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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 45 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 8 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.39% 5.87% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.50% 16.48% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 4
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£275 £240 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.41%
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
123 176 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.43% 35.63% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 110 18
Average daily rate £325 £245 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £197 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 8
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.70 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £25.25 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 20 (95.24%) UNIX
2 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (52.38%) ITIL
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 9 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) HP
4 9 (42.86%) SAN
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (42.86%) VMware
5 8 (38.10%) Telnet
5 8 (38.10%) DV Cleared
5 8 (38.10%) Base SAS
5 8 (38.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
5 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (38.10%) FTP
5 8 (38.10%) ETL
5 8 (38.10%) SAS
5 8 (38.10%) MS Office
5 8 (38.10%) ODBC
6 7 (33.33%) Informatica
6 7 (33.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 6 (28.57%) Statistics

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 9 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 8 (38.10%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) iPlanet
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) SAN
2 8 (38.10%) Telnet
2 8 (38.10%) FTP
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) Base SAS
2 8 (38.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 8 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (33.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (38.10%) SAS Developer
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SAS BI Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Server Support
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) ODBC
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Statistics
2 2 (9.52%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) HACMP
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) UNIX
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (38.10%) ETL
3 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 2 (9.52%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) DV Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) SAS Certification
4 2 (9.52%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 9 (42.86%) HP
1 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Informatica
3 3 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle