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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 56 41 21
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.18% 2.09% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 7.96% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Average daily rate
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£295 £276 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -1.85%
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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
175 113 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 31.99% 26.28% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 19
Average daily rate £300 £261 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% -0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (77.78%) Software Delivery
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) UNIX
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) HP
2 7 (77.78%) SAN
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
1 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Software Delivery
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) HP
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) IBM