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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 47 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.99% 0.82% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 4.20% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£273 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
154 119 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.88% 19.60% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 61 51
Average daily rate £320 £313 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +43.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 14
Average hourly rate £12.13 £16.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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
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 24 July 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 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) UNIX
3 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) Java
4 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Sun
5 6 (30.00%) Change Management
6 5 (25.00%) Banking
6 5 (25.00%) AIX
6 5 (25.00%) OSPF
6 5 (25.00%) BGP
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (25.00%) SAN
6 5 (25.00%) CA
6 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (20.00%) Tcl
7 4 (20.00%) CA SiteMinder
7 4 (20.00%) Juniper
7 4 (20.00%) Apache
7 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 4 (20.00%) LDAP
7 4 (20.00%) Perl
7 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
7 4 (20.00%) CCNP
7 4 (20.00%) SSL
7 4 (20.00%) HTML
7 4 (20.00%) MS Visio

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (20.00%) Apache
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) OSPF
2 5 (25.00%) BGP
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (20.00%) LDAP
3 4 (20.00%) SSL
3 4 (20.00%) Network Security
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) Extranet
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) DNS
5 2 (10.00%) Junos
6 1 (5.00%) Multicast
6 1 (5.00%) NAS
6 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.00%) DHCP
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) ProC
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Private Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Consultant
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Storage Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) C Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Storage Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Geneos Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) SAN Storage Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) SAN Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) LPAR
3 1 (5.00%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) UNIX
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) AIX
5 4 (20.00%) SUSE
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) HPUX
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (20.00%) Web Development
2 4 (20.00%) Wealth Management
2 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Management
4 2 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
1 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (20.00%) Tcl
2 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) C
3 3 (15.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CCSA
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) PMP
5 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) SRDF
2 1 (5.00%) NFS
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (15.00%) Ionix
2 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Sun
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) CA
2 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (15.00%) NetApp
4 3 (15.00%) Veritas
4 3 (15.00%) BMC
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft