The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 26 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.48% 2.09% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.21% 14.29% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £500 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £414 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.32% +6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +25.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 26.37% 14.64% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 14 17
Median daily rate £350 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +106.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £185 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 16 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (44.44%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) NetApp
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (44.44%) F5
5 3 (33.33%) NAS
5 3 (33.33%) XenApp
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) Sun
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) NAS
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
4 2 (22.22%) SNMP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (11.11%) VLAN
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) NetApp Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Storage Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre Operations
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) Veritas File System
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) F5
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) NetApp
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) Sun
3 2 (22.22%) EMC
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire