The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / North East
Rank 68 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 29 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.87% 3.18% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.86% 15.05% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 6
Median daily rate £400 £408 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +36.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £517 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £414 £394
% change year-on-year
-3.32% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £46.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +25.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
369 186 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 36.57% 21.11% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 98 102
Median daily rate £335 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £533 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 14
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.77 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.61% +9.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.30 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the North East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -11 26 £408 -0.18%
Durham 0 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 109 (73.15%) Unix
2 91 (61.07%) Linux
3 89 (59.73%) AIX
4 69 (46.31%) Oracle
5 58 (38.93%) Windows
6 56 (37.58%) Security Cleared
7 51 (34.23%) ITIL
8 49 (32.89%) SC Cleared
8 49 (32.89%) Windows Server
9 46 (30.87%) HPUX
10 42 (28.19%) WebLogic
10 42 (28.19%) HP
11 39 (26.17%) Microsoft
12 38 (25.50%) Red Hat
12 38 (25.50%) Middleware
13 37 (24.83%) TCP/IP
14 34 (22.82%) Sun
14 34 (22.82%) Java
15 33 (22.15%) Migration
16 31 (20.81%) SQL
17 30 (20.13%) Perl
17 30 (20.13%) Change Management
17 30 (20.13%) Problem Management
18 29 (19.46%) BPSS Clearance
19 26 (17.45%) Root Cause Analysis
19 26 (17.45%) IBM
19 26 (17.45%) Apache
20 25 (16.78%) Cisco
20 25 (16.78%) Incident Management
20 25 (16.78%) VMware

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (28.19%) WebLogic
2 26 (17.45%) Apache
3 23 (15.44%) Oracle Application Server
4 17 (11.41%) iPlanet
4 17 (11.41%) Tomcat
5 16 (10.74%) JBoss
6 15 (10.07%) MQSeries
7 14 (9.40%) Tuxedo
8 13 (8.72%) WebSphere
8 13 (8.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (7.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 10 (6.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (4.70%) AquaLogic
12 5 (3.36%) OpenStack
13 3 (2.01%) SAS
14 1 (0.67%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.70%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.34%) IaaS
2 2 (1.34%) PaaS
2 2 (1.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.83%) TCP/IP
2 22 (14.77%) Firewall
3 12 (8.05%) SAN
3 12 (8.05%) WAN
4 11 (7.38%) LDAP
5 9 (6.04%) DNS
5 9 (6.04%) iSCSI
5 9 (6.04%) SSL
6 3 (2.01%) VPN
7 2 (1.34%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.34%) LAN
8 1 (0.67%) BGP
8 1 (0.67%) IPsec
8 1 (0.67%) MPLS
8 1 (0.67%) OSPF
8 1 (0.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.71%) MySQL
2 8 (5.37%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.03%) BODI
3 6 (4.03%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.67%) DB2
5 1 (0.67%) Ingres
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.67%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.67%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) GCC
1 10 (6.71%) GDB
2 7 (4.70%) ClearCase
2 7 (4.70%) StarTeam
3 6 (4.03%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (4.03%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (4.03%) ProC
4 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (4.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (16.11%) Support Engineer
2 22 (14.77%) Unix Engineer
3 19 (12.75%) Architect
4 16 (10.74%) Administrator
5 15 (10.07%) Solaris Engineer
6 14 (9.40%) Applications Architect
7 13 (8.72%) Developer
7 13 (8.72%) Technical Leader
8 10 (6.71%) Migration Architect
8 10 (6.71%) Project Engineer
8 10 (6.71%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (6.04%) Middleware Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) Support Specialist
9 9 (6.04%) Unix Administrator
9 9 (6.04%) Unix Support
10 7 (4.70%) Product Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Products Support Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Unix Support Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.03%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.50%) Middleware
2 23 (15.44%) J2EE
3 13 (8.72%) IBM Integration Bus
4 9 (6.04%) LAMP
5 4 (2.68%) XML
6 3 (2.01%) JSON
7 1 (0.67%) .NET
7 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.44%) Clustering
2 21 (14.09%) Mainframe
3 10 (6.71%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.71%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (5.37%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.36%) Tandem
6 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.68%) HACMP
7 2 (1.34%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) Replication
8 1 (0.67%) Statistics
8 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 109 (73.15%) Unix
2 91 (61.07%) Linux
3 89 (59.73%) AIX
4 58 (38.93%) Windows
5 49 (32.89%) Windows Server
6 46 (30.87%) HPUX
7 14 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (8.72%) OS/390
9 10 (6.71%) SUSE
9 10 (6.71%) zOS
10 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.67%) MVS
12 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.67%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.23%) ITIL
2 33 (22.15%) Migration
3 30 (20.13%) Change Management
3 30 (20.13%) Problem Management
4 26 (17.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 25 (16.78%) Incident Management
6 24 (16.11%) Release Management
6 24 (16.11%) Service Delivery
7 22 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (14.77%) High Availability
8 20 (13.42%) Configuration Management
9 19 (12.75%) QMS
10 18 (12.08%) Load Balancing
11 17 (11.41%) Quality Management
12 12 (8.05%) Application Discovery
13 11 (7.38%) Security Patching
14 10 (6.71%) Multithreaded Programming
14 10 (6.71%) Multithreading
14 10 (6.71%) SOA
15 9 (6.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.82%) Java
2 31 (20.81%) SQL
3 30 (20.13%) Perl
4 24 (16.11%) C
5 17 (11.41%) C++
6 16 (10.74%) Shell Script
7 10 (6.71%) C#
7 10 (6.71%) VB
8 9 (6.04%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.04%) C-shell
8 9 (6.04%) Korn
9 7 (4.70%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.68%) PHP
11 3 (2.01%) Python
12 1 (0.67%) Groovy
12 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (37.58%) Security Cleared
2 49 (32.89%) SC Cleared
3 29 (19.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (7.38%) Degree
5 4 (2.68%) IBM AIX Certification
5 4 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.40%) Disclosure Scotland
1 14 (9.40%) SLA
2 13 (8.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 9 (6.04%) Samba
4 8 (5.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (2.68%) GPFS
6 2 (1.34%) KVM
7 1 (0.67%) Firmware
7 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (6.04%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.70%) Control-M
3 2 (1.34%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.67%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.67%) Legato
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.67%) PureDisk
4 1 (0.67%) SCCM
4 1 (0.67%) Simpana
4 1 (0.67%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 69 (46.31%) Oracle
2 42 (28.19%) HP
3 39 (26.17%) Microsoft
4 38 (25.50%) Red Hat
5 34 (22.82%) Sun
6 26 (17.45%) IBM
7 25 (16.78%) Cisco
7 25 (16.78%) VMware
8 24 (16.11%) F5
9 21 (14.09%) CA
10 18 (12.08%) ServiceNow
11 16 (10.74%) Veritas
12 7 (4.70%) Axway
13 6 (4.03%) Citrix
13 6 (4.03%) TIBCO
14 5 (3.36%) Fujitsu
15 4 (2.68%) EMC
16 2 (1.34%) Informatica
16 2 (1.34%) PlateSpin
16 2 (1.34%) SAP