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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 129 118 122
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 38 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 0.74% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.49% 3.39% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 5
Median daily rate £425 £388 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -20.91%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+37.61% +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
846 796 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.62% 21.86% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 418 330
Median daily rate £375 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 96 99
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.42 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.39% -19.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -2 20 £375 - 6
Merseyside 0 7 £445 +29.92% 1
Cheshire -5 6 £425 -7.60%
Lancashire -2 2 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 61 (67.03%) Unix
2 58 (63.74%) Linux
3 57 (62.64%) AIX
4 41 (45.05%) Migration
5 39 (42.86%) Data Centre
6 38 (41.76%) Windows
7 35 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (37.36%) Oracle
8 34 (37.36%) VMware
9 33 (36.26%) HPUX
10 31 (34.07%) Red Hat
11 26 (28.57%) IBM
12 22 (24.18%) Sun
13 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
13 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (19.78%) HP
14 18 (19.78%) EMC
15 17 (18.68%) Clustering
15 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
16 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
17 13 (14.29%) Citrix
17 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 13 (14.29%) ITIL
17 13 (14.29%) Puppet
18 12 (13.19%) WebSphere
18 12 (13.19%) DNS
18 12 (13.19%) Shell Script
18 12 (13.19%) Middleware
19 11 (12.09%) SAN
19 11 (12.09%) SQL

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 12 (13.19%) WebSphere
2 10 (10.99%) WebLogic
3 8 (8.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (6.59%) Apache
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.10%) AquaLogic
6 1 (1.10%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.10%) JBoss
6 1 (1.10%) Liferay
6 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.10%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) DNS
2 11 (12.09%) SAN
3 9 (9.89%) WAN
4 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.59%) SMTP
5 6 (6.59%) SNMP
5 6 (6.59%) SSL
6 5 (5.49%) DHCP
7 4 (4.40%) LDAP
7 4 (4.40%) NAS
8 3 (3.30%) Firewall
9 2 (2.20%) LAN
9 2 (2.20%) Network Security
10 1 (1.10%) HTTP
10 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) DB2
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.10%) MySQL
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Subversion
2 2 (2.20%) JIRA
2 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.10%) Introscope
General
1 6 (6.59%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Law
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (17.58%) Architect
2 15 (16.48%) Analyst
3 12 (13.19%) Administrator
4 11 (12.09%) Consultant
4 11 (12.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (12.09%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Solaris Consultant
5 7 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
6 6 (6.59%) IT Architect
6 6 (6.59%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.40%) AIX Administrator
7 4 (4.40%) AIX Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Data Centre Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Designer
7 4 (4.40%) Sun Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Technical Designer
7 4 (4.40%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) Middleware
2 7 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (6.59%) Web Services
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.10%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 17 (18.68%) Clustering
3 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.69%) VCE vBlock
5 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.59%) FlexPod
6 5 (5.49%) EMC VNX
6 5 (5.49%) HACMP
7 4 (4.40%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (4.40%) HP Storage
7 4 (4.40%) Mainframe
8 3 (3.30%) LPAR
9 2 (2.20%) Data Extraction
9 2 (2.20%) IBM XIV
9 2 (2.20%) Life Science
9 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.10%) Celerra
10 1 (1.10%) CLARiiON
10 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (67.03%) Unix
2 58 (63.74%) Linux
3 57 (62.64%) AIX
4 38 (41.76%) Windows
5 35 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (36.26%) HPUX
7 7 (7.69%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.30%) SUSE
8 3 (3.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.10%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (45.05%) Migration
2 13 (14.29%) ITIL
3 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
4 6 (6.59%) Open Source
4 6 (6.59%) Server Virtualisation
5 5 (5.49%) Change Management
5 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.40%) Service Management
7 3 (3.30%) High Availability
7 3 (3.30%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.30%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.30%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.30%) Security Patching
7 3 (3.30%) SOA
8 2 (2.20%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (2.20%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.20%) Security Hardening
8 2 (2.20%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) Shell Script
2 11 (12.09%) SQL
3 4 (4.40%) Perl
4 3 (3.30%) Java
4 3 (3.30%) PHP
5 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.10%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) EMCSA
3 4 (4.40%) RHCA
3 4 (4.40%) RHCE
4 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.30%) MCP
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.20%) Degree
5 2 (2.20%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.10%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (6.59%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.30%) GPFS
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.20%) Firmware
6 2 (2.20%) PowerHA
6 2 (2.20%) vCloud
6 2 (2.20%) Veritas File System
6 2 (2.20%) vSphere
7 1 (1.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) Puppet
2 9 (9.89%) SCCM
3 8 (8.79%) SCOM
4 7 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (7.69%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (4.40%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (3.30%) WSUS
7 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.20%) vRealize
7 2 (2.20%) yum
8 1 (1.10%) Ansible
8 1 (1.10%) CA Wily
8 1 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.10%) Legato
8 1 (1.10%) nmon
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (37.36%) Oracle
1 34 (37.36%) VMware
2 31 (34.07%) Red Hat
3 26 (28.57%) IBM
4 22 (24.18%) Sun
5 18 (19.78%) EMC
5 18 (19.78%) HP
6 13 (14.29%) Citrix
6 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 8 (8.79%) Cisco
8 7 (7.69%) Dell
9 6 (6.59%) Veritas
10 5 (5.49%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.30%) Axway
12 2 (2.20%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.20%) CA
13 1 (1.10%) Brocade
13 1 (1.10%) Endeca
13 1 (1.10%) Remedy
13 1 (1.10%) SAP
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