The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 31 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.80% 1.19% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 6.67% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
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£350 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £363 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
108 30 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 33.64% 17.86% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 16 43
Average daily rate £273 £279 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% +7.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £363 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.63 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -19.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Solaris
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Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 23 (88.46%) UNIX
2 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
3 17 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
3 17 (65.38%) VMware
4 15 (57.69%) Service Management
4 15 (57.69%) LAN
4 15 (57.69%) AIX
5 14 (53.85%) VPN
6 12 (46.15%) Oracle
6 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
6 12 (46.15%) SAN
7 11 (42.31%) WAN
7 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
8 10 (38.46%) Middleware
8 10 (38.46%) Firewall
8 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
8 10 (38.46%) Open Source
9 9 (34.62%) SQL
9 9 (34.62%) ITIL
10 8 (30.77%) Windows
11 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
11 6 (23.08%) Cisco
11 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
11 6 (23.08%) Veritas
11 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
12 5 (19.23%) GPFS
12 5 (19.23%) Splunk
12 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) WebLogic
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) LAN
2 14 (53.85%) VPN
3 12 (46.15%) SAN
4 11 (42.31%) WAN
5 10 (38.46%) Firewall
6 5 (19.23%) DNS
6 5 (19.23%) DHCP
6 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 5 (19.23%) VLAN
7 4 (15.38%) IPsec
8 1 (3.85%) NAS
8 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) UNIX Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support
4 1 (3.85%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Middleware
2 4 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Open Source
2 5 (19.23%) Fat Client
2 5 (19.23%) Thin Client
2 5 (19.23%) HACMP
3 4 (15.38%) PKI
4 2 (7.69%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) UNIX
2 15 (57.69%) AIX
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
4 5 (19.23%) Linux
4 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (15.38%) HPUX
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Service Management
2 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
3 9 (34.62%) ITIL
4 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (15.38%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
8 1 (3.85%) ERP
8 1 (3.85%) Workflow
8 1 (3.85%) Change Management
8 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.85%) Information Architecture
8 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
2 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (19.23%) GPFS
4 4 (15.38%) KVM
4 4 (15.38%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
2 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Oracle
3 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco
4 6 (23.08%) Veritas
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
5 5 (19.23%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) IBM
5 5 (19.23%) Splunk
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) Sun
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Northgate