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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 103 110 94
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing Solaris 33 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.76% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.89% 3.40% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £23.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -30.14%
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
675 618 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.19% 22.38% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 258 331
Average daily rate £330 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 84 73
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 20 £450 +80.00% 5
Cheshire +21 12 £423 +12.66%
Cumbria - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 37 (52.86%) UNIX
2 36 (51.43%) Windows
3 33 (47.14%) Linux
4 29 (41.43%) Oracle
5 21 (30.00%) AIX
5 21 (30.00%) Migration
6 20 (28.57%) HP
6 20 (28.57%) VMware
7 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
7 17 (24.29%) Middleware
8 15 (21.43%) SAN
8 15 (21.43%) HPUX
8 15 (21.43%) Oracle Database
9 14 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (20.00%) IIS
9 14 (20.00%) Finance
10 13 (18.57%) Cisco
10 13 (18.57%) NAS
11 12 (17.14%) IBM
11 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
12 11 (15.71%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
13 10 (14.29%) Replication
13 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
13 10 (14.29%) Firewall
13 10 (14.29%) EMC
13 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
14 9 (12.86%) Mainframe
14 9 (12.86%) Clustering

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 14 (20.00%) IIS
2 7 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.71%) Documentum
4 4 (5.71%) CICS
4 4 (5.71%) Apache
5 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.29%) JBoss
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.86%) CMS
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.43%) Lync
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.43%) SAS
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle 9iAS
7 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) SAN
2 13 (18.57%) NAS
3 10 (14.29%) Firewall
4 8 (11.43%) DHCP
5 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 6 (8.57%) DNS
7 5 (7.14%) TACACS
8 3 (4.29%) FTP
9 2 (2.86%) VPN
9 2 (2.86%) LDAP
9 2 (2.86%) SSL
9 2 (2.86%) Intranet
10 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.43%) Wireless
10 1 (1.43%) Network Security
10 1 (1.43%) PSTN
10 1 (1.43%) VoIP
10 1 (1.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.14%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (5.71%) DataStage
5 4 (5.71%) BODI
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Advertising
3 4 (5.71%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Architect
2 6 (8.57%) Developer
2 6 (8.57%) Administrator
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) Consultant
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 5 (7.14%) SOA Developer
4 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (4.29%) DBA
5 3 (4.29%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.29%) Server Specialist
5 3 (4.29%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (4.29%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (2.86%) Avaya Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.29%) Middleware
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (4.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (2.86%) Web Services
5 2 (2.86%) XML
6 1 (1.43%) JMS
6 1 (1.43%) SAP XI
6 1 (1.43%) J2EE
6 1 (1.43%) EJB
6 1 (1.43%) JDBC
6 1 (1.43%) JSP
6 1 (1.43%) Servlets
6 1 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Replication
2 9 (12.86%) Clustering
2 9 (12.86%) Mainframe
3 7 (10.00%) Celerra
4 4 (5.71%) VSAM
4 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.86%) Life Science
6 1 (1.43%) HP Superdome
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.43%) AS400
6 1 (1.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) UNIX
2 36 (51.43%) Windows
3 33 (47.14%) Linux
4 21 (30.00%) AIX
5 15 (21.43%) HPUX
6 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.86%) CentOS
10 1 (1.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Migration
2 11 (15.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (11.43%) Change Control
4 6 (8.57%) Time Management
4 6 (8.57%) SOA
5 4 (5.71%) ITIL
5 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.29%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.29%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.29%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (4.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.29%) Project Management
6 3 (4.29%) Service Management
6 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.29%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.86%) EAI
7 2 (2.86%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) Java
2 6 (8.57%) SQL
3 4 (5.71%) COBOL
4 2 (2.86%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) Perl
5 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) CISSP
2 5 (7.14%) GCIA
2 5 (7.14%) GCIH
2 5 (7.14%) CEH
3 2 (2.86%) MCP
3 2 (2.86%) MCSE
3 2 (2.86%) CCNA
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 7 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 7 (10.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 5 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.29%) Control-M
2 3 (4.29%) SCCM
3 2 (2.86%) OpenView
3 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.86%) Foglight
3 2 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.86%) CA Wily
3 2 (2.86%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.43%) SCSM
4 1 (1.43%) Puppet
4 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (41.43%) Oracle
2 20 (28.57%) HP
2 20 (28.57%) VMware
3 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.57%) Cisco
5 12 (17.14%) IBM
6 10 (14.29%) EMC
6 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 9 (12.86%) F5
8 8 (11.43%) Citrix
9 7 (10.00%) Juniper
9 7 (10.00%) CA
9 7 (10.00%) Sun
9 7 (10.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (7.14%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.71%) StorageTek
11 4 (5.71%) Compuware
11 4 (5.71%) Business Objects
12 3 (4.29%) NetApp
12 3 (4.29%) Websense
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago