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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 66 44 27
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.13% 2.19% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.50% 8.02% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 8
Average daily rate
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£295 £276 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% -1.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
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
200 162 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.64% 27.32% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 104 26
Average daily rate £298 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 11 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +31.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £25.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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
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 June 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 -24 1 £295 +6.78%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 7 (77.78%) UNIX
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) SAN
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) SLA
4 1 (11.11%) iPlanet
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (11.11%) Linux

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (11.11%) iPlanet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (66.67%) HP
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle