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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 83 70 75
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.85% 0.81% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.56% 3.97% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £395 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £30.60 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-8.49% +13.33%
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
307 277 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.72% 20.52% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 127 65
Average daily rate £325 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £120 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 30
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -10.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 23 (82.14%) UNIX
2 16 (57.14%) Oracle
3 13 (46.43%) AIX
4 12 (42.86%) Windows
5 11 (39.29%) WAN
5 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
5 11 (39.29%) EMC
5 11 (39.29%) SAN
5 11 (39.29%) Citrix
5 11 (39.29%) Finance
5 11 (39.29%) XenApp
6 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database
7 8 (28.57%) Migration
7 8 (28.57%) Linux
8 7 (25.00%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) IIS
8 7 (25.00%) COBOL
8 7 (25.00%) Nortel
8 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco
8 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (25.00%) Firewall
8 7 (25.00%) Wireless
8 7 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (25.00%) Internet
8 7 (25.00%) MPLS
8 7 (25.00%) OSPF
8 7 (25.00%) BGP
8 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (25.00%) IIS
1 7 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) SAN
1 11 (39.29%) WAN
2 7 (25.00%) DMZ
2 7 (25.00%) Internet
2 7 (25.00%) MPLS
2 7 (25.00%) OSPF
2 7 (25.00%) BGP
2 7 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 7 (25.00%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) Wireless
2 7 (25.00%) VPLS
2 7 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (25.00%) NAS
2 7 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (14.29%) VPN
3 4 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle Discoverer
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (17.86%) DataStage
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 6 (21.43%) DBA
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Design Leader
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Solaris Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Replication
1 7 (25.00%) Clustering
1 7 (25.00%) VSAM
1 7 (25.00%) Celerra
2 6 (21.43%) Mainframe
3 5 (17.86%) BYOD
4 1 (3.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) UNIX
2 13 (46.43%) AIX
3 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 8 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (21.43%) Change Control
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) CCIE
1 2 (7.14%) CCA
1 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (7.14%) CCEE
1 2 (7.14%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
1 11 (39.29%) XenApp
2 7 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 7 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (14.29%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) EMC
2 11 (39.29%) Citrix
3 7 (25.00%) CA
3 7 (25.00%) Nortel
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco
3 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (17.86%) IBM
5 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 4 (14.29%) AppSense
6 3 (10.71%) Avaya