The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 87 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 15 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 1.30% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.17% 5.65% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 11
Average daily rate
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£476 £488 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +34.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £381 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £57.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-36.22% +55.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
360 301 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.18% 23.03% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 167 120
Average daily rate £350 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (77.27%) UNIX
2 15 (68.18%) AIX
2 15 (68.18%) Finance
3 12 (54.55%) ITIL
3 12 (54.55%) IBM
4 11 (50.00%) Middleware
5 10 (45.45%) SAN
6 8 (36.36%) CICS
6 8 (36.36%) CA
6 8 (36.36%) DataStage
6 8 (36.36%) Mainframe
6 8 (36.36%) VSAM
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
7 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
8 6 (27.27%) Windows
9 5 (22.73%) Oracle
9 5 (22.73%) COBOL
9 5 (22.73%) EMC
9 5 (22.73%) Banking
9 5 (22.73%) BYOD
10 4 (18.18%) Office 365
10 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (18.18%) VMware
10 4 (18.18%) Migration
10 4 (18.18%) Service Management
10 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
10 4 (18.18%) Firewall
10 4 (18.18%) AppSense
10 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (18.18%) QA

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (36.36%) CICS
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Mule
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) SAN
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) SSL
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) VPN
3 3 (13.64%) SNA
3 3 (13.64%) SMS
3 3 (13.64%) SMTP
3 3 (13.64%) FTP
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) DataStage
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) DB2
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.55%) Hudson
1 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Design Leader
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) TIBCO Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (4.55%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.55%) WebCenter
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) XSD
2 1 (4.55%) XSLT
2 1 (4.55%) JMS
2 1 (4.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Mainframe
1 8 (36.36%) VSAM
2 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (22.73%) BYOD
4 4 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (13.64%) PKI
5 3 (13.64%) EFT
6 2 (9.09%) HACMP
6 2 (9.09%) Clustering
6 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) UNIX
2 15 (68.18%) AIX
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.64%) zOS
7 2 (9.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) ETL
2 4 (18.18%) Service Management
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) E-business
4 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.55%) Release Management
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Data Governance
5 1 (4.55%) Master Data Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC
5 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) COBOL
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) CCIE
1 2 (9.09%) CCA
1 2 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.09%) CCEE
1 2 (9.09%) CCAA
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (18.18%) XenApp
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) MetaFrame
2 3 (13.64%) RACF
2 3 (13.64%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (13.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (9.09%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
1 3 (13.64%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (13.64%) zSecure
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.55%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) IBM
2 8 (36.36%) CA
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) EMC
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) AppSense
5 3 (13.64%) Sun
6 2 (9.09%) SmartStream
6 2 (9.09%) TIBCO
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) ATG
7 1 (4.55%) Stellent
7 1 (4.55%) Endeca
7 1 (4.55%) Brocade
7 1 (4.55%) Eloqua
7 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft