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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 65 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.85% 2.81% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 8.47% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
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£269 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% -3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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
183 118 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 25.81% 33.15% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 76 21
Average daily rate £350 £275 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £392 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 5
Average hourly rate £30.50 £13.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.61% +22.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015. 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 -26 6 £269 -23.21% 1
Solaris
North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (87.50%) UNIX
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) AIX
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) VB
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) CA
3 4 (50.00%) zOS
3 4 (50.00%) Tivoli
3 4 (50.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) AIX
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) zOS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) VB
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) CA
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Veritas
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