The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 52 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.94% 0.74% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 3.54% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £356
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +3.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +21.27%
Solaris
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
123 113 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.22% 20.77% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 57 43
Average daily rate £300 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £131 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Birmingham region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Birmingham region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) Sun
3 9 (56.25%) SAN
4 8 (50.00%) UNIX
4 8 (50.00%) VMware
5 7 (43.75%) Oracle
5 7 (43.75%) EMC
6 6 (37.50%) Perl
6 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
7 5 (31.25%) IVR
7 5 (31.25%) Banking
7 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) Apache
7 5 (31.25%) HPUX
8 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) IBM
8 4 (25.00%) Veritas
8 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
8 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
8 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
9 3 (18.75%) Wiki
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (18.75%) Symmetrix DMX

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) Apache
2 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) VLAN
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Storage Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) EMC Storage Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) IVR
2 3 (18.75%) Wiki
2 3 (18.75%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (18.75%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) UNIX
4 5 (31.25%) HPUX
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) SUSE
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.25%) CentOS
7 1 (6.25%) Tru64
7 1 (6.25%) AIX
7 1 (6.25%) OpenVMS
7 1 (6.25%) zOS
7 1 (6.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Perl
1 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (18.75%) Korn
4 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 3 (18.75%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) VBA
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Sun
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) EMC
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) Veritas
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Hitachi
6 1 (6.25%) Novell
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade
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