The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 48 55
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 2.99% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.05% 15.61% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 7
Median daily rate - £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +25.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
95 173 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.63% 19.16% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 109 79
Median daily rate £394 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 22
Median hourly rate £19.66 £14.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.58% -4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.05 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Cheshire region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
Warrington +11 1 - -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) ClearCase
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) StarTeam
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) ClearCase
1 2 (66.67%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) HPUX Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy