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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 134 104 106
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 26 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.99% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.20% 4.26% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 15
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£465 £463 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +27.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £381 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.43% -18.46%
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
812 704 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.91% 23.23% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 360 277
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 88 78
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 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 4 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 -14 13 £465 -4.61% 2
Lancashire +15 8 £478 -
Cheshire -13 4 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 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 41 (60.29%) Windows
2 35 (51.47%) UNIX
3 32 (47.06%) Linux
4 30 (44.12%) Oracle
5 28 (41.18%) Oracle Database
6 24 (35.29%) Migration
7 23 (33.82%) AIX
8 21 (30.88%) Web Services
9 19 (27.94%) SAN
10 17 (25.00%) VMware
11 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
11 16 (23.53%) EMC
12 15 (22.06%) Finance
12 15 (22.06%) IBM
12 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
12 15 (22.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (20.59%) Citrix
14 13 (19.12%) SQL
14 13 (19.12%) Java
15 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
15 12 (17.65%) JSP
15 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
15 12 (17.65%) WAN
15 12 (17.65%) NAS
15 12 (17.65%) XenApp
16 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
16 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database 12c
16 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (16.18%) ITIL

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (13.24%) IIS
2 8 (11.76%) SAS
2 8 (11.76%) CICS
2 8 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 6 (8.82%) JBoss
4 4 (5.88%) Tuxedo
5 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.47%) Mule
7 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.47%) CMS
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Office 365
2 3 (4.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) SAN
2 12 (17.65%) WAN
2 12 (17.65%) NAS
3 11 (16.18%) Firewall
4 9 (13.24%) Wireless
5 8 (11.76%) DMZ
5 8 (11.76%) Internet
5 8 (11.76%) MPLS
5 8 (11.76%) OSPF
5 8 (11.76%) BGP
5 8 (11.76%) EIGRP
5 8 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (11.76%) VPLS
5 8 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 8 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.88%) LAN
6 4 (5.88%) VPN
7 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.41%) VLAN
7 3 (4.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.18%) Oracle Database
2 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
4 10 (14.71%) RDBMS
5 8 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (11.76%) DataStage
6 5 (7.35%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.94%) Big Data
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.47%) DB2
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) ProC
2 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.88%) Maven
3 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.47%) Hudson
5 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Architect
2 10 (14.71%) Technical Architect
3 6 (8.82%) Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (7.35%) Designer
4 5 (7.35%) Technical Design Leader
5 4 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (5.88%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Administrator
5 4 (5.88%) DBA
6 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) Web Services
2 12 (17.65%) JSP
3 10 (14.71%) Middleware
4 5 (7.35%) J2EE
4 5 (7.35%) WSDL
5 4 (5.88%) JSON
5 4 (5.88%) HTML5
5 4 (5.88%) EJB
5 4 (5.88%) CSS
5 4 (5.88%) JDBC
5 4 (5.88%) Servlets
5 4 (5.88%) HTML
5 4 (5.88%) Struts
5 4 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 4 (5.88%) Spring
6 2 (2.94%) XML
7 1 (1.47%) XSD
7 1 (1.47%) XSLT
7 1 (1.47%) JMS
7 1 (1.47%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 11 (16.18%) Mainframe
3 10 (14.71%) Clustering
4 8 (11.76%) VSAM
4 8 (11.76%) Replication
4 8 (11.76%) EMC VNX
4 8 (11.76%) Data Structures
4 8 (11.76%) Celerra
5 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.82%) Private Cloud
5 6 (8.82%) BYOD
6 3 (4.41%) HACMP
7 2 (2.94%) PKI
7 2 (2.94%) EFT
7 2 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.47%) LPAR
8 1 (1.47%) Life Science
8 1 (1.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (60.29%) Windows
2 35 (51.47%) UNIX
3 32 (47.06%) Linux
4 23 (33.82%) AIX
5 15 (22.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.88%) HPUX
7 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.94%) zOS
8 2 (2.94%) SUSE
8 2 (2.94%) Debian
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Migration
2 11 (16.18%) ITIL
3 10 (14.71%) ETL
3 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.76%) Data Security
4 8 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 8 (11.76%) Open Source
5 7 (10.29%) Change Control
6 5 (7.35%) SDLC
6 5 (7.35%) MVC
6 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.35%) Service Management
7 4 (5.88%) UML
7 4 (5.88%) DevOps
7 4 (5.88%) Waterfall
8 3 (4.41%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (2.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) Java
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) PL/SQL
3 8 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 8 (11.76%) C
4 6 (8.82%) COBOL
5 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) CCA
3 4 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (5.88%) MCSE
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) CCIE
4 2 (2.94%) CCEA
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.94%) CCEE
4 2 (2.94%) CCAA
4 2 (2.94%) MCSD
5 1 (1.47%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.65%) XenApp
3 9 (13.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 8 (11.76%) Terminal Services
4 8 (11.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (5.88%) MetaFrame
6 2 (2.94%) RACF
6 2 (2.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.94%) GPFS
6 2 (2.94%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (2.94%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (5.88%) Puppet
2 3 (4.41%) SCOM
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (4.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.41%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (2.94%) zSecure
3 2 (2.94%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.47%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) Oracle
2 17 (25.00%) VMware
3 16 (23.53%) EMC
4 15 (22.06%) IBM
4 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
5 14 (20.59%) Citrix
6 11 (16.18%) CA
7 10 (14.71%) Cisco
8 9 (13.24%) Sun
9 8 (11.76%) Informatica
9 8 (11.76%) Nortel
9 8 (11.76%) Red Hat
9 8 (11.76%) CheckPoint
9 8 (11.76%) SolarWinds
10 5 (7.35%) Remedy
11 4 (5.88%) AppSense
11 4 (5.88%) Avaya
12 3 (4.41%) NetApp
12 3 (4.41%) HP
13 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
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