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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 50 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 21 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.12% 3.04% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.44% 12.35% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 10
Average daily rate £363 £275 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £331 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
Solaris
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
136 81 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.21% 24.62% 43.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 57 80
Average daily rate £365 £320 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £253 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Average hourly rate £20.68 £13.83 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.49% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.20 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £16.16 £28.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 37 (94.87%) AIX
2 31 (79.49%) Windows
3 24 (61.54%) Unix
3 24 (61.54%) Configuration Management
4 23 (58.97%) Security Cleared
5 22 (56.41%) VMware
5 22 (56.41%) Java
6 21 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (48.72%) ITIL
7 19 (48.72%) Oracle
8 18 (46.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 18 (46.15%) J2EE
8 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
8 18 (46.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 18 (46.15%) SSL
8 18 (46.15%) Oracle Application Server
8 18 (46.15%) WebSphere
8 18 (46.15%) Axway
9 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
9 16 (41.03%) IBM
10 15 (38.46%) Linux
10 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
11 14 (35.90%) Sun
11 14 (35.90%) Red Hat
12 13 (33.33%) Middleware
12 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
13 12 (30.77%) Service Management
14 11 (28.21%) Log4j
14 11 (28.21%) Xen
14 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 18 (46.15%) Oracle Application Server
1 18 (46.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 18 (46.15%) WebSphere
1 18 (46.15%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (28.21%) Apache
2 11 (28.21%) IIS
2 11 (28.21%) Jetty
2 11 (28.21%) nginx
2 11 (28.21%) Oracle 10gAS
2 11 (28.21%) Tomcat
3 10 (25.64%) PowerExchange
4 7 (17.95%) AquaLogic
4 7 (17.95%) MQSeries
4 7 (17.95%) Tuxedo
4 7 (17.95%) WebLogic
5 6 (15.38%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) SSL
2 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 11 (28.21%) HTTP
4 10 (25.64%) DHCP
4 10 (25.64%) DNS
4 10 (25.64%) FTP
4 10 (25.64%) IPsec
5 9 (23.08%) SAN
6 6 (15.38%) Firewall
7 5 (12.82%) LAN
7 5 (12.82%) VPN
7 5 (12.82%) WAN
8 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) BusinessObjects
1 11 (28.21%) PowerCenter
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (12.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
1 11 (28.21%) Log4j
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Electronics
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) NetBackup Support
1 9 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) NetBackup Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) AIX Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Tivoli Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Web Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Services Delivery Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) J2EE
2 13 (33.33%) Middleware
3 11 (28.21%) .NET
4 10 (25.64%) Servlets
5 7 (17.95%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) HACMP
2 4 (10.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (10.26%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (94.87%) AIX
2 31 (79.49%) Windows
3 24 (61.54%) Unix
4 15 (38.46%) Linux
5 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (17.95%) OS/390
6 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.26%) zOS
8 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 19 (48.72%) ITIL
3 12 (30.77%) Service Management
4 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Change Management
4 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (28.21%) Problem Management
4 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
6 7 (17.95%) QMS
6 7 (17.95%) Release Management
7 6 (15.38%) CRM
7 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (15.38%) High Availability
7 6 (15.38%) Open Source
7 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (15.38%) Security Management
8 5 (12.82%) DevOps
8 5 (12.82%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Java
2 11 (28.21%) Perl
3 7 (17.95%) C
3 7 (17.95%) C++
4 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
4 4 (10.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) Security Cleared
2 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) VCP5
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 21 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (28.21%) Xen
3 6 (15.38%) GPFS
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (10.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) VMware
2 19 (48.72%) Oracle
3 18 (46.15%) Axway
3 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 16 (41.03%) IBM
5 14 (35.90%) Red Hat
5 14 (35.90%) Sun
6 11 (28.21%) Genesys
6 11 (28.21%) Informatica
7 9 (23.08%) SAP
7 9 (23.08%) Veritas
8 7 (17.95%) Fujitsu
8 7 (17.95%) Metastorm
9 6 (15.38%) Siebel
10 4 (10.26%) CA
10 4 (10.26%) HP