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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 38 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.75% 6.23% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 14.56% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 4
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£275 £245 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -9.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +11.16%
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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
105 158 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 26.18% 42.82% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 101 10
Average daily rate £325 £245 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £190 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £375 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Average hourly rate £16.16 £25.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +102.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.19 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 19 (95.00%) UNIX
2 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (55.00%) ITIL
4 9 (45.00%) VMware
4 9 (45.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
4 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) HP
4 9 (45.00%) SAN
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (40.00%) Telnet
5 8 (40.00%) ETL
5 8 (40.00%) SAS
5 8 (40.00%) FTP
5 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (40.00%) MS Office
5 8 (40.00%) ODBC
5 8 (40.00%) Base SAS
5 8 (40.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (35.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 7 (35.00%) Informatica
7 6 (30.00%) Statistics

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (40.00%) SAS
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) SAN
2 8 (40.00%) Telnet
2 8 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (40.00%) Base SAS
2 8 (40.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 7 (35.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
1 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) SAS Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) SAS BI Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Server Support
3 1 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) ODBC
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Statistics
2 2 (10.00%) HACMP
2 2 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) UNIX
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) ETL
2 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 2 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) SAS Certification
4 2 (10.00%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (45.00%) HP
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Informatica
3 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat