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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 47 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 38 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.51% 1.68% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.67% 7.04% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 2
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£550 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £333 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £378 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.41% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +13.51%
Solaris
England

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
278 142 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.67% 23.79% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 83 35
Average daily rate £425 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £143 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 19
Average hourly rate £32.00 £14.00 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the North East region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 September 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +6 33 £550 +57.14%
Durham -9 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 31 (79.49%) Linux
2 24 (61.54%) Java
2 24 (61.54%) WebSphere
3 23 (58.97%) Oracle
4 21 (53.85%) Perl
5 20 (51.28%) WebSphere Application Server
5 20 (51.28%) SSL
6 18 (46.15%) JBoss
7 17 (43.59%) XML
8 16 (41.03%) JSON
9 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
9 15 (38.46%) Oracle Database
9 15 (38.46%) Microservices
9 15 (38.46%) SOAP
9 15 (38.46%) UNIX
9 15 (38.46%) Windows
9 15 (38.46%) AIX
10 14 (35.90%) IBM
11 12 (30.77%) SQL
11 12 (30.77%) Configuration Management
12 11 (28.21%) Struts
12 11 (28.21%) Apache CXF
12 11 (28.21%) Django
13 10 (25.64%) DataPower
13 10 (25.64%) Problem Management
13 10 (25.64%) Apache
13 10 (25.64%) Change Management
14 9 (23.08%) Mainframe
14 9 (23.08%) CA

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 24 (61.54%) WebSphere
2 20 (51.28%) WebSphere Application Server
3 18 (46.15%) JBoss
4 10 (25.64%) Apache
5 9 (23.08%) Tomcat
5 9 (23.08%) Jetty
5 9 (23.08%) Node.js
6 6 (15.38%) WebLogic
7 5 (12.82%) Tuxedo
7 5 (12.82%) MQSeries
7 5 (12.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (12.82%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (12.82%) AquaLogic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) SSL
2 8 (20.51%) SNMP
2 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
3 7 (17.95%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (10.26%) SQLPlus
2 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (10.26%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.26%) Toad
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Technical Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Middleware Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Django Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (10.26%) DBA
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Designer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Designer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (2.56%) OBIEE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) XML
2 16 (41.03%) JSON
3 15 (38.46%) SOAP
4 11 (28.21%) Struts
4 11 (28.21%) Django
4 11 (28.21%) Apache CXF
5 9 (23.08%) Sass
6 8 (20.51%) Web Services
6 8 (20.51%) XSD
6 8 (20.51%) XSLT
6 8 (20.51%) WSDL
7 7 (17.95%) SAML
7 7 (17.95%) HTML
7 7 (17.95%) REST
7 7 (17.95%) CSS
8 5 (12.82%) Middleware
8 5 (12.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 5 (12.82%) J2EE
9 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) DataPower
2 9 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 9 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Linux
2 15 (38.46%) UNIX
2 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) AIX
3 9 (23.08%) zOS
4 5 (12.82%) OS/390
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
1 15 (38.46%) Microservices
2 12 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 10 (25.64%) Change Management
3 10 (25.64%) Problem Management
4 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.95%) Information Security
6 6 (15.38%) Migration
6 6 (15.38%) ITIL
6 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 6 (15.38%) Open Source
7 5 (12.82%) Change Control
7 5 (12.82%) Release Management
7 5 (12.82%) QMS
7 5 (12.82%) Quality Management
7 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.26%) Security Management
8 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) Java
2 21 (53.85%) Perl
3 12 (30.77%) SQL
4 9 (23.08%) Groovy
5 8 (20.51%) VB
5 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
6 5 (12.82%) C
6 5 (12.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Tivoli
2 4 (10.26%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Oracle
2 14 (35.90%) IBM
3 9 (23.08%) CA
4 8 (20.51%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) Axway
5 5 (12.82%) Fujitsu
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.82%) Sun
5 5 (12.82%) HP
5 5 (12.82%) Metastorm
6 1 (2.56%) Veritas