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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 125 76 88
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 1.68% 1.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.55% 8.94% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 15
Median daily rate £430 £283 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.21% -21.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -42.50%
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
431 481 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.73% 18.80% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 186 225
Median daily rate £375 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 65 86
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £20.10 £20.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 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
Warwickshire - 5 £430 -
Birmingham -17 3 - - 1
Shropshire -7 2 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 25 (80.65%) Linux
2 19 (61.29%) Unix
3 18 (58.06%) Windows
4 14 (45.16%) AIX
5 12 (38.71%) Migration
6 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
7 9 (29.03%) SUSE
7 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (29.03%) Oracle
7 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.81%) ITIL
8 8 (25.81%) Project Management
9 7 (22.58%) ISEB
9 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
9 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
9 7 (22.58%) Software Deployment
10 6 (19.35%) SDLC
10 6 (19.35%) MS Project
10 6 (19.35%) MS Visio
10 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
10 6 (19.35%) SAN
10 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
10 6 (19.35%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (19.35%) Service Management
10 6 (19.35%) Project Planning
11 5 (16.13%) DNS
11 5 (16.13%) Perl
12 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
12 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
12 4 (12.90%) Cisco

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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.68%) MindAlign
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Project
1 6 (19.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) SAN
2 5 (16.13%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) Firewall
3 4 (12.90%) SMTP
3 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.68%) DHCP
4 3 (9.68%) IMAP
4 3 (9.68%) NAS
4 3 (9.68%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (9.68%) S/MIME
4 3 (9.68%) SSL
4 3 (9.68%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) Internet
5 1 (3.23%) Skype
5 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Analyst
1 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Data Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Migration Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Migration Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Network Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Server Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Unix Support
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Data Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.68%) Fat Client
3 3 (9.68%) PDA
3 3 (9.68%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) PKI
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) HP Superdome
5 1 (3.23%) LPAR
5 1 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Linux
2 19 (61.29%) Unix
3 18 (58.06%) Windows
4 14 (45.16%) AIX
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
6 9 (29.03%) SUSE
7 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (9.68%) HPUX
9 2 (6.45%) CentOS
10 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
10 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Migration
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
3 8 (25.81%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
4 7 (22.58%) Software Deployment
5 6 (19.35%) Project Planning
5 6 (19.35%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (19.35%) SDLC
5 6 (19.35%) Service Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
6 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (9.68%) Data Management
7 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Perl
2 3 (9.68%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Korn
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISEB
2 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GPG13
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Sendmail
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Terminal Server
3 2 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Ansible
1 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (3.23%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (3.23%) Control-M
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Dell
3 4 (12.90%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) Proofpoint
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) 3Com
4 3 (9.68%) Avaya
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) Veritas
6 1 (3.23%) BMC
6 1 (3.23%) Crossbeam
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Netezza