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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 47 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.44% 4.17% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.92% 12.50% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£275 £228 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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
152 128 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.28% 33.33% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 68 14
Average daily rate £300 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 17
Average hourly rate £16.16 £22.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.17% +95.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.50 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £28.15 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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
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 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 8 £275 +17.64%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (95.45%) UNIX
2 10 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (45.45%) Shell Script
2 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 9 (40.91%) SAN
3 9 (40.91%) ITIL
4 8 (36.36%) ODBC
4 8 (36.36%) MS Office
4 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (36.36%) FTP
4 8 (36.36%) ETL
4 8 (36.36%) SAS
4 8 (36.36%) Telnet
4 8 (36.36%) Base SAS
4 8 (36.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (31.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 7 (31.82%) VMware
5 7 (31.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (31.82%) Informatica
5 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) HP
5 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
5 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) Statistics

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (36.36%) SAS
2 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) iPlanet
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) SAN
2 8 (36.36%) FTP
2 8 (36.36%) Telnet
3 3 (13.64%) LDAP
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 2 (9.09%) DHCP
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (36.36%) Base SAS
1 8 (36.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 7 (31.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
1 8 (36.36%) SAS Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SAS BI Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) ODBC
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Statistics
2 2 (9.09%) HACMP
2 2 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) UNIX
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability
5 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) SAS Certification
4 2 (9.09%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Veritas File System
2 2 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (9.09%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) VMware
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 7 (31.82%) Informatica
1 7 (31.82%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Sun
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Veritas
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat