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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 17 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 116 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.16% 3.50% 1.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.87% 12.56% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 18 7
Median daily rate £270 £575 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.04% +64.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £646 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £423 £388
% change year-on-year
-14.20% +9.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-1.82% -36.22%
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
486 223 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 46.78% 27.84% 28.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 120 83
Median daily rate £290 £425 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.76% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £249 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £575 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 9
Median hourly rate £28.00 £37.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +174.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.00 £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +25 114 £270 -53.04% 3
Sunderland - 2 - -
Solaris
North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 173 (90.10%) Unix
2 129 (67.19%) AIX
3 118 (61.46%) Windows
4 111 (57.81%) ITIL
5 95 (49.48%) Linux
6 94 (48.96%) HP
7 93 (48.44%) Microsoft
8 82 (42.71%) Oracle
9 81 (42.19%) Change Management
10 78 (40.63%) Security Cleared
11 77 (40.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 74 (38.54%) Windows Server
13 72 (37.50%) Release Management
14 71 (36.98%) Problem Management
15 69 (35.94%) Service Delivery
16 63 (32.81%) Incident Management
17 60 (31.25%) SC Cleared
18 56 (29.17%) BPSS Clearance
19 55 (28.65%) SLA
20 51 (26.56%) QMS
21 50 (26.04%) HPUX
21 50 (26.04%) WebLogic
22 49 (25.52%) ServiceNow
23 48 (25.00%) Red Hat
24 46 (23.96%) Java
25 44 (22.92%) Perl
25 44 (22.92%) CA
26 42 (21.88%) Middleware
26 42 (21.88%) Disclosure Scotland
27 40 (20.83%) Configuration Management

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 50 (26.04%) WebLogic
2 19 (9.90%) MQSeries
3 17 (8.85%) Tuxedo
4 15 (7.81%) Apache
4 15 (7.81%) Oracle Application Server
4 15 (7.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 15 (7.81%) WebSphere
4 15 (7.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (6.25%) OpenStack
6 11 (5.73%) AquaLogic
7 8 (4.17%) iPlanet
8 2 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.73%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (19.27%) SAN
2 27 (14.06%) WAN
3 23 (11.98%) LDAP
4 21 (10.94%) TCP/IP
5 14 (7.29%) DNS
6 13 (6.77%) Firewall
6 13 (6.77%) iSCSI
6 13 (6.77%) LAN
7 12 (6.25%) VPN
8 11 (5.73%) SSL
9 8 (4.17%) BIG-IP
10 5 (2.60%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.04%) FTP
11 2 (1.04%) NAS
11 2 (1.04%) SSH
12 1 (0.52%) HTTP
12 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.77%) MySQL
2 9 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.08%) DB2
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (6.77%) ClearCase
1 13 (6.77%) StarTeam
2 8 (4.17%) GCC
2 8 (4.17%) GDB
3 7 (3.65%) ProC
General
1 3 (1.56%) Finance
2 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (18.75%) Support Engineer
1 36 (18.75%) Unix Engineer
2 24 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 22 (11.46%) Administrator
4 20 (10.42%) Backup Engineer
5 19 (9.90%) Unix Support
6 17 (8.85%) Middleware Engineer
6 17 (8.85%) Solaris Administrator
7 16 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
7 16 (8.33%) Unix Support Engineer
8 15 (7.81%) Storage and Backup Engineer
9 13 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (6.25%) Solaris Engineer
11 11 (5.73%) AIX Engineer
11 11 (5.73%) Developer
12 10 (5.21%) AIX Support
13 9 (4.69%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (4.69%) Solaris Systems Administrator
14 7 (3.65%) Solaris Support Engineer
14 7 (3.65%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.88%) Middleware
2 20 (10.42%) J2EE
3 15 (7.81%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (6.77%) LAMP
5 8 (4.17%) JSP
6 5 (2.60%) Regular Expression
7 4 (2.08%) Web Services
8 3 (1.56%) JSON
8 3 (1.56%) XML
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 1 (0.52%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.17%) Clustering
3 7 (3.65%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (3.65%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.13%) HACMP
4 6 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.08%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.04%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.04%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 173 (90.10%) Unix
2 129 (67.19%) AIX
3 118 (61.46%) Windows
4 95 (49.48%) Linux
5 74 (38.54%) Windows Server
6 50 (26.04%) HPUX
7 21 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (7.81%) OS/390
10 7 (3.65%) zOS
11 5 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.08%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (57.81%) ITIL
2 81 (42.19%) Change Management
3 77 (40.10%) Root Cause Analysis
4 72 (37.50%) Release Management
5 71 (36.98%) Problem Management
6 69 (35.94%) Service Delivery
7 63 (32.81%) Incident Management
8 51 (26.56%) QMS
9 40 (20.83%) Configuration Management
10 33 (17.19%) Quality Management
11 29 (15.10%) SOA
12 18 (9.38%) Service Management
13 15 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (7.29%) Unit Testing
15 13 (6.77%) Security Management
16 12 (6.25%) ITIL V3
16 12 (6.25%) Six Sigma
17 10 (5.21%) Project Management
18 9 (4.69%) High Availability
18 9 (4.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.96%) Java
2 44 (22.92%) Perl
3 29 (15.10%) C
3 29 (15.10%) SQL
4 22 (11.46%) C++
5 20 (10.42%) Korn
6 16 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 15 (7.81%) C-shell
7 15 (7.81%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.17%) C#
9 7 (3.65%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.65%) VB
10 5 (2.60%) VBScript
11 4 (2.08%) Bourne shell
11 4 (2.08%) PHP
11 4 (2.08%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.56%) Python
13 1 (0.52%) Groovy
13 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 78 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 60 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 56 (29.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 25 (13.02%) Degree
5 14 (7.29%) AAT
6 6 (3.13%) IBM AIX Certification
7 4 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (28.65%) SLA
2 42 (21.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 33 (17.19%) ISO 9001
4 8 (4.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.29%) Samba
3 10 (5.21%) Firmware
4 7 (3.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (3.13%) GPFS
6 4 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.04%) KVM
8 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.52%) RHEV
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (18.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 33 (17.19%) Tivoli
3 29 (15.10%) NetBackup
4 25 (13.02%) HP Data Protector
5 14 (7.29%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.60%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (2.08%) Legato
7 4 (2.08%) OpenView
7 4 (2.08%) Simpana
8 3 (1.56%) Netcool
8 3 (1.56%) PureDisk
8 3 (1.56%) SCOM
9 2 (1.04%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.04%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.52%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 94 (48.96%) HP
2 93 (48.44%) Microsoft
3 82 (42.71%) Oracle
4 49 (25.52%) ServiceNow
5 48 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 44 (22.92%) CA
7 35 (18.23%) IBM
8 32 (16.67%) Sun
9 29 (15.10%) Symantec
10 25 (13.02%) VMware
11 11 (5.73%) Axway
11 11 (5.73%) Fujitsu
12 9 (4.69%) EMC
13 8 (4.17%) BEA
13 8 (4.17%) Cisco
13 8 (4.17%) F5
14 5 (2.60%) Opsware
15 4 (2.08%) Cognos
15 4 (2.08%) CommVault
15 4 (2.08%) SAP
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