The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 127 80 102
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +22
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 1.68% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.19% 9.69% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 27 8
Median daily rate £463 £340 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.02% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £295 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%
Solaris
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
594 413 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.87% 17.39% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 229 231
Median daily rate £375 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 64 77
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £26.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the West Midlands region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the West Midlands region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -16 4 - - 1
Shropshire -34 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Coventry - 2 £463 - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 24 (75.00%) Unix
2 19 (59.38%) Red Hat
3 18 (56.25%) Linux
4 15 (46.88%) AIX
5 14 (43.75%) ITIL
6 13 (40.63%) Service Management
7 12 (37.50%) Veritas
7 12 (37.50%) Oracle
8 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (31.25%) Migration
10 8 (25.00%) Finance
11 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (21.88%) NFS
11 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
11 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
12 6 (18.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
12 6 (18.75%) Oracle ZFS
12 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
12 6 (18.75%) SAN
12 6 (18.75%) SUSE
13 5 (15.63%) Cognizant
13 5 (15.63%) Performance Analysis
13 5 (15.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 4 (12.50%) ServiceNow
14 4 (12.50%) Billing
14 4 (12.50%) CMDB
14 4 (12.50%) Data Centre

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (9.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Documentum
3 1 (3.13%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) SSH
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Billing
2 4 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Architect
2 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Administrator
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Unix Administrator
4 5 (15.63%) Solaris Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Unix Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) AIX Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Documentum Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Linux Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Solaris Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) CMDB
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Unix
2 18 (56.25%) Linux
3 15 (46.88%) AIX
4 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (18.75%) SUSE
6 2 (6.25%) Windows
7 1 (3.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) ITIL
2 13 (40.63%) Service Management
3 10 (31.25%) Migration
4 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 5 (15.63%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) E-business
9 2 (6.25%) Project Management
10 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
10 1 (3.13%) Change Management
10 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (3.13%) Investment Management
10 1 (3.13%) Open Source
10 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Korn
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) NFS
2 6 (18.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (9.38%) Ansible
2 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.25%) Simpana
4 1 (3.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Red Hat
2 12 (37.50%) Oracle
2 12 (37.50%) Veritas
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) Cognizant
5 4 (12.50%) EMC
5 4 (12.50%) ServiceNow
6 3 (9.38%) NetApp
6 3 (9.38%) VMware
7 2 (6.25%) CommVault
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) IBM
7 2 (6.25%) Netezza
7 2 (6.25%) Sun
8 1 (3.13%) BMC
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
8 1 (3.13%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (3.13%) SAP
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