The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 67 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 2.22% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.47% 13.14% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 5
Median daily rate - £325 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+37.61% +2.83%
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
144 137 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.65% 16.87% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 66
Median daily rate £330 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £403 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 18
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 13 (92.86%) Unix
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
3 9 (64.29%) AIX
4 8 (57.14%) Finance
5 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (42.86%) Veritas
6 6 (42.86%) ITIL
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle
6 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (35.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (35.71%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (35.71%) NFS
7 5 (35.71%) Cognizant
7 5 (35.71%) Migration
7 5 (35.71%) Service Management
8 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (28.57%) Law
8 4 (28.57%) EMC
8 4 (28.57%) SLA
8 4 (28.57%) ServiceNow
8 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 4 (28.57%) Billing
8 4 (28.57%) CMDB
9 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 2 (14.29%) Control-M
10 2 (14.29%) Project Management
10 2 (14.29%) Change Management
10 2 (14.29%) SSL
10 2 (14.29%) BMC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (7.14%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SSH
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Billing
2 4 (28.57%) Law
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Unix Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) AIX Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) CMDB
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Unix
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
3 9 (64.29%) AIX
4 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) SUSE
6 1 (7.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Performance Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Korn
1 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) NFS
1 5 (35.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Veritas
3 5 (35.71%) Cognizant
4 4 (28.57%) EMC
4 4 (28.57%) ServiceNow
5 2 (14.29%) BMC
5 2 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (7.14%) VMware