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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 38 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 8 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.06% 1.16% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.34% 6.45% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +40.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £363 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -2.09%
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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
109 31 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 28.09% 17.92% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 17 38
Average daily rate £275 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.81 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% -18.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £12.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 16 (94.12%) UNIX
2 14 (82.35%) AIX
2 14 (82.35%) Service Management
3 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
4 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
4 11 (64.71%) Red Hat
5 10 (58.82%) Middleware
5 10 (58.82%) LAN
5 10 (58.82%) WAN
5 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
5 10 (58.82%) VPN
5 10 (58.82%) Open Source
5 10 (58.82%) Firewall
6 9 (52.94%) VMware
6 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (52.94%) SAN
7 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) Oracle
7 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
7 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
8 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
8 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
8 5 (29.41%) GPFS
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) SQL

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (23.53%) WebLogic
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) LAN
1 10 (58.82%) WAN
1 10 (58.82%) VPN
1 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) SAN
3 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Middleware
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Open Source
2 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
2 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
2 5 (29.41%) HACMP
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) UNIX
2 14 (82.35%) AIX
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) HPUX
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Service Management
2 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (11.76%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
7 1 (5.88%) ERP
7 1 (5.88%) Workflow
7 1 (5.88%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) IBM AIX Certification
4 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
2 5 (29.41%) GPFS
3 4 (23.53%) KVM
3 4 (23.53%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Red Hat
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) IBM
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
5 4 (23.53%) Veritas