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 3 months to 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 122 107
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 25 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 0.99% 1.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.30% 4.58% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 29
Median daily rate £408 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £508 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 472 830 799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.27% 21.58% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 430 384
Median daily rate £363 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £20.19
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 8 £356 -20.83% 1
Merseyside +3 7 £413 -17.50%
Lancashire +20 4 £535 +42.66%
Cheshire +14 4 £385 -14.44%
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 37 (77.08%) Linux
2 27 (56.25%) Windows
3 23 (47.92%) AIX
3 23 (47.92%) Unix
4 20 (41.67%) Perl
4 20 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (39.58%) IBM
6 18 (37.50%) SCOM
7 17 (35.42%) HPUX
8 16 (33.33%) Oracle
9 15 (31.25%) Java
9 15 (31.25%) Middleware
10 14 (29.17%) Netcool
11 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
11 13 (27.08%) CA
11 13 (27.08%) ITIL
12 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 12 (25.00%) Migration
13 11 (22.92%) Mainframe
14 10 (20.83%) DNS
14 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (20.83%) Oracle Database
15 9 (18.75%) SQL
16 8 (16.67%) Tivoli
17 7 (14.58%) Software Asset Management
17 7 (14.58%) IBM BigFix
17 7 (14.58%) ServiceNow
17 7 (14.58%) Veritas
17 7 (14.58%) HP
17 7 (14.58%) Asset Management

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 4 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) DNS
2 5 (10.42%) Firewall
3 4 (8.33%) HTTP
3 4 (8.33%) LAN
3 4 (8.33%) SAN
3 4 (8.33%) WAN
4 3 (6.25%) NAS
4 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.17%) Internet
5 2 (4.17%) SMTP
5 2 (4.17%) SNMP
5 2 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.08%) DHCP
6 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.08%) OSPF
6 1 (2.08%) SSL
6 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.25%) DB2
4 3 (6.25%) MySQL
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.17%) GIS
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.17%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Monitoring Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) DBA
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Administrator
3 4 (8.33%) Architect
3 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Solaris Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Management Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (6.25%) NetApp Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
4 3 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) Middleware
2 6 (12.50%) Regular Expression
3 4 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (2.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Mainframe
2 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Clustering
3 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (77.08%) Linux
2 27 (56.25%) Windows
3 23 (47.92%) AIX
3 23 (47.92%) Unix
4 20 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (35.42%) HPUX
6 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
9 3 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) ITIL
2 12 (25.00%) Migration
3 7 (14.58%) Asset Management
3 7 (14.58%) Release Management
3 7 (14.58%) Software Asset Management
4 6 (12.50%) Service Management
5 4 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.25%) High Availability
6 3 (6.25%) Open Source
7 2 (4.17%) Change Management
7 2 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.08%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.08%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.08%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.08%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) Perl
2 15 (31.25%) Java
3 9 (18.75%) SQL
4 6 (12.50%) Bourne shell
4 6 (12.50%) Korn
4 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 6 (12.50%) VBScript
5 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.25%) Jython
6 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.25%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) JCL
7 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) CCDP
2 1 (2.08%) CCIE
2 1 (2.08%) CCNP
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 6 (12.50%) Veritas File System
2 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) SCOM
2 14 (29.17%) Netcool
3 8 (16.67%) Tivoli
4 7 (14.58%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Graphite
7 3 (6.25%) Graylog
7 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (6.25%) Puppet
8 1 (2.08%) Nagios
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) IBM
2 16 (33.33%) Oracle
3 13 (27.08%) CA
3 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
4 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.58%) HP
5 7 (14.58%) ServiceNow
5 7 (14.58%) Veritas
6 6 (12.50%) EMC
6 6 (12.50%) VMware
7 5 (10.42%) F5
8 4 (8.33%) NetApp
9 3 (6.25%) Remedy
10 2 (4.17%) Citrix
11 1 (2.08%) Autodesk
11 1 (2.08%) Cisco
11 1 (2.08%) SAP
11 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
11 1 (2.08%) Sun