The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 38 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 15 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.64% 1.72% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.07% 8.70% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £348 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 69 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.23% 19.83% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 28 61
Average daily rate £275 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £15.50 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Solaris
England

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 31 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 10 £350 -3.44% 4
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 27 (77.14%) UNIX
2 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
3 17 (48.57%) VMware
4 15 (42.86%) AIX
4 15 (42.86%) Oracle
4 15 (42.86%) LAN
4 15 (42.86%) Service Management
5 14 (40.00%) SAN
5 14 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 14 (40.00%) VPN
6 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
7 11 (31.43%) WAN
8 10 (28.57%) ITIL
8 10 (28.57%) Middleware
8 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
8 10 (28.57%) Firewall
8 10 (28.57%) Open Source
9 9 (25.71%) Oracle Database
9 9 (25.71%) SQL
9 9 (25.71%) Linux
10 8 (22.86%) Windows
10 8 (22.86%) Veritas
10 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (20.00%) DNS
12 6 (17.14%) DHCP
12 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
12 6 (17.14%) Cisco
12 6 (17.14%) IBM

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) LAN
2 14 (40.00%) VPN
2 14 (40.00%) SAN
3 11 (31.43%) WAN
4 10 (28.57%) Firewall
5 7 (20.00%) DNS
6 6 (17.14%) DHCP
7 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 5 (14.29%) VLAN
8 4 (11.43%) IPsec
9 3 (8.57%) NAS
10 2 (5.71%) LDAP
11 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle Database
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) UNIX Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) DBA
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) SAN Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) UNIX Support
7 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Open Source
2 5 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 5 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 5 (14.29%) HACMP
3 4 (11.43%) Clustering
3 4 (11.43%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) UNIX
2 15 (42.86%) AIX
3 9 (25.71%) Linux
4 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (22.86%) Windows
5 4 (11.43%) HPUX
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Service Management
2 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.43%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.71%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma
7 1 (2.86%) ERP
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.86%) Workflow
7 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.86%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) OCP
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (14.29%) GPFS
4 4 (11.43%) KVM
4 4 (11.43%) RHEV
5 2 (5.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Veritas File System
5 2 (5.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) VMware
2 15 (42.86%) Oracle
3 14 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (22.86%) Veritas
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco
5 6 (17.14%) IBM
6 5 (14.29%) HP
6 5 (14.29%) Citrix
6 5 (14.29%) Splunk
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.71%) Sun
8 1 (2.86%) EMC
8 1 (2.86%) SAP
8 1 (2.86%) Northgate
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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