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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 52 60
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 2.30% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 11.27% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 9
Median daily rate - £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -42.50%
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
132 204 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.75% 20.36% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 136 75
Median daily rate £425 £388 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 18
Median hourly rate £18.58 £17.17 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% +6.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) HPUX
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) AIX
2 7 (70.00%) DB2
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) EMC
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) DHCP
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
6 3 (30.00%) MySQL
6 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) SAN
6 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) StarTeam
6 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
6 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) Data Centre

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 7 (70.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) DB2
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (30.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) HPUX Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) AIX Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Architect
4 1 (10.00%) AIX Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) HPUX
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) AIX
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) VMware