Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 116 136
Rank change year-on-year -69 +20 +29
Contract jobs citing Solaris 31 82 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 1.49% 1.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 7.39% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 46 55
North West median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - -8.11%
10th Percentile £385 £351 £347
90th Percentile £500 £551 £509
England median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% -16.67% +81.13%

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 1,142 1,110 1,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.44% 20.16% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 694 914
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £153 £197 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 102 115
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.51 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.75 £41.65
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +2.10%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 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 -31 21 £460 -3.26% 1
Cheshire -6 4 - -
Manchester -22 3 - - 3
Merseyside +16 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 30 (96.77%) Linux
2 24 (77.42%) Red Hat
2 24 (77.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (74.19%) AIX
4 21 (67.74%) Unix
5 19 (61.29%) SAN
5 19 (61.29%) SC Cleared
5 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
6 18 (58.06%) EMC
6 18 (58.06%) Sun
7 16 (51.61%) IBM
8 15 (48.39%) DNS
8 15 (48.39%) Web Services
9 13 (41.94%) Windows
10 12 (38.71%) IIS
10 12 (38.71%) Windows NT
10 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
10 12 (38.71%) Windows 2000
10 12 (38.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 12 (38.71%) Hitachi
10 12 (38.71%) DMZ
10 12 (38.71%) Firewall
10 12 (38.71%) VLAN
11 11 (35.48%) Palo Alto
11 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
11 11 (35.48%) Client/Server
12 10 (32.26%) SCCM
13 9 (29.03%) DevOps
13 9 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (25.81%) ITIL

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 12 (38.71%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) SAN
2 15 (48.39%) DNS
3 12 (38.71%) DMZ
3 12 (38.71%) Firewall
3 12 (38.71%) VLAN
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.45%) HTTP
5 2 (6.45%) SMTP
5 2 (6.45%) SNMP
5 2 (6.45%) SSH
6 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
3 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Architect
1 9 (29.03%) Technical Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Build Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Storage Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 30 (96.77%) Linux
2 24 (77.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (74.19%) AIX
4 21 (67.74%) Unix
5 13 (41.94%) Windows
6 12 (38.71%) Windows 2000
6 12 (38.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 12 (38.71%) Windows NT
7 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
8 5 (16.13%) HPUX
9 1 (3.23%) SUSE
9 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) DevOps
1 9 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Project Management
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Re-Platforming
4 4 (12.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.45%) Decision-Making
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.45%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Test Management
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.23%) ERP
6 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) C
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) Jython
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) SC Cleared
1 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) MCSE
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Firmware
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) SCCM
2 4 (12.90%) Ansible
3 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Red Hat
2 18 (58.06%) EMC
2 18 (58.06%) Sun
3 16 (51.61%) IBM
4 12 (38.71%) Hitachi
5 11 (35.48%) Palo Alto
6 8 (25.81%) Oracle
7 5 (16.13%) NetApp
8 2 (6.45%) Veritas
8 2 (6.45%) VMware
9 1 (3.23%) Bomgar
9 1 (3.23%) Capita
9 1 (3.23%) HP
9 1 (3.23%) Ivanti
9 1 (3.23%) SAP