Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 October 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 128 128
Rank change year-on-year -74 0 +57
Contract jobs citing Solaris 20 78 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 1.39% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.58% 6.80% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 44 53
North West median daily rate £474 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +5.88% -5.03%
10th Percentile £410 £361 £303
90th Percentile £526 £574 £499
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £38.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -50.97% +7.64% +34.58%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,264 1,147 1,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.34% 20.46% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 702 932
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £135 £163 £213
90th Percentile £538 £544 £525
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 102 101
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.22 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +20.05% -6.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.01 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the North West

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the North West

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the North West

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Lancashire -46 11 £475 -
Manchester -21 5 £413 +17.86% 1
Cheshire -6 3 - - 1
Cumbria -4 1 £425 +3.03% 2
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 North West region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 16 (80.00%) Unix
2 16 (80.00%) AIX
3 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (60.00%) Red Hat
5 11 (55.00%) SAN
5 11 (55.00%) EMC
5 11 (55.00%) IBM
5 11 (55.00%) Sun
5 11 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (50.00%) DNS
7 9 (45.00%) Windows
7 9 (45.00%) Firewall
8 7 (35.00%) Hitachi
8 7 (35.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 7 (35.00%) DMZ
8 7 (35.00%) IIS
8 7 (35.00%) Web Services
8 7 (35.00%) Windows 2000
8 7 (35.00%) Oracle
8 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (35.00%) Windows NT
8 7 (35.00%) VLAN
8 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
8 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (30.00%) Client/Server
9 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
10 5 (25.00%) ITIL
10 5 (25.00%) SCCM

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (35.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) SAN
2 10 (50.00%) DNS
3 9 (45.00%) Firewall
4 7 (35.00%) DMZ
4 7 (35.00%) VLAN
5 3 (15.00%) HTTP
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.00%) SMTP
6 2 (10.00%) SNMP
7 1 (5.00%) LAN
7 1 (5.00%) NAS
7 1 (5.00%) SSL
7 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
1 7 (35.00%) Technical Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (5.00%) LDAP
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 16 (80.00%) AIX
2 16 (80.00%) Unix
3 11 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) Windows 2000
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 7 (35.00%) Windows NT
6 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.00%) HPUX
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (5.00%) SUSE
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.00%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) Jython
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (55.00%) EMC
2 11 (55.00%) IBM
2 11 (55.00%) Sun
3 7 (35.00%) Hitachi
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (15.00%) NetApp
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Bomgar
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas