Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 6 months to 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 26 54
Rank change year-on-year -5 +28 +12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 66 179 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 7.53% 8.59% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.57% 19.39% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 120 39
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £325 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.58% +17.28%
10th Percentile £305 £225 £200
90th Percentile £420 £415 £647
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £325 £430
% change year-on-year - -24.42% +6.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 8
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -4.00% -

Solaris is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 306 923 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 34.93% 44.31% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 646 234
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £350 £330 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.16% +9.28%
10th Percentile £214 £225 £215
90th Percentile £550 £482 £550
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 68 35
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +3.70% +23.91%
10th Percentile £8.96 £15.93 £12.65
90th Percentile £46.00 £36.30 £43.45
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -53.57% +4.67% +67.19%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Newcastle upon Tyne

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Newcastle upon Tyne

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Newcastle upon Tyne

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 60 (90.91%) Linux
2 52 (78.79%) AIX
3 48 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 43 (65.15%) SC Cleared
5 42 (63.64%) Cisco
6 40 (60.61%) Unix
7 37 (56.06%) ITIL
8 36 (54.55%) Sun
8 36 (54.55%) Oracle
9 35 (53.03%) HP
10 33 (50.00%) SAN
10 33 (50.00%) Veritas
10 33 (50.00%) Windows
11 31 (46.97%) HPUX
12 30 (45.45%) Red Hat
13 28 (42.42%) Apache
13 28 (42.42%) Tomcat
13 28 (42.42%) JBoss
13 28 (42.42%) WebLogic
13 28 (42.42%) iPlanet
13 28 (42.42%) SUSE
13 28 (42.42%) Clustering
14 27 (40.91%) J2EE
15 26 (39.39%) TCP/IP
15 26 (39.39%) Oracle Application Server
16 25 (37.88%) High Availability
17 24 (36.36%) Firewall
18 22 (33.33%) Perl
18 22 (33.33%) F5
18 22 (33.33%) Korn

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 28 (42.42%) Apache
1 28 (42.42%) iPlanet
1 28 (42.42%) JBoss
1 28 (42.42%) Tomcat
1 28 (42.42%) WebLogic
2 26 (39.39%) Oracle Application Server
3 8 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (12.12%) MQSeries
3 8 (12.12%) OpenStack
3 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
4 7 (10.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (10.61%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 33 (50.00%) SAN
2 26 (39.39%) TCP/IP
3 24 (36.36%) Firewall
4 20 (30.30%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (16.67%) DNS
6 8 (12.12%) FCoE
6 8 (12.12%) iSCSI
6 8 (12.12%) LDAP
6 8 (12.12%) NAS
7 6 (9.09%) WAN
8 2 (3.03%) VLAN
9 1 (1.52%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Unix Engineer
2 18 (27.27%) Backup Engineer
3 14 (21.21%) Solaris Engineer
4 12 (18.18%) AIX Engineer
5 11 (16.67%) Storage and Backup Engineer
5 11 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) NetBackup Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Design Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) EMC Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) HPUX Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Unix Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Project Engineer
10 1 (1.52%) Administrator
10 1 (1.52%) Change Consultant
10 1 (1.52%) Designer
10 1 (1.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.52%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.52%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (42.42%) Clustering
2 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
3 12 (18.18%) Replication
4 6 (9.09%) HP Storage
5 5 (7.58%) Grid Computing
6 2 (3.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 60 (90.91%) Linux
2 52 (78.79%) AIX
3 40 (60.61%) Unix
4 33 (50.00%) Windows
5 31 (46.97%) HPUX
6 28 (42.42%) SUSE
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.52%) Debian
8 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.06%) ITIL
2 25 (37.88%) High Availability
3 22 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 12 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 12 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (16.67%) QMS
6 8 (12.12%) Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (10.61%) ERP
8 6 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (6.06%) Requirements Management
10 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.52%) Change Control
11 1 (1.52%) ITSM
11 1 (1.52%) Migration
11 1 (1.52%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) Korn
1 22 (33.33%) Perl
2 15 (22.73%) Bash Shell
2 15 (22.73%) C-shell
3 12 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 7 (10.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 43 (65.15%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 16 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 14 (21.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 13 (19.70%) KVM
5 11 (16.67%) Samba
6 8 (12.12%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (12.12%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (10.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
9 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (31.82%) HP Data Protector
1 21 (31.82%) NetBackup
2 20 (30.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 14 (21.21%) Backup Exec
4 12 (18.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 12 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (12.12%) OpenView
6 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (63.64%) Cisco
2 36 (54.55%) Oracle
2 36 (54.55%) Sun
3 35 (53.03%) HP
4 33 (50.00%) Veritas
5 30 (45.45%) Red Hat
6 22 (33.33%) F5
7 21 (31.82%) Symantec
8 20 (30.30%) Brocade
8 20 (30.30%) EMC
9 17 (25.76%) VMware
10 15 (22.73%) PlateSpin
11 13 (19.70%) IBM
12 12 (18.18%) Veeam
13 8 (12.12%) Cognos
13 8 (12.12%) Opsware
14 7 (10.61%) SAP
15 3 (4.55%) Borland
16 2 (3.03%) Citrix
17 1 (1.52%) Microsoft