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 26 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 35 59
Rank change year-on-year +12 +24  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 22 108 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.70% 7.68% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.68% 16.27% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 82 1
Median daily rate £320 £283 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% -4.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +8.90% -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 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 97 664 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.13% 47.19% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 437 99
Median daily rate £325 £280 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £125
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 43 20
Median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +107.40%  
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 £39.35
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 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 26 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 22 £320 +13.09% 7
Solaris
North East

For the 6 months to 26 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (93.10%) Cisco
3 22 (75.86%) AIX
4 21 (72.41%) HP
5 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
6 19 (65.52%) Windows
7 17 (58.62%) Veritas
7 17 (58.62%) SC Cleared
8 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
8 16 (55.17%) Oracle
9 15 (51.72%) WebLogic
9 15 (51.72%) HPUX
9 15 (51.72%) F5
10 12 (41.38%) Fibre Channel
10 12 (41.38%) HP Data Protector
10 12 (41.38%) EMC
10 12 (41.38%) SAN
10 12 (41.38%) Symantec
10 12 (41.38%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (41.38%) Brocade
10 12 (41.38%) NetBackup
11 11 (37.93%) ITIL
12 10 (34.48%) Unix
12 10 (34.48%) SUSE
12 10 (34.48%) Backup Exec
13 9 (31.03%) Clustering
13 9 (31.03%) Load Balancing
13 9 (31.03%) Oracle Application Server
13 9 (31.03%) Firewall
13 9 (31.03%) iPlanet

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 15 (51.72%) WebLogic
2 9 (31.03%) Apache
2 9 (31.03%) iPlanet
2 9 (31.03%) JBoss
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle Application Server
2 9 (31.03%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) Fibre Channel
1 12 (41.38%) SAN
2 9 (31.03%) Firewall
2 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) BODI
1 6 (20.69%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Backup Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Administrator
3 7 (24.14%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Storage Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (20.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 5 (17.24%) Architect
6 4 (13.79%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Solaris Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Systems Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Azure Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
8 2 (6.90%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Unix Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) DBA
9 1 (3.45%) HPUX Systems Administrator
9 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Clustering
2 8 (27.59%) Replication
3 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (20.69%) HP Storage
4 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (75.86%) AIX
3 19 (65.52%) Windows
4 15 (51.72%) HPUX
5 10 (34.48%) SUSE
5 10 (34.48%) Unix
6 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) High Availability
2 9 (31.03%) Load Balancing
3 8 (27.59%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Migration
5 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) Change Control
6 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (13.79%) Project Governance
6 4 (13.79%) Time Management
6 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
7 3 (10.34%) QMS
7 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
8 1 (3.45%) DevOps
8 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 17 (58.62%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) EMC NetWorker
1 12 (41.38%) HP Data Protector
1 12 (41.38%) NetBackup
2 10 (34.48%) Backup Exec
3 9 (31.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (27.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) Cisco
2 21 (72.41%) HP
3 17 (58.62%) Veritas
4 16 (55.17%) Oracle
4 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
5 15 (51.72%) F5
6 12 (41.38%) Brocade
6 12 (41.38%) EMC
6 12 (41.38%) Symantec
7 9 (31.03%) Sun
8 8 (27.59%) IBM
8 8 (27.59%) Veeam
9 6 (20.69%) TIBCO
9 6 (20.69%) VMware
10 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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