The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North East region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 40 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 24 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.68% 2.28% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.24% 9.33% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 11
Average daily rate £270 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £271 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.92%
Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
196 75 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.06% 24.43% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 30 34
Average daily rate £251 £263 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £148 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £12.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +4.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the North East region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the North East region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the North East region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -15 21 £266 +2.40% 3
Durham - 1 - - 1
Northumberland - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 27 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (66.67%) UNIX
3 21 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (58.33%) VMware
4 17 (47.22%) Oracle
5 16 (44.44%) Windows
5 16 (44.44%) SAN
6 15 (41.67%) ITIL
6 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
7 13 (36.11%) AIX
7 13 (36.11%) Service Management
8 12 (33.33%) Veritas
8 12 (33.33%) DV Cleared
9 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
10 10 (27.78%) LAN
10 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 9 (25.00%) Cisco
11 9 (25.00%) VPN
12 8 (22.22%) SQL
12 8 (22.22%) NetBackup
13 7 (19.44%) HP
13 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
13 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (16.67%) WAN
14 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
15 5 (13.89%) Open Source
15 5 (13.89%) Splunk
15 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 5 (13.89%) VLAN
15 5 (13.89%) VMware ESX

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (44.44%) SAN
2 10 (27.78%) LAN
3 9 (25.00%) VPN
4 6 (16.67%) WAN
5 5 (13.89%) VLAN
5 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
5 5 (13.89%) Firewall
6 4 (11.11%) IPsec
6 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (11.11%) NAS
7 1 (2.78%) DNS
7 1 (2.78%) DHCP
7 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) ProC
General
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Programmer
3 4 (11.11%) SAN Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (8.33%) DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) C Programmer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Backup Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Server Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Solaris Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Support
6 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Open Source
2 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.11%) HACMP
2 4 (11.11%) Clustering
2 4 (11.11%) PKI
3 2 (5.56%) CLARiiON
3 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
3 2 (5.56%) Celerra
3 2 (5.56%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) UNIX
2 16 (44.44%) Windows
3 13 (36.11%) AIX
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) SUSE
7 1 (2.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) ITIL
2 13 (36.11%) Service Management
3 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 3 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.78%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (2.78%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.78%) ERP
7 1 (2.78%) Workflow
7 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C
3 1 (2.78%) C++
3 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (2.78%) OCP
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 21 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) KVM
4 1 (2.78%) RHEV
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 4 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) VMware
2 17 (47.22%) Oracle
3 12 (33.33%) Veritas
4 9 (25.00%) Cisco
5 7 (19.44%) HP
5 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
6 5 (13.89%) Splunk
6 5 (13.89%) IBM
7 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.56%) Sun
8 2 (5.56%) Northgate
9 1 (2.78%) Citrix