The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 113 118 101
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 43 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 0.55% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.16% 2.35% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 9
Average daily rate
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£488 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £258 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £386 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £49.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.30 £30.60 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+12.09% +13.33%
Solaris
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
834 724 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.48% 23.29% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 316 238
Average daily rate £375 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 121 72
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.91 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
Manchester -6 14 £425 +30.76%
Lancashire +9 13 £538 -
Cheshire - 6 £460 - 1
Cumbria - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £396 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 47 (65.28%) UNIX
2 42 (58.33%) Windows
3 35 (48.61%) Linux
4 31 (43.06%) Oracle
5 30 (41.67%) AIX
6 27 (37.50%) Migration
7 22 (30.56%) Oracle Database
8 19 (26.39%) VMware
8 19 (26.39%) Citrix
9 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 16 (22.22%) EMC
9 16 (22.22%) SAN
9 16 (22.22%) Finance
9 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
10 14 (19.44%) WAN
11 13 (18.06%) Cisco
11 13 (18.06%) Hyper-V
12 12 (16.67%) NAS
12 12 (16.67%) XenApp
12 12 (16.67%) IBM
12 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.67%) Clustering
13 11 (15.28%) Firewall
13 11 (15.28%) IIS
13 11 (15.28%) CA
13 11 (15.28%) Red Hat
14 10 (13.89%) Terminal Services
14 10 (13.89%) CheckPoint
14 10 (13.89%) RDBMS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (15.28%) IIS
2 9 (12.50%) CICS
3 8 (11.11%) SAS
4 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
2 3 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) SAN
2 14 (19.44%) WAN
3 12 (16.67%) NAS
4 11 (15.28%) Firewall
5 10 (13.89%) iSCSI
5 10 (13.89%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (12.50%) Wireless
7 8 (11.11%) DMZ
7 8 (11.11%) EIGRP
7 8 (11.11%) MPLS
7 8 (11.11%) OSPF
7 8 (11.11%) Internet
7 8 (11.11%) BGP
7 8 (11.11%) VPLS
7 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (6.94%) VLAN
9 4 (5.56%) LAN
9 4 (5.56%) VPN
10 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.78%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.56%) Oracle Database
2 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (13.89%) RDBMS
3 10 (13.89%) Relational Database
4 8 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (9.72%) DataStage
6 6 (8.33%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (6.94%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (2.78%) Big Data
10 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.39%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Maven
1 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
2 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Law
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Architect
2 14 (19.44%) Technical Architect
3 9 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
3 9 (12.50%) DBA
4 8 (11.11%) Technical Design Leader
5 6 (8.33%) Administrator
5 6 (8.33%) Technical Design Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Incident & Problem Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Lead Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Incident Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) Web Services
1 8 (11.11%) Middleware
2 3 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) Catalyst
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Clustering
2 10 (13.89%) Replication
2 10 (13.89%) Celerra
3 9 (12.50%) VSAM
4 8 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 8 (11.11%) Data Structures
5 7 (9.72%) BYOD
5 7 (9.72%) Open Source
6 6 (8.33%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.78%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.39%) LPAR
8 1 (1.39%) Life Science
8 1 (1.39%) HACMP
8 1 (1.39%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (65.28%) UNIX
2 42 (58.33%) Windows
3 35 (48.61%) Linux
4 30 (41.67%) AIX
5 8 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.94%) HPUX
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.78%) VMS
8 2 (2.78%) SUSE
8 2 (2.78%) Debian
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) Migration
2 9 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 8 (11.11%) ETL
3 8 (11.11%) Data Security
3 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 8 (11.11%) Change Control
4 7 (9.72%) ITIL
5 4 (5.56%) DevOps
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.78%) Workflow
7 2 (2.78%) Service Management
7 2 (2.78%) Change Management
7 2 (2.78%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (2.78%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.78%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) COBOL
2 5 (6.94%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.39%) C
6 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) CCA
3 5 (6.94%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.94%) MCSE
4 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.17%) CCEA
4 3 (4.17%) MCSD
5 2 (2.78%) CISSP
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.78%) CCIE
5 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.78%) GCIA
5 2 (2.78%) GCIH
5 2 (2.78%) CEH
5 2 (2.78%) CCEE
5 2 (2.78%) CCAA
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
3 13 (18.06%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.67%) XenApp
5 10 (13.89%) Terminal Services
5 10 (13.89%) VMware ESX
5 10 (13.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (5.56%) MetaFrame
6 4 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Puppet
2 4 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (43.06%) Oracle
2 19 (26.39%) VMware
2 19 (26.39%) Citrix
3 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.22%) EMC
4 13 (18.06%) Cisco
5 12 (16.67%) IBM
6 11 (15.28%) CA
6 11 (15.28%) Red Hat
7 10 (13.89%) CheckPoint
8 8 (11.11%) Business Objects
8 8 (11.11%) Informatica
8 8 (11.11%) Nortel
8 8 (11.11%) Sun
8 8 (11.11%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.94%) HP
10 4 (5.56%) Avaya
10 4 (5.56%) AppSense
10 4 (5.56%) Remedy
11 3 (4.17%) NetApp