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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 38 50
Rank change year-on-year -25 +12  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 53 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.23% 5.85% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.90% 16.56% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 36 2
Median daily rate £391 £285 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.28% +3.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £390 £400
% change year-on-year - -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £40.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -59.30% -1.47%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 154 320 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 31.49% 35.32% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 193 79
Median daily rate £400 £280 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £360 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 15
Median hourly rate £29.00 £26.58 £12.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.12% +115.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £22.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £35.00 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 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 29 April 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 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (70.00%) Oracle
4 14 (70.00%) HPUX
4 14 (70.00%) VMware
5 13 (65.00%) HP
5 13 (65.00%) Cisco
5 13 (65.00%) Red Hat
5 13 (65.00%) WebLogic
5 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (65.00%) F5
5 13 (65.00%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (60.00%) Oracle Database
6 12 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (60.00%) TIBCO
6 12 (60.00%) BODI
6 12 (60.00%) Oracle APEX
7 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (50.00%) Migration
8 9 (45.00%) Change Control
9 8 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (40.00%) Project Governance
9 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared

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 13 (65.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) iPlanet
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) BODI
1 12 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle APEX
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Product Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Products Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Azure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) AIX Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (70.00%) HPUX
5 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (35.00%) AIX
8 5 (25.00%) Unix
9 3 (15.00%) zOS
10 1 (5.00%) SUSE
10 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (50.00%) Migration
2 9 (45.00%) Change Control
3 8 (40.00%) Project Governance
3 8 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (35.00%) Time Management
4 7 (35.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) Open Source
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) Perl
1 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
1 3 (15.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) KVM
3 1 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.00%) Control-M
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Oracle
1 14 (70.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) F5
2 13 (65.00%) HP
2 13 (65.00%) Red Hat
3 12 (60.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (15.00%) CA
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) PlateSpin
6 1 (5.00%) Sun
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas