The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 32 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.29% 0.48% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 1.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £500 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
Solaris
Merseyside

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
39 64 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 16.81% 30.92% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 12
Average daily rate £413 £170 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.64% -52.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £115 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -17.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) HACMP
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (22.22%) GPFS
6 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
6 2 (22.22%) IVR
6 2 (22.22%) High Availability
6 2 (22.22%) SIEM
6 2 (22.22%) Change Control
6 2 (22.22%) XenApp
6 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
6 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (22.22%) Veritas File System
6 2 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (22.22%) Apache
6 2 (22.22%) Tuxedo
6 2 (22.22%) LDAP
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) Tuxedo
1 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) LDAP
3 2 (22.22%) SNMP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Designer
1 4 (44.44%) Solutions Designer
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Designer
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 3 (33.33%) HACMP
2 2 (22.22%) IVR
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) GPFS
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (22.22%) Veritas File System
2 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) PowerHA
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (22.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Intel
3 2 (22.22%) Sun
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) EMC