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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 136 116 124
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 33 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 1.11% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.80% 5.13% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 4
Median daily rate £418 £488 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £346 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £638 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £49.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +98.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
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
869 858 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 21.58% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 416 305
Median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 111 124
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £20.19 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Cheshire 0 11 £425 -7.60% 1
Manchester -11 10 £375 -11.76% 8
Merseyside +5 5 £490 +23.65% 3
Lancashire -8 3 £375 -30.23%
Cumbria +1 1 £250 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 65 (73.03%) Unix
2 58 (65.17%) AIX
3 52 (58.43%) Linux
4 39 (43.82%) Migration
4 39 (43.82%) Data Centre
5 36 (40.45%) HPUX
6 35 (39.33%) Windows
7 32 (35.96%) IBM
8 30 (33.71%) VMware
9 28 (31.46%) Red Hat
9 28 (31.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (30.34%) Security Cleared
11 26 (29.21%) Oracle
12 23 (25.84%) Sun
13 19 (21.35%) HP
13 19 (21.35%) Clustering
13 19 (21.35%) SC Cleared
14 16 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (15.73%) WebSphere
15 14 (15.73%) Middleware
16 13 (14.61%) Shell Script
17 12 (13.48%) WebLogic
17 12 (13.48%) DNS
18 11 (12.36%) SAN
18 11 (12.36%) Puppet
19 10 (11.24%) VCE vBlock
19 10 (11.24%) WebSphere Application Server
19 10 (11.24%) WAN
20 9 (10.11%) Cisco
20 9 (10.11%) WebSphere MQ

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 14 (15.73%) WebSphere
2 12 (13.48%) WebLogic
3 10 (11.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.49%) Apache
5 2 (2.25%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.12%) AquaLogic
6 1 (1.12%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.12%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.12%) OpenShift
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) DNS
2 11 (12.36%) SAN
3 10 (11.24%) WAN
4 8 (8.99%) SMTP
4 8 (8.99%) SNMP
4 8 (8.99%) SSL
4 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.49%) LDAP
6 3 (3.37%) Firewall
6 3 (3.37%) NAS
7 2 (2.25%) LAN
8 1 (1.12%) Intranet
8 1 (1.12%) VoIP
8 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) DB2
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.12%) MySQL
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Subversion
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Architect
2 12 (13.48%) Consultant
2 12 (13.48%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (12.36%) Administrator
4 10 (11.24%) Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) Solaris Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) IT Architect
6 7 (7.87%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (7.87%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.74%) Unix Administrator
8 5 (5.62%) Designer
8 5 (5.62%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Middleware Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (5.62%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Technical Designer
8 5 (5.62%) Unix Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.49%) AIX Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.73%) Middleware
2 9 (10.11%) IBM Integration Bus
2 9 (10.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (8.99%) Web Services
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (43.82%) Data Centre
2 19 (21.35%) Clustering
3 10 (11.24%) VCE vBlock
4 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.99%) FlexPod
5 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
6 6 (6.74%) HACMP
7 4 (4.49%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (4.49%) HP Storage
8 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.12%) Celerra
9 1 (1.12%) CLARiiON
9 1 (1.12%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 65 (73.03%) Unix
2 58 (65.17%) AIX
3 52 (58.43%) Linux
4 36 (40.45%) HPUX
5 35 (39.33%) Windows
6 28 (31.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (2.25%) SUSE
7 2 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.12%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.82%) Migration
2 8 (8.99%) Server Virtualisation
3 7 (7.87%) Open Source
4 6 (6.74%) ITIL
4 6 (6.74%) Service Management
5 5 (5.62%) High Availability
6 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.37%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.37%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.37%) SOA
7 2 (2.25%) Change Management
7 2 (2.25%) Kernel Tuning
7 2 (2.25%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.25%) Security Hardening
7 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.12%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.12%) QMS
8 1 (1.12%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.61%) Shell Script
2 4 (4.49%) Perl
2 4 (4.49%) SQL
3 2 (2.25%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) PHP
4 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (30.34%) Security Cleared
2 19 (21.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) RHCA
3 4 (4.49%) RHCE
4 2 (2.25%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.74%) GPFS
5 5 (5.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (3.37%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.37%) Veritas File System
7 2 (2.25%) vSphere
8 1 (1.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Puppet
2 7 (7.87%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle ZFS
3 5 (5.62%) SCOM
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (4.49%) SCCM
4 4 (4.49%) SCOrch
4 4 (4.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (2.25%) vRealize
6 1 (1.12%) Ansible
6 1 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 32 (35.96%) IBM
2 30 (33.71%) VMware
3 28 (31.46%) Red Hat
4 26 (29.21%) Oracle
5 23 (25.84%) Sun
6 19 (21.35%) HP
7 9 (10.11%) Cisco
8 8 (8.99%) Dell
8 8 (8.99%) EMC
9 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.87%) Veritas
10 6 (6.74%) Citrix
11 5 (5.62%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.12%) Avaya
12 1 (1.12%) Axway
12 1 (1.12%) Brocade
12 1 (1.12%) CA
12 1 (1.12%) Hitachi
12 1 (1.12%) NetApp
12 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
Wirral, Merseyside
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 17 days ago