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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 56 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 12 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 0.41% 1.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.16% 1.71% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 10
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£423 £375 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.66% -4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £367 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £415 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
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
147 234 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.16% 23.88% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 84 107
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 22
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.65 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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
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 27 November 2014. 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
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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 -11 6 £423 +12.66%
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 20 (74.07%) UNIX
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Oracle
3 13 (48.15%) Linux
4 11 (40.74%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (37.04%) Cisco
6 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 9 (33.33%) F5
7 8 (29.63%) Firewall
7 8 (29.63%) Finance
8 7 (25.93%) VMware
8 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (25.93%) Middleware
8 7 (25.93%) IIS
8 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
9 6 (22.22%) DHCP
9 6 (22.22%) HP
9 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 5 (18.52%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (18.52%) Fortinet
10 5 (18.52%) GCIA
10 5 (18.52%) GCIH
10 5 (18.52%) CEH
10 5 (18.52%) Advertising
10 5 (18.52%) CISSP
10 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 7 (25.93%) IIS
2 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (14.81%) Documentum
4 2 (7.41%) CMS
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.70%) JBoss
5 1 (3.70%) Apache
5 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Firewall
2 6 (22.22%) DHCP
3 5 (18.52%) TACACS
3 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (14.81%) SAN
4 4 (14.81%) NAS
5 3 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (7.41%) Intranet
6 2 (7.41%) FTP
7 1 (3.70%) MGW
7 1 (3.70%) Network Security
7 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.70%) Wireless
7 1 (3.70%) HTTP
7 1 (3.70%) H.323
7 1 (3.70%) LDAP
7 1 (3.70%) PSTN
7 1 (3.70%) VoIP
7 1 (3.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) BODI
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle SOA Developer
1 5 (18.52%) SOA Developer
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Developer
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Avaya Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) webMethods Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Middleware
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.70%) SAP XI
3 1 (3.70%) JDBC
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.70%) Tandem
2 1 (3.70%) AS400
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) UNIX
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (18.52%) HPUX
6 4 (14.81%) AIX
7 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 2 (7.41%) CentOS
9 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (18.52%) SOA
3 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
3 4 (14.81%) Time Management
4 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.41%) CAFM
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) GCIA
2 5 (18.52%) GCIH
2 5 (18.52%) CEH
2 5 (18.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) CA Wily
1 1 (3.70%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (3.70%) Foglight
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Oracle
2 10 (37.04%) Cisco
3 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 9 (33.33%) F5
4 7 (25.93%) VMware
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 6 (22.22%) HP
6 5 (18.52%) Fortinet
6 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
6 5 (18.52%) Juniper
7 4 (14.81%) Business Objects
7 4 (14.81%) Compuware
8 3 (11.11%) IBM
8 3 (11.11%) Websense
9 2 (7.41%) Verint
9 2 (7.41%) Avaya
10 1 (3.70%) Tumbleweed
10 1 (3.70%) EMC
10 1 (3.70%) BMC
10 1 (3.70%) Sun
Cheshire
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