The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 37 51 54
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 70 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.18% 2.77% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.99% 11.11% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 13 10
Median daily rate £388 £295 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.35% -31.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £200 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -42.50%
Solaris
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
467 180 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 41.25% 24.90% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 102 137
Median daily rate £340 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £527 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £27.95 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Tyne and Wear region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Tyne and Wear region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 8 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 66 £388 +31.35%
Solaris
North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 8 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 164 (82.00%) Unix
2 113 (56.50%) AIX
3 111 (55.50%) Linux
4 90 (45.00%) Windows
5 88 (44.00%) Oracle
6 82 (41.00%) ITIL
7 72 (36.00%) HP
8 68 (34.00%) Security Cleared
8 68 (34.00%) Windows Server
9 67 (33.50%) Microsoft
10 61 (30.50%) HPUX
11 58 (29.00%) Change Management
12 57 (28.50%) SC Cleared
13 55 (27.50%) WebLogic
14 54 (27.00%) Root Cause Analysis
15 52 (26.00%) Problem Management
16 48 (24.00%) Red Hat
17 47 (23.50%) Middleware
17 47 (23.50%) Release Management
17 47 (23.50%) Incident Management
18 46 (23.00%) Service Delivery
19 44 (22.00%) TCP/IP
20 43 (21.50%) Perl
20 43 (21.50%) BPSS Clearance
21 42 (21.00%) Sun
22 41 (20.50%) Java
23 36 (18.00%) Configuration Management
24 35 (17.50%) SQL
25 34 (17.00%) CA
25 34 (17.00%) QMS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 55 (27.50%) WebLogic
2 32 (16.00%) Apache
3 27 (13.50%) Oracle Application Server
4 19 (9.50%) MQSeries
4 19 (9.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (9.00%) Tuxedo
6 17 (8.50%) iPlanet
6 17 (8.50%) Tomcat
6 17 (8.50%) WebSphere
6 17 (8.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (8.00%) JBoss
8 15 (7.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 11 (5.50%) AquaLogic
10 10 (5.00%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.50%) SAS
12 1 (0.50%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.50%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.00%) IaaS
2 2 (1.00%) PaaS
2 2 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (22.00%) TCP/IP
2 23 (11.50%) SAN
3 22 (11.00%) Firewall
3 22 (11.00%) WAN
4 19 (9.50%) LDAP
5 14 (7.00%) DNS
6 13 (6.50%) iSCSI
6 13 (6.50%) SSL
7 7 (3.50%) LAN
7 7 (3.50%) VPN
8 5 (2.50%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.50%) BGP
9 1 (0.50%) IPsec
9 1 (0.50%) MPLS
9 1 (0.50%) OSPF
9 1 (0.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.00%) MySQL
2 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.00%) BODI
3 6 (3.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) Ingres
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.50%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.50%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.50%) ClearCase
1 13 (6.50%) StarTeam
2 10 (5.00%) GCC
2 10 (5.00%) GDB
3 8 (4.00%) ProC
4 6 (3.00%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (3.00%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (3.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (19.00%) Unix Engineer
2 34 (17.00%) Support Engineer
3 21 (10.50%) Solaris Engineer
4 19 (9.50%) Administrator
5 18 (9.00%) Architect
6 17 (8.50%) Support Specialist
7 15 (7.50%) Developer
8 14 (7.00%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (7.00%) Unix Support
9 13 (6.50%) Applications Architect
9 13 (6.50%) Technical Leader
10 12 (6.00%) Middleware Engineer
10 12 (6.00%) Unix Support Engineer
11 11 (5.50%) Backup Engineer
12 10 (5.00%) Project Engineer
12 10 (5.00%) Storage and Backup Engineer
12 10 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
13 9 (4.50%) AIX Engineer
13 9 (4.50%) Solaris Administrator
13 9 (4.50%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (23.50%) Middleware
2 27 (13.50%) J2EE
3 17 (8.50%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (6.50%) LAMP
5 4 (2.00%) XML
6 3 (1.50%) JSON
7 2 (1.00%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.50%) .NET
8 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.50%) Clustering
2 22 (11.00%) Mainframe
3 20 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.50%) Tandem
7 4 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.00%) CLARiiON
7 4 (2.00%) HACMP
8 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Statistics
9 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 164 (82.00%) Unix
2 113 (56.50%) AIX
3 111 (55.50%) Linux
4 90 (45.00%) Windows
5 68 (34.00%) Windows Server
6 61 (30.50%) HPUX
7 17 (8.50%) OS/390
8 16 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (6.00%) zOS
10 10 (5.00%) SUSE
10 10 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.50%) MVS
12 1 (0.50%) VME
12 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (41.00%) ITIL
2 58 (29.00%) Change Management
3 54 (27.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 52 (26.00%) Problem Management
5 47 (23.50%) Incident Management
5 47 (23.50%) Release Management
6 46 (23.00%) Service Delivery
7 36 (18.00%) Configuration Management
8 34 (17.00%) QMS
9 32 (16.00%) Migration
10 28 (14.00%) Quality Management
11 23 (11.50%) High Availability
12 21 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (9.50%) SOA
14 18 (9.00%) Load Balancing
15 14 (7.00%) Unit Testing
16 11 (5.50%) Application Discovery
16 11 (5.50%) Security Management
17 10 (5.00%) Multithreaded Programming
17 10 (5.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.50%) Perl
2 41 (20.50%) Java
3 35 (17.50%) SQL
4 30 (15.00%) C
5 21 (10.50%) C++
6 20 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 16 (8.00%) Korn
8 15 (7.50%) Bash Shell
8 15 (7.50%) C-shell
9 12 (6.00%) VB
10 10 (5.00%) C#
11 8 (4.00%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.00%) PHP
13 3 (1.50%) Python
14 2 (1.00%) VBScript
15 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.50%) Groovy
15 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 68 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (28.50%) SC Cleared
3 43 (21.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 21 (10.50%) Degree
5 7 (3.50%) AAT
6 5 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.00%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.00%) SLA
2 25 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (12.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 14 (7.00%) Samba
4 10 (5.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 7 (3.50%) Firmware
6 4 (2.00%) GPFS
7 2 (1.00%) KVM
8 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (10.50%) Tivoli
2 11 (5.50%) NetBackup
2 11 (5.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 10 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (3.50%) Control-M
5 5 (2.50%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.50%) Legato
6 1 (0.50%) Netcool
6 1 (0.50%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.50%) SCCM
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) Simpana
6 1 (0.50%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 88 (44.00%) Oracle
2 72 (36.00%) HP
3 67 (33.50%) Microsoft
4 48 (24.00%) Red Hat
5 42 (21.00%) Sun
6 34 (17.00%) CA
7 33 (16.50%) IBM
7 33 (16.50%) ServiceNow
8 27 (13.50%) VMware
9 25 (12.50%) Cisco
10 24 (12.00%) F5
11 16 (8.00%) Veritas
12 11 (5.50%) Axway
12 11 (5.50%) Symantec
13 9 (4.50%) Fujitsu
14 6 (3.00%) Citrix
14 6 (3.00%) EMC
14 6 (3.00%) TIBCO
15 3 (1.50%) SAP
16 2 (1.00%) Informatica