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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 59 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.32% 1.82% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.94% 7.36% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Median daily rate £425 £365 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +1.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.06%

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
103 163 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.30% 24.70% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 79 59
Median daily rate £325 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £169 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 19 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Apache
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) SSL
3 3 (50.00%) S/MIME
3 3 (50.00%) SUSE
3 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (50.00%) SMTP
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) MindAlign
3 3 (50.00%) IMAP
3 3 (50.00%) Proofpoint
3 3 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (50.00%) Sendmail
3 3 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) PKI
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) SAP Certification
5 1 (16.67%) BMC
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat

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 3 (50.00%) Apache
1 3 (50.00%) MindAlign
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) IMAP
1 3 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (50.00%) S/MIME
1 3 (50.00%) SMTP
1 3 (50.00%) SSL
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solaris Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Unix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Support
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) SUSE
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
5 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) People Management
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Korn
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Proofpoint
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) SAP