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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / North West
Rank 109 100 109
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 28 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 1.39% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.42% 6.68% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 26
Median daily rate £400 £438 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £374 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.75%

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
517 793 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.93% 20.73% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 421 354
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 84 91
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +6 11 £405 -19.00% 1
Cheshire +15 5 £385 -14.44%
Lancashire +11 4 £535 +42.66%
Manchester +1 4 £325 -27.77% 4
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 38 (80.85%) Linux
2 26 (55.32%) Windows
3 24 (51.06%) Unix
4 22 (46.81%) AIX
5 21 (44.68%) Perl
6 20 (42.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (38.30%) SCOM
7 18 (38.30%) IBM
8 17 (36.17%) HPUX
9 15 (31.91%) Java
10 14 (29.79%) Oracle
10 14 (29.79%) Netcool
11 13 (27.66%) Middleware
11 13 (27.66%) CA
11 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
11 13 (27.66%) Migration
12 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
12 12 (25.53%) ITIL
13 10 (21.28%) DNS
13 10 (21.28%) Mainframe
13 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (19.15%) Veritas
15 8 (17.02%) EMC
15 8 (17.02%) Tivoli
15 8 (17.02%) VMware
15 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
16 7 (14.89%) Software Asset Management
16 7 (14.89%) IBM BigFix
16 7 (14.89%) ServiceNow
16 7 (14.89%) Finance

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 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) DNS
2 6 (12.77%) SAN
3 5 (10.64%) Firewall
4 4 (8.51%) LAN
4 4 (8.51%) WAN
5 3 (6.38%) HTTP
5 3 (6.38%) NAS
6 2 (4.26%) Internet
6 2 (4.26%) SMTP
6 2 (4.26%) SNMP
6 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.26%) VLAN
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.13%) DHCP
7 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.13%) OSPF
7 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) DB2
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.26%) Subversion
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Monitoring Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) DBA
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (10.64%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Administrator
3 4 (8.51%) Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Solaris Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Management Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) NetApp Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Solaris Administrator
4 3 (6.38%) Solaris Specialist
4 3 (6.38%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (6.38%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) Middleware
2 6 (12.77%) Regular Expression
3 3 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.26%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (2.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Mainframe
2 6 (12.77%) Clustering
2 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (80.85%) Linux
2 26 (55.32%) Windows
3 24 (51.06%) Unix
4 22 (46.81%) AIX
5 20 (42.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (36.17%) HPUX
7 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
9 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
10 3 (6.38%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (4.26%) SUSE
12 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
12 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Migration
2 12 (25.53%) ITIL
3 7 (14.89%) Asset Management
3 7 (14.89%) Release Management
3 7 (14.89%) Software Asset Management
4 6 (12.77%) Service Management
5 4 (8.51%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.51%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.38%) High Availability
6 3 (6.38%) Open Source
7 2 (4.26%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (2.13%) Build Automation
8 1 (2.13%) Database Tuning
8 1 (2.13%) High-Frequency Trading
8 1 (2.13%) Line Management
8 1 (2.13%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.13%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.13%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) Perl
2 15 (31.91%) Java
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
4 6 (12.77%) Bourne shell
4 6 (12.77%) Korn
4 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
4 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
4 6 (12.77%) VBScript
5 3 (6.38%) Jython
5 3 (6.38%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) CCDP
3 1 (2.13%) CCIE
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
1 6 (12.77%) Veritas File System
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.26%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (38.30%) SCOM
2 14 (29.79%) Netcool
3 8 (17.02%) Tivoli
4 7 (14.89%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (12.77%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (12.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (8.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Graphite
8 3 (6.38%) Graylog
8 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (6.38%) Puppet
9 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
10 1 (2.13%) Nagios
10 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) IBM
2 14 (29.79%) Oracle
3 13 (27.66%) CA
3 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
4 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
5 9 (19.15%) Veritas
6 8 (17.02%) EMC
6 8 (17.02%) VMware
7 7 (14.89%) HP
7 7 (14.89%) ServiceNow
8 5 (10.64%) F5
9 4 (8.51%) NetApp
10 3 (6.38%) Remedy
10 3 (6.38%) SAP
10 3 (6.38%) Sun
11 2 (4.26%) Citrix
11 2 (4.26%) LANDesk
12 1 (2.13%) Cisco
12 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
12 1 (2.13%) Sourcefire
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