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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 54 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 15 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.82% 0.48% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.11% 1.76% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 12
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£430 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.09% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £525 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +13.84%
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
211 227 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.67% 27.15% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 102
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 23
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +80.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 2014. 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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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
Runcorn -4 4 £430 -
Chester - 1 £375 -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) Finance
3 12 (60.00%) UNIX
4 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (40.00%) Firewall
6 7 (35.00%) CMS
6 7 (35.00%) Avaya
6 7 (35.00%) Oracle
6 7 (35.00%) Verint
7 6 (30.00%) Middleware
8 5 (25.00%) Advertising
8 5 (25.00%) SOA
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (20.00%) Windows
9 4 (20.00%) AIX
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP
10 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 3 (15.00%) IBM
10 3 (15.00%) Banking
10 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
10 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
10 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
11 2 (10.00%) CentOS
11 2 (10.00%) MGW
11 2 (10.00%) HP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 7 (35.00%) CMS
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) H.323
4 2 (10.00%) PSTN
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
4 2 (10.00%) MGW
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) FTP
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) LDAP
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Advertising
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Avaya Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 5 (25.00%) SOA Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Middleware
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.00%) AS400
1 1 (5.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) UNIX
3 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) AIX
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) HPUX
6 1 (5.00%) VMS
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) SOA
2 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) GCIA
2 1 (5.00%) GCIH
2 1 (5.00%) CEH
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.00%) Foglight
1 1 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (5.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) Avaya
2 7 (35.00%) Verint
3 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) JBoss
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.00%) Websense
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.00%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (5.00%) F5