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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 81 100 79
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -21
Contract jobs citing Solaris 37 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.59% 0.84% 1.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.39% 4.04% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 10
Average daily rate
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£340 £339 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% -3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £245 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £22.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -11.66%
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
394 495 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.89% 20.82% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 223 152
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 58
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 +1 14 £330 +34.69% 3
Warwickshire - 7 £413 -
Worcestershire - 6 £269 -
Shropshire -2 4 £450 +4.89% 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 43 (82.69%) Linux
2 29 (55.77%) Windows
3 27 (51.92%) UNIX
4 21 (40.38%) ITIL
4 21 (40.38%) Firewall
5 20 (38.46%) AIX
6 17 (32.69%) Cisco
6 17 (32.69%) Migration
7 16 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 12 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (23.08%) Red Hat
9 12 (23.08%) DNS
9 12 (23.08%) VMware
9 12 (23.08%) OSPF
9 12 (23.08%) BGP
9 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
10 10 (19.23%) Oracle
10 10 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (17.31%) F5
11 9 (17.31%) ITIL V3
11 9 (17.31%) CCNA
12 8 (15.38%) SAN
13 7 (13.46%) CA
13 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
13 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (13.46%) Project Management
13 7 (13.46%) NetBackup
13 7 (13.46%) Multicast
13 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 6 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
1 6 (11.54%) CICS
1 6 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.69%) WebSphere Portal
2 4 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.69%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (40.38%) Firewall
2 16 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 12 (23.08%) DNS
3 12 (23.08%) OSPF
3 12 (23.08%) BGP
4 8 (15.38%) SAN
5 7 (13.46%) Multicast
6 6 (11.54%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (9.62%) SMTP
8 4 (7.69%) SNMP
8 4 (7.69%) Internet
9 3 (5.77%) Network Security
10 2 (3.85%) Extranet
10 2 (3.85%) LDAP
10 2 (3.85%) HTTP
10 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
10 2 (3.85%) VPN
10 2 (3.85%) Junos
11 1 (1.92%) X.400
11 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) DB2
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Introscope
2 3 (5.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) Maven
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.92%) Hudson
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (11.54%) Marketing
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Architect
2 9 (17.31%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Technical Project Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (13.46%) Technical Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) WebSphere Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Server Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Environment Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Data Centre Technician
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) SOAP
2 1 (1.92%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) LPAR
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Clustering
4 3 (5.77%) CMDB
5 2 (3.85%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 43 (82.69%) Linux
2 29 (55.77%) Windows
3 27 (51.92%) UNIX
4 20 (38.46%) AIX
5 10 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (11.54%) zOS
8 2 (3.85%) HPUX
9 1 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) ITIL
2 17 (32.69%) Migration
3 9 (17.31%) ITIL V3
4 7 (13.46%) Project Management
5 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.54%) Open Source
5 6 (11.54%) Change Control
6 5 (9.62%) Security Architecture
6 5 (9.62%) PRINCE
6 5 (9.62%) Service Management
6 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.77%) Release Management
8 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.77%) Workflow
8 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.77%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Jython
2 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.62%) VB
2 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.69%) Perl
3 4 (7.69%) SQL
4 3 (5.77%) Tcl
5 2 (3.85%) VBA
5 2 (3.85%) Java
6 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (17.31%) CCNA
3 6 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (9.62%) PMP
4 5 (9.62%) PMI Certification
4 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) CCNP
6 2 (3.85%) CCSA
6 2 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.92%) ISEB
7 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.54%) PowerHA
3 3 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (5.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) NetBackup
2 6 (11.54%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Cisco
2 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 12 (23.08%) VMware
4 10 (19.23%) Oracle
5 9 (17.31%) F5
6 7 (13.46%) CA
6 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
7 6 (11.54%) Sun
7 6 (11.54%) IBM
8 4 (7.69%) Juniper
8 4 (7.69%) HP
8 4 (7.69%) Compaq
8 4 (7.69%) Dell
8 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
9 3 (5.77%) Veritas
10 2 (3.85%) Symantec
10 2 (3.85%) EMC
11 1 (1.92%) Citrix
11 1 (1.92%) BEA