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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 68 63 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -27
Contract jobs citing Solaris 17 14 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.30% 1.17% 4.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.67% 5.83% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 7
Average daily rate
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£488 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +8.82%
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
300 240 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.97% 20.08% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 120 119
Average daily rate £323 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 10 (52.63%) Oracle
1 10 (52.63%) AIX
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) Migration
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) HPUX
4 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
4 6 (31.58%) Middleware
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
5 5 (26.32%) Data Guard
5 5 (26.32%) CA
6 4 (21.05%) IBM
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) EMC
7 3 (15.79%) NetApp
7 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) UNIX
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
7 3 (15.79%) Control-M
7 3 (15.79%) Replication
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Banking
7 3 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (15.79%) SCCM
7 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
8 2 (10.53%) SAP Afaria

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 2 (10.53%) CICS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) NAS
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.53%) DataStage
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Design Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Support
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.79%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) VSAM
3 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) AIX
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) HPUX
5 3 (15.79%) UNIX
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Time Management
3 2 (10.53%) SIEM
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) COBOL
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Data Guard
2 3 (15.79%) Control-M
2 3 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (10.53%) OpenView
4 1 (5.26%) Legato
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SCSM
4 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) CA
4 4 (21.05%) IBM
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 3 (15.79%) EMC
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
6 2 (10.53%) Axway
6 2 (10.53%) MobileIron
6 2 (10.53%) Juniper
6 2 (10.53%) StorageTek
6 2 (10.53%) Apple
6 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.53%) Sun
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
7 1 (5.26%) McAfee
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix