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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 73 77 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 18 4 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.27% 0.35% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.06% 1.95% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 6
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£450 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.61 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+111.81% -24.46%
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
297 205 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.90% 17.78% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 92 122
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £506 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 41
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £31.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
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Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Migration
3 15 (45.45%) AIX
3 15 (45.45%) Linux
4 14 (42.42%) UNIX
5 12 (36.36%) HP
6 10 (30.30%) VMware
7 9 (27.27%) SAN
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
8 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
8 8 (24.24%) HPUX
8 8 (24.24%) Oracle
8 8 (24.24%) Middleware
8 8 (24.24%) Mainframe
8 8 (24.24%) Replication
9 7 (21.21%) NAS
9 7 (21.21%) CA
9 7 (21.21%) EMC
10 6 (18.18%) Citrix
10 6 (18.18%) IBM
11 5 (15.15%) Terminal Services
11 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
11 5 (15.15%) Clustering
11 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
11 5 (15.15%) IIS
11 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
11 5 (15.15%) Celerra
11 5 (15.15%) iSCSI
11 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (15.15%) EMC RecoverPoint

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 5 (15.15%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) CICS
3 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Apache
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.03%) Lync
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) SAN
2 7 (21.21%) NAS
3 5 (15.15%) iSCSI
3 5 (15.15%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (9.09%) DNS
5 2 (6.06%) DHCP
5 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) SSL
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall
6 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.12%) DataStage
3 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Server Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Design Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.03%) UNIX Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Server Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Middleware
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Mainframe
1 8 (24.24%) Replication
2 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) Celerra
3 4 (12.12%) VSAM
4 2 (6.06%) Life Science
4 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) AIX
2 15 (45.45%) Linux
3 14 (42.42%) UNIX
4 8 (24.24%) HPUX
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Change Control
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (6.06%) SIEM
4 2 (6.06%) Time Management
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.03%) ERP
5 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.03%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.03%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) COBOL
2 3 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) MCSE
1 2 (6.06%) MCP
1 2 (6.06%) CCNA
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Terminal Services
2 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Data Guard
2 3 (9.09%) Control-M
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (6.06%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (6.06%) OpenView
4 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.03%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) HP
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Oracle
4 7 (21.21%) CA
4 7 (21.21%) EMC
5 6 (18.18%) Citrix
5 6 (18.18%) IBM
6 4 (12.12%) Sun
6 4 (12.12%) StorageTek
7 3 (9.09%) NetApp
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco
8 2 (6.06%) MobileIron
8 2 (6.06%) Axway
8 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.06%) Dell
8 2 (6.06%) Juniper
8 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.06%) Apple
9 1 (3.03%) McAfee