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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 71 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 41 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.81% 1.39% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.25% 7.32% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £253 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £447 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%
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
497 410 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.90% 18.97% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 201 160
Average daily rate £325 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 65 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.28 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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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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 +1 11 £360 +71.42%
Warwickshire - 3 £375 -
Staffordshire +3 1 £300 -
Coventry 0 1 £310 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 48 (68.57%) Linux
2 40 (57.14%) Windows
3 37 (52.86%) Oracle
3 37 (52.86%) UNIX
4 28 (40.00%) AIX
4 28 (40.00%) Perl
5 25 (35.71%) WebLogic
6 24 (34.29%) Java
6 24 (34.29%) Apache
6 24 (34.29%) Red Hat
6 24 (34.29%) Oracle Database
7 19 (27.14%) Tomcat
8 18 (25.71%) Sun
8 18 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
9 16 (22.86%) SAN
9 16 (22.86%) Migration
10 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
10 13 (18.57%) Open Source
10 13 (18.57%) VMware
10 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
11 12 (17.14%) EMC
11 12 (17.14%) JBoss
11 12 (17.14%) ITIL
11 12 (17.14%) J2EE
11 12 (17.14%) Puppet
11 12 (17.14%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (17.14%) Hudson
11 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
11 12 (17.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 25 (35.71%) WebLogic
2 24 (34.29%) Apache
3 19 (27.14%) Tomcat
4 12 (17.14%) JBoss
5 10 (14.29%) Confluence
6 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (1.43%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) CATIA
3 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.43%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.86%) SAN
2 11 (15.71%) Firewall
3 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.14%) OSPF
4 5 (7.14%) BGP
4 5 (7.14%) Network Security
5 3 (4.29%) Junos
5 3 (4.29%) Internet
6 2 (2.86%) Extranet
6 2 (2.86%) VPN
6 2 (2.86%) DNS
7 1 (1.43%) SSL
7 1 (1.43%) S/MIME
7 1 (1.43%) SMTP
7 1 (1.43%) DHCP
7 1 (1.43%) FTP
7 1 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.43%) NAS
7 1 (1.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.29%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.86%) Essbase
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Subversion
1 12 (17.14%) Maven
1 12 (17.14%) Hudson
1 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.71%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) Selenium
3 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
1 5 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Architect
2 14 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (14.29%) Platform Architect
4 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) DBA
7 4 (5.71%) Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Storage Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (5.71%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Operations Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) J2EE
1 12 (17.14%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (1.43%) Spring
3 1 (1.43%) JSF
3 1 (1.43%) JNI
3 1 (1.43%) Java EE
3 1 (1.43%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.43%) jQuery
3 1 (1.43%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.43%) JSP
3 1 (1.43%) Servlets
3 1 (1.43%) Struts
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Open Source
2 10 (14.29%) IVR
3 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (11.43%) Clustering
5 3 (4.29%) Wiki
5 3 (4.29%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.43%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 48 (68.57%) Linux
2 40 (57.14%) Windows
3 37 (52.86%) UNIX
4 28 (40.00%) AIX
5 18 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (17.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 9 (12.86%) HPUX
8 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (5.71%) SUSE
11 2 (2.86%) CentOS
12 1 (1.43%) Tru64
12 1 (1.43%) OpenVMS
12 1 (1.43%) zOS
12 1 (1.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) Migration
2 12 (17.14%) ITIL
3 10 (14.29%) DevOps
4 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (7.14%) Service Management
7 4 (5.71%) SOA
7 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.29%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.29%) Operations Management
9 2 (2.86%) Low Latency
9 2 (2.86%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 2 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.86%) Change Management
9 2 (2.86%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) Perl
2 24 (34.29%) Java
3 10 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 7 (10.00%) VB
5 5 (7.14%) VBA
5 5 (7.14%) SQL
5 5 (7.14%) Tcl
6 4 (5.71%) Korn
7 3 (4.29%) PHP
8 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.43%) C#
9 1 (1.43%) C++
9 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) CCNP
3 5 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.29%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (4.29%) CCSA
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) Squid
2 7 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (4.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.86%) PowerHA
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.43%) KVM
6 1 (1.43%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (17.14%) Puppet
2 7 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.29%) Ionix
4 2 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.43%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (1.43%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (52.86%) Oracle
2 24 (34.29%) Red Hat
3 18 (25.71%) Sun
4 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.57%) VMware
5 12 (17.14%) EMC
6 11 (15.71%) HP
7 10 (14.29%) BEA
8 7 (10.00%) Cisco
9 6 (8.57%) IBM
9 6 (8.57%) Symantec
10 5 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 5 (7.14%) Juniper
10 5 (7.14%) Blue Coat
11 4 (5.71%) Veritas
12 2 (2.86%) Brocade
12 2 (2.86%) Hitachi
12 2 (2.86%) Hyperion
12 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
13 1 (1.43%) Novell