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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 97 96 68
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing Solaris 43 34 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 1.19% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.99% 5.55% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 25
Average daily rate
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£430 £365 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.80% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.46 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+113.12% -28.90%
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
718 613 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.26% 21.47% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 245 298
Average daily rate £325 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 89 81
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 23 £450 +80.00% 1
Cheshire +14 16 £427 +6.73%
Merseyside -13 2 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 £475 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 37 (55.22%) Linux
2 32 (47.76%) UNIX
3 29 (43.28%) Windows
4 25 (37.31%) Oracle
5 21 (31.34%) AIX
6 19 (28.36%) Finance
7 17 (25.37%) Migration
7 17 (25.37%) HP
7 17 (25.37%) Middleware
8 15 (22.39%) VMware
9 13 (19.40%) Firewall
9 13 (19.40%) SAN
10 12 (17.91%) HPUX
10 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
11 11 (16.42%) IBM
11 11 (16.42%) Red Hat
11 11 (16.42%) NAS
12 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
13 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (13.43%) Mainframe
13 9 (13.43%) IIS
14 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
14 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
14 8 (11.94%) Cisco
14 8 (11.94%) DHCP
14 8 (11.94%) CA
14 8 (11.94%) EMC
14 8 (11.94%) Replication
14 8 (11.94%) Hyper-V

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 9 (13.43%) IIS
2 7 (10.45%) CMS
3 6 (8.96%) WebSphere
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (5.97%) CICS
5 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.97%) Apache
6 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.48%) JBoss
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.49%) Lync
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.49%) Documentum
8 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) SAN
1 13 (19.40%) Firewall
2 11 (16.42%) NAS
3 8 (11.94%) DHCP
4 6 (8.96%) DNS
5 5 (7.46%) iSCSI
5 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.46%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (4.48%) FTP
6 3 (4.48%) TACACS
7 2 (2.99%) H.323
7 2 (2.99%) SSL
7 2 (2.99%) MGW
7 2 (2.99%) VPN
7 2 (2.99%) LDAP
7 2 (2.99%) PSTN
7 2 (2.99%) VoIP
8 1 (1.49%) SMTP
8 1 (1.49%) HTTP
8 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.97%) DataStage
4 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.49%) BODI
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Advertising
4 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Architect
2 6 (8.96%) Developer
2 6 (8.96%) Consultant
2 6 (8.96%) Administrator
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle Developer
2 6 (8.96%) Implementation Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Avaya Engineer
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 5 (7.46%) SOA Developer
3 5 (7.46%) Server Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (4.48%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (4.48%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Technical Design Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) Middleware
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (2.99%) Web Services
4 2 (2.99%) XML
5 1 (1.49%) JMS
5 1 (1.49%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
5 1 (1.49%) EJB
5 1 (1.49%) JDBC
5 1 (1.49%) JSP
5 1 (1.49%) Servlets
5 1 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Mainframe
2 8 (11.94%) Replication
3 7 (10.45%) Clustering
4 5 (7.46%) Celerra
5 4 (5.97%) VSAM
6 2 (2.99%) Life Science
6 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.49%) Tandem
7 1 (1.49%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 37 (55.22%) Linux
2 32 (47.76%) UNIX
3 29 (43.28%) Windows
4 21 (31.34%) AIX
5 12 (17.91%) HPUX
6 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.99%) CentOS
11 1 (1.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) Migration
2 6 (8.96%) SOA
2 6 (8.96%) Change Control
2 6 (8.96%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (5.97%) ITIL
3 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.48%) Project Planning
4 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
4 3 (4.48%) Time Management
4 3 (4.48%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (2.99%) EAI
5 2 (2.99%) SIEM
5 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.99%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.99%) Project Management
5 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.49%) ERP
6 1 (1.49%) B2B
6 1 (1.49%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) Java
2 6 (8.96%) SQL
3 4 (5.97%) COBOL
4 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.99%) Perl
4 2 (2.99%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) GCIA
2 3 (4.48%) GCIH
2 3 (4.48%) CEH
2 3 (4.48%) CISSP
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.99%) MCP
3 2 (2.99%) MCSE
3 2 (2.99%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.94%) Hyper-V
2 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.46%) Terminal Services
3 5 (7.46%) VMware ESX
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (7.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.48%) Control-M
3 2 (2.99%) Foglight
3 2 (2.99%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.99%) OpenView
3 2 (2.99%) CA Wily
3 2 (2.99%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.49%) SCSM
4 1 (1.49%) Puppet
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) Oracle
2 17 (25.37%) HP
3 15 (22.39%) VMware
4 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
5 11 (16.42%) IBM
5 11 (16.42%) Red Hat
6 8 (11.94%) CA
6 8 (11.94%) EMC
6 8 (11.94%) Cisco
7 7 (10.45%) Sun
7 7 (10.45%) Avaya
7 7 (10.45%) Verint
8 6 (8.96%) Citrix
9 5 (7.46%) Juniper
9 5 (7.46%) CheckPoint
10 4 (5.97%) StorageTek
10 4 (5.97%) F5
11 3 (4.48%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.48%) Websense
11 3 (4.48%) NetApp