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 22 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 91 95 90
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 31 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.76% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.88% 4.15% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 12
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£319 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.24% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £37.00 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.00 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +10.76%
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
527 386 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.61% 18.26% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 202 230
Average daily rate £303 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £159 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 62 43
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £23.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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
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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 +3 18 £300 - 1
Shropshire -8 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £475 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Solihull - 2 - - 2
Coventry - - - - 4
Worcestershire - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 31 (62.00%) Linux
2 30 (60.00%) UNIX
3 20 (40.00%) Oracle
4 19 (38.00%) Windows
5 17 (34.00%) AIX
6 14 (28.00%) Shell Script
7 13 (26.00%) Firewall
7 13 (26.00%) Migration
7 13 (26.00%) WebLogic
8 12 (24.00%) SAN
9 11 (22.00%) Sun
9 11 (22.00%) EMC
10 10 (20.00%) VMware
10 10 (20.00%) Finance
10 10 (20.00%) Oracle Database
11 8 (16.00%) SUSE
11 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
11 8 (16.00%) ITIL
11 8 (16.00%) IBM
11 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.00%) Java
11 8 (16.00%) Perl
12 7 (14.00%) VB
12 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.00%) Cisco
12 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (12.00%) Korn
13 6 (12.00%) HP
13 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 13 (26.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (10.00%) Apache
3 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.00%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Firewall
2 12 (24.00%) SAN
3 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (12.00%) OSPF
4 6 (12.00%) BGP
5 5 (10.00%) Network Security
5 5 (10.00%) SSL
6 4 (8.00%) LDAP
7 3 (6.00%) Internet
7 3 (6.00%) Junos
8 2 (4.00%) Extranet
8 2 (4.00%) VPN
8 2 (4.00%) FTP
9 1 (2.00%) DNS
9 1 (2.00%) SMTP
9 1 (2.00%) S/MIME
9 1 (2.00%) Multicast
9 1 (2.00%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (2.00%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) Essbase
4 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) ProC
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Private Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) DBA
3 5 (10.00%) Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Applications Support
4 4 (8.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Storage Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) C Developer
5 3 (6.00%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Operations Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) HTML
1 4 (8.00%) Java EE
2 2 (4.00%) ODBC
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) JSP
3 1 (2.00%) Servlets
3 1 (2.00%) Struts
3 1 (2.00%) Spring
3 1 (2.00%) JSF
3 1 (2.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) LPAR
2 3 (6.00%) Open Source
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) SCADA
4 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Linux
2 30 (60.00%) UNIX
3 19 (38.00%) Windows
4 17 (34.00%) AIX
5 8 (16.00%) SUSE
6 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (10.00%) HPUX
9 1 (2.00%) CentOS
9 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Migration
2 8 (16.00%) ITIL
3 6 (12.00%) Change Management
4 5 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.00%) Wealth Management
5 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.00%) Web Development
6 3 (6.00%) Operations Management
6 3 (6.00%) Low Latency
7 2 (4.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.00%) SOA
7 2 (4.00%) CAD
8 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Shell Script
2 8 (16.00%) Java
2 8 (16.00%) Perl
3 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (14.00%) VB
4 6 (12.00%) Korn
4 6 (12.00%) SQL
5 5 (10.00%) Tcl
6 4 (8.00%) C++
6 4 (8.00%) VBA
7 3 (6.00%) C
8 2 (4.00%) C#
8 2 (4.00%) PHP
8 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.00%) Python
9 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.00%) CCNP
2 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (6.00%) CCSA
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) PMP
5 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) PowerHA
4 1 (2.00%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (8.00%) Ionix
3 4 (8.00%) CA SiteMinder
4 3 (6.00%) Tivoli
4 3 (6.00%) Data Guard
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Oracle
2 11 (22.00%) Sun
2 11 (22.00%) EMC
3 10 (20.00%) VMware
4 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (16.00%) IBM
4 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.00%) Cisco
6 6 (12.00%) HP
6 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.00%) Symantec
7 5 (10.00%) Blue Coat
7 5 (10.00%) Juniper
8 4 (8.00%) CA
9 3 (6.00%) NetApp
10 2 (4.00%) Hyperion
10 2 (4.00%) Citrix
10 2 (4.00%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.00%) F5
11 1 (2.00%) Siemens
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