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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 46 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 21 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.69% 0.32% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.80% 1.47% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 10
Median daily rate £425 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+35.84% -
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
164 204 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.03% 21.73% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 107 109
Median daily rate £403 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 28
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.14 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.80% +5.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 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 - 18 £425 -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 30 (93.75%) AIX
2 25 (78.13%) HPUX
3 24 (75.00%) Linux
4 23 (71.88%) Migration
4 23 (71.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (68.75%) Oracle
6 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
7 17 (53.13%) DB2
7 17 (53.13%) SQL
7 17 (53.13%) DHCP
7 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
7 17 (53.13%) EMC
8 16 (50.00%) Citrix
8 16 (50.00%) Mainframe
8 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 15 (46.88%) Unix
10 13 (40.63%) Windows
11 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
12 7 (21.88%) IBM
12 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
13 6 (18.75%) HP
14 5 (15.63%) Sun
15 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 4 (12.50%) VMware
16 3 (9.38%) DNS
16 3 (9.38%) SAN
16 3 (9.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
17 2 (6.25%) yum
17 2 (6.25%) Puppet

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 (6.25%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) DHCP
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.13%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.13%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) AIX Architect
3 5 (15.63%) AIX Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Lead Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Solaris Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Sun Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) AIX Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (3.13%) EMC Storage Architect
6 1 (3.13%) HPUX Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Storage Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Storage Manager
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) HACMP
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) AIX
2 25 (78.13%) HPUX
3 24 (75.00%) Linux
4 23 (71.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (46.88%) Unix
6 13 (40.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.13%) Open Source
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.13%) Server Patching
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Bourne shell
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) vCloud
4 1 (3.13%) GPFS
4 1 (3.13%) Veritas File System
4 1 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
1 2 (6.25%) yum
2 1 (3.13%) Legato
2 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Oracle
2 17 (53.13%) EMC
3 16 (50.00%) Citrix
4 7 (21.88%) IBM
4 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
5 6 (18.75%) HP
6 5 (15.63%) Sun
7 4 (12.50%) VMware
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
8 1 (3.13%) Veritas