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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 93 88 81
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.82% 1.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.79% 4.27% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £35.58
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -35.34%
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
392 375 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.83% 19.10% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 184 168
Median daily rate £390 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £154 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 41 45
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.13 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% +11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £10.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.43 £40.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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
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 3 December 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 23 (79.31%) Unix
2 19 (65.52%) Linux
3 16 (55.17%) AIX
4 13 (44.83%) VMware
5 12 (41.38%) Windows
6 10 (34.48%) Oracle
7 9 (31.03%) ITIL
7 9 (31.03%) IBM
8 8 (27.59%) DNS
8 8 (27.59%) SAN
8 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
8 8 (27.59%) Perl
9 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
9 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (20.69%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (20.69%) DB2
10 6 (20.69%) HPUX
10 6 (20.69%) HTTP
11 5 (17.24%) SMTP
11 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (17.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (17.24%) Middleware
11 5 (17.24%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (17.24%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (17.24%) Clustering
11 5 (17.24%) Jython
11 5 (17.24%) NetBackup
11 5 (17.24%) Migration
11 5 (17.24%) Service Management

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 5 (17.24%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
1 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.90%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
2 6 (20.69%) HTTP
3 5 (17.24%) SMTP
4 4 (13.79%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) DHCP
5 3 (10.34%) SNMP
5 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.90%) Firewall
6 2 (6.90%) Internet
6 2 (6.90%) VLAN
6 2 (6.90%) WAN
7 1 (3.45%) IMAP
7 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.45%) LDAP
7 1 (3.45%) MRTG
7 1 (3.45%) OSPF
7 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) DB2
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) SQLPlus
3 1 (3.45%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Support
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Support
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Middleware
1 5 (17.24%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (10.34%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.34%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.90%) HACMP
5 1 (3.45%) BBC
5 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.45%) Life Science
5 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Unix
2 19 (65.52%) Linux
3 16 (55.17%) AIX
4 12 (41.38%) Windows
5 6 (20.69%) HPUX
6 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.45%) CentOS
8 1 (3.45%) Debian
8 1 (3.45%) SUSE
8 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) Service Management
3 4 (13.79%) Patch Management
3 4 (13.79%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.34%) Security Patching
4 3 (10.34%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.90%) High Availability
5 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.45%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Perl
2 5 (17.24%) Jython
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) C
5 2 (6.90%) C++
5 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) Korn
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (13.79%) MCP
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.45%) CCDP
3 1 (3.45%) CCIE
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (6.90%) GPFS
5 1 (3.45%) Ceph
5 1 (3.45%) Dovecot
5 1 (3.45%) iptables
5 1 (3.45%) KVM
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.45%) Sendmail
5 1 (3.45%) Squid
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle ZFS
2 5 (17.24%) NetBackup
3 4 (13.79%) SCCM
3 4 (13.79%) SCOM
3 4 (13.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (13.79%) WSUS
4 3 (10.34%) Ansible
5 2 (6.90%) Tivoli
6 1 (3.45%) Cacti
6 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
6 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (3.45%) HAProxy
6 1 (3.45%) Nagios
6 1 (3.45%) OpenNebula
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) Oracle
3 9 (31.03%) IBM
4 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) Sun
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Veritas
7 2 (6.90%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix
8 1 (3.45%) F5
8 1 (3.45%) Isilon