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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 74 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 8 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.08% 3.36% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.33% 16.79% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 8
Median daily rate £400 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +12.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.06%

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
240 137 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.52% 20.00% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 81 62
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 £225 £192 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 3 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.88 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.25 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £24.80 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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
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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -32 8 £400 +29.03% 1
Solaris
North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 64 (68.82%) Unix
1 64 (68.82%) Linux
2 54 (58.06%) AIX
3 39 (41.94%) Oracle
4 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
5 34 (36.56%) HPUX
6 32 (34.41%) Windows
6 32 (34.41%) SC Cleared
7 30 (32.26%) TCP/IP
8 29 (31.18%) WebLogic
8 29 (31.18%) Migration
8 29 (31.18%) Windows Server
9 28 (30.11%) ITIL
10 25 (26.88%) Cisco
11 24 (25.81%) Sun
11 24 (25.81%) Red Hat
11 24 (25.81%) F5
12 23 (24.73%) Middleware
13 22 (23.66%) Firewall
13 22 (23.66%) IBM
13 22 (23.66%) High Availability
14 21 (22.58%) HP
14 21 (22.58%) Java
14 21 (22.58%) Clustering
15 20 (21.51%) Mainframe
15 20 (21.51%) J2EE
15 20 (21.51%) Oracle Application Server
16 19 (20.43%) Apache
17 18 (19.35%) Load Balancing
18 17 (18.28%) Tomcat

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 29 (31.18%) WebLogic
2 20 (21.51%) Oracle Application Server
3 19 (20.43%) Apache
4 17 (18.28%) iPlanet
4 17 (18.28%) Tomcat
5 16 (17.20%) JBoss
6 11 (11.83%) MQSeries
7 9 (9.68%) Tuxedo
7 9 (9.68%) WebSphere
7 9 (9.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (7.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (4.30%) AquaLogic
10 3 (3.23%) SAS
11 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
11 1 (1.08%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) IaaS
2 2 (2.15%) PaaS
2 2 (2.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (32.26%) TCP/IP
2 22 (23.66%) Firewall
3 6 (6.45%) SSL
4 3 (3.23%) SAN
4 3 (3.23%) WAN
5 2 (2.15%) DNS
5 2 (2.15%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.15%) LDAP
6 1 (1.08%) BGP
6 1 (1.08%) IPsec
6 1 (1.08%) MPLS
6 1 (1.08%) OSPF
6 1 (1.08%) VPN
6 1 (1.08%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.45%) BODI
2 6 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.08%) Ingres
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.08%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.08%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (4.30%) GCC
2 4 (4.30%) GDB
3 2 (2.15%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.15%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.08%) ProC
4 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (19.35%) Architect
2 13 (13.98%) Applications Architect
3 12 (12.90%) Solaris Engineer
4 11 (11.83%) Administrator
4 11 (11.83%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.83%) Technical Leader
4 11 (11.83%) Unix Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Migration Architect
6 8 (8.60%) Project Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Product Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Products Support Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Unix Administrator
8 6 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.38%) Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.30%) Consultant
11 3 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (3.23%) Mainframe Support
11 3 (3.23%) Support Consultant
11 3 (3.23%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.73%) Middleware
2 20 (21.51%) J2EE
3 9 (9.68%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (2.15%) LAMP
5 1 (1.08%) .NET
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.58%) Clustering
2 20 (21.51%) Mainframe
3 10 (10.75%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (7.53%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.38%) Tandem
6 4 (4.30%) HACMP
7 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 64 (68.82%) Linux
1 64 (68.82%) Unix
2 54 (58.06%) AIX
3 34 (36.56%) HPUX
4 32 (34.41%) Windows
5 29 (31.18%) Windows Server
6 10 (10.75%) SUSE
6 10 (10.75%) zOS
7 9 (9.68%) OS/390
7 9 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.08%) MVS
9 1 (1.08%) VME
9 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.18%) Migration
2 28 (30.11%) ITIL
3 22 (23.66%) High Availability
4 18 (19.35%) Load Balancing
5 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (17.20%) Change Management
5 16 (17.20%) Problem Management
6 13 (13.98%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (12.90%) Configuration Management
8 11 (11.83%) Application Discovery
9 10 (10.75%) Release Management
9 10 (10.75%) Security Patching
9 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
10 9 (9.68%) Change Control
11 8 (8.60%) Incident Management
12 7 (7.53%) Quality Management
13 6 (6.45%) Open Source
13 6 (6.45%) QMS
14 5 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
15 4 (4.30%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.58%) Java
2 16 (17.20%) Perl
2 16 (17.20%) SQL
3 11 (11.83%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.75%) VB
5 9 (9.68%) C
6 7 (7.53%) C++
7 4 (4.30%) C#
8 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.15%) C-shell
8 2 (2.15%) Korn
9 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.41%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.30%) IBM AIX Certification
5 3 (3.23%) Degree
5 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (16.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (4.30%) GPFS
4 2 (2.15%) KVM
4 2 (2.15%) Samba
5 1 (1.08%) Firmware
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) Tivoli
2 7 (7.53%) Control-M
3 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.08%) PureDisk
3 1 (1.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) Simpana
3 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (41.94%) Oracle
2 25 (26.88%) Cisco
3 24 (25.81%) F5
3 24 (25.81%) Red Hat
3 24 (25.81%) Sun
4 22 (23.66%) IBM
5 21 (22.58%) HP
6 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
6 16 (17.20%) Veritas
7 15 (16.13%) VMware
8 10 (10.75%) CA
9 6 (6.45%) TIBCO
10 5 (5.38%) Citrix
11 4 (4.30%) Axway
12 3 (3.23%) ServiceNow
13 2 (2.15%) Brocade
13 2 (2.15%) EMC
13 2 (2.15%) Fujitsu
13 2 (2.15%) Informatica
13 2 (2.15%) PlateSpin