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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 41 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.87% 2.65% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.33% 11.11% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
Average daily rate
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£430 £220 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.45% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%
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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
150 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 30.80% 23.81% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 23 11
Average daily rate £333 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £165 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £380 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +104.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 18 (94.74%) UNIX
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) Base SAS
3 8 (42.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 8 (42.11%) ETL
3 8 (42.11%) SAS
3 8 (42.11%) MS Office
3 8 (42.11%) ODBC
3 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (42.11%) FTP
3 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
3 8 (42.11%) Telnet
4 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) SAN
4 7 (36.84%) Informatica
4 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (36.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) Statistics
6 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 5 (26.32%) HP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (42.11%) SAS
2 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
2 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
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 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
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%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
1 8 (42.11%) SAS Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SAS BI Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) ODBC
2 3 (15.79%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Statistics
2 3 (15.79%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) HACMP
4 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) UNIX
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) HPUX
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
1 8 (42.11%) ETL
1 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) SAS Certification
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) GPFS
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (5.26%) KVM
4 1 (5.26%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Informatica
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas