Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 26 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +33 +12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 73 209 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 7.95% 8.79% 3.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.88% 19.51% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 146 29
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% -11.14% -11.95%
10th Percentile £305 £225 £229
90th Percentile £416 £412 £653
North East median daily rate £325 £310 £390
% change year-on-year +4.84% -20.51% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 8
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -
North East median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -4.00% -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 319 1071 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 34.75% 45.06% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 751 222
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £218 £218 £241
90th Percentile £538 £476 £550
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £369
% change year-on-year +7.69% -11.86% +14.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 83 41
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +7.69% +72.87%
10th Percentile £9.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £36.00 £43.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -50.00% +57.57% +4.53%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 73 £325 +4.84%
Solaris
North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 67 (91.78%) Linux
2 59 (80.82%) AIX
3 53 (72.60%) Security Cleared
4 49 (67.12%) Cisco
5 46 (63.01%) SC Cleared
6 42 (57.53%) HP
7 41 (56.16%) Unix
8 39 (53.42%) Windows
8 39 (53.42%) ITIL
8 39 (53.42%) SAN
8 39 (53.42%) Veritas
9 37 (50.68%) Sun
9 37 (50.68%) Oracle
10 32 (43.84%) HPUX
11 31 (42.47%) Red Hat
12 29 (39.73%) Apache
12 29 (39.73%) Tomcat
12 29 (39.73%) JBoss
12 29 (39.73%) WebLogic
12 29 (39.73%) iPlanet
12 29 (39.73%) SUSE
12 29 (39.73%) Clustering
13 27 (36.99%) Oracle Application Server
13 27 (36.99%) NetBackup
13 27 (36.99%) Symantec
13 27 (36.99%) J2EE
13 27 (36.99%) TCP/IP
13 27 (36.99%) HP Data Protector
14 26 (35.62%) EMC NetWorker
14 26 (35.62%) Brocade

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 29 (39.73%) Apache
1 29 (39.73%) iPlanet
1 29 (39.73%) JBoss
1 29 (39.73%) Tomcat
1 29 (39.73%) WebLogic
2 27 (36.99%) Oracle Application Server
3 8 (10.96%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (10.96%) MQSeries
3 8 (10.96%) OpenStack
3 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
4 7 (9.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (20.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (9.59%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 39 (53.42%) SAN
2 27 (36.99%) TCP/IP
3 26 (35.62%) Fibre Channel
4 25 (34.25%) Firewall
5 11 (15.07%) DNS
6 8 (10.96%) FCoE
6 8 (10.96%) iSCSI
6 8 (10.96%) LDAP
6 8 (10.96%) NAS
7 6 (8.22%) WAN
8 2 (2.74%) VLAN
9 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (1.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Unix Engineer
2 24 (32.88%) Backup Engineer
3 15 (20.55%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 15 (20.55%) Storage Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) Solaris Engineer
5 13 (17.81%) AIX Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) NetBackup Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Design Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) EMC Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) HPUX Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Unix Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Project Engineer
10 1 (1.37%) Administrator
10 1 (1.37%) Change Consultant
10 1 (1.37%) Designer
10 1 (1.37%) SAP Engineer
10 1 (1.37%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.37%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.73%) Clustering
2 17 (23.29%) Replication
3 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
4 9 (12.33%) HP Storage
5 5 (6.85%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 67 (91.78%) Linux
2 59 (80.82%) AIX
3 41 (56.16%) Unix
4 39 (53.42%) Windows
5 32 (43.84%) HPUX
6 29 (39.73%) SUSE
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.37%) Debian
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) ITIL
2 26 (35.62%) High Availability
3 23 (31.51%) Load Balancing
4 15 (20.55%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (17.81%) Quality Management
6 12 (16.44%) QMS
6 12 (16.44%) Unit Testing
7 9 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (9.59%) ERP
9 7 (9.59%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (5.48%) Requirements Management
10 4 (5.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.37%) Change Control
11 1 (1.37%) ITSM
11 1 (1.37%) Migration
11 1 (1.37%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) Korn
1 22 (30.14%) Perl
2 15 (20.55%) Bash Shell
2 15 (20.55%) C-shell
3 12 (16.44%) Shell Script
4 7 (9.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (72.60%) Security Cleared
2 46 (63.01%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.07%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
2 15 (20.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 13 (17.81%) KVM
4 11 (15.07%) Samba
5 8 (10.96%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (10.96%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (9.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
8 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (36.99%) HP Data Protector
1 27 (36.99%) NetBackup
2 26 (35.62%) EMC NetWorker
3 19 (26.03%) Backup Exec
4 17 (23.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 16 (21.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (10.96%) OpenView
7 2 (2.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (67.12%) Cisco
2 42 (57.53%) HP
3 39 (53.42%) Veritas
4 37 (50.68%) Oracle
4 37 (50.68%) Sun
5 31 (42.47%) Red Hat
6 27 (36.99%) Symantec
7 26 (35.62%) Brocade
7 26 (35.62%) EMC
8 23 (31.51%) F5
9 18 (24.66%) IBM
10 17 (23.29%) Veeam
10 17 (23.29%) VMware
11 15 (20.55%) PlateSpin
12 8 (10.96%) Cognos
12 8 (10.96%) Opsware
13 7 (9.59%) SAP
14 3 (4.11%) Borland
15 2 (2.74%) Citrix
16 1 (1.37%) Microsoft