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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 126 90 96
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 1.13% 1.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.69% 6.98% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 6
Median daily rate £385 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £290 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+35.84% -
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
594 387 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.94% 16.23% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 200 207
Median daily rate £395 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 61 80
Median hourly rate £13.68 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.09% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.29 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £26.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 4 £325 -21.21% 2
Coventry - 3 £425 - 2
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Birmingham -13 2 - -
Shropshire -35 2 - - 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 22 (62.86%) Unix
3 20 (57.14%) AIX
3 20 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 15 (42.86%) ITIL
5 14 (40.00%) Oracle
5 14 (40.00%) Migration
6 13 (37.14%) Service Management
7 12 (34.29%) Veritas
7 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (28.57%) Finance
9 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (20.00%) SAN
10 7 (20.00%) Windows
10 7 (20.00%) NFS
10 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 6 (17.14%) Oracle ZFS
11 6 (17.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
11 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
11 6 (17.14%) Project Management
12 5 (14.29%) Cognizant
12 5 (14.29%) SUSE
12 5 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 5 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
13 4 (11.43%) ServiceNow
13 4 (11.43%) 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 (8.57%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Documentum
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Project
1 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Billing
2 4 (11.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Administrator
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
3 6 (17.14%) Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Solaris Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Data Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Migration Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Migration Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) J2EE
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) CMDB
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) HP Superdome
4 1 (2.86%) LPAR
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 22 (62.86%) Unix
3 20 (57.14%) AIX
4 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (20.00%) Windows
6 5 (14.29%) SUSE
6 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.86%) HPUX
7 1 (2.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) ITIL
2 14 (40.00%) Migration
3 13 (37.14%) Service Management
4 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.14%) Project Management
6 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
7 5 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
8 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
8 4 (11.43%) Software Deployment
9 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
9 3 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (8.57%) SDLC
9 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (5.71%) E-business
10 2 (5.71%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) C
1 2 (5.71%) Korn
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) NFS
2 6 (17.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
2 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.71%) Simpana
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 14 (40.00%) Oracle
3 12 (34.29%) Veritas
4 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.29%) Cognizant
6 4 (11.43%) EMC
6 4 (11.43%) NetApp
6 4 (11.43%) ServiceNow
7 3 (8.57%) HP
7 3 (8.57%) Netezza
7 3 (8.57%) Sun
7 3 (8.57%) VMware
8 2 (5.71%) CommVault
8 2 (5.71%) Dell
8 2 (5.71%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (5.71%) IBM
9 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.86%) SAP