3 29 (25.44%) SQL
4 21 (18.42%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.77%) C
6 8 (7.02%) Bash Shell
6 8 (7.02%) C++
7 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.39%) Ruby
9 4 (3.51%) Go
10 3 (2.63%) Korn
10 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.75%) Bourne shell
11 2 (1.75%) C-shell
11 2 (1.75%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.75%) R
11 2 (1.75%) Tcl
11 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.26%) PhD
5 4 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.75%) Degree
7 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.88%) CISM
7 1 (0.88%) CISSP
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) COBIT
1 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (18.42%) Docker
3 14 (12.28%) KVM
4 6 (5.26%) Active Directory
5 5 (4.39%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (4.39%) Samba
5 5 (4.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.51%) NFS
6 4 (3.51%) RHEV
6 4 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.75%) Apache Flume
7 2 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (16.67%) Ansible
2 15 (13.16%) Puppet
3 11 (9.65%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (8.77%) Kubernetes
4 10 (8.77%) NetBackup
4 10 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.51%) Mesos
5 4 (3.51%) Nessus
5 4 (3.51%) Nmap
5 4 (3.51%) Rancher
5 4 (3.51%) Sysdig
5 4 (3.51%) Terraform
5 4 (3.51%) vMotion
6 3 (2.63%) Control-M
6 3 (2.63%) Data Guard
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 47 (41.23%) Oracle
2 35 (30.70%) VMware
3 34 (29.82%) Red Hat
4 22 (19.30%) EMC
5 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
5 20 (17.54%) Sybase
6 18 (15.79%) Veritas
7 15 (13.16%) Sun
8 14 (12.28%) 3PAR
9 10 (8.77%) IBM
10 9 (7.89%) Cisco
10 9 (7.89%) HP
11 5 (4.39%) Brocade
11 5 (4.39%) Citrix
12 4 (3.51%) Cloudera
12 4 (3.51%) Dell
12 4 (3.51%) Qualys
13 3 (2.63%) Broadcom
13 3 (2.63%) Hortonworks
13 3 (2.63%) Splunk