The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 30 26
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.25% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 5.77% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.07% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £57.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-36.22% +55.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
119 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.83% 21.67% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 22
Average daily rate £250 £200 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -41.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.65 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Merseyside region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Merseyside region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Solaris
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy