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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 34 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 65 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.37% 3.34% 2.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.08% 12.72% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 14 11
Median daily rate £388 £356 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £200 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £523 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -42.50%
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
431 173 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 42.21% 26.29% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 102 121
Median daily rate £340 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £9.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £43.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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
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 9 December 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 9 December 2016, 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.

1 156 (82.54%) Unix
2 108 (57.14%) AIX
3 105 (55.56%) Linux
4 87 (46.03%) Windows
5 86 (45.50%) Oracle
6 78 (41.27%) ITIL
7 68 (35.98%) HP
8 67 (35.45%) Security Cleared
9 66 (34.92%) Windows Server
10 64 (33.86%) Microsoft
11 58 (30.69%) HPUX
12 56 (29.63%) SC Cleared
13 54 (28.57%) Change Management
14 53 (28.04%) WebLogic
15 50 (26.46%) Root Cause Analysis
16 49 (25.93%) Problem Management
17 46 (24.34%) Red Hat
18 44 (23.28%) Middleware
18 44 (23.28%) Incident Management
18 44 (23.28%) Release Management
19 43 (22.75%) Perl
19 43 (22.75%) TCP/IP
20 42 (22.22%) Service Delivery
20 42 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
21 41 (21.69%) Sun
21 41 (21.69%) Java
22 35 (18.52%) SQL
22 35 (18.52%) Configuration Management
23 33 (17.46%) IBM
23 33 (17.46%) CA

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 53 (28.04%) WebLogic
2 31 (16.40%) Apache
3 26 (13.76%) Oracle Application Server
4 19 (10.05%) MQSeries
5 18 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (9.52%) Tuxedo
6 17 (8.99%) WebSphere
6 17 (8.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (8.47%) iPlanet
7 16 (8.47%) Tomcat
8 15 (7.94%) JBoss
8 15 (7.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 11 (5.82%) AquaLogic
10 10 (5.29%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.59%) SAS
12 1 (0.53%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.82%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.06%) IaaS
2 2 (1.06%) PaaS
2 2 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (22.75%) TCP/IP
2 22 (11.64%) SAN
2 22 (11.64%) WAN
3 21 (11.11%) Firewall
4 19 (10.05%) LDAP
5 14 (7.41%) DNS
6 13 (6.88%) iSCSI
6 13 (6.88%) SSL
7 7 (3.70%) LAN
7 7 (3.70%) VPN
8 5 (2.65%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.53%) BGP
9 1 (0.53%) IPsec
9 1 (0.53%) MPLS
9 1 (0.53%) OSPF
9 1 (0.53%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.41%) MySQL
2 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.17%) BODI
3 6 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) DB2
5 1 (0.53%) Ingres
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.53%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.88%) ClearCase
1 13 (6.88%) StarTeam
2 10 (5.29%) GCC
2 10 (5.29%) GDB
3 8 (4.23%) ProC
4 6 (3.17%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (3.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (19.58%) Unix Engineer
2 33 (17.46%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.05%) Solaris Engineer
4 17 (8.99%) Administrator
5 16 (8.47%) Architect
5 16 (8.47%) Support Specialist
6 15 (7.94%) Developer
7 13 (6.88%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (6.88%) Unix Support
8 12 (6.35%) Technical Leader
9 11 (5.82%) Applications Architect
9 11 (5.82%) Middleware Engineer
9 11 (5.82%) Unix Support Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) Backup Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) Project Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Storage and Backup Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Unix Administrator
12 8 (4.23%) AIX Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) HPUX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.28%) Middleware
2 26 (13.76%) J2EE
3 17 (8.99%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (6.88%) LAMP
5 4 (2.12%) XML
6 3 (1.59%) JSON
7 2 (1.06%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.53%) .NET
8 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.64%) Clustering
2 20 (10.58%) Mainframe
3 18 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.35%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (4.23%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.65%) Tandem
7 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.12%) CLARiiON
7 4 (2.12%) HACMP
8 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.53%) Statistics
9 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 156 (82.54%) Unix
2 108 (57.14%) AIX
3 105 (55.56%) Linux
4 87 (46.03%) Windows
5 66 (34.92%) Windows Server
6 58 (30.69%) HPUX
7 17 (8.99%) OS/390
8 16 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (6.35%) zOS
10 10 (5.29%) SUSE
10 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.53%) MVS
12 1 (0.53%) VME
12 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.27%) ITIL
2 54 (28.57%) Change Management
3 50 (26.46%) Root Cause Analysis
4 49 (25.93%) Problem Management
5 44 (23.28%) Incident Management
5 44 (23.28%) Release Management
6 42 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 35 (18.52%) Configuration Management
8 32 (16.93%) QMS
9 29 (15.34%) Migration
10 26 (13.76%) Quality Management
11 22 (11.64%) High Availability
12 19 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (9.52%) SOA
14 17 (8.99%) Load Balancing
15 14 (7.41%) Unit Testing
16 11 (5.82%) Security Management
17 10 (5.29%) Multithreaded Programming
17 10 (5.29%) Multithreading
17 10 (5.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.75%) Perl
2 41 (21.69%) Java
3 35 (18.52%) SQL
4 30 (15.87%) C
5 21 (11.11%) C++
6 20 (10.58%) Shell Script
7 16 (8.47%) Korn
8 15 (7.94%) Bash Shell
8 15 (7.94%) C-shell
9 12 (6.35%) VB
10 10 (5.29%) C#
11 8 (4.23%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.12%) PHP
13 3 (1.59%) Python
14 2 (1.06%) VBScript
15 1 (0.53%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.53%) Groovy
15 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (35.45%) Security Cleared
2 56 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 42 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 19 (10.05%) Degree
5 6 (3.17%) AAT
6 5 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.12%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.34%) SLA
2 24 (12.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (11.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.41%) Samba
2 14 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 10 (5.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 6 (3.17%) Firmware
5 4 (2.12%) GPFS
6 2 (1.06%) KVM
7 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (10.58%) Tivoli
2 10 (5.29%) NetBackup
2 10 (5.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (3.70%) Control-M
5 5 (2.65%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.53%) Legato
6 1 (0.53%) Netcool
6 1 (0.53%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.53%) SCCM
6 1 (0.53%) SCOM
6 1 (0.53%) Simpana
6 1 (0.53%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 86 (45.50%) Oracle
2 68 (35.98%) HP
3 64 (33.86%) Microsoft
4 46 (24.34%) Red Hat
5 41 (21.69%) Sun
6 33 (17.46%) CA
6 33 (17.46%) IBM
7 31 (16.40%) ServiceNow
8 27 (14.29%) VMware
9 24 (12.70%) Cisco
10 23 (12.17%) F5
11 15 (7.94%) Veritas
12 11 (5.82%) Axway
13 10 (5.29%) Symantec
14 9 (4.76%) Fujitsu
15 6 (3.17%) Citrix
15 6 (3.17%) EMC
15 6 (3.17%) TIBCO
16 2 (1.06%) Informatica
16 2 (1.06%) SAP