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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 93 94 88
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 28 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.72% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.29% 3.98% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 13
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£375 £348 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -13.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.89% +28.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £37.00 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £37.00 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +8.82%
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
529 377 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.47% 18.12% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 198 232
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 50 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.98 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +6 15 £300 -14.28% 3
Shropshire -2 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £475 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 31 (58.49%) UNIX
2 30 (56.60%) Linux
3 24 (45.28%) Oracle
4 21 (39.62%) Windows
5 20 (37.74%) AIX
6 15 (28.30%) WebLogic
6 15 (28.30%) Firewall
6 15 (28.30%) Migration
7 14 (26.42%) Shell Script
8 13 (24.53%) Oracle Database
9 11 (20.75%) SAN
10 10 (18.87%) Sun
10 10 (18.87%) EMC
10 10 (18.87%) Finance
11 9 (16.98%) SUSE
11 9 (16.98%) VMware
11 9 (16.98%) IBM
11 9 (16.98%) Java
11 9 (16.98%) ITIL
12 8 (15.09%) Perl
12 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
12 8 (15.09%) HP
12 8 (15.09%) Change Management
13 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
13 7 (13.21%) Cisco
13 7 (13.21%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (13.21%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
13 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 15 (28.30%) WebLogic
2 5 (9.43%) Apache
2 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.89%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) Firewall
2 11 (20.75%) SAN
3 6 (11.32%) OSPF
3 6 (11.32%) BGP
4 5 (9.43%) SSL
4 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.43%) Network Security
5 4 (7.55%) FTP
5 4 (7.55%) LDAP
6 3 (5.66%) Internet
6 3 (5.66%) Junos
7 2 (3.77%) VPN
7 2 (3.77%) Extranet
8 1 (1.89%) S/MIME
8 1 (1.89%) SMTP
8 1 (1.89%) DNS
8 1 (1.89%) Multicast
8 1 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.89%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.77%) Essbase
6 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) ProC
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Private Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (9.43%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) DBA
4 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) C Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Operations Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Java EE
2 4 (7.55%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) ODBC
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) Spring
4 1 (1.89%) JSF
4 1 (1.89%) JSP
4 1 (1.89%) Servlets
4 1 (1.89%) Struts
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Clustering
2 4 (7.55%) Replication
3 3 (5.66%) LPAR
3 3 (5.66%) Open Source
4 1 (1.89%) SCADA
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (58.49%) UNIX
2 30 (56.60%) Linux
3 21 (39.62%) Windows
4 20 (37.74%) AIX
5 9 (16.98%) SUSE
6 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (7.55%) HPUX
9 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Migration
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
3 8 (15.09%) Change Management
4 7 (13.21%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (9.43%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.55%) Web Development
6 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
6 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.55%) Wealth Management
7 3 (5.66%) Low Latency
7 3 (5.66%) Operations Management
8 2 (3.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.77%) SOA
8 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.89%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.89%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) Shell Script
2 9 (16.98%) Java
3 8 (15.09%) Perl
4 6 (11.32%) SQL
5 5 (9.43%) Tcl
5 5 (9.43%) VB
5 5 (9.43%) C++
5 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.43%) Korn
6 4 (7.55%) C
7 3 (5.66%) VBA
8 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.77%) C#
8 2 (3.77%) PHP
8 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (9.43%) CCNP
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) CCSA
5 3 (5.66%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) CCNA
6 1 (1.89%) PMP
6 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.89%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) NetBackup
1 5 (9.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (7.55%) Ionix
2 4 (7.55%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (5.66%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.66%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) Oracle
2 10 (18.87%) Sun
2 10 (18.87%) EMC
3 9 (16.98%) VMware
3 9 (16.98%) IBM
4 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.09%) HP
5 7 (13.21%) Cisco
6 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
6 6 (11.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (9.43%) Blue Coat
7 5 (9.43%) Juniper
8 4 (7.55%) CA
8 4 (7.55%) Symantec
9 3 (5.66%) NetApp
10 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.77%) Hyperion
10 2 (3.77%) Citrix
11 1 (1.89%) Siemens
11 1 (1.89%) F5
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