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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 50 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.39% 0.81% 1.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.52% 3.73% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£355 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%
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
138 134 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.33% 21.72% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 83 39
Average daily rate £350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £113 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £34.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 18 (69.23%) UNIX
2 17 (65.38%) Linux
3 16 (61.54%) Windows
4 14 (53.85%) SAN
5 10 (38.46%) Perl
5 10 (38.46%) VMware
6 9 (34.62%) Sun
6 9 (34.62%) Firewall
7 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
8 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
8 7 (26.92%) EMC
8 7 (26.92%) Clustering
8 7 (26.92%) NetBackup
8 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
9 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (23.08%) VB
9 6 (23.08%) Apache
9 6 (23.08%) Java
10 5 (19.23%) VBA
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco
10 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (19.23%) Active Directory

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (23.08%) Apache
2 4 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) SAN
2 9 (34.62%) Firewall
3 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 5 (19.23%) OSPF
4 5 (19.23%) BGP
5 4 (15.38%) Network Security
6 3 (11.54%) Internet
7 2 (7.69%) Junos
7 2 (7.69%) Extranet
7 2 (7.69%) VPN
8 1 (3.85%) SMTP
8 1 (3.85%) S/MIME
8 1 (3.85%) DNS
8 1 (3.85%) SSL
8 1 (3.85%) Multicast
8 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (3.85%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Storage Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Operations Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) JSP
1 1 (3.85%) Servlets
1 1 (3.85%) Struts
1 1 (3.85%) jQuery
1 1 (3.85%) Spring
1 1 (3.85%) JSF
1 1 (3.85%) Java EE
1 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Clustering
2 5 (19.23%) IVR
3 3 (11.54%) Wiki
3 3 (11.54%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) UNIX
2 17 (65.38%) Linux
3 16 (61.54%) Windows
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (15.38%) SUSE
5 4 (15.38%) HPUX
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (15.38%) Migration
1 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
1 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.54%) Operations Management
3 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
3 2 (7.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 2 (7.69%) CAD
3 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.85%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Perl
2 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
3 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 6 (23.08%) VB
3 6 (23.08%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) VBA
5 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 4 (15.38%) Tcl
6 3 (11.54%) Korn
7 1 (3.85%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (15.38%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) CCSA
4 2 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PMP
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.85%) Sendmail
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) NetBackup
2 4 (15.38%) Ionix
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Sun
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
3 7 (26.92%) EMC
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 4 (15.38%) Symantec
5 4 (15.38%) Juniper
5 4 (15.38%) IBM
6 3 (11.54%) Veritas
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Siemens
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Proofpoint