Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 144 167
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23 -35
Contract jobs citing Solaris 54 85 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 1.23% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.73% 5.87% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 30
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.03% +4.07%
10th Percentile £360 £328 £270
90th Percentile £554 £488 £507
England median daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +7.64% +27.43% -1.74%

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 1142 1447 1701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.96% 20.87% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 924 912
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.74% +14.23%
10th Percentile £160 £191 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 93 183
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.95 £10.80
90th Percentile £43.78 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 41 £460 +9.52%
Manchester -20 6 £363 -14.71% 1
Cheshire -8 3 £438 -2.78% 1
Cumbria -4 2 £413 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 36 (66.67%) Migration
2 31 (57.41%) Security Cleared
3 30 (55.56%) AIX
4 29 (53.70%) SC Cleared
5 26 (48.15%) Data Centre
6 25 (46.30%) DNS
7 20 (37.04%) HPUX
8 16 (29.63%) Linux
9 14 (25.93%) Oracle
9 14 (25.93%) Unix
10 13 (24.07%) Red Hat
11 12 (22.22%) Oracle Database
12 9 (16.67%) Clustering
12 9 (16.67%) IBM
13 8 (14.81%) Firewall
13 8 (14.81%) Finance
13 8 (14.81%) WebSphere
13 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
14 7 (12.96%) Identity Management
15 6 (11.11%) Windows
15 6 (11.11%) High Availability
16 5 (9.26%) N-Tier
16 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
16 5 (9.26%) Middleware
17 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
17 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
17 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
17 4 (7.41%) Banking
18 3 (5.56%) VMware

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 8 (14.81%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) JBoss
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (46.30%) DNS
2 8 (14.81%) Firewall
3 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) DHCP
4 2 (3.70%) SSH
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.85%) HTTP
5 1 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.85%) SMTP
5 1 (1.85%) SNMP
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.56%) DB2
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Architect
2 13 (24.07%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (16.67%) Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) Migration Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Solaris Specialist
5 6 (11.11%) DBA
6 5 (9.26%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (7.41%) Unix Administrator
7 4 (7.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Solaris Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared DBA
9 2 (3.70%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Middleware
2 2 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (48.15%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.67%) Clustering
3 5 (9.26%) N-Tier
4 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.70%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.85%) DataPower
6 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 30 (55.56%) AIX
2 20 (37.04%) HPUX
3 16 (29.63%) Linux
4 14 (25.93%) Unix
5 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Migration
2 7 (12.96%) Identity Management
2 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
3 6 (11.11%) High Availability
4 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 3 (5.56%) Validation
6 2 (3.70%) Change Control
6 2 (3.70%) ITIL
6 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.85%) Build Automation
7 1 (1.85%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.85%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.85%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.85%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (1.85%) Server Building
7 1 (1.85%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (1.85%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.56%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (1.85%) Jython
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (57.41%) Security Cleared
2 29 (53.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.70%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Oracle
2 13 (24.07%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.56%) Veritas
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.70%) Sun
6 1 (1.85%) BEA
6 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.85%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) F5
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Remedy
6 1 (1.85%) Veeam