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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 40 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 53 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.81% 0.40% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.36% 1.37% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 2 13
Average daily rate £285 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £275 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
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
324 146 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 35.49% 29.20% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 85 109
Average daily rate £280 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £241 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 2
Average hourly rate £26.58 £12.36 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.09% +20.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.60 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 70 (90.91%) AIX
2 64 (83.12%) Unix
3 53 (68.83%) Windows
4 48 (62.34%) ITIL
5 38 (49.35%) Microsoft
5 38 (49.35%) Security Cleared
6 36 (46.75%) Linux
7 35 (45.45%) Oracle
8 34 (44.16%) Red Hat
8 34 (44.16%) Configuration Management
9 32 (41.56%) SC Cleared
10 29 (37.66%) Java
11 27 (35.06%) VMware
12 26 (33.77%) Middleware
12 26 (33.77%) HP
12 26 (33.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (32.47%) Windows Server
13 25 (32.47%) IBM
14 23 (29.87%) J2EE
15 22 (28.57%) Change Management
15 22 (28.57%) Firewall
16 21 (27.27%) Service Delivery
16 21 (27.27%) Problem Management
17 20 (25.97%) Oracle Application Server
17 20 (25.97%) Release Management
17 20 (25.97%) Root Cause Analysis
18 19 (24.68%) ITIL V3
18 19 (24.68%) Service Management
18 19 (24.68%) Six Sigma
18 19 (24.68%) WebLogic

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 20 (25.97%) Oracle Application Server
2 19 (24.68%) WebLogic
3 18 (23.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 18 (23.38%) WebSphere
3 18 (23.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (14.29%) Apache
4 11 (14.29%) IIS
4 11 (14.29%) Jetty
4 11 (14.29%) nginx
4 11 (14.29%) Oracle 10gAS
4 11 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 10 (12.99%) MQSeries
5 10 (12.99%) PowerExchange
6 8 (10.39%) Tuxedo
7 6 (7.79%) iPlanet
7 6 (7.79%) Oracle Spatial
8 5 (6.49%) AquaLogic
9 2 (2.60%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
10 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) OpenText MBPM
2 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.57%) Firewall
2 16 (20.78%) SSL
3 15 (19.48%) TCP/IP
4 14 (18.18%) LAN
4 14 (18.18%) VPN
4 14 (18.18%) WAN
5 13 (16.88%) SAN
6 12 (15.58%) FTP
6 12 (15.58%) HTTP
7 10 (12.99%) DHCP
7 10 (12.99%) DNS
7 10 (12.99%) IPsec
8 6 (7.79%) BIG-IP
9 4 (5.19%) LDAP
10 2 (2.60%) NAS
10 2 (2.60%) SSH
11 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 11 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (14.29%) PowerCenter
3 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.49%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.90%) DB2
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 11 (14.29%) Log4j
1 11 (14.29%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Electronics
2 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.60%) Marketing
2 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Unix Engineer
2 16 (20.78%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) AIX Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) NetBackup Support
4 6 (7.79%) Unix Support
5 5 (6.49%) Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Middleware Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) NetBackup Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Support Technician
5 5 (6.49%) Unix Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Unix Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) AIX Support
6 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.19%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Solaris Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Support Specialist
8 2 (2.60%) AIX Administrator
8 2 (2.60%) Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.77%) Middleware
2 23 (29.87%) J2EE
3 11 (14.29%) .NET
4 10 (12.99%) Servlets
5 7 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
6 6 (7.79%) JSP
7 4 (5.19%) Web Services
8 2 (2.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) HACMP
2 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.19%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (5.19%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.60%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.60%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (90.91%) AIX
2 64 (83.12%) Unix
3 53 (68.83%) Windows
4 36 (46.75%) Linux
5 25 (32.47%) Windows Server
6 13 (16.88%) HPUX
7 11 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (9.09%) OS/390
9 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (5.19%) zOS
11 2 (2.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.30%) CentOS
12 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (62.34%) ITIL
2 34 (44.16%) Configuration Management
3 22 (28.57%) Change Management
4 21 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 21 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 20 (25.97%) Release Management
5 20 (25.97%) Root Cause Analysis
6 19 (24.68%) ITIL V3
6 19 (24.68%) Service Management
6 19 (24.68%) Six Sigma
7 17 (22.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (20.78%) High Availability
8 16 (20.78%) Open Source
9 14 (18.18%) QMS
10 13 (16.88%) Lean Six Sigma
10 13 (16.88%) Workflow
11 11 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 11 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 9 (11.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.66%) Java
2 12 (15.58%) Perl
3 7 (9.09%) C
3 7 (9.09%) C++
4 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.19%) SQL
5 4 (5.19%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 38 (49.35%) Security Cleared
2 32 (41.56%) SC Cleared
3 16 (20.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 16 (20.78%) IBM AIX Certification
4 9 (11.69%) Degree
5 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) AAT
6 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) VCP5
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.88%) SLA
2 11 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (7.79%) JSP 440
4 5 (6.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (33.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (20.78%) GPFS
3 11 (14.29%) Xen
4 9 (11.69%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (5.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.30%) KVM
6 1 (1.30%) RHEV
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (22.08%) NetBackup
2 16 (20.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 14 (18.18%) Tivoli
4 12 (15.58%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (7.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.90%) OpenView
7 2 (2.60%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 38 (49.35%) Microsoft
2 35 (45.45%) Oracle
3 34 (44.16%) Red Hat
4 27 (35.06%) VMware
5 26 (33.77%) HP
6 25 (32.47%) IBM
7 19 (24.68%) Sun
8 16 (20.78%) Axway
9 12 (15.58%) Symantec
10 11 (14.29%) Genesys
10 11 (14.29%) Informatica
11 10 (12.99%) CA
11 10 (12.99%) ServiceNow
12 9 (11.69%) SAP
13 8 (10.39%) Veritas
14 6 (7.79%) BEA
14 6 (7.79%) Cisco
14 6 (7.79%) F5
14 6 (7.79%) Siebel
15 5 (6.49%) Fujitsu
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