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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 119 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 25 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.91% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.75% 6.04% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 6
Median daily rate £375 £414 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% +29.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
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
526 381 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.40% 15.07% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 174 233
Median daily rate £375 £335 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 56 77
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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
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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 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 - 7 £340 -
Worcestershire -4 3 £350 +40.00%
Shropshire -26 3 - - 1
Coventry - 3 £195 - 2
Birmingham -5 2 - - 4
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 24 (66.67%) Linux
2 21 (58.33%) Unix
3 19 (52.78%) Windows
3 19 (52.78%) Migration
4 14 (38.89%) AIX
4 14 (38.89%) Oracle
5 11 (30.56%) ITIL
5 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
6 10 (27.78%) SUSE
6 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 9 (25.00%) Service Management
8 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (19.44%) Finance
9 7 (19.44%) Project Management
9 7 (19.44%) SAN
10 6 (16.67%) ISEB
10 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
10 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (16.67%) Software Deployment
11 5 (13.89%) SDLC
11 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
11 5 (13.89%) Project Planning
11 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
11 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
11 5 (13.89%) Firewall
11 5 (13.89%) Risk Assessment

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 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.56%) MindAlign
3 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Project
1 5 (13.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) SAN
2 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) NAS
3 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.33%) VLAN
4 2 (5.56%) IMAP
4 2 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (5.56%) S/MIME
4 2 (5.56%) SMTP
4 2 (5.56%) SSL
5 1 (2.78%) Internet
5 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Billing
2 4 (11.11%) Law
3 3 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Architect
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Solaris Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Data Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Migration Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Migration Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Server Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Data Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Unix Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Unix Support
6 2 (5.56%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.78%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.33%) PDA
3 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.78%) HP Superdome
5 1 (2.78%) LPAR
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Linux
2 21 (58.33%) Unix
3 19 (52.78%) Windows
4 14 (38.89%) AIX
5 10 (27.78%) SUSE
5 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
6 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.56%) CentOS
7 2 (5.56%) HPUX
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Migration
2 11 (30.56%) ITIL
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) Service Management
5 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (19.44%) Project Management
7 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 6 (16.67%) Software Deployment
7 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 5 (13.89%) Project Planning
8 5 (13.89%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.89%) SDLC
8 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
9 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
9 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
10 3 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
10 3 (8.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Perl
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C
2 2 (5.56%) Java
2 2 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) GPG13
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) Terminal Server
1 3 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (5.56%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Ansible
1 3 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.78%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Oracle
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.89%) Dell
5 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco
5 4 (11.11%) EMC
5 4 (11.11%) HP
5 4 (11.11%) VMware
6 3 (8.33%) 3Com
6 3 (8.33%) Avaya
6 3 (8.33%) Citrix
6 3 (8.33%) Veritas
7 2 (5.56%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (5.56%) Proofpoint
7 2 (5.56%) Sun
8 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.78%) F5
8 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.78%) Splunk
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