The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 45 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.95% 2.39% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.01% 7.81% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
133 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.67% 30.62% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 34
Average daily rate £250 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -29.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £424 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.57 £30.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
North West

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Preston - - - -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) UNIX
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Data Management
4 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) Unicenter
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) AIX

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) Data Management
1 2 (33.33%) Information Management
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (33.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) CA
4 1 (16.67%) JBoss