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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 119 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.82% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 4.32% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 12
Average daily rate £363 £340 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £299 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
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
611 509 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.13% 18.97% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 255 229
Average daily rate £355 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £148 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 70
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 7 £323 - 2
Shropshire - 4 £550 -
Coventry - 2 £500 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 26 (68.42%) Unix
1 26 (68.42%) Linux
2 24 (63.16%) AIX
3 18 (47.37%) Red Hat
4 14 (36.84%) Service Management
4 14 (36.84%) ITIL
4 14 (36.84%) Oracle
5 13 (34.21%) Finance
6 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (28.95%) Veritas
8 10 (26.32%) SUSE
9 9 (23.68%) Migration
9 9 (23.68%) NFS
10 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 8 (21.05%) Korn
11 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (18.42%) Banking
11 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
11 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
11 7 (18.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (18.42%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (18.42%) Cognizant
11 7 (18.42%) Java
12 6 (15.79%) Perl
12 6 (15.79%) SSL
12 6 (15.79%) SLA
12 6 (15.79%) BMC
12 6 (15.79%) Control-M
12 6 (15.79%) Investment Management
12 6 (15.79%) TOGAF

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Documentum
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) SSH
1 6 (15.79%) SSL
2 3 (7.89%) Internet
2 3 (7.89%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) DNS
4 1 (2.63%) FTP
4 1 (2.63%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) SMTP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Billing
3 3 (7.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Architect
2 10 (26.32%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (21.05%) Administrator
3 8 (21.05%) Unix Administrator
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Unix Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Documentum Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Solaris Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) CMDB
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Linux
1 26 (68.42%) Unix
2 24 (63.16%) AIX
3 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (26.32%) SUSE
5 3 (7.89%) Windows
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) ITIL
1 14 (36.84%) Service Management
2 9 (23.68%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (15.79%) Investment Management
4 6 (15.79%) TOGAF
5 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.89%) Change Management
7 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.26%) E-business
8 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.26%) Open Source
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Korn
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) NFS
2 7 (18.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Control-M
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (5.26%) Simpana
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Red Hat
2 14 (36.84%) Oracle
3 11 (28.95%) Veritas
4 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.42%) Cognizant
6 6 (15.79%) BMC
7 5 (13.16%) ServiceNow
8 3 (7.89%) EMC
8 3 (7.89%) NetApp
8 3 (7.89%) VMware
9 2 (5.26%) CommVault
9 2 (5.26%) HP
9 2 (5.26%) IBM
9 2 (5.26%) Netezza
9 2 (5.26%) Sun
10 1 (2.63%) Dell
10 1 (2.63%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.63%) SAP