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 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 90 134
Rank change year-on-year +12 +44  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 57 65 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.97% 1.71% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.89% 8.02% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 9
Median daily rate £455 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £295 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £499 £551
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 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 641 810 824
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.10% 21.26% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 475 432
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 47 90
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £21.00 £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 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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Lancashire +33 55 £455 +7.05%
Manchester -13 2 - - 1
Solaris
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 57 (69.51%) Migration
2 53 (64.63%) AIX
3 51 (62.20%) HPUX
4 40 (48.78%) Data Centre
5 36 (43.90%) SC Cleared
5 36 (43.90%) Security Cleared
6 33 (40.24%) Linux
7 24 (29.27%) Mainframe
8 22 (26.83%) Middleware
8 22 (26.83%) Windows
8 22 (26.83%) DNS
9 18 (21.95%) IBM
10 17 (20.73%) Unix
11 14 (17.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 11 (13.41%) Oracle
12 11 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (10.98%) SCOM
13 9 (10.98%) Clustering
13 9 (10.98%) Java
13 9 (10.98%) Perl
13 9 (10.98%) HP
14 8 (9.76%) CA
14 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
14 8 (9.76%) Finance
14 8 (9.76%) Oracle Database
15 7 (8.54%) Software Asset Management
15 7 (8.54%) ServiceNow
15 7 (8.54%) IBM BigFix
15 7 (8.54%) Asset Management
15 7 (8.54%) Netcool

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 1 (1.22%) Apache
1 1 (1.22%) FileNet
1 1 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (1.22%) SAS
1 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.83%) DNS
2 5 (6.10%) Internet
2 5 (6.10%) SAN
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (3.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.44%) SSH
4 2 (2.44%) VLAN
5 1 (1.22%) DHCP
5 1 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.22%) HTTP
5 1 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) DB2
3 2 (2.44%) GIS
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) Spatial Data
3 2 (2.44%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Banking
2 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.22%) Electronics
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Architect
2 11 (13.41%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (10.98%) Solaris Specialist
4 7 (8.54%) Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Administrator
6 5 (6.10%) Service Architect
6 5 (6.10%) Solaris Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) DBA
7 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (4.88%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Unix Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Management Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Migration Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Test Specialist
9 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared DBA
9 2 (2.44%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.83%) Middleware
2 2 (2.44%) J2EE
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.22%) LAMP
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (48.78%) Data Centre
2 24 (29.27%) Mainframe
3 9 (10.98%) Clustering
4 6 (7.32%) Replication
5 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) DataPower
6 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (64.63%) AIX
2 51 (62.20%) HPUX
3 33 (40.24%) Linux
4 22 (26.83%) Windows
5 17 (20.73%) Unix
6 11 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (69.51%) Migration
2 7 (8.54%) Asset Management
2 7 (8.54%) Software Asset Management
3 6 (7.32%) ITIL
4 5 (6.10%) Change Control
4 5 (6.10%) Test Strategy
5 4 (4.88%) Data Migration
5 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (4.88%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.66%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.66%) Network Design
6 3 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.44%) Change Management
7 2 (2.44%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.44%) ETL
7 2 (2.44%) Time Management
7 2 (2.44%) Validation
8 1 (1.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) Java
1 9 (10.98%) Perl
2 7 (8.54%) PL/SQL
2 7 (8.54%) SQL
3 6 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.22%) C
4 1 (1.22%) JCL
4 1 (1.22%) Python
4 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (43.90%) SC Cleared
1 36 (43.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.32%) Veritas File System
3 4 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (17.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (10.98%) SCOM
3 7 (8.54%) IBM BigFix
3 7 (8.54%) Netcool
4 3 (3.66%) Forum Sentry
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.44%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.22%) Control-M
6 1 (1.22%) Graphite
6 1 (1.22%) Graylog
6 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.22%) Puppet
6 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) IBM
2 11 (13.41%) Oracle
3 9 (10.98%) HP
4 8 (9.76%) CA
5 7 (8.54%) EMC
5 7 (8.54%) ServiceNow
5 7 (8.54%) Veritas
6 4 (4.88%) Cisco
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.66%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.66%) F5
7 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.44%) Sun
8 2 (2.44%) VMware
9 1 (1.22%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.22%) Autodesk
9 1 (1.22%) Brocade
9 1 (1.22%) Citrix
9 1 (1.22%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.22%) SAP