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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / North West
Rank 109 97 111
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 22 61 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.61% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 8.34% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 15
Median daily rate £375 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £37.63
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +20.93%

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
550 731 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.15% 19.26% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 388 342
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 81 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Merseyside +4 7 £350 -30.00%
Manchester +3 6 £350 -20.00% 3
Lancashire -2 3 £518 +84.82% 1
Cheshire +2 2 £425 -5.55%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 44 (81.48%) Linux
2 35 (64.81%) Unix
3 25 (46.30%) Windows
4 23 (42.59%) AIX
4 23 (42.59%) Oracle
5 19 (35.19%) Perl
6 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
6 16 (29.63%) VMware
7 15 (27.78%) IBM
7 15 (27.78%) HPUX
7 15 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (25.93%) Oracle Database
8 14 (25.93%) DNS
9 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
9 13 (24.07%) Migration
9 13 (24.07%) SCOM
10 12 (22.22%) Java
11 11 (20.37%) Firewall
11 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
12 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (18.52%) Middleware
12 10 (18.52%) HP
13 9 (16.67%) SAN
13 9 (16.67%) SQL
13 9 (16.67%) ITIL
13 9 (16.67%) Netcool
13 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
14 8 (14.81%) iSCSI
14 8 (14.81%) Data Centre

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 5 (9.26%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
1 5 (9.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.70%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.85%) SAS
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) DNS
2 11 (20.37%) Firewall
3 9 (16.67%) SAN
4 8 (14.81%) iSCSI
4 8 (14.81%) LAN
4 8 (14.81%) WAN
5 6 (11.11%) HTTP
6 5 (9.26%) DHCP
6 5 (9.26%) SMTP
6 5 (9.26%) SNMP
6 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.56%) NAS
7 3 (5.56%) VLAN
8 2 (3.70%) BIG-IP
8 2 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.70%) Internet
8 2 (3.70%) VoIP
9 1 (1.85%) LDAP
9 1 (1.85%) OSPF
9 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) Oracle Database
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (9.26%) DB2
4 5 (9.26%) MySQL
4 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.70%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.85%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.85%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.70%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.70%) StarTeam
2 2 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (14.81%) DBA
2 7 (12.96%) Monitoring Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (9.26%) Administrator
3 5 (9.26%) Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Solaris Administrator
4 4 (7.41%) Solaris Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) NetApp Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) Middleware
2 6 (11.11%) Regular Expression
3 5 (9.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.96%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) IVR
5 1 (1.85%) BBC
5 1 (1.85%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (81.48%) Linux
2 35 (64.81%) Unix
3 25 (46.30%) Windows
4 23 (42.59%) AIX
5 15 (27.78%) HPUX
5 15 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
9 3 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (5.56%) SUSE
10 1 (1.85%) CentOS
10 1 (1.85%) Debian
10 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Migration
2 9 (16.67%) ITIL
3 7 (12.96%) Release Management
4 6 (11.11%) Service Management
5 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.26%) Security Patching
6 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.41%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.41%) High Availability
6 4 (7.41%) Open Source
6 4 (7.41%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (3.70%) Change Control
8 2 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.70%) SIEM
8 2 (3.70%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) Perl
2 12 (22.22%) Java
3 9 (16.67%) SQL
4 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.96%) Korn
6 6 (11.11%) Bourne shell
6 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 6 (11.11%) VBScript
7 5 (9.26%) Jython
8 4 (7.41%) Python
9 2 (3.70%) C++
9 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.85%) C
10 1 (1.85%) PHP
10 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.85%) CCDP
4 1 (1.85%) CCIE
4 1 (1.85%) CCNP
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (5.56%) vSphere
3 3 (5.56%) XenApp
4 2 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.70%) Veritas File System
4 2 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) Ceph
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.85%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.85%) iptables
5 1 (1.85%) KVM
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.85%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.85%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) SCOM
2 9 (16.67%) Netcool
3 8 (14.81%) Tivoli
4 6 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Puppet
6 3 (5.56%) Graphite
6 3 (5.56%) Graylog
6 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.70%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (3.70%) Nagios
7 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.85%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.85%) OpenNebula
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Oracle
2 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
2 16 (29.63%) VMware
3 15 (27.78%) IBM
4 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.52%) HP
6 8 (14.81%) CA
7 7 (12.96%) Sun
8 5 (9.26%) EMC
8 5 (9.26%) F5
8 5 (9.26%) Veritas
9 4 (7.41%) Citrix
9 4 (7.41%) NetApp
10 3 (5.56%) Remedy
11 2 (3.70%) Cisco
11 2 (3.70%) LANDesk
11 2 (3.70%) SAP
11 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.85%) Isilon
12 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds