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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 132 128 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing Solaris 29 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.85% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.17% 4.29% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 27
Median daily rate £425 £448 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £335 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.84 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-2.26% -26.33%
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
696 886 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.92% 19.78% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 481 405
Median daily rate £395 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 110 100
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 15 £425 -8.60% 5
Lancashire - 6 £325 - 3
Cheshire -2 3 £425 +21.42%
Cumbria - 3 - -
Merseyside +7 2 £425 -5.55% 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 63 (64.29%) Unix
2 62 (63.27%) Linux
3 59 (60.20%) AIX
4 58 (59.18%) Oracle
5 42 (42.86%) Migration
5 42 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (41.84%) HPUX
6 41 (41.84%) Windows
7 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
8 33 (33.67%) EMC
9 31 (31.63%) VMware
10 30 (30.61%) Security Cleared
11 28 (28.57%) Citrix
11 28 (28.57%) Red Hat
11 28 (28.57%) SQL
12 27 (27.55%) DHCP
13 26 (26.53%) Data Centre
14 25 (25.51%) DB2
15 24 (24.49%) Mainframe
16 23 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (21.43%) ITIL
17 21 (21.43%) SAN
18 20 (20.41%) SC Cleared
19 18 (18.37%) IBM
20 16 (16.33%) Configuration Management
21 15 (15.31%) Oracle Database
22 14 (14.29%) HP
23 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
24 12 (12.24%) Sun
24 12 (12.24%) Security Patching

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.14%) Apache
2 5 (5.10%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.08%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (4.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (4.08%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.06%) JBoss
4 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.04%) GlassFish
5 2 (2.04%) Liferay
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.02%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (27.55%) DHCP
2 21 (21.43%) SAN
3 10 (10.20%) iSCSI
4 9 (9.18%) DNS
4 9 (9.18%) Firewall
5 6 (6.12%) LAN
6 5 (5.10%) HTTP
6 5 (5.10%) WAN
7 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.06%) LDAP
8 3 (3.06%) SMTP
8 3 (3.06%) SNMP
9 2 (2.04%) BIG-IP
9 2 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.04%) NAS
9 2 (2.04%) Network Security
9 2 (2.04%) VoIP
10 1 (1.02%) IMAP
10 1 (1.02%) MRTG
10 1 (1.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.51%) DB2
2 15 (15.31%) Oracle Database
3 11 (11.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (10.20%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.08%) MySQL
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.04%) SAP HANA
8 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.02%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) ClearCase
1 3 (3.06%) JIRA
1 3 (3.06%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.04%) Introscope
2 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.02%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.02%) Selenium
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (20.41%) Architect
2 16 (16.33%) Administrator
2 16 (16.33%) Analyst
3 11 (11.22%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (8.16%) AIX Architect
4 8 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (8.16%) Solaris Administrator
5 7 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Consultant
6 6 (6.12%) DBA
6 6 (6.12%) Designer
6 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (6.12%) Unix Administrator
7 5 (5.10%) Data Centre Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Lead Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (5.10%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Storage Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (4.08%) Middleware
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.02%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.53%) Data Centre
2 24 (24.49%) Mainframe
3 11 (11.22%) Clustering
4 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.10%) EMC VNX
5 5 (5.10%) HACMP
6 4 (4.08%) LPAR
7 3 (3.06%) Life Science
8 2 (2.04%) Data Extraction
8 2 (2.04%) IBM XIV
8 2 (2.04%) IVR
8 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.02%) BBC
9 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.02%) Replication
9 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (64.29%) Unix
2 62 (63.27%) Linux
3 59 (60.20%) AIX
4 42 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (41.84%) HPUX
5 41 (41.84%) Windows
6 12 (12.24%) Windows Server
7 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (6.12%) SUSE
10 3 (3.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.02%) CentOS
11 1 (1.02%) Debian
11 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.86%) Migration
2 21 (21.43%) ITIL
3 16 (16.33%) Configuration Management
4 12 (12.24%) Security Patching
5 11 (11.22%) Virtual Environments
6 8 (8.16%) Service Management
7 7 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (7.14%) Patch Management
8 5 (5.10%) Change Management
8 5 (5.10%) Project Planning
9 4 (4.08%) TOGAF
10 3 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.06%) DevOps
10 3 (3.06%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (3.06%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.06%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.06%) SOA
11 2 (2.04%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (2.04%) SIEM
11 2 (2.04%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) SQL
2 8 (8.16%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.12%) Perl
4 3 (3.06%) Java
4 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.04%) C
5 2 (2.04%) C++
5 2 (2.04%) Jython
5 2 (2.04%) PHP
5 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.02%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.02%) Korn
6 1 (1.02%) Python
6 1 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (30.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (7.14%) MCP
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.08%) DBS Check
4 4 (4.08%) EMCSA
5 2 (2.04%) Degree
6 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 23 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.06%) GPFS
6 3 (3.06%) vSphere
7 2 (2.04%) Firmware
7 2 (2.04%) PowerHA
7 2 (2.04%) vCloud
7 2 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.04%) XenApp
7 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.02%) Dovecot
8 1 (1.02%) KVM
8 1 (1.02%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.02%) Squid
8 1 (1.02%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) NetBackup
1 11 (11.22%) Oracle ZFS
2 9 (9.18%) SCCM
3 8 (8.16%) Puppet
3 8 (8.16%) SCOM
4 7 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (7.14%) WSUS
5 5 (5.10%) Ansible
5 5 (5.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (4.08%) Tivoli
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (2.04%) CA Wily
8 2 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.04%) nmon
8 2 (2.04%) yum
9 1 (1.02%) Cacti
9 1 (1.02%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.02%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 58 (59.18%) Oracle
2 33 (33.67%) EMC
3 31 (31.63%) VMware
4 28 (28.57%) Citrix
4 28 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 18 (18.37%) IBM
6 14 (14.29%) HP
7 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
8 12 (12.24%) Sun
9 8 (8.16%) Veritas
10 3 (3.06%) CA
10 3 (3.06%) Cisco
11 2 (2.04%) Axway
11 2 (2.04%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.04%) Endeca
11 2 (2.04%) LANDesk
11 2 (2.04%) SAP
12 1 (1.02%) Dell
12 1 (1.02%) Isilon
12 1 (1.02%) Remedy
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