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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 49 16 27
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.89% 4.29% 3.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.10% 24.00% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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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
129 25 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 28.79% 17.86% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 17 29
Average daily rate £329 £286 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.05% +12.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 14 (93.33%) UNIX
2 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (73.33%) Service Management
3 11 (73.33%) AIX
4 9 (60.00%) SAN
4 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (53.33%) Open Source
5 8 (53.33%) Firewall
5 8 (53.33%) Middleware
5 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
5 8 (53.33%) LAN
5 8 (53.33%) WAN
6 6 (40.00%) Oracle
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
7 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
7 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) Linux

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (26.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) SAN
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) LAN
2 8 (53.33%) WAN
2 8 (53.33%) VPN
3 5 (33.33%) DNS
3 5 (33.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Middleware
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 3 (20.00%) HACMP
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) UNIX
2 11 (73.33%) AIX
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (26.67%) HPUX
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Service Management
2 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (26.67%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (6.67%) Information Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (26.67%) KVM
3 4 (26.67%) RHEV
4 3 (20.00%) GPFS
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Veritas
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) HP
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