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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 43 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 29 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.11% 0.68% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.59% 3.45% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
Average daily rate £456 £406 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £450 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.67%
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
186 145 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.98% 19.62% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 71 87
Average daily rate £375 £361 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 32
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.25 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -21.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.41 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington -3 9 £463 +68.18%
Macclesfield +2 8 £281 -37.50%
Chester - 1 - -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (73.91%) Linux
2 32 (69.57%) Windows
3 29 (63.04%) Data Centre
4 27 (58.70%) AIX
5 25 (54.35%) HPUX
6 24 (52.17%) Migration
7 23 (50.00%) VMware
8 22 (47.83%) Unix
9 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (36.96%) IBM
11 16 (34.78%) Oracle
11 16 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (32.61%) Sun
13 14 (30.43%) Red Hat
14 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
15 11 (23.91%) Clustering
15 11 (23.91%) Hyper-V
16 10 (21.74%) Cisco
17 9 (19.57%) WAN
17 9 (19.57%) VCE vBlock
18 8 (17.39%) FlexPod
18 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
18 8 (17.39%) HP
18 8 (17.39%) Dell
19 7 (15.22%) SQL
20 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
20 6 (13.04%) Java
20 6 (13.04%) JDBC
20 6 (13.04%) Citrix
21 5 (10.87%) SLA

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (2.17%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) WAN
2 5 (10.87%) FTP
2 5 (10.87%) HTTP
2 5 (10.87%) SMTP
3 3 (6.52%) SAN
4 2 (4.35%) LDAP
4 2 (4.35%) NAS
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Architect
2 13 (28.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) IT Architect
3 7 (15.22%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Programmer
4 4 (8.70%) webMethods Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Programme Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Programmer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior webMethods Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) AIX Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Solaris Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) JDBC
2 5 (10.87%) SAP XI
2 5 (10.87%) XML
3 2 (4.35%) Middleware
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) EJB
4 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) J2EE
4 1 (2.17%) JSON
4 1 (2.17%) JSP
4 1 (2.17%) Servlets
4 1 (2.17%) Spring
4 1 (2.17%) Struts
4 1 (2.17%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (63.04%) Data Centre
2 11 (23.91%) Clustering
3 9 (19.57%) VCE vBlock
4 8 (17.39%) FlexPod
5 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Linux
2 32 (69.57%) Windows
3 27 (58.70%) AIX
4 25 (54.35%) HPUX
5 22 (47.83%) Unix
6 16 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Migration
2 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
2 5 (10.87%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) OO
2 5 (10.87%) OOP
2 5 (10.87%) SOA
2 5 (10.87%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
2 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.35%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.17%) EAI
4 1 (2.17%) ETL
4 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.17%) MVC
4 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.17%) UML
4 1 (2.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
3 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (23.91%) Hyper-V
3 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.52%) KVM
4 3 (6.52%) Xen
5 2 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (4.35%) Veritas File System
5 2 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCVMM
2 2 (4.35%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) Netcool
3 1 (2.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) VMware
2 17 (36.96%) IBM
3 16 (34.78%) Oracle
4 15 (32.61%) Sun
5 14 (30.43%) Red Hat
6 10 (21.74%) Cisco
7 8 (17.39%) Dell
7 8 (17.39%) HP
8 6 (13.04%) Citrix
9 5 (10.87%) SAP
9 5 (10.87%) webMethods
10 3 (6.52%) PlateSpin
11 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.35%) Veritas
12 1 (2.17%) Avaya
12 1 (2.17%) EMC
12 1 (2.17%) Hitachi
12 1 (2.17%) Juniper
12 1 (2.17%) Pega
12 1 (2.17%) Sitecore
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