The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 47 21 34
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.28% 4.88% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.44% 29.63% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Average daily rate
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£430 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £220 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -32.14%
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Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Operating Systems Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
202 27 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 35.38% 16.46% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 16 17
Average daily rate £350 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £472 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -13.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 November 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 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (42.11%) Base SAS
3 8 (42.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (42.11%) MS Office
3 8 (42.11%) ODBC
3 8 (42.11%) ETL
3 8 (42.11%) SAS
3 8 (42.11%) FTP
3 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (42.11%) SAN
3 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
3 8 (42.11%) Telnet
3 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Service Management
4 7 (36.84%) Informatica
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) AIX
4 7 (36.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) Statistics
6 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (26.32%) Firewall
6 5 (26.32%) Middleware
6 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
6 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (26.32%) Windows

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 8 (42.11%) SAS
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) FTP
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
1 8 (42.11%) Telnet
2 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Base SAS
1 8 (42.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (36.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
1 8 (42.11%) SAS Developer
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SAS BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) ODBC
2 5 (26.32%) Middleware
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Statistics
2 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
3 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
4 2 (10.53%) HACMP
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) AIX
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) HPUX
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ETL
1 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (36.84%) Service Management
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) SAS Certification
4 2 (10.53%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (15.79%) KVM
2 3 (15.79%) RHEV
3 2 (10.53%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Informatica
3 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) Veritas