The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 33 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.80% 1.48% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.06% 7.69% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £363 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.26% -36.92%
Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
124 39 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.73% 19.21% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 18 43
Average daily rate £263 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.63 £12.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% -17.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Solaris
North East

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 11 July 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
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 -10 9 £338 -6.89% 1
Solaris
North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 30 (83.33%) UNIX
2 29 (80.56%) Security Cleared
3 25 (69.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (69.44%) VMware
4 20 (55.56%) SAN
5 18 (50.00%) AIX
5 18 (50.00%) Service Management
6 17 (47.22%) Windows
6 17 (47.22%) SC Cleared
7 16 (44.44%) ITIL
8 14 (38.89%) LAN
9 13 (36.11%) Veritas
9 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
9 13 (36.11%) VPN
9 13 (36.11%) DV Cleared
10 12 (33.33%) Oracle
11 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
11 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
12 10 (27.78%) WAN
13 9 (25.00%) Cisco
13 9 (25.00%) Firewall
13 9 (25.00%) NetBackup
13 9 (25.00%) Middleware
13 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
13 9 (25.00%) Open Source
14 8 (22.22%) VMware ESX
14 8 (22.22%) SQL
15 7 (19.44%) HP
15 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) SAN
2 14 (38.89%) LAN
3 13 (36.11%) VPN
4 10 (27.78%) WAN
5 9 (25.00%) Firewall
6 5 (13.89%) VLAN
6 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.11%) NAS
7 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (11.11%) IPsec
7 4 (11.11%) DHCP
7 4 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Support Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) SAN Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.56%) DBA
6 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) UNIX Support
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) IT Support
6 1 (2.78%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Middleware
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Open Source
2 5 (13.89%) HACMP
2 5 (13.89%) Clustering
3 4 (11.11%) PKI
3 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
3 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.56%) Celerra
4 2 (5.56%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
4 2 (5.56%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) UNIX
2 18 (50.00%) AIX
3 17 (47.22%) Windows
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.11%) Linux
7 3 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Service Management
2 16 (44.44%) ITIL
3 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
7 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management
7 3 (8.33%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (8.33%) Change Management
8 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma
8 2 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
9 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.78%) ERP
9 1 (2.78%) Workflow
9 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (2.78%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (80.56%) Security Cleared
2 17 (47.22%) SC Cleared
3 13 (36.11%) DV Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 25 (69.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (8.33%) KVM
5 3 (8.33%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) VMware
2 13 (36.11%) Veritas
3 12 (33.33%) Oracle
4 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
5 9 (25.00%) Cisco
6 7 (19.44%) HP
7 5 (13.89%) IBM
7 5 (13.89%) Splunk
8 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.11%) EMC
8 4 (11.11%) Citrix
9 2 (5.56%) Sun
9 2 (5.56%) Northgate