The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 124 98 70
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -28
Contract jobs citing Solaris 18 21 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.85% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.50% 3.62% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 16
Average daily rate £325 £438 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +22.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.92%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
720 580 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.78% 23.59% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 252 297
Average daily rate £280 £288 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 71 71
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £9.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.53 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 11 £325 -13.33% 1
Lancashire -25 4 - -
Cheshire -11 1 £425 -15.00%
Merseyside - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 22 (59.46%) Oracle
1 22 (59.46%) UNIX
2 18 (48.65%) Oracle Database
3 16 (43.24%) Linux
4 14 (37.84%) Windows
5 13 (35.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (35.14%) Shell Script
6 11 (29.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (27.03%) EMC
7 10 (27.03%) VMware
7 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
8 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
8 9 (24.32%) AIX
9 8 (21.62%) Citrix
9 8 (21.62%) HP
9 8 (21.62%) SCOM
9 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
9 8 (21.62%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (21.62%) XenDesktop
10 7 (18.92%) Data Guard
10 7 (18.92%) Server Monitoring
10 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
10 7 (18.92%) Oracle Discoverer
10 7 (18.92%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (16.22%) Firewall
11 6 (16.22%) Client/Server
11 6 (16.22%) SAN
12 5 (13.51%) IBM
12 5 (13.51%) Tivoli
12 5 (13.51%) Java

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
1 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.41%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.70%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
1 6 (16.22%) SAN
2 4 (10.81%) Internet
3 3 (8.11%) SSL
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) DHCP
3 3 (8.11%) NAS
4 2 (5.41%) HTTP
4 2 (5.41%) LDAP
4 2 (5.41%) CTI
5 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (48.65%) Oracle Database
2 13 (35.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (18.92%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
5 3 (8.11%) DB2
5 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Local Government
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) DBA
2 12 (32.43%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (18.92%) Server Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) IT Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Author
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Author
7 1 (2.70%) Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XSLT
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Tandem
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) UNIX
2 16 (43.24%) Linux
3 14 (37.84%) Windows
4 9 (24.32%) AIX
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.81%) HPUX
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Server Monitoring
2 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) E-business
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.11%) High Availability
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
5 2 (5.41%) Information Management
5 2 (5.41%) Data Management
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.41%) SOA
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) Validation
6 1 (2.70%) Workflow
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) Shell Script
2 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.51%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) R
5 2 (5.41%) VB
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) XenDesktop
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Server
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.70%) Samba
5 1 (2.70%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) SCOM
2 7 (18.92%) Data Guard
3 5 (13.51%) Tivoli
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (5.41%) BladeLogic
5 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Unicenter
6 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) Legato
6 1 (2.70%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.70%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Oracle
2 10 (27.03%) EMC
2 10 (27.03%) VMware
3 8 (21.62%) Citrix
3 8 (21.62%) HP
4 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
5 5 (13.51%) IBM
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.41%) Sun
7 2 (5.41%) CA
8 1 (2.70%) SAP
8 1 (2.70%) JBoss
8 1 (2.70%) GoldenSource