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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 50 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 1.35% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.67% 6.67% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Average daily rate
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£330 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.69% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -11.66%
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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
120 135 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.53% 20.18% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 65 58
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.51% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015, 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 19 (95.00%) UNIX
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (60.00%) ITIL
4 12 (60.00%) OSPF
4 12 (60.00%) BGP
5 9 (45.00%) CCNA
5 9 (45.00%) F5
5 9 (45.00%) ITIL V3
6 7 (35.00%) Multicast
6 7 (35.00%) DNS
6 7 (35.00%) Project Management
6 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (30.00%) Marketing
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) SAN
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (25.00%) PMP
8 5 (25.00%) PMI Certification
8 5 (25.00%) IBM
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (60.00%) OSPF
3 12 (60.00%) BGP
4 7 (35.00%) DNS
4 7 (35.00%) Multicast
5 6 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (30.00%) SAN
6 3 (15.00%) Network Security
7 2 (10.00%) Junos
7 2 (10.00%) Internet
7 2 (10.00%) Extranet
7 2 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 6 (30.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (35.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 7 (35.00%) Technical Manager
3 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) UNIX
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) ITIL
2 9 (45.00%) ITIL V3
3 7 (35.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
5 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
6 2 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) VB
1 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) Tcl
3 2 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCNA
3 5 (25.00%) PMP
3 5 (25.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (15.00%) CCNP
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (10.00%) CCSA
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) F5
3 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 5 (25.00%) IBM
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Juniper
6 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (10.00%) Symantec
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (5.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) EMC