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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 41 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 74 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.56% 1.97% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.26% 8.92% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 9 10
Median daily rate £388 £200 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% -53.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £199 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £318 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £45.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -42.50%
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
519 213 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 39.02% 22.05% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 115 169
Median daily rate £340 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.77 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.61% -37.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £11.36 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.80 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 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 +15 70 £388 +93.75%
Durham - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 169 (78.60%) Unix
2 125 (58.14%) Linux
3 121 (56.28%) AIX
4 93 (43.26%) Oracle
5 91 (42.33%) Windows
6 89 (41.40%) ITIL
7 72 (33.49%) HP
7 72 (33.49%) Security Cleared
8 69 (32.09%) Windows Server
9 68 (31.63%) Microsoft
10 62 (28.84%) HPUX
11 60 (27.91%) SC Cleared
12 58 (26.98%) Root Cause Analysis
12 58 (26.98%) Red Hat
12 58 (26.98%) Change Management
13 56 (26.05%) WebLogic
14 52 (24.19%) Problem Management
15 50 (23.26%) Perl
16 49 (22.79%) Service Delivery
17 48 (22.33%) Middleware
18 47 (21.86%) Incident Management
18 47 (21.86%) Release Management
19 46 (21.40%) TCP/IP
20 44 (20.47%) BPSS Clearance
21 43 (20.00%) Sun
22 41 (19.07%) Java
23 38 (17.67%) Migration
24 36 (16.74%) Configuration Management
24 36 (16.74%) SQL
24 36 (16.74%) VMware

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 56 (26.05%) WebLogic
2 35 (16.28%) Apache
3 27 (12.56%) Oracle Application Server
4 20 (9.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (8.84%) MQSeries
6 18 (8.37%) Tuxedo
6 18 (8.37%) WebSphere
7 17 (7.91%) iPlanet
7 17 (7.91%) Tomcat
7 17 (7.91%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (7.44%) JBoss
9 15 (6.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 11 (5.12%) AquaLogic
11 10 (4.65%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.40%) SAS
13 1 (0.47%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.12%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.93%) IaaS
2 2 (0.93%) PaaS
2 2 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (21.40%) TCP/IP
2 26 (12.09%) SAN
3 24 (11.16%) WAN
4 22 (10.23%) Firewall
5 21 (9.77%) LDAP
6 16 (7.44%) DNS
7 15 (6.98%) iSCSI
8 13 (6.05%) SSL
9 7 (3.26%) LAN
9 7 (3.26%) VPN
10 5 (2.33%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.47%) BGP
11 1 (0.47%) IPsec
11 1 (0.47%) MPLS
11 1 (0.47%) OSPF
11 1 (0.47%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.44%) MySQL
2 8 (3.72%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.79%) BODI
3 6 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.93%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) Ingres
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.47%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (6.05%) ClearCase
1 13 (6.05%) StarTeam
2 10 (4.65%) GCC
2 10 (4.65%) GDB
3 8 (3.72%) ProC
4 6 (2.79%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (2.79%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (3.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (0.93%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (18.14%) Unix Engineer
2 34 (15.81%) Support Engineer
3 24 (11.16%) Administrator
4 22 (10.23%) Solaris Engineer
5 19 (8.84%) Architect
6 17 (7.91%) Support Specialist
7 16 (7.44%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (6.98%) Developer
8 15 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (6.51%) Applications Architect
9 14 (6.51%) Unix Support
10 13 (6.05%) Technical Leader
11 12 (5.58%) Backup Engineer
11 12 (5.58%) Middleware Engineer
11 12 (5.58%) Unix Support Engineer
12 10 (4.65%) AIX Engineer
12 10 (4.65%) Migration Architect
12 10 (4.65%) Project Engineer
12 10 (4.65%) Solaris Administrator
12 10 (4.65%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.33%) Middleware
2 27 (12.56%) J2EE
3 17 (7.91%) IBM Integration Bus
4 15 (6.98%) LAMP
5 4 (1.86%) XML
6 3 (1.40%) JSON
7 2 (0.93%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.47%) .NET
8 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.70%) Clustering
1 23 (10.70%) Mainframe
2 20 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.58%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (3.72%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.33%) Tandem
6 4 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.86%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.86%) HACMP
7 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Statistics
8 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 169 (78.60%) Unix
2 125 (58.14%) Linux
3 121 (56.28%) AIX
4 91 (42.33%) Windows
5 69 (32.09%) Windows Server
6 62 (28.84%) HPUX
7 25 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (7.91%) OS/390
9 12 (5.58%) zOS
10 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (4.65%) SUSE
12 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.33%) CentOS
14 1 (0.47%) MVS
14 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.47%) VME
14 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (41.40%) ITIL
2 58 (26.98%) Change Management
2 58 (26.98%) Root Cause Analysis
3 52 (24.19%) Problem Management
4 49 (22.79%) Service Delivery
5 47 (21.86%) Incident Management
5 47 (21.86%) Release Management
6 38 (17.67%) Migration
7 36 (16.74%) Configuration Management
8 34 (15.81%) QMS
9 28 (13.02%) Quality Management
10 23 (10.70%) High Availability
11 22 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (9.30%) SOA
13 18 (8.37%) Load Balancing
14 16 (7.44%) Unit Testing
15 14 (6.51%) Change Control
16 12 (5.58%) Application Discovery
17 11 (5.12%) Security Management
17 11 (5.12%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.26%) Perl
2 41 (19.07%) Java
3 36 (16.74%) SQL
4 30 (13.95%) C
5 22 (10.23%) Bash Shell
6 21 (9.77%) C++
6 21 (9.77%) Shell Script
7 19 (8.84%) Korn
8 17 (7.91%) C-shell
9 12 (5.58%) VB
10 10 (4.65%) C#
11 9 (4.19%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.72%) PHP
13 7 (3.26%) Python
14 4 (1.86%) Ruby
15 2 (0.93%) VBScript
16 1 (0.47%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.47%) Groovy
16 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (33.49%) Security Cleared
2 60 (27.91%) SC Cleared
3 44 (20.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 21 (9.77%) Degree
5 7 (3.26%) AAT
6 5 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.86%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.88%) SLA
2 25 (11.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (11.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.44%) Samba
3 15 (6.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 10 (4.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 7 (3.26%) Firmware
6 5 (2.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.86%) GPFS
8 2 (0.93%) KVM
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (9.77%) Tivoli
2 11 (5.12%) NetBackup
2 11 (5.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 10 (4.65%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (3.26%) Control-M
5 5 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (1.86%) Puppet
7 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.47%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.47%) Legato
8 1 (0.47%) Netcool
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.47%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.47%) SCCM
8 1 (0.47%) SCOM
8 1 (0.47%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 93 (43.26%) Oracle
2 72 (33.49%) HP
3 68 (31.63%) Microsoft
4 58 (26.98%) Red Hat
5 43 (20.00%) Sun
6 36 (16.74%) VMware
7 34 (15.81%) CA
7 34 (15.81%) IBM
8 33 (15.35%) ServiceNow
9 25 (11.63%) Cisco
10 24 (11.16%) F5
11 16 (7.44%) Veritas
12 11 (5.12%) Axway
12 11 (5.12%) Symantec
13 9 (4.19%) Fujitsu
14 7 (3.26%) EMC
15 6 (2.79%) Citrix
15 6 (2.79%) TIBCO
16 4 (1.86%) SAP
17 2 (0.93%) Informatica