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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 98 116 111
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 59 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 0.89% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.42% 4.20% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 9
Average daily rate £450 £441 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.98% +30.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £49.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +98.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.25 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +17.69%
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
795 691 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.84% 21.22% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 330 249
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 85 103
Average hourly rate £17.77 £14.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.87% -13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +17 28 £450 +10.76% 2
Manchester -19 16 £450 - 3
Merseyside +6 5 £500 +55.03%
Lancashire -3 4 - -
Cumbria 0 2 £300 - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 66 (65.35%) Unix
2 64 (63.37%) Linux
3 59 (58.42%) AIX
4 53 (52.48%) Windows
5 47 (46.53%) Data Centre
6 45 (44.55%) VMware
7 43 (42.57%) Migration
8 38 (37.62%) HPUX
9 36 (35.64%) Oracle
10 31 (30.69%) IBM
11 30 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (28.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (27.72%) Red Hat
14 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
15 22 (21.78%) Sun
16 19 (18.81%) Clustering
17 17 (16.83%) Middleware
18 16 (15.84%) HP
18 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
19 14 (13.86%) WAN
20 13 (12.87%) DNS
21 12 (11.88%) SMTP
21 12 (11.88%) SAN
21 12 (11.88%) Shell Script
22 11 (10.89%) WebSphere
22 11 (10.89%) Hyper-V
23 10 (9.90%) Finance
23 10 (9.90%) Active Directory
23 10 (9.90%) Cisco
23 10 (9.90%) SNMP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (10.89%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.90%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.97%) Apache
4 3 (2.97%) Sonic ESB
5 2 (1.98%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Office
2 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.86%) WAN
2 13 (12.87%) DNS
3 12 (11.88%) SAN
3 12 (11.88%) SMTP
4 10 (9.90%) SNMP
4 10 (9.90%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.92%) SSL
6 6 (5.94%) LDAP
7 5 (4.95%) LAN
8 4 (3.96%) Firewall
8 4 (3.96%) FTP
8 4 (3.96%) HTTP
9 3 (2.97%) NAS
9 3 (2.97%) VoIP
10 2 (1.98%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.98%) DHCP
11 1 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) DB2
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.97%) Big Data
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.99%) MySQL
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Subversion
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Banking
2 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (30.69%) Architect
2 21 (20.79%) Infrastructure Architect
3 14 (13.86%) Analyst
4 9 (8.91%) Administrator
5 7 (6.93%) Consultant
5 7 (6.93%) IT Architect
5 7 (6.93%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.95%) Designer
7 5 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Middleware Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Linux Consultant
8 4 (3.96%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (3.96%) Technical Designer
8 4 (3.96%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Network Architect
9 3 (2.97%) Programmer
9 3 (2.97%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.83%) Middleware
2 9 (8.91%) Web Services
2 9 (8.91%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (7.92%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (3.96%) JDBC
4 4 (3.96%) SAP XI
4 4 (3.96%) XML
5 1 (0.99%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (46.53%) Data Centre
2 19 (18.81%) Clustering
3 10 (9.90%) VCE vBlock
4 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.92%) FlexPod
6 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
6 7 (6.93%) HACMP
7 4 (3.96%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (3.96%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.98%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.98%) IVR
8 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.98%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.98%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.99%) Celerra
9 1 (0.99%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 66 (65.35%) Unix
2 64 (63.37%) Linux
3 59 (58.42%) AIX
4 53 (52.48%) Windows
5 38 (37.62%) HPUX
6 29 (28.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.96%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (42.57%) Migration
2 8 (7.92%) High Availability
2 8 (7.92%) ITIL
3 7 (6.93%) Open Source
4 6 (5.94%) Load Balancing
4 6 (5.94%) SOA
5 5 (4.95%) Service Management
6 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.96%) Data Reconciliation
6 4 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.96%) ETL
6 4 (3.96%) Integration Testing
6 4 (3.96%) OO
6 4 (3.96%) OOP
6 4 (3.96%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (3.96%) TOGAF
6 4 (3.96%) Unit Testing
6 4 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (2.97%) Analytics
7 3 (2.97%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) Shell Script
2 9 (8.91%) SQL
3 5 (4.95%) Java
3 5 (4.95%) Perl
4 2 (1.98%) PHP
5 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.94%) Degree
4 4 (3.96%) RHCA
4 4 (3.96%) RHCE
5 2 (1.98%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.89%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.90%) Active Directory
4 9 (8.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (5.94%) GPFS
5 6 (5.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (3.96%) Veritas File System
7 3 (2.97%) KVM
7 3 (2.97%) vSphere
7 3 (2.97%) Xen
8 2 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.98%) XenApp
8 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.99%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) Puppet
2 6 (5.94%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.95%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (3.96%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (3.96%) SCCM
4 4 (3.96%) SCOM
4 4 (3.96%) SCOrch
4 4 (3.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.97%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (1.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (1.98%) vRealize
7 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.99%) Netcool
7 1 (0.99%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 45 (44.55%) VMware
2 36 (35.64%) Oracle
3 31 (30.69%) IBM
4 28 (27.72%) Red Hat
5 22 (21.78%) Sun
6 16 (15.84%) HP
7 10 (9.90%) Cisco
7 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.92%) Citrix
8 8 (7.92%) Dell
9 7 (6.93%) EMC
10 6 (5.94%) Veritas
11 5 (4.95%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.95%) SAP
12 4 (3.96%) webMethods
13 3 (2.97%) Pega
13 3 (2.97%) PlateSpin
14 2 (1.98%) Intel
14 2 (1.98%) Symantec
14 2 (1.98%) Tumbleweed
North West
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago