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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 98 98 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 -41
Contract jobs citing Solaris 38 33 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 1.14% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.14% 5.05% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 32
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£439 £363 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.10% -8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +13.84%
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
739 653 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.96% 22.59% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 284 298
Average daily rate £320 £320 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £427 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 88 94
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 -1 17 £488 +34.48% 2
Cheshire +11 15 £430 -18.09%
Merseyside -4 3 £300 -20.00%
Cumbria - 1 £475 - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 31 (62.00%) Linux
2 26 (52.00%) Oracle
3 21 (42.00%) UNIX
4 18 (36.00%) AIX
5 17 (34.00%) Finance
6 15 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 15 (30.00%) Windows
7 14 (28.00%) Middleware
8 13 (26.00%) HP
9 12 (24.00%) Migration
9 12 (24.00%) Firewall
10 11 (22.00%) HPUX
10 11 (22.00%) Oracle Database
11 9 (18.00%) IBM
11 9 (18.00%) Data Guard
12 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
12 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 8 (16.00%) CA
13 7 (14.00%) Mainframe
13 7 (14.00%) CMS
13 7 (14.00%) Avaya
13 7 (14.00%) Verint
14 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (12.00%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (12.00%) Java
14 6 (12.00%) SOA
14 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
14 6 (12.00%) Banking
15 5 (10.00%) VMware
15 5 (10.00%) Advertising

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (14.00%) CMS
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.00%) Apache
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (4.00%) CICS
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.00%) Lync
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) DHCP
2 4 (8.00%) DNS
2 4 (8.00%) SAN
3 3 (6.00%) NAS
4 2 (4.00%) MGW
4 2 (4.00%) VPN
4 2 (4.00%) H.323
4 2 (4.00%) SSL
4 2 (4.00%) FTP
4 2 (4.00%) LDAP
4 2 (4.00%) PSTN
4 2 (4.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) TACACS
5 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.00%) DataStage
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Advertising
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Architect
2 8 (16.00%) Consultant
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Avaya Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) DBA
4 5 (10.00%) Administrator
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 5 (10.00%) SOA Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) Middleware
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.00%) J2EE
3 1 (2.00%) EJB
3 1 (2.00%) JSP
3 1 (2.00%) Servlets
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.00%) Replication
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) VSAM
4 1 (2.00%) Tandem
4 1 (2.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Linux
2 21 (42.00%) UNIX
3 18 (36.00%) AIX
4 15 (30.00%) Windows
5 11 (22.00%) HPUX
6 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.00%) CentOS
10 1 (2.00%) VMS
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) SOA
2 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (6.00%) Change Control
4 3 (6.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (6.00%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (6.00%) ITIL
5 2 (4.00%) Information Management
5 2 (4.00%) Data Management
5 2 (4.00%) Time Management
5 2 (4.00%) SIEM
6 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.00%) DevOps
6 1 (2.00%) Network Management
6 1 (2.00%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (2.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) Java
2 4 (8.00%) Perl
2 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.00%) VB
4 2 (4.00%) COBOL
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) CISSP
2 1 (2.00%) GCIA
2 1 (2.00%) GCIH
2 1 (2.00%) CEH
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) Data Guard
2 5 (10.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.00%) Unicenter
3 3 (6.00%) Control-M
3 3 (6.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.00%) SCCM
4 2 (4.00%) Foglight
4 2 (4.00%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (4.00%) CA Wily
4 2 (4.00%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (4.00%) OpenView
5 1 (2.00%) SCSM
5 1 (2.00%) Puppet
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.00%) Legato
5 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Oracle
2 15 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 13 (26.00%) HP
4 9 (18.00%) IBM
5 8 (16.00%) CA
6 7 (14.00%) Avaya
6 7 (14.00%) Verint
7 5 (10.00%) Sun
7 5 (10.00%) VMware
8 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.00%) JBoss
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco
9 3 (6.00%) Juniper
9 3 (6.00%) EMC
9 3 (6.00%) NetApp
9 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.00%) TIBCO
10 2 (4.00%) StorageTek
10 2 (4.00%) Apple
10 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat