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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 72 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.75% 2.66% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.17% 9.27% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
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£269 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.66%
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
221 151 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.76% 28.71% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 93 29
Average daily rate £300 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £207 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.80 £13.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 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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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 -26 6 £269 -23.21%
Durham -12 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Perl
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) VB
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) CA
3 4 (44.44%) zOS
3 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
3 4 (44.44%) Tivoli
3 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) OBIEE Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
1 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) zOS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) VB
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Tivoli
2 2 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) CA
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle