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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 92 76 72
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 1.00% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.66% 4.73% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Average daily rate £450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £479 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.67%
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
382 296 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.79% 21.17% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 146 116
Average daily rate £325 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 24 (85.71%) AIX
2 23 (82.14%) Unix
3 18 (64.29%) Linux
4 13 (46.43%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) IBM
5 12 (42.86%) Migration
6 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
7 10 (35.71%) Oracle
7 10 (35.71%) Middleware
8 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
8 9 (32.14%) DNS
9 8 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (28.57%) HPUX
9 8 (28.57%) Shell Script
9 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
9 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (25.00%) SSL
10 7 (25.00%) DB2
10 7 (25.00%) SMTP
10 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (21.43%) SNMP
11 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
11 6 (21.43%) Web Services
11 6 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (21.43%) Finance
11 6 (21.43%) VMware
11 6 (21.43%) Clustering
11 6 (21.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 5 (17.86%) Computer Science

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 8 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) DNS
2 7 (25.00%) SMTP
2 7 (25.00%) SSL
2 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (21.43%) SNMP
4 4 (14.29%) SAN
5 2 (7.14%) Firewall
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) LDAP
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) FTP
6 1 (3.57%) NAS
6 1 (3.57%) SMS
6 1 (3.57%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) DataStage
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Subversion
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Middleware Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Unix Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) AIX Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) AIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) AIX Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Middleware
2 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 6 (21.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 6 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (21.43%) Clustering
4 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (10.71%) HACMP
5 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
6 2 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (3.57%) EFT
7 1 (3.57%) PKI
7 1 (3.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) AIX
2 23 (82.14%) Unix
3 18 (64.29%) Linux
4 13 (46.43%) Windows
5 8 (28.57%) HPUX
5 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) Data Reconciliation
3 3 (10.71%) High Availability
4 2 (7.14%) ETL
4 2 (7.14%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Security Hardening
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) E-business
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) RHCSA
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) GPFS
3 2 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (3.57%) RACF
4 1 (3.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (3.57%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (3.57%) zSecure
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) IBM
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle
3 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.71%) Sun
7 2 (7.14%) Veritas
8 1 (3.57%) CA
8 1 (3.57%) SmartStream