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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 83 76 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.60% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.95% 2.60% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £425 £460 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% -6.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+37.61% +2.83%
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
256 231 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.40% 22.92% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 137 104
Median daily rate £425 £420 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +54.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -12 4 £425 +1.19%
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 23 (82.14%) AIX
2 20 (71.43%) Data Centre
3 17 (60.71%) HPUX
3 17 (60.71%) Linux
3 17 (60.71%) Migration
4 15 (53.57%) Unix
5 14 (50.00%) Sun
6 13 (46.43%) VMware
6 13 (46.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (42.86%) Windows
8 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
8 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
9 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
10 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (32.14%) HP
11 8 (28.57%) IBM
12 6 (21.43%) Clustering
12 6 (21.43%) WAN
13 5 (17.86%) Oracle
13 5 (17.86%) Dell
14 4 (14.29%) Citrix
14 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
14 4 (14.29%) Cisco
14 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
14 4 (14.29%) VCE vBlock
14 4 (14.29%) FlexPod
15 3 (10.71%) DNS
15 3 (10.71%) SAN
16 2 (7.14%) Firewall
16 2 (7.14%) DHCP

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) WAN
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (14.29%) AIX Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) IT Architect
3 4 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Solaris Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Sun Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Solaris Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Migration Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Storage Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Unix Architect
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Clustering
3 4 (14.29%) FlexPod
3 4 (14.29%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (3.57%) HACMP
4 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) AIX
2 17 (60.71%) HPUX
2 17 (60.71%) Linux
3 15 (53.57%) Unix
4 13 (46.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Migration
2 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.57%) Change Management
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.57%) High Availability
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.57%) Server Patching
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Bourne shell
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) vCloud
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) GPFS
4 1 (3.57%) Veritas File System
4 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
1 2 (7.14%) vRealize
1 2 (7.14%) yum
2 1 (3.57%) Legato
2 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Sun
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
4 9 (32.14%) HP
5 8 (28.57%) IBM
6 5 (17.86%) Dell
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco
7 4 (14.29%) Citrix
8 2 (7.14%) EMC
9 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.57%) Veritas