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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 95 131 116
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 69 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.84% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.57% 2.45% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 7
Median daily rate £425 £400 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £314 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £540 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%
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
805 815 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 22.00% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 429 338
Median daily rate £400 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 85 75
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +17 30 £394 -17.10% 2
Cheshire +13 21 £425 -5.55%
Lancashire +1 9 £425 -11.08%
Merseyside +2 6 £400 +16.78% 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 72 (67.29%) AIX
2 66 (61.68%) Unix
2 66 (61.68%) Linux
3 54 (50.47%) Oracle
4 53 (49.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (47.66%) Migration
6 45 (42.06%) Windows
6 45 (42.06%) HPUX
7 39 (36.45%) Security Cleared
8 37 (34.58%) Data Centre
9 34 (31.78%) EMC
10 33 (30.84%) Active Directory
11 32 (29.91%) Red Hat
12 30 (28.04%) SC Cleared
13 29 (27.10%) SQL
13 29 (27.10%) VMware
14 27 (25.23%) DB2
15 26 (24.30%) Citrix
16 23 (21.50%) DHCP
17 22 (20.56%) IBM
17 22 (20.56%) Mainframe
18 21 (19.63%) ITIL
19 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
20 16 (14.95%) HP
21 15 (14.02%) SAN
22 14 (13.08%) Sun
23 13 (12.15%) Clustering
24 12 (11.21%) Configuration Management
25 11 (10.28%) Middleware

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 11 (10.28%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.41%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.54%) Apache
3 7 (6.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.87%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.87%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.87%) JBoss
5 2 (1.87%) Liferay
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.87%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.93%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.93%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.87%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.50%) DHCP
2 15 (14.02%) SAN
3 8 (7.48%) DNS
4 5 (4.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.74%) NAS
5 4 (3.74%) SMTP
5 4 (3.74%) SNMP
5 4 (3.74%) SSL
6 3 (2.80%) Firewall
7 2 (1.87%) HTTP
7 2 (1.87%) LDAP
7 2 (1.87%) Network Security
7 2 (1.87%) WAN
8 1 (0.93%) LAN
8 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.23%) DB2
2 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Subversion
2 2 (1.87%) Introscope
2 2 (1.87%) JIRA
2 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (10.28%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.87%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (16.82%) Architect
2 17 (15.89%) Administrator
3 16 (14.95%) Analyst
4 13 (12.15%) Technical Analyst
5 9 (8.41%) Consultant
5 9 (8.41%) Designer
6 8 (7.48%) AIX Architect
6 8 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (7.48%) Unix Administrator
7 7 (6.54%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.54%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Solaris Consultant
8 6 (5.61%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.67%) AIX Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) Data Centre Manager
9 5 (4.67%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.74%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) Middleware
2 6 (5.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (4.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (4.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (3.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (34.58%) Data Centre
2 22 (20.56%) Mainframe
3 13 (12.15%) Clustering
4 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.61%) HACMP
6 5 (4.67%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.74%) LPAR
8 3 (2.80%) Life Science
9 2 (1.87%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.87%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.87%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.87%) IBM XIV
9 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.93%) Celerra
10 1 (0.93%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.93%) User Experience
10 1 (0.93%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 72 (67.29%) AIX
2 66 (61.68%) Linux
2 66 (61.68%) Unix
3 53 (49.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (42.06%) HPUX
4 45 (42.06%) Windows
5 11 (10.28%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.74%) SUSE
7 4 (3.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.93%) OS/390
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.66%) Migration
2 21 (19.63%) ITIL
3 12 (11.21%) Configuration Management
4 11 (10.28%) Virtual Environments
5 8 (7.48%) Service Management
6 7 (6.54%) Patch Management
7 6 (5.61%) Security Patching
8 5 (4.67%) Change Management
8 5 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.67%) Project Planning
8 5 (4.67%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.74%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (3.74%) SOA
10 3 (2.80%) Open Source
10 3 (2.80%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.80%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.80%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 2 (1.87%) Data Mapping
11 2 (1.87%) Data Migration
11 2 (1.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.10%) SQL
2 9 (8.41%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.80%) Java
4 2 (1.87%) Perl
4 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.93%) C
5 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (36.45%) Security Cleared
2 30 (28.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.54%) MCP
3 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.74%) DBS Check
4 4 (3.74%) EMCSA
5 2 (1.87%) Degree
5 2 (1.87%) RHCA
5 2 (1.87%) RHCE
6 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (30.84%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (5.61%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.74%) GPFS
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.80%) Firmware
7 2 (1.87%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.87%) vCloud
7 2 (1.87%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.87%) vSphere
8 1 (0.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) SCCM
2 10 (9.35%) Puppet
2 10 (9.35%) SCOM
3 9 (8.41%) NetBackup
4 7 (6.54%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (6.54%) Oracle ZFS
4 7 (6.54%) WSUS
5 4 (3.74%) Ansible
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.87%) CA Wily
7 2 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.87%) nmon
7 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.87%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.87%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.87%) vRealize
7 2 (1.87%) yum
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 54 (50.47%) Oracle
2 34 (31.78%) EMC
3 32 (29.91%) Red Hat
4 29 (27.10%) VMware
5 26 (24.30%) Citrix
6 22 (20.56%) IBM
7 16 (14.95%) HP
7 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
8 14 (13.08%) Sun
9 7 (6.54%) Veritas
10 3 (2.80%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.80%) Axway
10 3 (2.80%) CA
11 2 (1.87%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.87%) Cisco
11 2 (1.87%) Endeca
12 1 (0.93%) Brocade
12 1 (0.93%) Dell
12 1 (0.93%) Remedy
12 1 (0.93%) SAP