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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 127 114 101
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing Solaris 18 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.53% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.22% 2.40% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £476 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +12.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £493 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -11.66%
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
811 668 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.00% 22.27% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 330 258
Average daily rate £350 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 70 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Lancashire +10 8 £478 -
Manchester -8 4 £475 +41.79% 3
Cheshire -8 2 £500 +2.04%
Merseyside -12 2 £343 +14.16%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 38 (55.07%) Windows
2 36 (52.17%) UNIX
2 36 (52.17%) Oracle
3 30 (43.48%) Linux
3 30 (43.48%) Oracle Database
4 24 (34.78%) Migration
5 23 (33.33%) AIX
6 18 (26.09%) Web Services
7 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
7 16 (23.19%) EMC
7 16 (23.19%) VMware
7 16 (23.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (21.74%) Citrix
8 15 (21.74%) SAN
9 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
10 13 (18.84%) SQL
10 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
10 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (17.39%) XenApp
11 12 (17.39%) Finance
11 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
11 12 (17.39%) WAN
11 12 (17.39%) Oracle Database 12c
12 11 (15.94%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
12 11 (15.94%) Java
12 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
13 10 (14.49%) NAS
13 10 (14.49%) PL/SQL
13 10 (14.49%) RDBMS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (13.04%) IIS
2 8 (11.59%) SAS
3 6 (8.70%) CICS
3 6 (8.70%) JBoss
3 6 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.80%) Tuxedo
4 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.45%) Mule
6 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.45%) CMS
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.74%) SAN
2 12 (17.39%) WAN
3 10 (14.49%) NAS
4 9 (13.04%) Firewall
4 9 (13.04%) Wireless
5 8 (11.59%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (11.59%) VPLS
5 8 (11.59%) iSCSI
5 8 (11.59%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (11.59%) DMZ
5 8 (11.59%) Internet
5 8 (11.59%) MPLS
5 8 (11.59%) OSPF
5 8 (11.59%) BGP
5 8 (11.59%) EIGRP
6 4 (5.80%) VPN
6 4 (5.80%) VLAN
6 4 (5.80%) LAN
7 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (43.48%) Oracle Database
2 12 (17.39%) Oracle Database 12c
3 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
3 11 (15.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
4 10 (14.49%) RDBMS
5 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (7.25%) DataStage
7 4 (5.80%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (5.80%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.90%) Big Data
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) ProC
2 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.80%) Maven
3 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.45%) Hudson
5 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Architect
2 12 (17.39%) Technical Architect
3 7 (10.14%) DBA
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Administrator
4 5 (7.25%) Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Technical Design Leader
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Design Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Problem Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.09%) Web Services
2 9 (13.04%) JSP
3 6 (8.70%) Middleware
4 3 (4.35%) XML
5 2 (2.90%) WSDL
5 2 (2.90%) J2EE
6 1 (1.45%) EJB
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) JDBC
6 1 (1.45%) Servlets
6 1 (1.45%) SOAP
6 1 (1.45%) Struts
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (1.45%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.45%) Spring
6 1 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.45%) JSON
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.45%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.04%) Mainframe
3 8 (11.59%) Replication
3 8 (11.59%) Clustering
3 8 (11.59%) Celerra
3 8 (11.59%) EMC VNX
3 8 (11.59%) Data Structures
4 6 (8.70%) Private Cloud
4 6 (8.70%) VSAM
5 5 (7.25%) BYOD
6 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) Life Science
7 1 (1.45%) LPAR
7 1 (1.45%) HACMP
7 1 (1.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.07%) Windows
2 36 (52.17%) UNIX
3 30 (43.48%) Linux
4 23 (33.33%) AIX
5 16 (23.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.35%) HPUX
9 2 (2.90%) VMS
9 2 (2.90%) SUSE
9 2 (2.90%) Debian
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Migration
2 9 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (11.59%) Configuration Management
3 8 (11.59%) ETL
3 8 (11.59%) Data Security
3 8 (11.59%) Business Continuity
3 8 (11.59%) Open Source
4 7 (10.14%) Change Control
5 5 (7.25%) ITIL
6 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.80%) DevOps
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.90%) MVC
8 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.90%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) Java
3 10 (14.49%) PL/SQL
4 8 (11.59%) Shell Script
5 7 (10.14%) C
6 6 (8.70%) COBOL
7 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) CCA
3 5 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (7.25%) MCSE
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.35%) CCEA
4 3 (4.35%) MCSD
4 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.90%) CCEE
5 2 (2.90%) CCAA
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.90%) CCIE
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.39%) XenApp
2 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (11.59%) Terminal Services
4 8 (11.59%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.80%) MetaFrame
5 4 (5.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (5.80%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) SCOM
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.45%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Oracle
2 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) EMC
2 16 (23.19%) VMware
3 15 (21.74%) Citrix
4 10 (14.49%) Cisco
4 10 (14.49%) IBM
5 9 (13.04%) CA
5 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
6 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
6 8 (11.59%) SolarWinds
6 8 (11.59%) Informatica
6 8 (11.59%) Nortel
6 8 (11.59%) Business Objects
7 7 (10.14%) Sun
8 5 (7.25%) Remedy
9 4 (5.80%) AppSense
9 4 (5.80%) Avaya
10 3 (4.35%) NetApp
10 3 (4.35%) HP