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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 54 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.61% 3.17% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.00% 14.63% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
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£350 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.67%
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
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
150 41 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 30.36% 21.69% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 27 34
Average daily rate £275 £253 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% -0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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
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 17 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 3 £350 +7.69% 2
Solaris
North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 14 (93.33%) UNIX
2 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (73.33%) AIX
3 11 (73.33%) Service Management
4 10 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 8 (53.33%) Middleware
5 8 (53.33%) SAN
5 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
5 8 (53.33%) LAN
5 8 (53.33%) WAN
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
5 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (53.33%) Firewall
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
5 8 (53.33%) Open Source
6 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (40.00%) Oracle
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
7 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
7 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (26.67%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) SAN
1 8 (53.33%) LAN
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
1 8 (53.33%) VPN
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (33.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Support
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Middleware
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 3 (20.00%) HACMP
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) UNIX
2 11 (73.33%) AIX
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) HPUX
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Service Management
2 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Information Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) IBM AIX Certification
3 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (26.67%) KVM
3 4 (26.67%) RHEV
4 3 (20.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 3 (20.00%) Veritas
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