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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 59 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.76% 4.26% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.05% 22.22% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
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£430 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% +27.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.61 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+111.81% -27.36%
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
218 36 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.88% 19.15% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 23 25
Average daily rate £350 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £357 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.87 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 11 £430 +32.30%
Solaris
North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 20 (95.24%) UNIX
2 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (38.10%) Base SAS
3 8 (38.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 8 (38.10%) MS Office
3 8 (38.10%) ODBC
3 8 (38.10%) ETL
3 8 (38.10%) SAS
3 8 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (38.10%) FTP
3 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (38.10%) SAN
3 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
3 8 (38.10%) Telnet
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) Service Management
4 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 7 (33.33%) Informatica
4 7 (33.33%) AIX
4 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (28.57%) Statistics
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
6 5 (23.81%) LAN
6 5 (23.81%) WAN

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (38.10%) SAS
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) FTP
1 8 (38.10%) SAN
1 8 (38.10%) Telnet
2 5 (23.81%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) VPN
2 5 (23.81%) LAN
2 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (38.10%) Base SAS
1 8 (38.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 7 (33.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
1 8 (38.10%) SAS Developer
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) DBA
3 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Server Support
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX Support
3 1 (4.76%) SAS BI Developer
3 1 (4.76%) IT Support
3 1 (4.76%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) ODBC
2 5 (23.81%) Middleware
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Statistics
2 5 (23.81%) Open Source
3 4 (19.05%) Fat Client
3 4 (19.05%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.76%) HACMP
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) UNIX
2 7 (33.33%) AIX
3 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Windows
5 3 (14.29%) HPUX
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ETL
1 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.76%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
7 1 (4.76%) Information Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) SAS Certification
4 1 (4.76%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (14.29%) KVM
3 3 (14.29%) RHEV
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.76%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Informatica
2 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Veritas
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) IBM