The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 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 / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 76 91
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 1.44% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.82% 7.98% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 3
Median daily rate - £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.15%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 244 326 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.85% 18.08% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 178 153
Median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £208 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 42
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £28.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Manchester

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
3 4 (40.00%) Middleware
4 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (30.00%) SCOM
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (20.00%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (20.00%) Spatial Data
5 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Netcool
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Applications

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (20.00%) GIS
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (20.00%) Spatial Data
4 1 (10.00%) MySQL
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior SQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Management Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) LAMP
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) HPUX
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (20.00%) Change Control
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (20.00%) ETL
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Line Management
2 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) JCL
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (20.00%) Netcool
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) CA
3 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (10.00%) Autodesk
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas