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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
North West / Lancashire
Rank 38 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.13% 2.34% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.84% 9.09% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £518 £280 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.82% -35.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £37.63
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +20.93%

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
62 99 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.40% 25.78% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 59 60
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £492 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 10
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -3 2 £500 -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) AIX
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) HPUX
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) IBM
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) HP
3 7 (46.67%) Tivoli
3 7 (46.67%) Netcool
3 7 (46.67%) SCOM
4 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Bourne shell
4 6 (40.00%) Regular Expression
4 6 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (40.00%) Service Management
4 6 (40.00%) Korn
4 6 (40.00%) Release Management
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (40.00%) CA
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) Perl
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) VBScript
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
1 5 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Migration Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Monitoring Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Regular Expression
2 3 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) AIX
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) HPUX
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Release Management
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 5 (33.33%) Security Patching
4 4 (26.67%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Bourne shell
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) Korn
1 6 (40.00%) Perl
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
1 6 (40.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Netcool
1 7 (46.67%) SCOM
1 7 (46.67%) Tivoli
2 6 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
1 7 (46.67%) IBM
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) CA
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle