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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 68 66 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 1.39% 2.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.83% 6.72% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 14
Median daily rate £425 £350 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £230 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.84 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-2.26% -26.33%
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
164 238 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.60% 20.68% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 139 96
Median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 36
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.78 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +2 3 £425 +6.25%
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (95.83%) Oracle
1 23 (95.83%) Linux
2 22 (91.67%) HPUX
3 21 (87.50%) AIX
4 20 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (70.83%) Migration
5 17 (70.83%) DB2
5 17 (70.83%) DHCP
5 17 (70.83%) EMC
5 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
6 16 (66.67%) Citrix
6 16 (66.67%) Mainframe
6 16 (66.67%) SQL
7 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
8 12 (50.00%) Unix
8 12 (50.00%) Windows
9 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
10 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
11 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
12 5 (20.83%) IBM
12 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (20.83%) VMware
13 4 (16.67%) HP
13 4 (16.67%) SAN
14 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
14 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
14 3 (12.50%) MySQL
14 3 (12.50%) DNS
14 3 (12.50%) StarTeam
14 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis

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 (8.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) DHCP
2 4 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.33%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (12.50%) StarTeam
2 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) AIX Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Lead Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Designer
4 3 (12.50%) HPUX Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) AIX Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (4.17%) DBA
6 1 (4.17%) EMC Storage Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Storage Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Storage Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Linux
2 22 (91.67%) HPUX
3 21 (87.50%) AIX
4 20 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (50.00%) Unix
5 12 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.17%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Bourne shell
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) vCloud
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas File System
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
1 2 (8.33%) yum
2 1 (4.17%) Legato
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Oracle
2 17 (70.83%) EMC
3 16 (66.67%) Citrix
4 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (20.83%) IBM
5 5 (20.83%) VMware
6 4 (16.67%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (4.17%) Sun
7 1 (4.17%) Veritas