Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 39 53
Rank change year-on-year +12 +14 +15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 60 124 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.78% 6.55% 3.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.76% 16.38% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 85 38
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £350 £350 £486
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.95% +29.53%
10th Percentile £307 £276 £200
90th Percentile £409 £420 £647
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £350 £453
% change year-on-year - -22.65% +20.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
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 289 757 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 32.66% 40.01% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 538 207
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £365 £342 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% -10.00% +8.57%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £212
90th Percentile £615 £488 £560
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £365 £340 £378
% change year-on-year +7.35% -9.93% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 55 28
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +2.75% +69.04%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.50 £16.79
90th Percentile £50.00 £41.80 £43.60
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £27.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -51.85% - +67.91%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018, 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 54 (90.00%) Linux
2 46 (76.67%) Unix
3 40 (66.67%) AIX
4 39 (65.00%) Security Cleared
5 38 (63.33%) HP
6 37 (61.67%) Windows
7 36 (60.00%) HPUX
8 33 (55.00%) ITIL
9 31 (51.67%) Red Hat
9 31 (51.67%) SC Cleared
10 27 (45.00%) Shell Script
11 25 (41.67%) Windows Server
12 24 (40.00%) Sun
13 21 (35.00%) Windows 2000 Server
14 20 (33.33%) Cisco
14 20 (33.33%) Tivoli
15 19 (31.67%) Oracle
15 19 (31.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (30.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 18 (30.00%) BMC
17 17 (28.33%) Veritas
17 17 (28.33%) Perl
17 17 (28.33%) PowerShell
18 16 (26.67%) Open Source
18 16 (26.67%) SaaS
18 16 (26.67%) PaaS
18 16 (26.67%) IaaS
18 16 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (25.00%) ServiceNow
19 15 (25.00%) ITIL V3

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 12 (20.00%) Apache
1 12 (20.00%) iPlanet
1 12 (20.00%) JBoss
1 12 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 12 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 12 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.33%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) SAP ERP
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.67%) IaaS
1 16 (26.67%) PaaS
1 16 (26.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 12 (20.00%) Firewall
2 12 (20.00%) SAN
3 8 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (6.67%) DNS
4 4 (6.67%) WAN
4 4 (6.67%) X.500
5 2 (3.33%) FCoE
5 2 (3.33%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.33%) LAN
5 2 (3.33%) NAS
6 1 (1.67%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Solaris Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Consultant
5 8 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Backup Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Operational Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Operations Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Storage and Backup Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) AIX Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Design Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) NetBackup Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Unix Consultant
10 2 (3.33%) EMC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) ISPF
2 12 (20.00%) J2EE
3 2 (3.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (23.33%) Clustering
2 14 (23.33%) VSAM
3 13 (21.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.33%) Replication
5 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.33%) HP Storage
6 2 (3.33%) Tandem
7 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 54 (90.00%) Linux
2 46 (76.67%) Unix
3 40 (66.67%) AIX
4 37 (61.67%) Windows
5 36 (60.00%) HPUX
6 25 (41.67%) Windows Server
7 21 (35.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 19 (31.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (25.00%) MVS
10 14 (23.33%) VME
10 14 (23.33%) VMS
11 11 (18.33%) SUSE
12 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.67%) Debian
13 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) ITIL
2 16 (26.67%) Open Source
3 15 (25.00%) Change Management
3 15 (25.00%) Data Management
3 15 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 15 (25.00%) Service Management
4 12 (20.00%) High Availability
5 10 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 7 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (11.67%) ERP
6 7 (11.67%) Quality Management
7 6 (10.00%) QMS
8 4 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.33%) Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.67%) Operations Management
10 1 (1.67%) Requirements Management
10 1 (1.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.00%) Shell Script
2 17 (28.33%) Perl
2 17 (28.33%) PowerShell
3 14 (23.33%) C
3 14 (23.33%) JCL
4 12 (20.00%) Korn
5 7 (11.67%) Python
6 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.33%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 39 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (51.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 18 (30.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 14 (23.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 14 (23.33%) RACF
3 9 (15.00%) Samba
4 8 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (11.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (6.67%) KVM
9 2 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 14 (23.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 9 (15.00%) HP Data Protector
3 9 (15.00%) NetBackup
4 8 (13.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (8.33%) Backup Exec
5 5 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (3.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 38 (63.33%) HP
2 31 (51.67%) Red Hat
3 24 (40.00%) Sun
4 20 (33.33%) Cisco
5 19 (31.67%) Oracle
6 18 (30.00%) BMC
7 17 (28.33%) Veritas
8 15 (25.00%) ServiceNow
9 10 (16.67%) F5
10 9 (15.00%) Symantec
11 8 (13.33%) Brocade
11 8 (13.33%) EMC
11 8 (13.33%) VMware
12 7 (11.67%) SAP
13 6 (10.00%) IBM
13 6 (10.00%) PlateSpin
14 5 (8.33%) Veeam
15 2 (3.33%) Citrix
15 2 (3.33%) Cognos
15 2 (3.33%) Opsware