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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 58 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.59% 4.69% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.82% 14.66% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £245 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £352
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +21.27%
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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 North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
142 191 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.07% 31.99% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 124 31
Average daily rate £375 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £390 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -26.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) UNIX
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) ITIL
4 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (42.11%) ETL
4 8 (42.11%) SAS
4 8 (42.11%) MS Office
4 8 (42.11%) ODBC
4 8 (42.11%) FTP
4 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (42.11%) Base SAS
4 8 (42.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 8 (42.11%) Telnet
4 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
5 7 (36.84%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (36.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) HP
5 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
5 7 (36.84%) SAN
5 7 (36.84%) Informatica
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (36.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
5 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
6 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) SAS
2 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) iPlanet
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) FTP
1 8 (42.11%) Telnet
2 7 (36.84%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) LDAP
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
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
1 8 (42.11%) SAS Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SAS BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) ODBC
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Statistics
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) HACMP
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) ETL
2 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) SAS Certification
4 2 (10.53%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
1 7 (36.84%) HP
1 7 (36.84%) Informatica
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle