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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 35 60 36
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Contract jobs citing Solaris 108 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 7.68% 0.16% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.27% 0.56% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 1 10
Median daily rate £283 £295 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £295 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £295 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%
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
664 179 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 47.19% 28.37% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 98 99
Median daily rate £280 £295 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £125 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £500 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 9
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £38.30 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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
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 25 June 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +21 105 £283 -4.08% 5
Sunderland - 2 - -
Solaris
North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 107 (89.17%) Unix
2 96 (80.00%) AIX
3 85 (70.83%) ITIL
4 74 (61.67%) Windows
5 60 (50.00%) Linux
6 57 (47.50%) Security Cleared
7 56 (46.67%) HP
8 53 (44.17%) Microsoft
8 53 (44.17%) Change Management
9 50 (41.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 47 (39.17%) Release Management
11 45 (37.50%) Problem Management
11 45 (37.50%) Service Delivery
12 44 (36.67%) Red Hat
12 44 (36.67%) Windows Server
13 43 (35.83%) SC Cleared
14 42 (35.00%) Oracle
15 38 (31.67%) IBM
16 35 (29.17%) SLA
16 35 (29.17%) Configuration Management
16 35 (29.17%) Incident Management
17 33 (27.50%) BPSS Clearance
17 33 (27.50%) Middleware
18 30 (25.00%) WebLogic
18 30 (25.00%) HPUX
18 30 (25.00%) QMS
19 29 (24.17%) Java
20 28 (23.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
21 27 (22.50%) CA
22 26 (21.67%) Perl

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 30 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 13 (10.83%) MQSeries
3 10 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 10 (8.33%) Tuxedo
4 9 (7.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 9 (7.50%) WebSphere
4 9 (7.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (6.67%) iPlanet
6 6 (5.00%) Apache
6 6 (5.00%) AquaLogic
7 5 (4.17%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.67%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.00%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.00%) Firewall
1 24 (20.00%) SAN
2 22 (18.33%) WAN
3 16 (13.33%) LAN
3 16 (13.33%) VPN
4 13 (10.83%) TCP/IP
5 11 (9.17%) LDAP
6 8 (6.67%) BIG-IP
7 6 (5.00%) DNS
7 6 (5.00%) SSL
8 5 (4.17%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.67%) FTP
9 2 (1.67%) NAS
9 2 (1.67%) SSH
10 1 (0.83%) HTTP
10 1 (0.83%) Internet
10 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.17%) MySQL
3 4 (3.33%) DB2
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) ClearCase
1 5 (4.17%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (1.67%) Finance
2 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (20.83%) Unix Engineer
2 17 (14.17%) Administrator
3 15 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.67%) Support Specialist
5 13 (10.83%) Backup Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
7 10 (8.33%) AIX Engineer
8 9 (7.50%) Storage Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.83%) Middleware Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) Unix Support
11 6 (5.00%) Unix Support Engineer
12 5 (4.17%) AIX Support
12 5 (4.17%) Solaris Engineer
12 5 (4.17%) Support Technician
12 5 (4.17%) Unix Administrator
13 4 (3.33%) Monitoring Engineer
13 4 (3.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
13 4 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
13 4 (3.33%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.50%) Middleware
2 15 (12.50%) J2EE
3 9 (7.50%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (6.67%) JSP
5 5 (4.17%) LAMP
6 4 (3.33%) Regular Expression
6 4 (3.33%) Web Services
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) HACMP
2 16 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (5.83%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.00%) Clustering
5 5 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.67%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.67%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.67%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.83%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 107 (89.17%) Unix
2 96 (80.00%) AIX
3 74 (61.67%) Windows
4 60 (50.00%) Linux
5 44 (36.67%) Windows Server
6 30 (25.00%) HPUX
7 17 (14.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (7.50%) OS/390
10 7 (5.83%) zOS
11 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (3.33%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.83%) ITIL
2 53 (44.17%) Change Management
3 50 (41.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 47 (39.17%) Release Management
5 45 (37.50%) Problem Management
5 45 (37.50%) Service Delivery
6 35 (29.17%) Configuration Management
6 35 (29.17%) Incident Management
7 30 (25.00%) QMS
8 23 (19.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (17.50%) ITIL V3
9 21 (17.50%) Service Management
9 21 (17.50%) Six Sigma
10 19 (15.83%) High Availability
11 17 (14.17%) Quality Management
12 16 (13.33%) Open Source
13 14 (11.67%) SOA
14 13 (10.83%) Lean Six Sigma
14 13 (10.83%) Workflow
15 10 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.17%) Java
2 26 (21.67%) Perl
3 11 (9.17%) Korn
3 11 (9.17%) SQL
4 8 (6.67%) C
4 8 (6.67%) C++
4 8 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 7 (5.83%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.83%) VB
6 6 (5.00%) C-shell
7 4 (3.33%) Bourne shell
7 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (47.50%) Security Cleared
2 43 (35.83%) SC Cleared
3 33 (27.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (14.17%) IBM AIX Certification
5 16 (13.33%) Degree
6 11 (9.17%) AAT
7 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (29.17%) SLA
2 23 (19.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (14.17%) ISO 9001
4 8 (6.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (14.17%) GPFS
2 16 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.83%) Firmware
3 7 (5.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 6 (5.00%) Samba
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.67%) KVM
7 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.83%) RHEV
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (23.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 26 (21.67%) Tivoli
3 22 (18.33%) NetBackup
4 18 (15.00%) HP Data Protector
5 14 (11.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (3.33%) Legato
6 4 (3.33%) OpenView
6 4 (3.33%) Simpana
7 3 (2.50%) Netcool
7 3 (2.50%) PureDisk
7 3 (2.50%) SCOM
8 2 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 56 (46.67%) HP
2 53 (44.17%) Microsoft
3 44 (36.67%) Red Hat
4 42 (35.00%) Oracle
5 38 (31.67%) IBM
6 27 (22.50%) CA
7 26 (21.67%) ServiceNow
8 22 (18.33%) Symantec
9 17 (14.17%) Sun
10 16 (13.33%) VMware
11 8 (6.67%) BEA
11 8 (6.67%) Cisco
11 8 (6.67%) F5
12 6 (5.00%) Axway
12 6 (5.00%) EMC
12 6 (5.00%) Fujitsu
13 5 (4.17%) Opsware
14 4 (3.33%) Cognos
14 4 (3.33%) CommVault
15 3 (2.50%) SAP
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