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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 61 26 43
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.49% 4.62% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.29% 19.05% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
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£430 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £220 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
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
303 84 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.79% 24.28% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 39 27
Average daily rate £325 £240 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £355 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £28.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 2014.

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
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 28 November 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 -34 13 £430 +32.30%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 21 (87.50%) UNIX
2 11 (45.83%) Shell Script
3 10 (41.67%) SAN
3 10 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) Base SAS
4 8 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 8 (33.33%) ETL
4 8 (33.33%) SAS
4 8 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (33.33%) FTP
4 8 (33.33%) MS Office
4 8 (33.33%) ODBC
4 8 (33.33%) Telnet
5 7 (29.17%) Informatica
5 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (29.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 6 (25.00%) Statistics
6 6 (25.00%) AIX
6 6 (25.00%) Service Management
7 5 (20.83%) Veritas
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
7 5 (20.83%) DNS
7 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (33.33%) SAS
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
2 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) SAN
2 8 (33.33%) FTP
2 8 (33.33%) Telnet
3 5 (20.83%) DNS
4 4 (16.67%) VPN
4 4 (16.67%) LAN
4 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) DHCP
4 4 (16.67%) Firewall
5 3 (12.50%) LDAP
5 3 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Base SAS
1 8 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 8 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (29.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) SAS Developer
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) UNIX Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support
5 1 (4.17%) SAS BI Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) ODBC
2 4 (16.67%) Middleware
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Statistics
2 4 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.33%) HACMP
3 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) UNIX
2 6 (25.00%) AIX
3 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (33.33%) ETL
3 7 (29.17%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) Service Management
5 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) High Availability
6 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma
6 2 (8.33%) Workflow
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SAS Certification
3 2 (8.33%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Veritas File System
2 3 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (8.33%) KVM
3 2 (8.33%) RHEV
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (8.33%) GPFS
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Informatica
1 7 (29.17%) VMware
2 5 (20.83%) Veritas
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Sun
5 2 (8.33%) IBM