The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 105 107 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -47
Contract jobs citing Solaris 27 21 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.79% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.87% 3.34% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 27
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£463 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.58% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
697 629 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.84% 23.60% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 278 265
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 76 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Solaris
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 13 £475 +31.03% 3
Cheshire +15 11 £463 +2.77% 1
Merseyside -1 1 £300 -29.41% 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 19 (42.22%) Oracle
3 17 (37.78%) Windows
4 15 (33.33%) UNIX
5 12 (26.67%) Finance
6 11 (24.44%) Oracle Database
7 10 (22.22%) Firewall
7 10 (22.22%) VMware
7 10 (22.22%) AIX
8 9 (20.00%) EMC
8 9 (20.00%) Citrix
8 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 9 (20.00%) SCOM
8 9 (20.00%) Data Guard
9 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
9 8 (17.78%) Migration
9 8 (17.78%) CA
9 8 (17.78%) HP
9 8 (17.78%) Server Monitoring
9 8 (17.78%) XenDesktop
10 7 (15.56%) Verint
10 7 (15.56%) Avaya
10 7 (15.56%) HPUX
10 7 (15.56%) Middleware
10 7 (15.56%) CMS
11 6 (13.33%) Banking
11 6 (13.33%) Shell Script
12 5 (11.11%) RDBMS
12 5 (11.11%) IBM
12 5 (11.11%) VMware Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 7 (15.56%) CMS
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.44%) CICS
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Lync
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) MGW
3 2 (4.44%) PSTN
3 2 (4.44%) VoIP
3 2 (4.44%) H.323
3 2 (4.44%) CTI
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
4 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
4 1 (2.22%) NAS
4 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (4.44%) DataStage
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Advertising
4 2 (4.44%) Local Government
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Server Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Implementation Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Avaya Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) DBA
3 5 (11.11%) Administrator
3 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 3 (6.67%) SOA Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Design Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Middleware
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) VSAM
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 17 (37.78%) Windows
3 15 (33.33%) UNIX
4 10 (22.22%) AIX
5 7 (15.56%) HPUX
6 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Migration
1 8 (17.78%) Server Monitoring
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL
3 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.67%) SOA
3 3 (6.67%) Change Control
3 3 (6.67%) High Availability
4 2 (4.44%) Time Management
4 2 (4.44%) Data Management
4 2 (4.44%) Information Management
4 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.44%) CRM
4 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) Change Management
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) Perl
3 3 (6.67%) VB
4 2 (4.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) XenDesktop
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) SCOM
1 9 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.67%) Unicenter
2 3 (6.67%) Control-M
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.22%) Legato
4 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Oracle
2 10 (22.22%) VMware
3 9 (20.00%) EMC
3 9 (20.00%) Citrix
3 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (17.78%) CA
4 8 (17.78%) HP
5 7 (15.56%) Verint
5 7 (15.56%) Avaya
6 5 (11.11%) IBM
7 3 (6.67%) NetApp
8 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.22%) McAfee
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco
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