Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 343 250
Rank change year-on-year -6 -93 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 311 285 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.63% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.17% 3.03% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 209 340
London median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -5.29%
10th Percentile £319 £348 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £600
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
London median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.13% -36.00% -
10th Percentile £25.78 £40.00 £38.95
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £66.25
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +24.14% +0.87%

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 9817 9406 9862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.83% 20.80% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6970 6511 6726
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £204 £230 £205
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 210 309
London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.23 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +5.65% +7.81%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.46 £42.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

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 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 November 2017. 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 +14 64 £525 +23.53% 3
West London -1 5 £413 -1.79%
East London -9 3 £593 +31.67%
North London - 3 £500 -
South London -38 2 £325 -14.47%
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 262 (84.24%) Linux
2 211 (67.85%) Unix
3 102 (32.80%) Windows
4 98 (31.51%) Finance
5 87 (27.97%) Oracle
6 82 (26.37%) Banking
7 80 (25.72%) Java
8 79 (25.40%) SQL
9 74 (23.79%) AIX
10 70 (22.51%) Perl
10 70 (22.51%) Python
10 70 (22.51%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (22.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 69 (22.19%) Red Hat
12 60 (19.29%) SAN
12 60 (19.29%) Middleware
13 59 (18.97%) Shell Script
13 59 (18.97%) C++
14 52 (16.72%) Migration
14 52 (16.72%) Puppet
14 52 (16.72%) Multithreading
14 52 (16.72%) DevOps
15 51 (16.40%) Security Cleared
16 50 (16.08%) TIBCO
17 48 (15.43%) IBM
18 46 (14.79%) Investment Banking
19 41 (13.18%) Firewall
19 41 (13.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 39 (12.54%) Oracle Database
20 39 (12.54%) 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 20 (6.43%) Tomcat
2 19 (6.11%) Apache
3 15 (4.82%) MS Exchange
4 14 (4.50%) Confluence
5 9 (2.89%) MQSeries
5 9 (2.89%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.93%) JBoss
8 3 (0.96%) CICS
8 3 (0.96%) DataSynapse
8 3 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.96%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.64%) CMS
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle 10gAS
9 2 (0.64%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.32%) nginx
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (3.22%) HipChat
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.57%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.61%) Kondor
3 2 (0.64%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.32%) BASE24
4 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.54%) OpenShift
4 7 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.61%) IaaS
6 4 (1.29%) Office 365
7 3 (0.96%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (19.29%) SAN
2 41 (13.18%) Firewall
3 23 (7.40%) NAS
4 22 (7.07%) DNS
5 21 (6.75%) DHCP
6 14 (4.50%) LDAP
7 12 (3.86%) TCP/IP
8 10 (3.22%) SMTP
9 9 (2.89%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (2.89%) Internet
9 9 (2.89%) Network Security
10 7 (2.25%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.93%) HTTP
12 5 (1.61%) SSH
12 5 (1.61%) VPN
13 4 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.29%) snoop
13 4 (1.29%) tcpdump
13 4 (1.29%) VLAN
13 4 (1.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.54%) Oracle Database
2 28 (9.00%) MySQL
3 21 (6.75%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.75%) SQL Server
4 16 (5.14%) RDBMS
5 13 (4.18%) Sybase ASE
6 11 (3.54%) DB2
6 11 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.61%) Big Data
7 5 (1.61%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (1.29%) MS Access
8 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.96%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (7.72%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.47%) Maven
3 15 (4.82%) JIRA
4 13 (4.18%) JUnit
5 11 (3.54%) Subversion
6 10 (3.22%) Bitbucket
7 7 (2.25%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.93%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.93%) Mockito
9 5 (1.61%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.61%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.61%) JIRA Agile
9 5 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.29%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.96%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.96%) Log4j
11 3 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.32%) Ant
12 1 (0.32%) FishEye
12 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 98 (31.51%) Finance
2 82 (26.37%) Banking
3 46 (14.79%) Investment Banking
4 29 (9.32%) Front Office
5 12 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.89%) Back Office
7 7 (2.25%) Electronics
7 7 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.25%) Marketing
8 6 (1.93%) Legal
9 2 (0.64%) Games
9 2 (0.64%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) International Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 77 (24.76%) Developer
2 44 (14.15%) C++ Developer
3 42 (13.50%) Administrator
4 37 (11.90%) Unix Engineer
5 29 (9.32%) Systems Engineer
6 28 (9.00%) Linux Engineer
7 26 (8.36%) Unix Systems Engineer
8 25 (8.04%) Systems Administrator
9 23 (7.40%) Java Developer
9 23 (7.40%) Unix Administrator
10 20 (6.43%) Architect
10 20 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
11 19 (6.11%) Analyst
12 17 (5.47%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 16 (5.14%) Consultant
14 12 (3.86%) DBA
15 11 (3.54%) Linux Administrator
15 11 (3.54%) Solaris Engineer
15 11 (3.54%) Support Analyst
16 10 (3.22%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (19.29%) Middleware
2 19 (6.11%) TIBCO EMS
2 19 (6.11%) XML
3 18 (5.79%) Spring
4 17 (5.47%) XSLT
5 12 (3.86%) JMS
5 12 (3.86%) JSP
6 11 (3.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 11 (3.54%) Spring Boot
6 11 (3.54%) STL
7 10 (3.22%) Apache Camel
7 10 (3.22%) J2EE
7 10 (3.22%) Web Services
8 9 (2.89%) JSON
8 9 (2.89%) Regular Expression
9 8 (2.57%) REST
10 7 (2.25%) boto
10 7 (2.25%) WireMock
11 6 (1.93%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (1.93%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 39 (12.54%) Data Centre
3 23 (7.40%) Clustering
4 17 (5.47%) Replication
5 16 (5.14%) SWIFT
6 14 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (3.86%) Derivative
8 11 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (3.22%) EMC VMAX
9 10 (3.22%) Fixed Income
9 10 (3.22%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.93%) EMC VNX
10 6 (1.93%) PMI
11 5 (1.61%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.61%) EMC Centera
11 5 (1.61%) EMC VNXe
12 4 (1.29%) CMDB
12 4 (1.29%) Equities
12 4 (1.29%) Fedwire
12 4 (1.29%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 262 (84.24%) Linux
2 211 (67.85%) Unix
3 102 (32.80%) Windows
4 74 (23.79%) AIX
5 70 (22.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (6.43%) Windows Server
8 17 (5.47%) HPUX
8 17 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (4.18%) Windows XP
10 12 (3.86%) SUSE
11 9 (2.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (2.25%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (1.93%) CentOS
14 5 (1.61%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.96%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.96%) zOS
16 2 (0.64%) Android
16 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.51%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (16.72%) DevOps
2 52 (16.72%) Migration
2 52 (16.72%) Multithreading
3 28 (9.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 27 (8.68%) Configuration Management
5 26 (8.36%) Change Management
6 24 (7.72%) ITIL
6 24 (7.72%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (7.72%) SDLC
7 22 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (6.43%) Performance Testing
8 20 (6.43%) Regression Testing
9 19 (6.11%) Risk Management
10 16 (5.14%) E-Commerce
10 16 (5.14%) Project Management
11 14 (4.50%) Investment Management
11 14 (4.50%) TDD
12 13 (4.18%) Load Balancing
12 13 (4.18%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 80 (25.72%) Java
2 79 (25.40%) SQL
3 70 (22.51%) Perl
3 70 (22.51%) Python
4 59 (18.97%) C++
4 59 (18.97%) Shell Script
5 26 (8.36%) Bash Shell
6 21 (6.75%) Korn
7 14 (4.50%) Ruby
8 12 (3.86%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.54%) C#
10 10 (3.22%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.89%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.89%) VBScript
12 7 (2.25%) Tcl
13 6 (1.93%) AWK
14 1 (0.32%) Groovy
14 1 (0.32%) Jython
14 1 (0.32%) PHP
14 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (16.40%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.68%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.79%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.93%) CISSP
4 6 (1.93%) Degree
4 6 (1.93%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.29%) MCSE
5 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.96%) CCNA
6 3 (0.96%) CCSP
6 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.96%) MCITP
6 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.64%) CISM
7 2 (0.64%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.32%) OSCP
8 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.25%) GCP
2 5 (1.61%) PMO
2 5 (1.61%) SLA
3 4 (1.29%) QA
3 4 (1.29%) SEPA
4 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) MiFID
5 1 (0.32%) RMADS
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (10.61%) Active Directory
1 33 (10.61%) Docker
2 26 (8.36%) NFS
3 21 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 12 (3.86%) SRDF
5 12 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.89%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (2.57%) Samba
8 7 (2.25%) Firmware
9 6 (1.93%) Veritas File System
10 5 (1.61%) XenApp
11 4 (1.29%) iptables
11 4 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.29%) XenServer
12 2 (0.64%) vSphere
13 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.32%) Gluster
13 1 (0.32%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 52 (16.72%) Puppet
2 30 (9.65%) Ansible
2 30 (9.65%) NetBackup
3 20 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (5.14%) Kubernetes
5 13 (4.18%) Netcool
6 12 (3.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (3.54%) BladeLogic
7 11 (3.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (2.89%) Tivoli
9 8 (2.57%) Rsyslog
10 7 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (2.25%) Grafana
10 7 (2.25%) Kibana
10 7 (2.25%) Mesos
10 7 (2.25%) Nagios
10 7 (2.25%) Prometheus
10 7 (2.25%) Rancher
11 6 (1.93%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 87 (27.97%) Oracle
2 69 (22.19%) Red Hat
3 50 (16.08%) TIBCO
4 48 (15.43%) IBM
5 38 (12.22%) Sybase
6 35 (11.25%) HP
7 32 (10.29%) Veritas
8 31 (9.97%) VMware
9 30 (9.65%) EMC
10 28 (9.00%) Solace
11 27 (8.68%) Talarian
12 18 (5.79%) Citrix
13 17 (5.47%) Splunk
14 15 (4.82%) Sun
15 14 (4.50%) NetApp
15 14 (4.50%) SAP
16 13 (4.18%) Cisco
17 12 (3.86%) McAfee
18 11 (3.54%) Atlassian
19 10 (3.22%) BMC