Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 46 38
Rank change year-on-year -39 -8 +47
Contract jobs citing Solaris 17 49 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.66% 5.52% 7.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.79% 16.17% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 43 109
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £370 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +16.07% +1.82%
10th Percentile £275 £305 £218
90th Percentile £400 £415 £367
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £370 £325 £280
% change year-on-year +13.85% +16.07% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 355 303 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 34.60% 34.16% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 220 574
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £328 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +22.81% -18.57%
10th Percentile £203 £231 £209
90th Percentile £488 £491 £430
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £331 £350 £285
% change year-on-year -5.36% +22.81% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 54
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% +105.81%
10th Percentile £8.53 £9.02 £17.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.60 £36.50
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -51.79% +105.81%

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 July 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 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) Unix
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
3 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
4 12 (70.59%) Perl
5 11 (64.71%) HPUX
5 11 (64.71%) HP
5 11 (64.71%) Shell Script
6 10 (58.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 9 (52.94%) Sun
8 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (47.06%) AIX
8 8 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (41.18%) ITIL
9 7 (41.18%) Change Management
10 6 (35.29%) Samba
10 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
10 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
10 6 (35.29%) Cisco
10 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
10 6 (35.29%) Veritas
11 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
11 5 (29.41%) BMC
11 5 (29.41%) RACF
11 5 (29.41%) JCL
11 5 (29.41%) MVS
11 5 (29.41%) Tivoli
11 5 (29.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler

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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2000
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) IaaS
1 5 (29.41%) PaaS
1 5 (29.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) X.500
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Backup Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Design Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Operational Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) VSAM
3 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) Unix
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
4 11 (64.71%) HPUX
5 10 (58.82%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (47.06%) AIX
6 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (29.41%) MVS
7 5 (29.41%) VME
7 5 (29.41%) VMS
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (41.18%) Change Management
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Data Management
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
3 5 (29.41%) Open Source
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
4 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) Proactive Management
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Perl
2 11 (64.71%) Shell Script
3 5 (29.41%) C
3 5 (29.41%) JCL
3 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) Korn
4 3 (17.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Samba
2 5 (29.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 5 (29.41%) RACF
2 5 (29.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (11.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Tivoli
1 5 (29.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
2 3 (17.65%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
2 3 (17.65%) PureDisk
2 3 (17.65%) Simpana
2 3 (17.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) HP
2 9 (52.94%) Sun
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 6 (35.29%) Veritas
4 5 (29.41%) BMC
4 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
4 5 (29.41%) ServiceNow
5 3 (17.65%) arcserve
5 3 (17.65%) Brocade
5 3 (17.65%) CA
5 3 (17.65%) CommVault
5 3 (17.65%) EMC
5 3 (17.65%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) NetApp
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 3 (17.65%) SAP
5 3 (17.65%) Symantec