Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 176 129
Rank change year-on-year +2 -47 +17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 32 31 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.54% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.01% 2.82% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 41
North West median daily rate £550 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +3.66% -3.53%
10th Percentile £310 £393 £345
90th Percentile £725 £478 £538
England median daily rate £485 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +14.12% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% -38.00% +9.89%

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 1,063 1,099 1,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.39% 19.03% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 626 712
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £153 £175 £180
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
England median daily rate £438 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.69% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 115 79
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £15.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.61% -0.88% -4.99%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.07 £10.59
90th Percentile £40.85 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.74% -0.74%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the North West over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 April 2019. 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 -23 9 £675 +58.82%
Cheshire +15 8 £335 -
Manchester +5 8 £463 +6.32%
Cumbria +7 1 £350 -12.50%
Merseyside -4 1 £450 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 30 (93.75%) Linux
2 19 (59.38%) Unix
3 13 (40.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (37.50%) Cloudera
5 11 (34.38%) IBM
6 10 (31.25%) AIX
6 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (28.13%) Clustering
7 9 (28.13%) Oracle
8 8 (25.00%) Windows
8 8 (25.00%) IBM Certification
8 8 (25.00%) Veritas
8 8 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
8 8 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 6 (18.75%) DNS
10 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 6 (18.75%) SQL
10 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
10 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
10 6 (18.75%) Migration
10 6 (18.75%) Hadoop
10 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) Big Data
11 5 (15.63%) Hortonworks
11 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (15.63%) Windows Server

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 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) ICMP
2 4 (12.50%) Network Security
2 4 (12.50%) SSL
2 4 (12.50%) VPN
3 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (3.13%) HTTP
5 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Big Data
1 6 (18.75%) Hadoop
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.25%) DB2
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.13%) HBase
5 1 (3.13%) HSQLDB
5 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) ERwin
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Front Office
2 1 (3.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Administrator
2 8 (25.00%) Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (18.75%) Data Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Data Business Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) DBA
8 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (3.13%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Clustering
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) Equities
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) Linux
2 19 (59.38%) Unix
3 13 (40.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (31.25%) AIX
5 8 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.25%) HPUX
8 1 (3.13%) CentOS
8 1 (3.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
4 5 (15.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (12.50%) BDD
5 4 (12.50%) Data Encryption
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.38%) High Availability
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (9.38%) UML
7 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.25%) DevOps
7 2 (6.25%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) IBM Certification
2 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.25%) CCNA
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) MCP
4 2 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 8 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) Docker
4 2 (6.25%) NFS
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Flume
5 1 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.50%) Nagios
3 2 (6.25%) Grafana
3 2 (6.25%) Terraform
3 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (6.25%) vRealize
4 1 (3.13%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.13%) Ganglia
4 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) Packer
4 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Cloudera
2 11 (34.38%) IBM
3 9 (28.13%) Oracle
4 8 (25.00%) Veritas
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 5 (15.63%) Hortonworks
8 4 (12.50%) Gemalto
8 4 (12.50%) Sun
9 3 (9.38%) VMware
10 2 (6.25%) Brocade
10 2 (6.25%) Cisco
10 2 (6.25%) Dell
10 2 (6.25%) HP
11 1 (3.13%) BMC
11 1 (3.13%) Informatica
11 1 (3.13%) Sybase