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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 34 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 22 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.56% 5.03% 6.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 17.31% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 11
Average daily rate £263 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £282 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
Operating Systems Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
154 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 31.95% 29.05% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 23 22
Average daily rate £245 £263 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% -30.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.25 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
Tyne and Wear

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 25 (78.13%) UNIX
2 24 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (65.63%) VMware
4 16 (50.00%) Windows
4 16 (50.00%) SAN
5 14 (43.75%) ITIL
6 12 (37.50%) AIX
6 12 (37.50%) Service Management
6 12 (37.50%) Veritas
6 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 12 (37.50%) DV Cleared
7 11 (34.38%) Oracle
7 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
8 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
9 9 (28.13%) LAN
9 9 (28.13%) Cisco
10 8 (25.00%) VPN
10 8 (25.00%) NetBackup
11 7 (21.88%) HP
11 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (18.75%) Middleware
12 6 (18.75%) IBM
12 6 (18.75%) SQL
13 5 (15.63%) WAN
13 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
13 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
13 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (15.63%) VLAN
13 5 (15.63%) Splunk

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.38%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) SAN
2 9 (28.13%) LAN
3 8 (25.00%) VPN
4 5 (15.63%) WAN
4 5 (15.63%) VLAN
4 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.50%) NAS
5 4 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (12.50%) Firewall
5 4 (12.50%) IPsec
6 3 (9.38%) LDAP
6 3 (9.38%) HTTP
7 1 (3.13%) DHCP
7 1 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) ProC
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) SAN Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Server Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) DBA
4 2 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
1 4 (12.50%) PKI
1 4 (12.50%) Open Source
2 3 (9.38%) HACMP
3 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) CLARiiON
3 2 (6.25%) SWIFT
3 2 (6.25%) Celerra
3 2 (6.25%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) UNIX
2 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) AIX
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) HPUX
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) ITIL
2 12 (37.50%) Service Management
3 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
5 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.13%) Workflow
6 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.13%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Change Data Capture
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) ERP
6 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 3 (9.38%) Jython
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
3 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) VMware
2 12 (37.50%) Veritas
3 11 (34.38%) Oracle
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco
5 7 (21.88%) HP
6 6 (18.75%) IBM
7 5 (15.63%) Splunk
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.50%) EMC
8 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 3 (9.38%) Novell
10 2 (6.25%) Northgate
10 2 (6.25%) Sun
11 1 (3.13%) Citrix