The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / North East
Rank 79 61 55
Rank change year-on-year -18 -6  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.97% 1.49% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.41% 8.84% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Median daily rate £391 £283 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.49% +2.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 205 147 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.28% 16.90% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 80 68
Median daily rate £390 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £402 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £12.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £15.25 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the North East

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the North East

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -18 7 £391 +38.49%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North East region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 44 (78.57%) Linux
2 29 (51.79%) Windows
2 29 (51.79%) AIX
3 28 (50.00%) Unix
4 26 (46.43%) Oracle
4 26 (46.43%) Windows Server
5 22 (39.29%) Migration
6 21 (37.50%) HPUX
7 20 (35.71%) WebLogic
7 20 (35.71%) VMware
7 20 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (33.93%) HP
9 18 (32.14%) Red Hat
9 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
10 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
10 17 (30.36%) Cisco
11 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 16 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (28.57%) F5
12 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (25.00%) Oracle Database
13 14 (25.00%) Perl
14 13 (23.21%) SQL
14 13 (23.21%) IBM
14 13 (23.21%) Mainframe
14 13 (23.21%) Change Control
14 13 (23.21%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (21.43%) TIBCO
15 12 (21.43%) BODI

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 20 (35.71%) WebLogic
2 6 (10.71%) Apache
3 5 (8.93%) MQSeries
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (7.14%) iPlanet
4 4 (7.14%) JBoss
4 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.36%) SAS
5 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.57%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.79%) AquaLogic
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.79%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) IaaS
2 2 (3.57%) PaaS
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.93%) Firewall
3 3 (5.36%) SAN
3 3 (5.36%) SSL
4 2 (3.57%) DNS
4 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.57%) LDAP
4 2 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (1.79%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 12 (21.43%) BODI
2 12 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.36%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) DB2
5 1 (1.79%) Ingres
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.79%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle APEX
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.79%) ProC
2 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Architect
2 9 (16.07%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Applications Architect
3 7 (12.50%) Product Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Products Support Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Solaris Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Technical Leader
4 6 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) AIX Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Mainframe Support
7 3 (5.36%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Migration Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Support Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Systems Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Middleware
2 5 (8.93%) J2EE
3 3 (5.36%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (3.57%) LAMP
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Enterprise Software
1 13 (23.21%) Mainframe
2 10 (17.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (14.29%) Clustering
4 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
5 4 (7.14%) Tandem
6 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) HACMP
7 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (78.57%) Linux
2 29 (51.79%) AIX
2 29 (51.79%) Windows
3 28 (50.00%) Unix
4 26 (46.43%) Windows Server
5 21 (37.50%) HPUX
6 16 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (17.86%) zOS
10 3 (5.36%) OS/390
11 1 (1.79%) MVS
11 1 (1.79%) SUSE
11 1 (1.79%) VME
11 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Migration
2 13 (23.21%) Change Control
3 12 (21.43%) ITIL
4 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (16.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (14.29%) Project Governance
6 8 (14.29%) Time Management
7 7 (12.50%) Change Management
7 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 7 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 6 (10.71%) High Availability
9 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.93%) Application Discovery
9 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
9 5 (8.93%) Quality Management
10 4 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (7.14%) Open Source
11 3 (5.36%) Security Patching
12 2 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) Perl
2 13 (23.21%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) Java
3 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
4 10 (17.86%) VB
5 3 (5.36%) C
6 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.57%) C-shell
6 2 (3.57%) Korn
6 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 20 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.57%) KVM
4 2 (3.57%) Samba
5 1 (1.79%) Firmware
5 1 (1.79%) GPFS
5 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 7 (12.50%) Control-M
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (1.79%) PureDisk
4 1 (1.79%) SCCM
4 1 (1.79%) Simpana
4 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Oracle
2 20 (35.71%) VMware
3 19 (33.93%) HP
4 18 (32.14%) Red Hat
5 17 (30.36%) Cisco
6 16 (28.57%) F5
7 13 (23.21%) IBM
8 12 (21.43%) TIBCO
9 10 (17.86%) CA
10 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 7 (12.50%) Sun
11 5 (8.93%) Veritas
12 4 (7.14%) Citrix
13 2 (3.57%) Brocade
13 2 (3.57%) EMC
13 2 (3.57%) Informatica
13 2 (3.57%) PlateSpin
14 1 (1.79%) arcserve
14 1 (1.79%) Axway
14 1 (1.79%) Symantec