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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 131 104 109
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 20 53 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 1.28% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.90% 6.86% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 15
Median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -42.50%
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
689 773 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.91% 18.71% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 410 343
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 87 95
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.42 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.86% +16.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Lancashire -3 8 £420 +50.00% 3
Manchester -9 7 £350 -20.00% 2
Merseyside -4 2 £350 -22.22%
Cumbria +16 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 47 (70.15%) Linux
2 41 (61.19%) Unix
3 37 (55.22%) AIX
4 31 (46.27%) Windows
4 31 (46.27%) Oracle
5 24 (35.82%) HPUX
6 23 (34.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (32.84%) VMware
8 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
9 19 (28.36%) Red Hat
10 18 (26.87%) SQL
10 18 (26.87%) Migration
11 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
11 17 (25.37%) HP
12 16 (23.88%) Perl
13 15 (22.39%) DB2
13 15 (22.39%) DHCP
13 15 (22.39%) IBM
13 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
14 14 (20.90%) Data Centre
14 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
14 14 (20.90%) ITIL
15 13 (19.40%) EMC
15 13 (19.40%) Citrix
15 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (17.91%) SCOM
16 12 (17.91%) SAN
16 12 (17.91%) Mainframe
17 11 (16.42%) Firewall

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 (7.46%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (7.46%) WebSphere
1 5 (7.46%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.49%) SAS
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) DHCP
2 12 (17.91%) SAN
3 11 (16.42%) DNS
3 11 (16.42%) Firewall
3 11 (16.42%) iSCSI
4 8 (11.94%) LAN
5 6 (8.96%) HTTP
5 6 (8.96%) WAN
6 5 (7.46%) SMTP
6 5 (7.46%) SNMP
6 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.48%) VLAN
8 2 (2.99%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.99%) Internet
8 2 (2.99%) VoIP
9 1 (1.49%) LDAP
9 1 (1.49%) OSPF
9 1 (1.49%) SSL
9 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) DB2
2 11 (16.42%) Oracle Database
3 9 (13.43%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (8.96%) MySQL
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.99%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.49%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.49%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) ClearCase
1 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.48%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.99%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Architect
2 8 (11.94%) Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Administrator
4 6 (8.96%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Solaris Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) DBA
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) AIX Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Designer
6 4 (5.97%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) HPUX Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Storage Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Regular Expression
2 5 (7.46%) Middleware
2 5 (7.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (4.48%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.91%) Mainframe
3 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.99%) IVR
6 1 (1.49%) BBC
6 1 (1.49%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.49%) HACMP
6 1 (1.49%) Life Science
6 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (70.15%) Linux
2 41 (61.19%) Unix
3 37 (55.22%) AIX
4 31 (46.27%) Windows
5 24 (35.82%) HPUX
6 23 (34.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
10 6 (8.96%) Windows XP
11 3 (4.48%) SUSE
12 1 (1.49%) CentOS
12 1 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.49%) Debian
12 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Migration
2 14 (20.90%) ITIL
3 10 (14.93%) Security Patching
4 9 (13.43%) Service Management
5 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.96%) Release Management
7 5 (7.46%) Project Planning
8 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.97%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.97%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (4.48%) High Availability
9 3 (4.48%) Server Virtualisation
10 2 (2.99%) Change Control
10 2 (2.99%) Data Centre Operations
10 2 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.99%) SIEM
10 2 (2.99%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) SQL
2 16 (23.88%) Perl
3 10 (14.93%) Java
4 7 (10.45%) Korn
5 6 (8.96%) Bourne shell
5 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.96%) VBScript
6 5 (7.46%) Jython
6 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.48%) Python
8 2 (2.99%) C
8 2 (2.99%) C++
9 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.49%) PHP
9 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.93%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.97%) MCP
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.99%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.49%) CCDP
6 1 (1.49%) CCIE
6 1 (1.49%) CCNP
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (7.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (4.48%) vSphere
5 3 (4.48%) XenApp
6 2 (2.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.49%) Ceph
7 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.49%) Dovecot
7 1 (1.49%) GPFS
7 1 (1.49%) iptables
7 1 (1.49%) KVM
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.49%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) SCOM
2 9 (13.43%) Tivoli
3 7 (10.45%) Netcool
3 7 (10.45%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (8.96%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (7.46%) NetBackup
5 5 (7.46%) SCCM
6 4 (5.97%) WSUS
7 3 (4.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Ansible
8 2 (2.99%) Nagios
8 2 (2.99%) Puppet
9 1 (1.49%) Cacti
9 1 (1.49%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.49%) Graphite
9 1 (1.49%) Graylog
9 1 (1.49%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.49%) OpenNebula
9 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) Oracle
2 22 (32.84%) VMware
3 19 (28.36%) Red Hat
4 17 (25.37%) HP
5 15 (22.39%) IBM
6 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
7 13 (19.40%) Citrix
7 13 (19.40%) EMC
8 7 (10.45%) Sun
9 6 (8.96%) CA
10 4 (5.97%) Veritas
11 3 (4.48%) F5
12 2 (2.99%) Cisco
12 2 (2.99%) LANDesk
12 2 (2.99%) NetApp
12 2 (2.99%) SAP
13 1 (1.49%) Isilon
13 1 (1.49%) Remedy
13 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.49%) Sourcefire