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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 91 140 112
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -28
Contract jobs citing Solaris 73 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 0.48% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.41% 2.24% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 5 16
Median daily rate £425 £375 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £257 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £611 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+35.84% -
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
776 803 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.94% 21.26% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 419 355
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 82 77
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.15 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Manchester +18 33 £425 -5.55% 2
Cheshire +21 22 £425 -
Lancashire -6 11 £425 -11.08%
Merseyside -1 5 £400 +16.78%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 69 (66.99%) AIX
2 62 (60.19%) Unix
3 60 (58.25%) Linux
4 57 (55.34%) Oracle
5 49 (47.57%) Migration
6 47 (45.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (43.69%) HPUX
8 42 (40.78%) Windows
9 35 (33.98%) Security Cleared
10 34 (33.01%) Data Centre
11 33 (32.04%) Active Directory
11 33 (32.04%) EMC
12 30 (29.13%) Red Hat
13 29 (28.16%) SQL
14 26 (25.24%) DB2
14 26 (25.24%) Citrix
14 26 (25.24%) VMware
14 26 (25.24%) SC Cleared
15 23 (22.33%) DHCP
16 22 (21.36%) IBM
16 22 (21.36%) ITIL
16 22 (21.36%) Mainframe
17 18 (17.48%) HP
17 18 (17.48%) SAN
17 18 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
19 14 (13.59%) Configuration Management
19 14 (13.59%) Clustering
20 11 (10.68%) Finance
20 11 (10.68%) Sun

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 9 (8.74%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.77%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.80%) Apache
4 6 (5.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.91%) JBoss
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.94%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.94%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.94%) Liferay
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.94%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.97%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.97%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) IaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.33%) DHCP
2 18 (17.48%) SAN
3 7 (6.80%) DNS
4 4 (3.88%) Firewall
4 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.91%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.91%) LAN
5 3 (2.91%) NAS
5 3 (2.91%) SMTP
5 3 (2.91%) SNMP
5 3 (2.91%) SSL
6 2 (1.94%) HTTP
6 2 (1.94%) LDAP
6 2 (1.94%) Network Security
6 2 (1.94%) WAN
7 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.24%) DB2
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.94%) MySQL
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) JIRA
1 3 (2.91%) Subversion
2 2 (1.94%) Introscope
2 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.97%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.97%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.97%) Selenium
3 1 (0.97%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (10.68%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (20.39%) Architect
2 18 (17.48%) Administrator
3 16 (15.53%) Analyst
4 12 (11.65%) Technical Analyst
5 10 (9.71%) Consultant
6 8 (7.77%) AIX Architect
6 8 (7.77%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Designer
7 7 (6.80%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Unix Administrator
8 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (5.83%) Solaris Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.85%) AIX Consultant
9 5 (4.85%) Data Centre Manager
9 5 (4.85%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.85%) Solaris Administrator
10 4 (3.88%) Data Centre Project Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) Middleware
2 6 (5.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.88%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (2.91%) Web Services
4 3 (2.91%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (33.01%) Data Centre
2 22 (21.36%) Mainframe
3 14 (13.59%) Clustering
4 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.83%) HACMP
6 5 (4.85%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.88%) LPAR
8 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.91%) Life Science
9 2 (1.94%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.94%) IBM XIV
9 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.97%) Celerra
10 1 (0.97%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.97%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.97%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.97%) User Experience
10 1 (0.97%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 69 (66.99%) AIX
2 62 (60.19%) Unix
3 60 (58.25%) Linux
4 47 (45.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (43.69%) HPUX
6 42 (40.78%) Windows
7 11 (10.68%) Windows Server
8 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.88%) SUSE
9 4 (3.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.97%) OS/390
10 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.57%) Migration
2 22 (21.36%) ITIL
3 14 (13.59%) Configuration Management
4 11 (10.68%) Virtual Environments
5 9 (8.74%) Service Management
6 8 (7.77%) Security Patching
7 7 (6.80%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.85%) Change Management
8 5 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.85%) Project Planning
8 5 (4.85%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.88%) SOA
10 3 (2.91%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.91%) Server Virtualisation
10 3 (2.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 2 (1.94%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (1.94%) DevOps
11 2 (1.94%) Server Building
11 2 (1.94%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (1.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.16%) SQL
2 8 (7.77%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.94%) Java
3 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.97%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.97%) C
4 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.97%) Perl
4 1 (0.97%) PHP
4 1 (0.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (33.98%) Security Cleared
2 26 (25.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.80%) MCP
3 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.88%) DBS Check
4 4 (3.88%) EMCSA
5 2 (1.94%) Degree
6 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.97%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.97%) RHCA
6 1 (0.97%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (32.04%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (4.85%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.88%) GPFS
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.91%) Firmware
7 2 (1.94%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.94%) vCloud
7 2 (1.94%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) NetBackup
1 10 (9.71%) SCCM
2 9 (8.74%) SCOM
3 8 (7.77%) Oracle ZFS
3 8 (7.77%) Puppet
4 7 (6.80%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (6.80%) WSUS
5 5 (4.85%) Ansible
5 5 (4.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (3.88%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (3.88%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.94%) CA Wily
7 2 (1.94%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.94%) nmon
7 2 (1.94%) yum
8 1 (0.97%) Legato
8 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.97%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.97%) vRealize
Vendors
1 57 (55.34%) Oracle
2 33 (32.04%) EMC
3 30 (29.13%) Red Hat
4 26 (25.24%) Citrix
4 26 (25.24%) VMware
5 22 (21.36%) IBM
6 18 (17.48%) HP
7 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
8 11 (10.68%) Sun
9 8 (7.77%) Veritas
10 3 (2.91%) Axway
10 3 (2.91%) CA
11 2 (1.94%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.94%) Cisco
11 2 (1.94%) Endeca
12 1 (0.97%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.97%) Brocade
12 1 (0.97%) Dell
12 1 (0.97%) Remedy
12 1 (0.97%) SAP