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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 71
Rank change year-on-year -1 +37  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 24 113 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.29% 7.05% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 15.96% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 85 1
Median daily rate £320 £285 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% -3.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

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 128 708 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 22.90% 44.19% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 457 116
Median daily rate £324 £283 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -5.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 47 29
Median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £14.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +95.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.00 £31.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +12 22 £320 +13.18% 3
Durham -2 2 - -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (87.10%) Cisco
3 24 (77.42%) AIX
4 21 (67.74%) Windows
4 21 (67.74%) HP
5 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
6 17 (54.84%) SC Cleared
6 17 (54.84%) Veritas
7 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
7 16 (51.61%) Oracle
8 15 (48.39%) WebLogic
8 15 (48.39%) HPUX
8 15 (48.39%) F5
9 14 (45.16%) EMC
10 13 (41.94%) EMC NetWorker
11 12 (38.71%) HP Data Protector
11 12 (38.71%) Brocade
11 12 (38.71%) NetBackup
11 12 (38.71%) SAN
11 12 (38.71%) Symantec
11 12 (38.71%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (35.48%) ITIL
12 11 (35.48%) Unix
13 10 (32.26%) Backup Exec
13 10 (32.26%) SUSE
13 10 (32.26%) High Availability
14 9 (29.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (29.03%) Clustering
14 9 (29.03%) Oracle Application Server
14 9 (29.03%) Load Balancing

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 15 (48.39%) WebLogic
2 9 (29.03%) Apache
2 9 (29.03%) iPlanet
2 9 (29.03%) JBoss
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle Application Server
2 9 (29.03%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) Fibre Channel
1 12 (38.71%) SAN
2 9 (29.03%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) BODI
1 6 (19.35%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Backup Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Administrator
3 7 (22.58%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Storage Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (19.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 5 (16.13%) Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (9.68%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (9.68%) Solaris Administrator
7 3 (9.68%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 3 (9.68%) Systems Architect
7 3 (9.68%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Azure Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
8 2 (6.45%) Unix Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) DBA
9 1 (3.23%) Lead Architect
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Clustering
2 8 (25.81%) Replication
3 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (19.35%) HP Storage
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) EMC VNX
4 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (77.42%) AIX
3 21 (67.74%) Windows
4 15 (48.39%) HPUX
5 11 (35.48%) Unix
6 10 (32.26%) SUSE
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
8 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) High Availability
3 9 (29.03%) Load Balancing
4 8 (25.81%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Change Control
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (12.90%) Project Governance
7 4 (12.90%) Time Management
7 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
8 3 (9.68%) QMS
8 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
9 1 (3.23%) DevOps
9 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
2 17 (54.84%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) EMC NetWorker
2 12 (38.71%) HP Data Protector
2 12 (38.71%) NetBackup
3 10 (32.26%) Backup Exec
4 9 (29.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (25.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (87.10%) Cisco
2 21 (67.74%) HP
3 17 (54.84%) Veritas
4 16 (51.61%) Oracle
4 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
5 15 (48.39%) F5
6 14 (45.16%) EMC
7 12 (38.71%) Brocade
7 12 (38.71%) Symantec
8 9 (29.03%) Sun
9 8 (25.81%) IBM
9 8 (25.81%) Veeam
10 6 (19.35%) TIBCO
10 6 (19.35%) VMware
11 2 (6.45%) NetApp
12 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
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