The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 44 38 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.99% 2.05% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.88% 6.15% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £478 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.08% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%
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 Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
153 130 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.85% 33.25% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 90 59
Median daily rate £413 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 10
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.30 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Preston -1 6 £425 -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 14 (93.33%) AIX
2 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
4 8 (53.33%) Migration
4 8 (53.33%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) HPUX
6 5 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) Project Planning
7 4 (26.67%) EMC
7 4 (26.67%) Citrix
7 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (26.67%) DHCP
7 4 (26.67%) Unix
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) DB2
8 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
9 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
9 2 (13.33%) Middleware
9 2 (13.33%) Sun
9 2 (13.33%) Java
10 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
10 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
10 1 (6.67%) Perl

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) AquaLogic
2 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (6.67%) Tuxedo
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Storage Architect
2 2 (13.33%) AIX Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Migration Manager
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) AIX Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (6.67%) LAMP
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) AIX
2 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) HPUX
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) QMS
3 1 (6.67%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) EMC
4 2 (13.33%) Sun
5 1 (6.67%) Axway
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft