Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 27 28
Rank change year-on-year -60 +1 +26
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 66 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.31% 7.17% 8.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.19% 20.95% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 62 124
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £490 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.77% - -24.42%
10th Percentile £470 £305 £225
90th Percentile £510 £420 £415
North East median daily rate £490 £325 £323
% change year-on-year +50.77% +0.78% -28.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £36.00
North East median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 253 315 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 26.14% 34.24% 43.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 237 663
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £413 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +6.06% -12.00%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £220
90th Percentile £551 £550 £476
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 75
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.14 £13.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% -53.57% +5.66%
10th Percentile £9.51 £8.92 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.13 £45.33 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.77 £20.75 £27.75
% change year-on-year -28.82% -25.23% +21.44%

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 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 17 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -50 3 £490 +50.77%
Solaris
North East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 2 (66.67%) Docker
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) VME
3 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Build Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Build Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) HPUX
2 1 (33.33%) MVS
2 1 (33.33%) VME
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
1 1 (33.33%) BMC
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle