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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / West Midlands
Rank 122 98 73
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -25
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.85% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.81% 4.27% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 16
Median daily rate £415 £353 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.73% -17.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £280 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £485 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £414 £394
% change year-on-year
-3.32% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +25.51%

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
369 468 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.30% 19.90% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 197 226
Median daily rate £364 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 89
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.85 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +21.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -6 2 £400 +42.85%
Warwickshire - 1 £430 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 22 (84.62%) Linux
2 18 (69.23%) Unix
3 14 (53.85%) Windows
4 12 (46.15%) AIX
5 10 (38.46%) Migration
6 9 (34.62%) SUSE
6 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
8 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) ITIL
8 6 (23.08%) Oracle
9 5 (19.23%) Project Management
9 5 (19.23%) Perl
9 5 (19.23%) DNS
9 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
10 4 (15.38%) SDLC
10 4 (15.38%) Software Deployment
10 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 4 (15.38%) Cisco
10 4 (15.38%) SMTP
10 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
10 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
10 4 (15.38%) MS Project
10 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
10 4 (15.38%) Service Management
10 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
10 4 (15.38%) HP
10 4 (15.38%) Dell

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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.54%) MindAlign
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Project
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) SMTP
2 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) IMAP
3 3 (11.54%) NAS
3 3 (11.54%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (11.54%) S/MIME
3 3 (11.54%) SSL
3 3 (11.54%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 3 (11.54%) Local Government
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Data Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Server Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Unix Support
3 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Unix Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Unix Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.85%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 3 (11.54%) Fat Client
3 3 (11.54%) PDA
3 3 (11.54%) Thin Client
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) HP Superdome
5 1 (3.85%) LPAR
5 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Linux
2 18 (69.23%) Unix
3 14 (53.85%) Windows
4 12 (46.15%) AIX
5 9 (34.62%) SUSE
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
7 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (11.54%) HPUX
9 2 (7.69%) CentOS
10 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
10 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Migration
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 4 (15.38%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Service Management
5 4 (15.38%) Software Deployment
6 3 (11.54%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (11.54%) Data Management
6 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
6 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Perl
2 3 (11.54%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) Korn
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) ISEB
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GPG13
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Sendmail
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (3.85%) Control-M
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) Dell
3 4 (15.38%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) Proofpoint
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) 3Com
4 3 (11.54%) Avaya
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) Sun
6 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.85%) BMC
6 1 (3.85%) Crossbeam
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) SAP