Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 January 2018 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 48 66
Rank change year-on-year +17 +18 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 23 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.15% 2.61% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.83% 11.45% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 3
Lancashire median daily rate £513 £415 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.49% +48.21% -35.26%
10th Percentile £411 £303 £270
90th Percentile £577 £495 £343
North West median daily rate £450 £403 £445
% change year-on-year +11.80% -9.55% +3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire 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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 129 131 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 28.86% 22.78% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 89 130
Lancashire median daily rate £431 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.68% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £302 £261 £205
90th Percentile £584 £575 £607
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 29
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £25.53 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.56% -30.99% +68.18%
10th Percentile £26.63 £12.28 £13.20
90th Percentile £44.30 £43.18 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.22 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.59% -5.88% +16.28%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Preston +15 20 £525 +5.00%
Chorley - 1 £420 - 1
Solaris
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 20 (86.96%) Migration
2 18 (78.26%) Security Cleared
3 17 (73.91%) SC Cleared
4 14 (60.87%) AIX
5 13 (56.52%) DNS
5 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
6 9 (39.13%) HPUX
6 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
7 8 (34.78%) Firewall
7 8 (34.78%) IBM
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle
8 7 (30.43%) Identity Management
8 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
9 6 (26.09%) High Availability
9 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
9 6 (26.09%) Clustering
10 5 (21.74%) N-Tier
10 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
11 4 (17.39%) Windows
11 4 (17.39%) Linux
12 3 (13.04%) Unix
12 3 (13.04%) Finance
13 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (8.70%) Middleware
13 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
13 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
13 2 (8.70%) Sun
13 2 (8.70%) VLAN
13 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting

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 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) DNS
2 8 (34.78%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) VLAN
4 1 (4.35%) DMZ
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Architect
2 12 (52.17%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (30.43%) Migration Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) AIX Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Defect Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
2 6 (26.09%) Clustering
3 5 (21.74%) N-Tier
4 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.35%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) AIX
2 9 (39.13%) HPUX
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) Unix
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Identity Management
3 6 (26.09%) High Availability
3 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) Security Cleared
2 17 (73.91%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
2 8 (34.78%) IBM
3 7 (30.43%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Sun
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
5 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.35%) VMware