The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 30 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.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 55 48
Rank change year-on-year -17 -7  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.21% 1.73% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 9.60% 3.64%
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 £395 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -10.12%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 175 125 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 30.22% 18.04% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 74 61
Median daily rate £390 £290 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -22.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £15.25 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £17.85 £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Tyne and Wear

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Tyne and Wear

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 7 £391 +38.49%
Solaris
North East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 35 (79.55%) Linux
2 28 (63.64%) Windows
3 25 (56.82%) Windows Server
4 23 (52.27%) AIX
5 21 (47.73%) Migration
6 20 (45.45%) HPUX
6 20 (45.45%) Oracle
7 19 (43.18%) Unix
8 16 (36.36%) WebLogic
8 16 (36.36%) HP
9 15 (34.09%) VMware
9 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
9 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (34.09%) Red Hat
10 14 (31.82%) Cisco
10 14 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
11 13 (29.55%) F5
11 13 (29.55%) Change Control
11 13 (29.55%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (29.55%) Oracle Database
11 13 (29.55%) Mainframe
12 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (27.27%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (27.27%) BODI
12 12 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (27.27%) TIBCO
12 12 (27.27%) Perl

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 16 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.09%) MQSeries
3 3 (6.82%) SAS
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (4.55%) Tuxedo
4 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) AquaLogic
5 1 (2.27%) iPlanet
5 1 (2.27%) JBoss
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.27%) PowerExchange
5 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) IaaS
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) SAN
3 1 (2.27%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) Oracle Database
2 12 (27.27%) BODI
2 12 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) Ingres
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.27%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.27%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle APEX
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.27%) ProC
2 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Architect
2 9 (20.45%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Applications Architect
3 7 (15.91%) Product Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Products Support Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Cloud Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Mainframe Support
5 3 (6.82%) Migration Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Solaris Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Support Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Middleware
2 2 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Enterprise Software
1 13 (29.55%) Mainframe
2 10 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 35 (79.55%) Linux
2 28 (63.64%) Windows
3 25 (56.82%) Windows Server
4 23 (52.27%) AIX
5 20 (45.45%) HPUX
6 19 (43.18%) Unix
7 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (22.73%) zOS
11 2 (4.55%) OS/390
12 1 (2.27%) MVS
12 1 (2.27%) SUSE
12 1 (2.27%) VME
12 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Migration
2 13 (29.55%) Change Control
3 10 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (20.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) Project Governance
5 8 (18.18%) Time Management
6 7 (15.91%) Change Management
6 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
6 7 (15.91%) TOGAF
7 6 (13.64%) ITIL
8 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.36%) Application Discovery
8 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
8 5 (11.36%) Quality Management
9 4 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (6.82%) Open Source
10 3 (6.82%) Security Patching
11 2 (4.55%) ETL
11 2 (4.55%) High Availability
11 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) Perl
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) Java
2 11 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 10 (22.73%) VB
4 3 (6.82%) C
5 1 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (18.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (4.55%) KVM
4 1 (2.27%) Firmware
4 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Tivoli
2 7 (15.91%) Control-M
3 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.27%) PureDisk
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) Simpana
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Oracle
2 16 (36.36%) HP
3 15 (34.09%) Red Hat
3 15 (34.09%) VMware
4 14 (31.82%) Cisco
5 13 (29.55%) F5
6 12 (27.27%) TIBCO
7 11 (25.00%) IBM
8 10 (22.73%) CA
9 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
10 4 (9.09%) Sun
11 2 (4.55%) Brocade
11 2 (4.55%) EMC
11 2 (4.55%) Informatica
11 2 (4.55%) PlateSpin
11 2 (4.55%) Veritas
12 1 (2.27%) Axway
12 1 (2.27%) CommVault
12 1 (2.27%) NetApp
12 1 (2.27%) Symantec