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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 60 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.44% 1.98% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.95% 10.77% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
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£350 £344 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +32.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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
202 65 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.06% 18.41% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 35 42
Average daily rate £280 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.85 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.40% +3.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 4 £350 +7.69% 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (81.82%) UNIX
2 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
3 12 (54.55%) SAN
4 11 (50.00%) Service Management
4 11 (50.00%) AIX
4 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) Red Hat
6 9 (40.91%) VMware
6 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (36.36%) Open Source
7 8 (36.36%) Firewall
7 8 (36.36%) Middleware
7 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
7 8 (36.36%) Linux
7 8 (36.36%) LAN
7 8 (36.36%) WAN
7 8 (36.36%) VPN
7 8 (36.36%) DNS
8 7 (31.82%) DHCP
9 6 (27.27%) Oracle
9 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 6 (27.27%) Veritas
9 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
10 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) SAN
2 8 (36.36%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) LAN
2 8 (36.36%) WAN
2 8 (36.36%) VPN
2 8 (36.36%) DNS
3 7 (31.82%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) NAS
4 3 (13.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX Support
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Middleware
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Open Source
2 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
2 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
3 3 (13.64%) HACMP
3 3 (13.64%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) UNIX
2 11 (50.00%) AIX
3 8 (36.36%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (18.18%) HPUX
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Service Management
2 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (18.18%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Information Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
3 4 (18.18%) KVM
3 4 (18.18%) RHEV
4 3 (13.64%) GPFS
4 3 (13.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Veritas File System
4 3 (13.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Red Hat
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Oracle
3 6 (27.27%) Veritas
4 5 (22.73%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Sun
6 2 (9.09%) SAP
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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