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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 133 97 102
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 32 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 1.23% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.55% 5.14% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 13
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£465 £439 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% +21.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £314 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £57.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-36.22% +55.40%
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
901 739 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.52% 23.95% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 382 284
Average daily rate £365 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 93 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 -18 15 £476 -2.30% 1
Cheshire -13 10 £400 -6.97% 2
Lancashire -3 6 £478 - 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 31 (54.39%) UNIX
2 29 (50.88%) Windows
2 29 (50.88%) Linux
3 24 (42.11%) AIX
4 23 (40.35%) Oracle
5 18 (31.58%) SQL
5 18 (31.58%) Java
5 18 (31.58%) IBM
5 18 (31.58%) Finance
6 17 (29.82%) ITIL
7 16 (28.07%) Oracle Database
8 15 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (26.32%) Web Services
9 13 (22.81%) JSP
10 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (21.05%) Mainframe
10 12 (21.05%) SAN
10 12 (21.05%) Middleware
11 10 (17.54%) CA
11 10 (17.54%) JDBC
11 10 (17.54%) Banking
11 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
12 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
12 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
12 9 (15.79%) Sun
13 8 (14.04%) FTP
13 8 (14.04%) SMTP
13 8 (14.04%) CICS
13 8 (14.04%) ProC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.04%) CICS
3 6 (10.53%) JBoss
4 4 (7.02%) Tuxedo
5 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.75%) IIS
6 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.75%) CMS
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) SAS
6 1 (1.75%) Mule
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) SAN
2 8 (14.04%) SMTP
2 8 (14.04%) FTP
3 5 (8.77%) HTTP
3 5 (8.77%) Firewall
3 5 (8.77%) NAS
4 4 (7.02%) WAN
4 4 (7.02%) SSL
4 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.02%) VPN
4 4 (7.02%) LAN
5 3 (5.26%) SMS
5 3 (5.26%) SNA
6 1 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) Wireless
6 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) Oracle Database
2 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (14.04%) DataStage
5 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
6 4 (7.02%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
7 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.51%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (3.51%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (3.51%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (3.51%) DB2
9 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) ProC
2 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.02%) Maven
3 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.75%) Hudson
4 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Analyst
2 7 (12.28%) Architect
2 7 (12.28%) Designer
3 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (8.77%) DBA
3 5 (8.77%) Developer
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Programmer
4 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (7.02%) Technical Design Leader
4 4 (7.02%) Citrix Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Incident & Problem Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Programmer
5 3 (5.26%) Incident Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Problem Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) Web Services
2 13 (22.81%) JSP
3 12 (21.05%) Middleware
4 10 (17.54%) JDBC
5 6 (10.53%) J2EE
5 6 (10.53%) XML
5 6 (10.53%) WSDL
6 5 (8.77%) Struts
6 5 (8.77%) Servlets
6 5 (8.77%) Hibernate
6 5 (8.77%) SAP XI
6 5 (8.77%) Spring
6 5 (8.77%) EJB
6 5 (8.77%) CSS
6 5 (8.77%) HTML
6 5 (8.77%) JSON
6 5 (8.77%) HTML5
7 1 (1.75%) Catalyst
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.75%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Mainframe
2 8 (14.04%) VSAM
2 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.77%) BYOD
4 4 (7.02%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (5.26%) PKI
5 3 (5.26%) EFT
5 3 (5.26%) HACMP
6 2 (3.51%) Clustering
7 1 (1.75%) LPAR
7 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (54.39%) UNIX
2 29 (50.88%) Windows
2 29 (50.88%) Linux
3 24 (42.11%) AIX
4 15 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.77%) HPUX
5 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.26%) zOS
8 2 (3.51%) SUSE
8 2 (3.51%) Debian
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Migration
3 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.53%) Service Management
3 6 (10.53%) MVC
3 6 (10.53%) SDLC
4 5 (8.77%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (8.77%) SOA
4 5 (8.77%) ETL
4 5 (8.77%) UML
4 5 (8.77%) OOP
4 5 (8.77%) OO
4 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
4 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
4 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.02%) DevOps
6 3 (5.26%) Open Source
6 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) Java
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
4 7 (12.28%) C
5 5 (8.77%) COBOL
5 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCSE
4 2 (3.51%) CCIE
4 2 (3.51%) CCA
4 2 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.51%) CCEE
4 2 (3.51%) CCAA
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.02%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) XenApp
2 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) MetaFrame
2 4 (7.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (5.26%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (5.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (5.26%) RACF
4 2 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.51%) GPFS
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Puppet
2 3 (5.26%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (5.26%) zSecure
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.51%) SCOM
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (1.75%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 23 (40.35%) Oracle
2 18 (31.58%) IBM
3 10 (17.54%) CA
4 9 (15.79%) Sun
5 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
5 8 (14.04%) VMware
6 7 (12.28%) EMC
7 5 (8.77%) SAP
7 5 (8.77%) webMethods
8 4 (7.02%) Remedy
8 4 (7.02%) AppSense
8 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.02%) Citrix
9 3 (5.26%) NetApp
9 3 (5.26%) HP
10 2 (3.51%) TIBCO
10 2 (3.51%) SmartStream
10 2 (3.51%) Cisco
11 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (1.75%) Retek
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