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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 104 106 94
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 27 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 0.70% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.01% 3.19% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £305 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £560 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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
674 595 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 21.87% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 266 282
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 87 86
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.63 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.07 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 +1 14 £450 +28.57% 3
Cheshire +5 8 £394 +16.83%
Lancashire -18 1 £433 +8.12% 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 46 (65.71%) UNIX
2 34 (48.57%) Windows
2 34 (48.57%) Linux
3 30 (42.86%) Oracle
4 28 (40.00%) AIX
5 21 (30.00%) VMware
6 18 (25.71%) Migration
6 18 (25.71%) Finance
7 17 (24.29%) HP
8 16 (22.86%) Middleware
8 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
8 16 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (21.43%) Cisco
9 15 (21.43%) IBM
9 15 (21.43%) SAN
10 14 (20.00%) IIS
10 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database
11 13 (18.57%) NAS
11 13 (18.57%) HPUX
12 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
12 12 (17.14%) Hyper-V
13 11 (15.71%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (15.71%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (15.71%) Mainframe
14 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
14 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
14 10 (14.29%) EMC
14 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (14.29%) Clustering
15 9 (12.86%) F5

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 14 (20.00%) IIS
2 8 (11.43%) CICS
3 7 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.71%) Apache
4 4 (5.71%) Documentum
5 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.29%) JBoss
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.43%) SAS
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) SAN
2 13 (18.57%) NAS
3 8 (11.43%) Firewall
3 8 (11.43%) DHCP
4 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 7 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (7.14%) TACACS
5 5 (7.14%) DNS
6 3 (4.29%) FTP
7 2 (2.86%) LDAP
7 2 (2.86%) WAN
7 2 (2.86%) SSL
7 2 (2.86%) VPN
7 2 (2.86%) Intranet
8 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.43%) Wireless
8 1 (1.43%) VLAN
8 1 (1.43%) Network Security
8 1 (1.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (10.00%) DataStage
5 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (5.71%) BODI
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.43%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.43%) MS Access
9 1 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Advertising
3 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Law
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (10.00%) DBA
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
2 7 (10.00%) Technical Design Leader
3 6 (8.57%) Administrator
4 5 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (7.14%) Developer
4 5 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 5 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Technical Design Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Lead Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Server Specialist
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 3 (4.29%) SOA Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.29%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.86%) Middleware
2 4 (5.71%) XML
2 4 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (4.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.86%) Web Services
5 1 (1.43%) JMS
5 1 (1.43%) J2EE
5 1 (1.43%) EJB
5 1 (1.43%) JDBC
5 1 (1.43%) JSP
5 1 (1.43%) Servlets
5 1 (1.43%) SOAP
5 1 (1.43%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Mainframe
2 10 (14.29%) Clustering
3 8 (11.43%) VSAM
4 7 (10.00%) Replication
4 7 (10.00%) Celerra
5 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.86%) FlexPod
6 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.86%) Life Science
7 1 (1.43%) Tandem
7 1 (1.43%) AS400
7 1 (1.43%) HP Superdome
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 46 (65.71%) UNIX
2 34 (48.57%) Windows
2 34 (48.57%) Linux
3 28 (40.00%) AIX
4 13 (18.57%) HPUX
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.29%) CentOS
8 3 (4.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.71%) Migration
2 11 (15.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (11.43%) Change Control
4 5 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 5 (7.14%) ITIL
5 4 (5.71%) SOA
5 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.71%) Time Management
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 Tuning
6 3 (4.29%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (4.29%) Project Management
6 3 (4.29%) Service Management
6 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.29%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) COBOL
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) CISSP
3 5 (7.14%) GCIA
3 5 (7.14%) GCIH
3 5 (7.14%) CEH
4 2 (2.86%) MCP
4 2 (2.86%) MCSE
4 2 (2.86%) CCNA
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.14%) Hyper-V
3 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 7 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 7 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (10.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 5 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Foglight
1 2 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
1 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.86%) CA Wily
1 2 (2.86%) OpenView
1 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) Oracle
2 21 (30.00%) VMware
3 17 (24.29%) HP
4 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 15 (21.43%) Cisco
5 15 (21.43%) IBM
6 10 (14.29%) EMC
6 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 9 (12.86%) Citrix
7 9 (12.86%) Sun
7 9 (12.86%) F5
8 8 (11.43%) CA
9 7 (10.00%) Juniper
9 7 (10.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (7.14%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.71%) StorageTek
11 4 (5.71%) Compuware
11 4 (5.71%) Dell
11 4 (5.71%) Business Objects
12 3 (4.29%) Axway
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