The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 April 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 46 34
Rank change year-on-year +33 -12  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 33 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.50% 0.71% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.37% 2.27% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 11
Median daily rate £488 £375 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -30.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £373 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £403 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £396 £400
% change year-on-year -1.57% -0.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -63.00% +8.37%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 86 132 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 29.97% 31.43% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 76 59
Median daily rate £455 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £443 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 18
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £13.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Lancashire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Lancashire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Lancashire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Lancashire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 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
Preston +9 24 £488 +30.00%
Solaris
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 31 (86.11%) Migration
2 29 (80.56%) HPUX
3 26 (72.22%) AIX
4 25 (69.44%) SC Cleared
4 25 (69.44%) Security Cleared
5 24 (66.67%) Data Centre
6 16 (44.44%) Linux
7 13 (36.11%) DNS
8 12 (33.33%) Mainframe
9 10 (27.78%) Windows
9 10 (27.78%) Middleware
10 8 (22.22%) IBM
10 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 6 (16.67%) HP
12 5 (13.89%) Internet
12 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (11.11%) SAN
13 4 (11.11%) Unix
13 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
14 3 (8.33%) Replication
14 3 (8.33%) Network Design
14 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
15 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
15 2 (5.56%) Time Management
15 2 (5.56%) VLAN
15 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
15 2 (5.56%) Clustering
15 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
15 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
15 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (2.78%) FileNet
1 1 (2.78%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) Internet
3 4 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (2.78%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.78%) SSH
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQLPlus
General
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (19.44%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Service Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Migration Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Solaris Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Active Directory Migration Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Migration Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Telecoms Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 12 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 3 (8.33%) Replication
4 2 (5.56%) Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) DataPower
5 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) HPUX
2 26 (72.22%) AIX
3 16 (44.44%) Linux
4 10 (27.78%) Windows
5 4 (11.11%) Unix
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Migration
2 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.78%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (69.44%) SC Cleared
1 25 (69.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Control-M
2 1 (2.78%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) IBM
2 6 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.78%) Brocade
4 1 (2.78%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) EMC
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) PlateSpin
4 1 (2.78%) Sun
4 1 (2.78%) VMware