Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
England > North East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 28 65
Rank change year-on-year -3 +37 +9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 75 224 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.12% 8.15% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.95% 19.11% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 155 30
North East median daily rate £325 £310 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% -20.51% -
10th Percentile £305 £225 £233
90th Percentile £415 £412 £653
England median daily rate £425 £400 £424
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.66% -0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 10
North East median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +7.64% +27.43% -1.74%

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 376 1172 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 30.67% 42.65% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 796 257
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £195 £215 £213
90th Percentile £538 £475 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 95 59
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +57.57% +7.70%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.63 £11.59
90th Percentile £47.50 £36.60 £39.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -3 74 £325 +4.50%
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 69 (92.00%) Linux
2 61 (81.33%) AIX
3 55 (73.33%) Security Cleared
4 50 (66.67%) Cisco
5 48 (64.00%) SC Cleared
6 43 (57.33%) HP
6 43 (57.33%) Unix
7 40 (53.33%) Veritas
8 39 (52.00%) ITIL
8 39 (52.00%) Windows
8 39 (52.00%) SAN
9 38 (50.67%) Oracle
9 38 (50.67%) Sun
10 33 (44.00%) Red Hat
10 33 (44.00%) HPUX
11 31 (41.33%) SUSE
12 30 (40.00%) Clustering
12 30 (40.00%) iPlanet
12 30 (40.00%) JBoss
12 30 (40.00%) WebLogic
12 30 (40.00%) Apache
12 30 (40.00%) Tomcat
13 28 (37.33%) TCP/IP
13 28 (37.33%) J2EE
13 28 (37.33%) Oracle Application Server
14 27 (36.00%) HP Data Protector
14 27 (36.00%) High Availability
14 27 (36.00%) Symantec
14 27 (36.00%) NetBackup
15 26 (34.67%) Firewall

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 30 (40.00%) Apache
1 30 (40.00%) iPlanet
1 30 (40.00%) JBoss
1 30 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 30 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 28 (37.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 8 (10.67%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (10.67%) MQSeries
3 8 (10.67%) OpenStack
3 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (9.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (9.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 39 (52.00%) SAN
2 28 (37.33%) TCP/IP
3 26 (34.67%) Fibre Channel
3 26 (34.67%) Firewall
4 11 (14.67%) DNS
5 8 (10.67%) FCoE
5 8 (10.67%) iSCSI
5 8 (10.67%) LDAP
5 8 (10.67%) NAS
6 6 (8.00%) WAN
7 2 (2.67%) VLAN
8 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (1.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Unix Engineer
2 24 (32.00%) Backup Engineer
3 15 (20.00%) Solaris Engineer
3 15 (20.00%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 15 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
4 13 (17.33%) AIX Engineer
5 9 (12.00%) Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) NetBackup Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Unix Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Administrator
7 3 (4.00%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) EMC Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) HPUX Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Project Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Solaris Administrator
8 2 (2.67%) Solaris Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Unix Administrator
9 1 (1.33%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (1.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (37.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (40.00%) Clustering
2 17 (22.67%) Replication
3 15 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 9 (12.00%) HP Storage
5 5 (6.67%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 69 (92.00%) Linux
2 61 (81.33%) AIX
3 43 (57.33%) Unix
4 39 (52.00%) Windows
5 33 (44.00%) HPUX
6 31 (41.33%) SUSE
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.33%) Debian
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.00%) ITIL
2 27 (36.00%) High Availability
3 24 (32.00%) Load Balancing
4 15 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (17.33%) Quality Management
6 12 (16.00%) QMS
6 12 (16.00%) Unit Testing
7 9 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (10.67%) Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (9.33%) ERP
9 7 (9.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (5.33%) Requirements Management
10 4 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.33%) Change Control
11 1 (1.33%) ITSM
11 1 (1.33%) Migration
11 1 (1.33%) Proactive Monitoring
11 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) Korn
1 22 (29.33%) Perl
2 15 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 15 (20.00%) C-shell
3 12 (16.00%) Shell Script
4 7 (9.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 48 (64.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.67%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 16 (21.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 16 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 13 (17.33%) KVM
4 11 (14.67%) Samba
5 8 (10.67%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (10.67%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (9.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
8 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (36.00%) HP Data Protector
1 27 (36.00%) NetBackup
2 26 (34.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 19 (25.33%) Backup Exec
4 17 (22.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 16 (21.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (10.67%) OpenView
7 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (66.67%) Cisco
2 43 (57.33%) HP
3 40 (53.33%) Veritas
4 38 (50.67%) Oracle
4 38 (50.67%) Sun
5 33 (44.00%) Red Hat
6 27 (36.00%) Symantec
7 26 (34.67%) Brocade
7 26 (34.67%) EMC
8 24 (32.00%) F5
9 18 (24.00%) IBM
10 17 (22.67%) Veeam
10 17 (22.67%) VMware
11 15 (20.00%) PlateSpin
12 8 (10.67%) Cognos
12 8 (10.67%) Opsware
13 7 (9.33%) SAP
14 3 (4.00%) Borland
15 2 (2.67%) Citrix
16 1 (1.33%) Microsoft