Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 31 82
Rank change year-on-year -14 +51 -39
Contract jobs citing Solaris 51 163 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.88% 7.80% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.17% 18.23% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 115 4
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £324 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +1.82% -2.14%
10th Percentile £305 £219 £246
90th Percentile £415 £359 £307
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £324 £280 £275
% change year-on-year +15.63% +1.82% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
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 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 297 894 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 34.26% 42.80% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 585 183
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £373 £285 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.88% -18.57% +34.62%
10th Percentile £243 £209 £200
90th Percentile £500 £432 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £285 £350
% change year-on-year +22.81% -18.57% +34.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 57 33
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +107.41% -16.04%
10th Percentile £8.90 £17.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £36.50 £32.65
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.25 £28.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -34.82% +107.41% -1.82%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (88.24%) AIX
2 45 (88.24%) Cisco
3 35 (68.63%) HP
3 35 (68.63%) Security Cleared
4 33 (64.71%) Red Hat
5 32 (62.75%) HPUX
5 32 (62.75%) Oracle
6 31 (60.78%) WebLogic
7 30 (58.82%) Veritas
7 30 (58.82%) Windows
8 29 (56.86%) SC Cleared
9 28 (54.90%) ITIL
10 27 (52.94%) Unix
10 27 (52.94%) SAN
10 27 (52.94%) SUSE
10 27 (52.94%) F5
11 26 (50.98%) Sun
12 25 (49.02%) JBoss
12 25 (49.02%) Apache
12 25 (49.02%) Tomcat
12 25 (49.02%) iPlanet
13 23 (45.10%) Clustering
13 23 (45.10%) J2EE
13 23 (45.10%) Oracle Application Server
14 22 (43.14%) High Availability
15 21 (41.18%) Load Balancing
15 21 (41.18%) TCP/IP
15 21 (41.18%) Firewall
16 18 (35.29%) Symantec

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 31 (60.78%) WebLogic
2 25 (49.02%) Apache
2 25 (49.02%) iPlanet
2 25 (49.02%) JBoss
2 25 (49.02%) Tomcat
3 23 (45.10%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (11.76%) MQSeries
4 6 (11.76%) OpenStack
4 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 5 (9.80%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (52.94%) SAN
2 21 (41.18%) Firewall
2 21 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 18 (35.29%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (13.73%) DNS
5 6 (11.76%) FCoE
5 6 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 6 (11.76%) LDAP
5 6 (11.76%) NAS
6 4 (7.84%) WAN
7 2 (3.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) BODI
1 6 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Backup Engineer
2 14 (27.45%) Unix Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) Storage Engineer
4 10 (19.61%) AIX Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Administrator
5 7 (13.73%) Unix Administrator
6 6 (11.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 5 (9.80%) Architect
8 4 (7.84%) Solaris Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (5.88%) Solaris Administrator
9 3 (5.88%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.88%) Systems Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Azure Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Project Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Technical Leader
10 2 (3.92%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (45.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (45.10%) Clustering
2 12 (23.53%) Replication
3 11 (21.57%) Data Centre
4 7 (13.73%) HP Storage
5 6 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (9.80%) Grid Computing
7 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (88.24%) AIX
3 32 (62.75%) HPUX
4 30 (58.82%) Windows
5 27 (52.94%) SUSE
5 27 (52.94%) Unix
6 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) ITIL
2 22 (43.14%) High Availability
3 21 (41.18%) Load Balancing
4 11 (21.57%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (15.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
6 7 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (11.76%) QMS
7 6 (11.76%) Quality Management
8 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (9.80%) Migration
8 5 (9.80%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (7.84%) Change Control
9 4 (7.84%) Project Governance
9 4 (7.84%) Time Management
9 4 (7.84%) TOGAF
10 3 (5.88%) Requirements Management
11 1 (1.96%) DevOps
11 1 (1.96%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
1 10 (19.61%) C-shell
1 10 (19.61%) Korn
1 10 (19.61%) Perl
2 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (68.63%) Security Cleared
2 29 (56.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 9 (17.65%) KVM
4 7 (13.73%) Samba
5 6 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (35.29%) EMC NetWorker
1 18 (35.29%) HP Data Protector
1 18 (35.29%) NetBackup
2 14 (27.45%) Backup Exec
3 12 (23.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 11 (21.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (11.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 45 (88.24%) Cisco
2 35 (68.63%) HP
3 33 (64.71%) Red Hat
4 32 (62.75%) Oracle
5 30 (58.82%) Veritas
6 27 (52.94%) F5
7 26 (50.98%) Sun
8 18 (35.29%) Brocade
8 18 (35.29%) EMC
8 18 (35.29%) Symantec
9 15 (29.41%) VMware
10 12 (23.53%) IBM
10 12 (23.53%) Veeam
11 9 (17.65%) PlateSpin
12 6 (11.76%) Cognos
12 6 (11.76%) Opsware
12 6 (11.76%) TIBCO
13 1 (1.96%) Borland