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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 129 95 97
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 1.00% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.96% 6.22% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Median daily rate £350 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £346 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £420 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.80% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-1.82% -36.22%
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
541 402 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.71% 16.13% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 189 231
Median daily rate £375 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 65 83
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.89 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

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
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -4 4 £325 -21.21%
Worcestershire -5 3 £350 +40.00%
Coventry - 3 £195 - 1
Shropshire -25 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (60.61%) Linux
2 19 (57.58%) Unix
3 15 (45.45%) Migration
4 14 (42.42%) AIX
4 14 (42.42%) Oracle
5 13 (39.39%) Windows
5 13 (39.39%) Red Hat
6 11 (33.33%) ITIL
6 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 10 (30.30%) SAN
7 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (27.27%) SUSE
8 9 (27.27%) Service Management
8 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
9 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
9 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (24.24%) Finance
10 7 (21.21%) TOGAF
10 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (18.18%) VMware
11 6 (18.18%) Project Management
11 6 (18.18%) Veritas
11 6 (18.18%) Oracle ZFS
12 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
12 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
12 5 (15.15%) Dell
12 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
13 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
13 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared

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 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Project
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) NAS
3 3 (9.09%) VLAN
4 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Billing
2 4 (12.12%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Solaris Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Server Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Migration Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Unix Support
5 2 (6.06%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 3 (9.09%) PDA
2 3 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) HP Superdome
3 1 (3.03%) LPAR
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Linux
2 19 (57.58%) Unix
3 14 (42.42%) AIX
4 13 (39.39%) Windows
5 9 (27.27%) SUSE
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
7 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.03%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Migration
2 11 (33.33%) ITIL
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Service Management
5 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (21.21%) TOGAF
7 6 (18.18%) Project Management
8 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
8 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
9 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.12%) Software Deployment
9 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
10 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
10 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (9.09%) SDLC
11 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
11 2 (6.06%) E-business
11 2 (6.06%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Korn
2 1 (3.03%) C
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Terminal Server
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) NFS
4 1 (3.03%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.06%) Simpana
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Oracle
2 13 (39.39%) Red Hat
3 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) Veritas
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
5 5 (15.15%) Dell
6 4 (12.12%) EMC
6 4 (12.12%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
7 3 (9.09%) 3Com
7 3 (9.09%) Avaya
7 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco
7 3 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) Netezza
7 3 (9.09%) Sun
8 2 (6.06%) CommVault
8 2 (6.06%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (6.06%) IBM
9 1 (3.03%) 3PAR