Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 77 88
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.22% 1.37% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.20% 6.56% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 9
Cheshire median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £431 £389 £260
90th Percentile £444 £525 £488
North West median daily rate £444 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +4.41% -5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Solaris is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 249 305 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.54% 20.88% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 190 258
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £180 £180 £213
90th Percentile £540 £578 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -19.83% +12.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £18.00 £21.00 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Cheshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Cheshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Cheshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 2 £438 -
Warrington -1 1 - - 1
Solaris
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) AIX Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) AIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) DBA
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam