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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 48 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 15 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.96% 1.06% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.77% 4.83% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.89% +13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £37.00 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £37.00 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +8.82%
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
171 145 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.35% 21.97% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 91 55
Average daily rate £320 £293 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.98 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.06% -37.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 15 (62.50%) UNIX
1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) SAN
3 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Firewall
4 8 (33.33%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) Change Management
5 6 (25.00%) VMware
6 5 (20.83%) SUSE
6 5 (20.83%) Banking
6 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Perl
6 5 (20.83%) AIX
6 5 (20.83%) Apache
6 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.83%) SSL
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco
6 5 (20.83%) OSPF
6 5 (20.83%) BGP
6 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) Sun
6 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) EMC
7 4 (16.67%) CCNP
7 4 (16.67%) CA
7 4 (16.67%) Tcl

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (20.83%) Apache
2 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) SAN
2 8 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (20.83%) OSPF
3 5 (20.83%) BGP
3 5 (20.83%) SSL
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) LDAP
4 4 (16.67%) Network Security
5 3 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (8.33%) Extranet
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (8.33%) Junos
7 1 (4.17%) Multicast
7 1 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (4.17%) IMAP
7 1 (4.17%) DNS
7 1 (4.17%) SMTP
7 1 (4.17%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) ProC
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Private Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Storage Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) C Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Operations Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Geneos Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
1 4 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (4.17%) Spring MVC
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
2 1 (4.17%) JSP
2 1 (4.17%) Servlets
2 1 (4.17%) Struts
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) UNIX
1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (20.83%) AIX
3 5 (20.83%) SUSE
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) CentOS
6 1 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.67%) Web Development
3 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Operations Management
4 3 (12.50%) Low Latency
5 2 (8.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.17%) CAD
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) Perl
4 4 (16.67%) Tcl
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.50%) VB
5 3 (12.50%) VBA
5 3 (12.50%) C
5 3 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNP
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) CCSA
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (4.17%) PMP
5 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) CA SiteMinder
1 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 4 (16.67%) Ionix
2 1 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Sun
3 4 (16.67%) EMC
3 4 (16.67%) Juniper
3 4 (16.67%) CA
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Siemens
6 1 (4.17%) Proofpoint
6 1 (4.17%) F5
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