The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 29 March 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 34 29
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.80% 1.59% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.21% 8.51% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £413 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -3.96% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 53 47 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 21.20% 18.73% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 36
Median daily rate £310 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £261 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
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 Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Liverpool

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 8 (72.73%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
3 6 (54.55%) Clustering
3 6 (54.55%) EMC
3 6 (54.55%) Veritas
3 6 (54.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (54.55%) Veritas File System
4 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
5 4 (36.36%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (36.36%) F5
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 4 (36.36%) NetApp
5 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) SAN
6 3 (27.27%) NAS
6 3 (27.27%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (18.18%) Citrix
7 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (9.09%) Server Building

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) NAS
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Administrator
1 3 (27.27%) NetApp Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris Administrator
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris Systems Administrator
1 3 (27.27%) Storage Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (27.27%) Unix Administrator
1 3 (27.27%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Solaris Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Storage Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Clustering
2 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Unix
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Server Building
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Veritas File System
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) EMC
1 6 (54.55%) Veritas
2 4 (36.36%) F5
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) NetApp
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire
5 1 (9.09%) Sun