Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 154 157
Rank change year-on-year -49 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 20 49 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.86% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% 4.43% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 36
North West median daily rate £475 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% +4.17% -4.82%
10th Percentile £412 £360 £326
90th Percentile £789 £547 £469
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.75 £34.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -48.92% -3.47% +32.11%

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 1,326 1,105 1,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.03% 19.44% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 686 882
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £140 £170 £180
90th Percentile £538 £561 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 98 83
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.25 £10.95
90th Percentile £33.80 £43.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -47 10 £525 +14.13%
Manchester -14 7 £431 +18.97% 3
Cheshire -3 2 - -
Cumbria -2 1 £425 +3.03% 1
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 17 (85.00%) Unix
3 12 (60.00%) AIX
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
5 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (40.00%) IBM
6 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (35.00%) Oracle
7 7 (35.00%) Firewall
8 6 (30.00%) Sun
8 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (30.00%) DNS
8 6 (30.00%) EMC
8 6 (30.00%) SAN
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 5 (25.00%) DMZ
9 5 (25.00%) Hitachi
9 5 (25.00%) Windows NT
9 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
9 5 (25.00%) IIS
9 5 (25.00%) Web Services
9 5 (25.00%) Windows 2000
9 5 (25.00%) VLAN
9 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
10 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
11 3 (15.00%) SQL
11 3 (15.00%) Middleware

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 5 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Pig
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) SAN
3 5 (25.00%) DMZ
3 5 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (10.00%) HTTP
4 2 (10.00%) SSL
5 1 (5.00%) ICMP
5 1 (5.00%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Big Data
2 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.00%) HBase
3 1 (5.00%) HSQLDB
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ERwin
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Architect
4 2 (10.00%) DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Chief Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Chief Data Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 17 (85.00%) Unix
3 12 (60.00%) AIX
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
5 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 2000
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 5 (25.00%) Windows NT
7 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
9 1 (5.00%) CentOS
9 1 (5.00%) HPUX
9 1 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.00%) Migration
1 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) BDD
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) MapReduce
3 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Scrum
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Flume
4 1 (5.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (5.00%) Docker
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (5.00%) Ganglia
3 1 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (40.00%) IBM
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 6 (30.00%) EMC
4 6 (30.00%) Sun
5 5 (25.00%) Hitachi
5 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (15.00%) Cloudera
7 2 (10.00%) Hortonworks
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.00%) BMC
8 1 (5.00%) CyberArk
8 1 (5.00%) Dell
8 1 (5.00%) Gemalto
8 1 (5.00%) Veritas
8 1 (5.00%) VMware