The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 52 45 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 0.78% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.38% 3.64% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £245 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
137 110 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.50% 21.53% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 54 25
Average daily rate £270 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 15
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £11.30 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.08 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
West Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) BMC
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Veritas
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
3 3 (37.50%) Java EE
3 3 (37.50%) CMDB
3 3 (37.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) ProC
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Sun
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) HPUX

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Zimbra
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) DSL
3 1 (12.50%) Megaco
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (12.50%) SDH
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) ProC
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) C Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) SAN Storage Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SAN Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CMDB
2 1 (12.50%) LPAR
2 1 (12.50%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) HPUX
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Change Management
1 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
1 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
1 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SRDF
2 1 (12.50%) NFS
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) NetApp
1 3 (37.50%) Veritas
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
1 3 (37.50%) BMC
2 2 (25.00%) Sun
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) CA