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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 126 122 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing Solaris 25 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.39% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.17% 1.71% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 12
Average daily rate
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£388 £490 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.91% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £424 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
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
789 702 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.84% 22.60% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 346 241
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 104 67
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Lancashire +13 8 £427 -
Manchester 0 7 £363 -12.12% 4
Cheshire -8 6 £460 -6.12% 1
Merseyside - 2 £343 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 43 (62.32%) UNIX
2 38 (55.07%) Windows
3 33 (47.83%) Linux
4 31 (44.93%) Oracle
5 30 (43.48%) AIX
6 26 (37.68%) Migration
7 23 (33.33%) Oracle Database
8 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
9 17 (24.64%) VMware
9 17 (24.64%) Citrix
10 16 (23.19%) Finance
11 15 (21.74%) SAN
11 15 (21.74%) EMC
12 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
12 14 (20.29%) WAN
12 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
13 12 (17.39%) XenApp
13 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
13 12 (17.39%) Cisco
13 12 (17.39%) IBM
14 11 (15.94%) CA
14 11 (15.94%) Hyper-V
15 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (14.49%) NAS
15 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
15 10 (14.49%) Clustering
15 10 (14.49%) RDBMS
15 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
15 10 (14.49%) Web Services

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (13.04%) IIS
1 9 (13.04%) CICS
2 8 (11.59%) SAS
3 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.45%) JBoss
6 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.74%) SAN
2 14 (20.29%) WAN
3 10 (14.49%) NAS
4 9 (13.04%) Firewall
4 9 (13.04%) Wireless
5 8 (11.59%) iSCSI
5 8 (11.59%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (11.59%) VPLS
5 8 (11.59%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (11.59%) EIGRP
5 8 (11.59%) MPLS
5 8 (11.59%) OSPF
5 8 (11.59%) BGP
5 8 (11.59%) Internet
5 8 (11.59%) DMZ
6 5 (7.25%) VLAN
7 4 (5.80%) VPN
7 4 (5.80%) LAN
8 1 (1.45%) DHCP
8 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
2 10 (14.49%) RDBMS
2 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
3 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (10.14%) DataStage
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle OWB
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (2.90%) Big Data
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.80%) Maven
1 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.90%) ProC
4 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.90%) Law
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Architect
2 14 (20.29%) Technical Architect
3 8 (11.59%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (11.59%) Technical Design Leader
3 8 (11.59%) DBA
4 6 (8.70%) Technical Design Architect
4 6 (8.70%) Administrator
5 5 (7.25%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (7.25%) Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Citrix Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (5.80%) UNIX Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Lead Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) Web Services
2 7 (10.14%) Middleware
3 3 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (2.90%) JSP
5 1 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.45%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.49%) Clustering
3 9 (13.04%) VSAM
4 8 (11.59%) Celerra
4 8 (11.59%) Data Structures
4 8 (11.59%) Mainframe
4 8 (11.59%) Replication
5 7 (10.14%) BYOD
6 6 (8.70%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.90%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.45%) HACMP
8 1 (1.45%) DTV
8 1 (1.45%) Life Science
8 1 (1.45%) LPAR
8 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 43 (62.32%) UNIX
2 38 (55.07%) Windows
3 33 (47.83%) Linux
4 30 (43.48%) AIX
5 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.25%) HPUX
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.90%) SUSE
8 2 (2.90%) Debian
8 2 (2.90%) VMS
9 1 (1.45%) CentOS
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Migration
2 9 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 8 (11.59%) Data Security
3 8 (11.59%) Business Continuity
3 8 (11.59%) ETL
4 7 (10.14%) ITIL
4 7 (10.14%) Change Control
4 7 (10.14%) Open Source
5 4 (5.80%) DevOps
5 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.90%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (2.90%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.90%) Service Management
7 2 (2.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) COBOL
2 7 (10.14%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) Java
4 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.35%) C
6 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) MCSE
3 5 (7.25%) CCA
3 5 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.35%) MCSD
4 3 (4.35%) CCEA
4 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.90%) CCEE
5 2 (2.90%) CCAA
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.90%) CCIE
6 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.80%) QA
System Software
1 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.39%) XenApp
2 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 11 (15.94%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (11.59%) VMware ESX
4 8 (11.59%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (5.80%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.90%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.45%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (44.93%) Oracle
2 17 (24.64%) VMware
2 17 (24.64%) Citrix
3 15 (21.74%) EMC
4 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
5 12 (17.39%) Cisco
5 12 (17.39%) IBM
6 11 (15.94%) CA
7 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
8 9 (13.04%) Sun
9 8 (11.59%) SolarWinds
9 8 (11.59%) Informatica
9 8 (11.59%) Nortel
9 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
9 8 (11.59%) Business Objects
10 5 (7.25%) HP
11 4 (5.80%) AppSense
11 4 (5.80%) Remedy
11 4 (5.80%) Avaya
12 3 (4.35%) NetApp