The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 87 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 17 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.93% 0.85% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.78% 4.55% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Median daily rate £375 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £350 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £488 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £28.00 £30.60
% change year-on-year
+38.39% -8.49%
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
356 308 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.41% 18.66% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 138 129
Median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 37
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.20 £19.82 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 31 (96.88%) Unix
2 25 (78.13%) Linux
3 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 17 (53.13%) AIX
3 17 (53.13%) Red Hat
4 15 (46.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (40.63%) IBM
5 13 (40.63%) Oracle
6 12 (37.50%) Shell Script
7 10 (31.25%) WebSphere
7 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (31.25%) WebLogic
7 10 (31.25%) ITIL
7 10 (31.25%) DNS
8 8 (25.00%) SMTP
8 8 (25.00%) SNMP
8 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (25.00%) SSL
8 8 (25.00%) Web Services
8 8 (25.00%) DB2
8 8 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (25.00%) Middleware
8 8 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (25.00%) Migration
8 8 (25.00%) VMware
8 8 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
9 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 10 (31.25%) WebLogic
1 10 (31.25%) WebSphere
2 8 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.25%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) DNS
2 8 (25.00%) SMTP
2 8 (25.00%) SNMP
2 8 (25.00%) SSL
2 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.38%) SAN
4 2 (6.25%) LDAP
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Law
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Administrator
4 6 (18.75%) Consultant
5 5 (15.63%) Middleware Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (12.50%) Unix Consultant
6 4 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (9.38%) Operational Support Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Operations Support Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Solaris Consultant
7 3 (9.38%) Storage Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Technical Operations Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Technical Support
7 3 (9.38%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 8 (25.00%) Middleware
1 8 (25.00%) Web Services
1 8 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.88%) Clustering
2 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
2 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.50%) EMC VNX
4 2 (6.25%) HACMP
4 2 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (96.88%) Unix
2 25 (78.13%) Linux
3 17 (53.13%) AIX
3 17 (53.13%) Windows
4 15 (46.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
6 5 (15.63%) HPUX
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (6.25%) SUSE
8 2 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 8 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
4 3 (9.38%) Security Patching
4 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) High Availability
5 2 (6.25%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) Security Hardening
5 2 (6.25%) SOA
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.13%) DevOps
6 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) EMCSA
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCP
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) DBS Check
3 2 (6.25%) RHCSA
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (6.25%) GPFS
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.13%) Firmware
5 1 (3.13%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) NetBackup
1 5 (15.63%) Puppet
2 4 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 3 (9.38%) SCOM
3 3 (9.38%) WSUS
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Red Hat
2 13 (40.63%) IBM
2 13 (40.63%) Oracle
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) EMC
4 5 (15.63%) Veritas
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) Sun
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago