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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 69 47 34
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -13
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.05% 3.57% 2.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.00% 18.25% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 8
Median daily rate £389 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% +18.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.75%

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
233 126 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 34.93% 19.53% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 78 60
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 2 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% -5.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 59 (69.41%) Unix
2 57 (67.06%) Linux
3 52 (61.18%) AIX
4 36 (42.35%) Oracle
5 32 (37.65%) Windows
6 31 (36.47%) Security Cleared
7 30 (35.29%) HPUX
8 29 (34.12%) SC Cleared
8 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
9 28 (32.94%) WebLogic
10 27 (31.76%) TCP/IP
11 26 (30.59%) ITIL
11 26 (30.59%) Migration
12 24 (28.24%) Cisco
13 23 (27.06%) Sun
13 23 (27.06%) F5
14 22 (25.88%) IBM
14 22 (25.88%) Red Hat
15 21 (24.71%) Middleware
15 21 (24.71%) Firewall
15 21 (24.71%) High Availability
16 20 (23.53%) Clustering
17 19 (22.35%) HP
17 19 (22.35%) Java
17 19 (22.35%) J2EE
17 19 (22.35%) Oracle Application Server
18 18 (21.18%) Mainframe
19 17 (20.00%) Load Balancing
20 16 (18.82%) Problem Management
20 16 (18.82%) Change Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (32.94%) WebLogic
2 19 (22.35%) Oracle Application Server
3 16 (18.82%) Apache
3 16 (18.82%) iPlanet
3 16 (18.82%) Tomcat
4 15 (17.65%) JBoss
5 11 (12.94%) MQSeries
6 9 (10.59%) Tuxedo
6 9 (10.59%) WebSphere
6 9 (10.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (8.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (4.71%) AquaLogic
9 3 (3.53%) SAS
10 1 (1.18%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) IaaS
2 2 (2.35%) PaaS
2 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.76%) TCP/IP
2 21 (24.71%) Firewall
3 6 (7.06%) SSL
4 1 (1.18%) BGP
4 1 (1.18%) IPsec
4 1 (1.18%) MPLS
4 1 (1.18%) OSPF
4 1 (1.18%) SAN
4 1 (1.18%) VPN
4 1 (1.18%) WAN
4 1 (1.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.06%) BODI
2 6 (7.06%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) DB2
4 1 (1.18%) Ingres
4 1 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.18%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.18%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.35%) GCC
2 2 (2.35%) GDB
3 1 (1.18%) ProC
3 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (7.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Architect
2 11 (12.94%) Administrator
2 11 (12.94%) Applications Architect
2 11 (12.94%) Solaris Engineer
2 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
2 11 (12.94%) Unix Engineer
3 9 (10.59%) Technical Leader
4 8 (9.41%) Project Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Migration Architect
5 7 (8.24%) Product Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Products Support Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Unix Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Mainframe Support
9 3 (3.53%) Middleware Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) Support Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.71%) Middleware
2 19 (22.35%) J2EE
3 9 (10.59%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.18%) .NET
4 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) Clustering
2 18 (21.18%) Mainframe
3 10 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (8.24%) Data Centre
4 7 (8.24%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.88%) Tandem
6 4 (4.71%) HACMP
7 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (69.41%) Unix
2 57 (67.06%) Linux
3 52 (61.18%) AIX
4 32 (37.65%) Windows
5 30 (35.29%) HPUX
6 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
7 10 (11.76%) SUSE
7 10 (11.76%) zOS
8 9 (10.59%) OS/390
8 9 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.18%) MVS
10 1 (1.18%) VME
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.59%) ITIL
1 26 (30.59%) Migration
2 21 (24.71%) High Availability
3 17 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 16 (18.82%) Change Management
4 16 (18.82%) Problem Management
5 13 (15.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 10 (11.76%) Release Management
7 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 9 (10.59%) Application Discovery
8 9 (10.59%) Change Control
9 8 (9.41%) Incident Management
9 8 (9.41%) Security Patching
10 7 (8.24%) Quality Management
11 6 (7.06%) Open Source
11 6 (7.06%) QMS
12 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (4.71%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.35%) Java
2 14 (16.47%) Perl
2 14 (16.47%) SQL
3 11 (12.94%) Shell Script
4 10 (11.76%) VB
5 7 (8.24%) C
6 5 (5.88%) C++
7 2 (2.35%) C#
8 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (36.47%) Security Cleared
2 29 (34.12%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.71%) IBM AIX Certification
5 3 (3.53%) Degree
5 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (16.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 13 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.71%) GPFS
5 2 (2.35%) KVM
6 1 (1.18%) Firmware
6 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Tivoli
2 7 (8.24%) Control-M
3 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.18%) PureDisk
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) Simpana
3 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (42.35%) Oracle
2 24 (28.24%) Cisco
3 23 (27.06%) F5
3 23 (27.06%) Sun
4 22 (25.88%) IBM
4 22 (25.88%) Red Hat
5 19 (22.35%) HP
6 16 (18.82%) Microsoft
7 15 (17.65%) Veritas
8 13 (15.29%) VMware
9 10 (11.76%) CA
10 6 (7.06%) TIBCO
11 5 (5.88%) Citrix
12 4 (4.71%) Axway
13 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow
14 2 (2.35%) Brocade
14 2 (2.35%) EMC
14 2 (2.35%) Fujitsu
14 2 (2.35%) Informatica
14 2 (2.35%) PlateSpin