Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 58 45
Rank change year-on-year +48 -13 +28
Contract jobs citing Solaris 66 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 12.36% 1.64% 2.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.38% 4.88% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 12
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £410 £526
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -22.02% -
10th Percentile £369 £362 £336
90th Percentile £553 £438 £721
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £475
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £49.50

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 192 287 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 35.96% 33.65% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 176 139
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -0.66% +42.45%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £238
90th Percentile £557 £488 £591
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £361
% change year-on-year - +10.73% +20.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 22
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £39.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +201.92% -27.78%
10th Percentile £10.65 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.00 £19.08
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% -15.15%

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 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 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
Preston +14 55 £450 +5.88%
Solaris
North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 54 (81.82%) Migration
2 46 (69.70%) AIX
3 45 (68.18%) HPUX
4 44 (66.67%) Data Centre
5 41 (62.12%) Security Cleared
6 39 (59.09%) SC Cleared
7 23 (34.85%) DNS
8 21 (31.82%) Linux
9 15 (22.73%) Mainframe
10 12 (18.18%) Middleware
10 12 (18.18%) Windows
11 10 (15.15%) IBM
12 9 (13.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 9 (13.64%) HP
13 8 (12.12%) Unix
14 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
15 6 (9.09%) Replication
16 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
16 5 (7.58%) Internet
17 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
17 4 (6.06%) SAN
17 4 (6.06%) Cisco
17 4 (6.06%) Validation
17 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
17 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
18 3 (4.55%) Test Scripting
18 3 (4.55%) Load Balancing
18 3 (4.55%) Network Design
18 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
18 3 (4.55%) F5

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 (1.52%) FileNet
1 1 (1.52%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.85%) DNS
2 5 (7.58%) Internet
3 4 (6.06%) SAN
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.03%) SSH
5 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.03%) VLAN
6 1 (1.52%) DHCP
6 1 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) DB2
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.03%) SQLPlus
General
1 2 (3.03%) Finance
1 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Architect
2 10 (15.15%) Solaris Specialist
3 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (6.06%) Service Architect
5 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.55%) DBA
6 3 (4.55%) Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Solaris Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Test Specialist
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (3.03%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (3.03%) Network Specialist
7 2 (3.03%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 44 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 15 (22.73%) Mainframe
3 6 (9.09%) Replication
4 3 (4.55%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) DataPower
5 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (69.70%) AIX
2 45 (68.18%) HPUX
3 21 (31.82%) Linux
4 12 (18.18%) Windows
5 8 (12.12%) Unix
6 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (81.82%) Migration
2 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
3 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
3 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (6.06%) Validation
4 3 (4.55%) Change Control
4 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.55%) Network Design
4 3 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (1.52%) Build Automation
6 1 (1.52%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (1.52%) Server Building
6 1 (1.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
1 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (62.12%) Security Cleared
2 39 (59.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.55%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (3.03%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) IBM
2 9 (13.64%) HP
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco
3 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.55%) F5
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.03%) Sun
6 1 (1.52%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.52%) Brocade
6 1 (1.52%) CA
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) EMC
6 1 (1.52%) PlateSpin
6 1 (1.52%) VMware