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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 49 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 21 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.94% 2.54% 4.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.69% 10.10% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 10
Average daily rate £363 £275 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £331 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
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
143 99 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 20.00% 25.19% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 66 82
Average daily rate £365 £313 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% +27.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 13
Average hourly rate £20.68 £16.08 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -28.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £35.00 £28.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 10 February 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
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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -19 21 £363 +31.81%
Solaris
North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 39 (95.12%) AIX
2 33 (80.49%) Windows
3 26 (63.41%) Unix
3 26 (63.41%) Configuration Management
4 25 (60.98%) Security Cleared
5 24 (58.54%) Java
6 22 (53.66%) VMware
7 21 (51.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (51.22%) ITIL
7 21 (51.22%) Oracle
8 20 (48.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 20 (48.78%) J2EE
8 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
8 20 (48.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 20 (48.78%) SSL
8 20 (48.78%) Oracle Application Server
8 20 (48.78%) WebSphere
8 20 (48.78%) Axway
9 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
9 18 (43.90%) IBM
10 16 (39.02%) Sun
11 15 (36.59%) Middleware
11 15 (36.59%) Linux
11 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
12 14 (34.15%) Red Hat
13 13 (31.71%) Change Management
13 13 (31.71%) Perl
13 13 (31.71%) Problem Management
13 13 (31.71%) Windows Server
14 12 (29.27%) Service Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (48.78%) Oracle Application Server
1 20 (48.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 20 (48.78%) WebSphere
1 20 (48.78%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (26.83%) Apache
2 11 (26.83%) IIS
2 11 (26.83%) Jetty
2 11 (26.83%) nginx
2 11 (26.83%) Oracle 10gAS
2 11 (26.83%) Tomcat
3 10 (24.39%) PowerExchange
4 9 (21.95%) AquaLogic
4 9 (21.95%) MQSeries
4 9 (21.95%) Tuxedo
4 9 (21.95%) WebLogic
5 6 (14.63%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) SSL
2 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
3 11 (26.83%) HTTP
4 10 (24.39%) DHCP
4 10 (24.39%) DNS
4 10 (24.39%) FTP
4 10 (24.39%) IPsec
5 9 (21.95%) SAN
6 6 (14.63%) Firewall
7 5 (12.20%) LAN
7 5 (12.20%) VPN
7 5 (12.20%) WAN
8 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) BusinessObjects
1 11 (26.83%) PowerCenter
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (12.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Jenkins
1 11 (26.83%) Log4j
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Electronics
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) NetBackup Support
1 9 (21.95%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) NetBackup Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) AIX Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Middleware Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Web Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Java Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Web Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Services Delivery Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Virtualisation Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) J2EE
2 15 (36.59%) Middleware
3 11 (26.83%) .NET
4 10 (24.39%) Servlets
5 9 (21.95%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) HACMP
2 4 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (9.76%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (95.12%) AIX
2 33 (80.49%) Windows
3 26 (63.41%) Unix
4 15 (36.59%) Linux
5 13 (31.71%) Windows Server
6 9 (21.95%) OS/390
7 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (9.76%) zOS
9 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Configuration Management
2 21 (51.22%) ITIL
3 13 (31.71%) Change Management
3 13 (31.71%) Problem Management
4 12 (29.27%) Service Management
5 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
5 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (26.83%) Unit Testing
6 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
7 9 (21.95%) QMS
7 9 (21.95%) Release Management
8 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (19.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (19.51%) Security Management
9 6 (14.63%) CRM
9 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (14.63%) High Availability
9 6 (14.63%) Open Source
10 5 (12.20%) ITIL V3
10 5 (12.20%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) Java
2 13 (31.71%) Perl
3 9 (21.95%) C
3 9 (21.95%) C++
4 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) Security Cleared
2 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) VCP5
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 21 (51.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (26.83%) Xen
3 6 (14.63%) GPFS
3 6 (14.63%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) NetBackup
2 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) VMware
2 21 (51.22%) Oracle
3 20 (48.78%) Axway
3 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 18 (43.90%) IBM
5 16 (39.02%) Sun
6 14 (34.15%) Red Hat
7 11 (26.83%) Genesys
7 11 (26.83%) Informatica
8 9 (21.95%) Fujitsu
8 9 (21.95%) Metastorm
8 9 (21.95%) SAP
8 9 (21.95%) Veritas
9 6 (14.63%) Siebel
10 4 (9.76%) CA
10 4 (9.76%) HP