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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 43 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.01% 0.94% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.31% 4.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.67%
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
121 93 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.56% 21.88% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 11
Average daily rate £375 £375 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +74.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +96.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.54 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston +1 1 - -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Chorley - 1 - -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) AIX
4 3 (33.33%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Cognizant
5 2 (22.22%) Process Management
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) EAI
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (22.22%) Sun
5 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Pega
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
5 2 (22.22%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) Reference Data

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (22.22%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) AIX Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) AIX Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) LAMP
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Reference Data
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) AIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (11.11%) HPUX
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Analytics
1 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Case Management
1 2 (22.22%) EAI
1 2 (22.22%) ETL
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 2 (22.22%) Process Management
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
1 2 (22.22%) SOA
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
1 2 (22.22%) Use Case
1 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) GPFS
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cognizant
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Pega
1 2 (22.22%) Sun
1 2 (22.22%) Tumbleweed
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) IBM