The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.85% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
Solaris
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 17 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.19% 12.23% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Average daily rate £300 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £438 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 15
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -54.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.25 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Chester region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Chester region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Solaris
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Netcool
2 1 (50.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Unix

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Sun
1 1 (50.00%) VMware