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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 84 68 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs citing Solaris 33 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.71% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.73% 8.27% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 6
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£360 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £296 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £436 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
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
490 423 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.45% 20.65% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 208 171
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 73 62
Average hourly rate £13.03 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 10 £344 +63.69% 1
Staffordshire -4 1 £300 -
Coventry -6 1 £310 - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £400 - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 38 (62.30%) Linux
2 36 (59.02%) Windows
3 32 (52.46%) UNIX
4 29 (47.54%) Oracle
5 23 (37.70%) Perl
6 21 (34.43%) WebLogic
7 20 (32.79%) Java
7 20 (32.79%) AIX
7 20 (32.79%) Apache
8 18 (29.51%) Red Hat
8 18 (29.51%) Oracle Database
9 16 (26.23%) Tomcat
9 16 (26.23%) Sun
10 15 (24.59%) SAN
10 15 (24.59%) Migration
11 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
12 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
12 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (19.67%) Firewall
13 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
13 12 (19.67%) ITIL
14 11 (18.03%) VMware
15 10 (16.39%) IVR
15 10 (16.39%) EMC
15 10 (16.39%) Bash Shell
16 9 (14.75%) Open Source
16 9 (14.75%) HP
16 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
17 8 (13.11%) J2EE
17 8 (13.11%) JBoss

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 21 (34.43%) WebLogic
2 20 (32.79%) Apache
3 16 (26.23%) Tomcat
4 8 (13.11%) JBoss
5 7 (11.48%) Confluence
6 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.64%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.64%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) SAN
2 12 (19.67%) Firewall
3 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.84%) OSPF
4 6 (9.84%) BGP
5 5 (8.20%) Network Security
6 3 (4.92%) Junos
6 3 (4.92%) Internet
6 3 (4.92%) DNS
7 2 (3.28%) VPN
7 2 (3.28%) Extranet
8 1 (1.64%) IMAP
8 1 (1.64%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.64%) Multicast
8 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.64%) SMTP
8 1 (1.64%) DHCP
8 1 (1.64%) SSL
8 1 (1.64%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.51%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (3.28%) Essbase
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Hudson
1 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
1 8 (13.11%) Subversion
1 8 (13.11%) Maven
1 8 (13.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.64%) Selenium
2 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Architect
2 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (14.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Platform Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Storage Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Storage Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Operations Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.92%) DBA
7 3 (4.92%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.92%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) J2EE
1 8 (13.11%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.64%) Spring MVC
2 1 (1.64%) Java EE
2 1 (1.64%) Spring
2 1 (1.64%) JSF
2 1 (1.64%) jQuery
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.64%) JSP
2 1 (1.64%) Servlets
2 1 (1.64%) Struts
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) XML
2 1 (1.64%) ODBC
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) IVR
2 9 (14.75%) Open Source
3 7 (11.48%) Clustering
4 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (3.28%) Wiki
6 1 (1.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Linux
2 36 (59.02%) Windows
3 32 (52.46%) UNIX
4 20 (32.79%) AIX
5 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (13.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (9.84%) HPUX
8 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.92%) SUSE
10 1 (1.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Migration
2 12 (19.67%) ITIL
3 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.84%) DevOps
4 6 (9.84%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.20%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (8.20%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.56%) Service Management
6 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.92%) Operations Management
7 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.92%) SOA
8 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.28%) CAD
8 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.28%) Change Management
8 2 (3.28%) Low Latency
8 2 (3.28%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) Perl
2 20 (32.79%) Java
3 10 (16.39%) Bash Shell
4 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.48%) VB
5 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.20%) SQL
6 5 (8.20%) VBA
6 5 (8.20%) Tcl
7 3 (4.92%) Korn
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
8 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.64%) C#
9 1 (1.64%) C++
9 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.20%) CCNP
5 3 (4.92%) CCSA
5 3 (4.92%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.64%) PMP
6 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) Squid
3 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.28%) PowerHA
5 2 (3.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.64%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Puppet
2 7 (11.48%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.56%) Ionix
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.64%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.64%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (1.64%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) Oracle
2 18 (29.51%) Red Hat
3 16 (26.23%) Sun
4 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (18.03%) VMware
6 10 (16.39%) EMC
7 9 (14.75%) HP
8 7 (11.48%) Cisco
8 7 (11.48%) BEA
9 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
9 6 (9.84%) Symantec
10 5 (8.20%) Blue Coat
10 5 (8.20%) Juniper
10 5 (8.20%) IBM
11 2 (3.28%) Hyperion
11 2 (3.28%) Veritas
11 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.64%) Brocade
12 1 (1.64%) Proofpoint
12 1 (1.64%) F5
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago