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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 61 71
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 2.28% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 9.25% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Median daily rate - £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 164 227 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.63% 24.67% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 151 130
Median daily rate £360 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.79% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 25
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £21.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) HPUX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) CA
1 4 (100.00%) Netcool
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) ServiceNow
1 4 (100.00%) Software Asset Management
1 4 (100.00%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli

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:

General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Management Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Monitoring Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) HPUX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (100.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (100.00%) Netcool
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CA
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) ServiceNow