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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 111 93
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.76% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.14% 3.51% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 12
Median daily rate £425 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.06%

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
350 569 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.72% 21.58% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 284 223
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 94
Median hourly rate £14.48 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.40 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 19 February 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 -11 2 £425 +16.43%
Shropshire +25 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 17 (85.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) Unix
3 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) AIX
4 8 (40.00%) Migration
5 6 (30.00%) Perl
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) SUSE
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (20.00%) SSL
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) SMTP
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (20.00%) Sendmail
7 4 (20.00%) Proofpoint
8 3 (15.00%) Open Source
8 3 (15.00%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (15.00%) SDLC
8 3 (15.00%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (15.00%) Software Deployment
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (15.00%) S/MIME
8 3 (15.00%) ISEB
8 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (15.00%) Service Management

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 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (15.00%) MindAlign
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Project
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SMTP
1 4 (20.00%) SSL
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) IMAP
2 3 (15.00%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (15.00%) S/MIME
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) SSH
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 3 (15.00%) Local Government
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Data Architect
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (5.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) Unix
3 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) AIX
5 5 (25.00%) SUSE
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (10.00%) CentOS
7 2 (10.00%) HPUX
8 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (15.00%) Data Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (15.00%) Open Source
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) Korn
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) CISA
2 1 (5.00%) CISM
2 1 (5.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GPG13
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (5.00%) Control-M
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Proofpoint
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) Crossbeam
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (5.00%) Splunk
5 1 (5.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) VMware