Period
to 23 June 2018

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 6 months to 23 June 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
England > North East
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 77 49
Rank change year-on-year +1 -28 +43
Contract jobs citing Solaris 30 31 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.33% 2.40% 4.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.13% 9.25% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 93
North East median daily rate £385 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% +14.04% +3.64%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £225
90th Percentile £400 £376 £374
England median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £36.00
England median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% -16.67% +81.13%

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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 421 335 850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.64% 25.89% 34.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 224 538
North East median daily rate £335 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.43% +20.69% -14.07%
10th Percentile £203 £223 £209
90th Percentile £488 £505 £431
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 50
North East median hourly rate £15.10 £17.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.18% -39.29% +78.29%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.14 £11.24
90th Percentile £45.63 £41.20 £36.05
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +2.10%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the North East over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the North East

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -12 30 £385 +18.46%
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 North East region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (90.00%) Unix
3 26 (86.67%) Windows
4 25 (83.33%) Windows Server
5 24 (80.00%) HP
5 24 (80.00%) Shell Script
6 23 (76.67%) HPUX
7 22 (73.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 21 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (66.67%) AIX
10 18 (60.00%) Red Hat
10 18 (60.00%) Tivoli
10 18 (60.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 18 (60.00%) BMC
10 18 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
11 17 (56.67%) PowerShell
11 17 (56.67%) ITIL
11 17 (56.67%) Change Management
12 16 (53.33%) Open Source
12 16 (53.33%) SaaS
12 16 (53.33%) PaaS
12 16 (53.33%) IaaS
13 15 (50.00%) ServiceNow
13 15 (50.00%) ITIL V3
13 15 (50.00%) Service Management
13 15 (50.00%) Data Management
13 15 (50.00%) MVS
14 14 (46.67%) RACF

Solaris
Co-occurring 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 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) IaaS
1 16 (53.33%) PaaS
1 16 (53.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) X.500
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) WinSCP
3 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Operational Support Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Operations Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Backup Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Design Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Unix Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Digital Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Digital Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Mainframe Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Mainframe Support
8 1 (3.33%) MVS Support
8 1 (3.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (46.67%) VSAM
3 13 (43.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (90.00%) Unix
3 26 (86.67%) Windows
4 25 (83.33%) Windows Server
5 23 (76.67%) HPUX
6 22 (73.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 21 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (66.67%) AIX
9 15 (50.00%) MVS
10 14 (46.67%) VME
10 14 (46.67%) VMS
11 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (56.67%) Change Management
2 17 (56.67%) ITIL
3 16 (53.33%) Open Source
4 15 (50.00%) Data Management
4 15 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 15 (50.00%) Service Management
5 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (6.67%) Proactive Management
6 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.67%) Release Management
6 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.33%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 17 (56.67%) PowerShell
3 14 (46.67%) C
3 14 (46.67%) JCL
4 12 (40.00%) Perl
5 3 (10.00%) Korn
5 3 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 14 (46.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 14 (46.67%) RACF
3 6 (20.00%) Samba
4 3 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (60.00%) Tivoli
2 14 (46.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (10.00%) PureDisk
3 3 (10.00%) Simpana
3 3 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) HP
2 18 (60.00%) BMC
2 18 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 15 (50.00%) ServiceNow
4 9 (30.00%) Sun
5 6 (20.00%) Cisco
5 6 (20.00%) Veritas
6 3 (10.00%) arcserve
6 3 (10.00%) Brocade
6 3 (10.00%) CA
6 3 (10.00%) CommVault
6 3 (10.00%) EMC
6 3 (10.00%) IBM
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) NetApp
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (10.00%) SAP
6 3 (10.00%) Symantec