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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 44 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.92% 1.16% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.74% 5.30% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate £365 £360 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £360 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £360 £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
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
168 132 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.78% 21.82% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 61 70
Average daily rate £338 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (95.24%) Unix
3 19 (90.48%) AIX
4 15 (71.43%) Red Hat
5 14 (66.67%) Veritas
6 13 (61.90%) Cognizant
6 13 (61.90%) Service Management
6 13 (61.90%) ITIL
6 13 (61.90%) NFS
6 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (61.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 13 (61.90%) Performance Analysis
7 10 (47.62%) ServiceNow
7 10 (47.62%) CMDB
7 10 (47.62%) SLA
7 10 (47.62%) Finance
8 8 (38.10%) Banking
9 6 (28.57%) Korn
9 6 (28.57%) Investment Management
9 6 (28.57%) SSH
9 6 (28.57%) SUSE
9 6 (28.57%) BMC
9 6 (28.57%) Control-M
9 6 (28.57%) SSL
9 6 (28.57%) Java
9 6 (28.57%) Perl
9 6 (28.57%) Oracle
10 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 3 (14.29%) Change Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SSH
1 6 (28.57%) SSL
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Unix Administrator
2 8 (38.10%) Administrator
3 7 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (33.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 5 (23.81%) Solaris Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) AIX Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Veritas Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (95.24%) Unix
3 19 (90.48%) AIX
4 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (28.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
1 13 (61.90%) Performance Analysis
1 13 (61.90%) Service Management
2 6 (28.57%) Investment Management
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
1 6 (28.57%) Korn
1 6 (28.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) NFS
1 13 (61.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 14 (66.67%) Veritas
3 13 (61.90%) Cognizant
4 10 (47.62%) ServiceNow
5 6 (28.57%) BMC
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) SAP