The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 38 51 27
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs citing Solaris 8 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.82% 0.94% 3.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.30% 3.60% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£427 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
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
127 139 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.86% 26.13% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 73 22
Average daily rate £400 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £410 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.72 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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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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
Preston - 7 £341 - 1
Blackpool +2 1 £750 -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Web Services
4 8 (50.00%) Data Structures
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (50.00%) ETL
4 8 (50.00%) SAS
4 8 (50.00%) RDBMS
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle
4 8 (50.00%) Business Objects
4 8 (50.00%) Informatica
4 8 (50.00%) Data Security
4 8 (50.00%) Migration
5 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) Private Cloud
5 6 (37.50%) Open Source
6 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (25.00%) Puppet
6 4 (25.00%) DevOps
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) Maven
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (25.00%) Sun
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (25.00%) AIX

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (50.00%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 8 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (12.50%) Big Data
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) Maven
2 2 (12.50%) ProC
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 6 (37.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (25.00%) AIX
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ETL
1 8 (50.00%) Data Security
1 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) Open Source
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (18.75%) C
3 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
1 8 (50.00%) Business Objects
1 8 (50.00%) Informatica
2 4 (25.00%) Sun
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) HP