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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 19 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 132 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.26% 3.17% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.28% 12.79% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 19 7
Median daily rate £273 £575 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.56% +64.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £642 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £423 £389
% change year-on-year
-14.20% +8.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.82% +33.34%
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
567 258 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.09% 24.78% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 131 97
Median daily rate £290 £358 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +31.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £575 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +99.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.88 £12.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the North East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +29 121 £270 -53.04% 2
Durham +13 8 £300 -
Northumberland - 2 £330 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 180 (87.80%) Unix
2 135 (65.85%) AIX
3 120 (58.54%) Windows
4 117 (57.07%) ITIL
5 107 (52.20%) Linux
6 94 (45.85%) HP
7 93 (45.37%) Microsoft
8 85 (41.46%) Oracle
9 81 (39.51%) Change Management
9 81 (39.51%) Root Cause Analysis
10 80 (39.02%) Security Cleared
11 76 (37.07%) Windows Server
12 72 (35.12%) Release Management
12 72 (35.12%) Service Delivery
13 71 (34.63%) Problem Management
14 63 (30.73%) Incident Management
15 61 (29.76%) SC Cleared
16 57 (27.80%) BPSS Clearance
16 57 (27.80%) Red Hat
17 55 (26.83%) SLA
18 51 (24.88%) QMS
19 50 (24.39%) Perl
19 50 (24.39%) HPUX
19 50 (24.39%) WebLogic
20 49 (23.90%) ServiceNow
21 47 (22.93%) Java
22 46 (22.44%) CA
23 42 (20.49%) Middleware
23 42 (20.49%) Disclosure Scotland
24 40 (19.51%) Configuration Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (24.39%) WebLogic
2 19 (9.27%) MQSeries
3 17 (8.29%) Apache
3 17 (8.29%) Tuxedo
4 16 (7.80%) WebSphere
5 15 (7.32%) Oracle Application Server
5 15 (7.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 15 (7.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (5.85%) OpenStack
7 11 (5.37%) AquaLogic
8 8 (3.90%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.37%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 38 (18.54%) SAN
2 27 (13.17%) WAN
3 23 (11.22%) LDAP
3 23 (11.22%) TCP/IP
4 15 (7.32%) DNS
5 13 (6.34%) Firewall
5 13 (6.34%) iSCSI
5 13 (6.34%) LAN
6 12 (5.85%) VPN
7 11 (5.37%) SSL
8 8 (3.90%) BIG-IP
9 5 (2.44%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.98%) FTP
10 2 (0.98%) NAS
10 2 (0.98%) SSH
11 1 (0.49%) HTTP
11 1 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.83%) MySQL
2 9 (4.39%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.95%) DB2
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (6.34%) ClearCase
1 13 (6.34%) StarTeam
2 8 (3.90%) GCC
2 8 (3.90%) GDB
3 7 (3.41%) ProC
General
1 3 (1.46%) Finance
2 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (18.05%) Support Engineer
1 37 (18.05%) Unix Engineer
2 27 (13.17%) Administrator
3 24 (11.71%) Support Specialist
4 21 (10.24%) Backup Engineer
5 19 (9.27%) Unix Support
6 18 (8.78%) Solaris Administrator
7 17 (8.29%) Middleware Engineer
8 16 (7.80%) Storage Engineer
8 16 (7.80%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (7.80%) Unix Support Engineer
9 15 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
9 15 (7.32%) Storage and Backup Engineer
10 13 (6.34%) Solaris Engineer
11 11 (5.37%) AIX Engineer
11 11 (5.37%) Developer
12 10 (4.88%) AIX Support
12 10 (4.88%) Solaris Systems Administrator
13 8 (3.90%) AIX Administrator
14 7 (3.41%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.49%) Middleware
2 20 (9.76%) J2EE
3 15 (7.32%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (6.34%) LAMP
5 8 (3.90%) JSP
6 5 (2.44%) Regular Expression
7 4 (1.95%) Web Services
8 3 (1.46%) JSON
8 3 (1.46%) XML
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.71%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.90%) Clustering
2 8 (3.90%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (3.90%) Mainframe
3 6 (2.93%) HACMP
3 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.95%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.98%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.98%) HP Storage
6 2 (0.98%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) User Experience
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 180 (87.80%) Unix
2 135 (65.85%) AIX
3 120 (58.54%) Windows
4 107 (52.20%) Linux
5 76 (37.07%) Windows Server
6 50 (24.39%) HPUX
7 29 (14.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (7.32%) OS/390
10 8 (3.90%) zOS
11 5 (2.44%) CentOS
11 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.95%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (57.07%) ITIL
2 81 (39.51%) Change Management
2 81 (39.51%) Root Cause Analysis
3 72 (35.12%) Release Management
3 72 (35.12%) Service Delivery
4 71 (34.63%) Problem Management
5 63 (30.73%) Incident Management
6 51 (24.88%) QMS
7 40 (19.51%) Configuration Management
8 33 (16.10%) Quality Management
9 29 (14.15%) SOA
10 18 (8.78%) Service Management
11 15 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (6.83%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.34%) Security Management
14 12 (5.85%) ITIL V3
14 12 (5.85%) Six Sigma
15 11 (5.37%) Server Building
16 10 (4.88%) Project Management
17 9 (4.39%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.39%) Perl
2 47 (22.93%) Java
3 30 (14.63%) SQL
4 29 (14.15%) C
5 22 (10.73%) Bash Shell
5 22 (10.73%) C++
5 22 (10.73%) Korn
6 17 (8.29%) Shell Script
7 16 (7.80%) C-shell
8 8 (3.90%) C#
8 8 (3.90%) PHP
8 8 (3.90%) VB
9 7 (3.41%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.41%) Python
10 5 (2.44%) VBScript
11 4 (1.95%) Bourne shell
11 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.95%) Ruby
12 1 (0.49%) Groovy
12 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 80 (39.02%) Security Cleared
2 61 (29.76%) SC Cleared
3 57 (27.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 25 (12.20%) Degree
5 14 (6.83%) AAT
6 6 (2.93%) IBM AIX Certification
7 4 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (26.83%) SLA
2 42 (20.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 33 (16.10%) ISO 9001
4 8 (3.90%) JSP 440
System Software
1 25 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.32%) Samba
3 10 (4.88%) Firmware
4 8 (3.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (2.93%) GPFS
6 4 (1.95%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.98%) KVM
8 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.49%) RHEV
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (17.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 35 (17.07%) Tivoli
3 30 (14.63%) NetBackup
4 25 (12.20%) HP Data Protector
5 15 (7.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.44%) Legato
6 5 (2.44%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (2.44%) Simpana
7 4 (1.95%) OpenView
7 4 (1.95%) Puppet
7 4 (1.95%) PureDisk
8 3 (1.46%) Netcool
8 3 (1.46%) SCOM
9 2 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.98%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.49%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 94 (45.85%) HP
2 93 (45.37%) Microsoft
3 85 (41.46%) Oracle
4 57 (27.80%) Red Hat
5 49 (23.90%) ServiceNow
6 46 (22.44%) CA
7 38 (18.54%) IBM
8 33 (16.10%) Sun
8 33 (16.10%) VMware
9 30 (14.63%) Symantec
10 11 (5.37%) Axway
10 11 (5.37%) Fujitsu
11 9 (4.39%) EMC
12 8 (3.90%) BEA
12 8 (3.90%) Cisco
12 8 (3.90%) F5
13 5 (2.44%) CommVault
13 5 (2.44%) Opsware
14 4 (1.95%) arcserve
14 4 (1.95%) SAP
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