The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 70 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% 0.76% 0.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.25% 2.70% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £490 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £460 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £496 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -7.01%
Solaris
North West

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
222 222 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.45% 28.28% 30.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 107 86
Average daily rate £388 £268 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.85% -19.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £153 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.35 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.56% -40.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.47 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Knutsford -5 1 - -
Chester - 1 £500 -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) UNIX
4 4 (50.00%) AIX
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) NetApp
6 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) HPUX
6 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (25.00%) Sun
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (25.00%) SUSE
6 2 (25.00%) Debian
6 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) MVC
7 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (12.50%) NAS
7 1 (12.50%) Open Source

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Problem Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Incident & Problem Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) EJB
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) JDBC
1 1 (12.50%) JSP
1 1 (12.50%) Servlets
1 1 (12.50%) Struts
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WSDL
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) UNIX
4 4 (50.00%) AIX
5 2 (25.00%) HPUX
5 2 (25.00%) SUSE
5 2 (25.00%) Debian
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) MVC
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
2 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Sun
3 2 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy