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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 32 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 8 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.39% 6.19% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.41% 16.88% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £234 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -17.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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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
85 77 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 25.37% 36.67% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 6
Average daily rate £325 £245 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -13.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £193 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Average hourly rate £13.83 £25.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.76% +104.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.19 £12.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) UNIX
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) ITIL
4 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (42.11%) ETL
4 8 (42.11%) SAS
4 8 (42.11%) MS Office
4 8 (42.11%) ODBC
4 8 (42.11%) FTP
4 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
4 8 (42.11%) Base SAS
4 8 (42.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 8 (42.11%) Telnet
5 7 (36.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (36.84%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
5 7 (36.84%) SAN
5 7 (36.84%) Informatica
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) HP
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
5 7 (36.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) Statistics

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) SAS
2 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) FTP
1 8 (42.11%) Telnet
2 7 (36.84%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (42.11%) Base SAS
1 8 (42.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) SAS Developer
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Server Support
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SAS BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) ODBC
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Statistics
2 2 (10.53%) HACMP
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) ETL
2 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) SAS Certification
4 2 (10.53%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
1 7 (36.84%) Informatica
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
1 7 (36.84%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle