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 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 72 91 85
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 35 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 0.86% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.13% 4.68% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £462 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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
491 385 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.70% 18.47% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 194 138
Average daily rate £350 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £154 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 55 64
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.69 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 7 £360 +53.19% 2
Warwickshire - 3 £375 -
Coventry - 1 £310 - 2
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 44 (67.69%) Linux
2 39 (60.00%) Windows
3 34 (52.31%) Oracle
4 33 (50.77%) UNIX
5 29 (44.62%) AIX
6 27 (41.54%) Red Hat
7 25 (38.46%) Apache
7 25 (38.46%) Java
8 24 (36.92%) Perl
9 23 (35.38%) Oracle Database
10 22 (33.85%) WebLogic
11 21 (32.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (30.77%) Tomcat
13 17 (26.15%) Sun
14 16 (24.62%) SAN
15 15 (23.08%) VMware
15 15 (23.08%) Migration
15 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
16 14 (21.54%) ITIL
16 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
17 13 (20.00%) Puppet
17 13 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
17 13 (20.00%) Hudson
17 13 (20.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
17 13 (20.00%) J2EE
17 13 (20.00%) JBoss
17 13 (20.00%) HP
17 13 (20.00%) Subversion
17 13 (20.00%) Maven

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (38.46%) Apache
2 22 (33.85%) WebLogic
3 20 (30.77%) Tomcat
4 13 (20.00%) JBoss
5 11 (16.92%) Confluence
6 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.54%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) SAN
2 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.15%) Firewall
4 2 (3.08%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) VLAN
5 1 (1.54%) IMAP
5 1 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.54%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.54%) NAS
5 1 (1.54%) Internet
5 1 (1.54%) S/MIME
5 1 (1.54%) SSL
5 1 (1.54%) SMTP
5 1 (1.54%) DHCP
5 1 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.54%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Hudson
1 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 13 (20.00%) Subversion
1 13 (20.00%) Maven
2 12 (18.46%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
3 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (7.69%) Banking
2 3 (4.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Architect
2 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (16.92%) Platform Architect
4 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (6.15%) Storage Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.62%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (3.08%) Storage Administrator
9 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
1 13 (20.00%) J2EE
2 2 (3.08%) Middleware
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.54%) jQuery
3 1 (1.54%) Java EE
3 1 (1.54%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.54%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.54%) Spring
3 1 (1.54%) JSF
3 1 (1.54%) JNI
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.54%) JSP
3 1 (1.54%) Servlets
3 1 (1.54%) Struts
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) XML
3 1 (1.54%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Open Source
2 10 (15.38%) IVR
2 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Wiki
3 3 (4.62%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (4.62%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) PKI
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.54%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 44 (67.69%) Linux
2 39 (60.00%) Windows
3 33 (50.77%) UNIX
4 29 (44.62%) AIX
5 21 (32.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (20.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 10 (15.38%) HPUX
8 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (6.15%) SUSE
11 2 (3.08%) CentOS
12 1 (1.54%) Tru64
12 1 (1.54%) zOS
12 1 (1.54%) MVS
12 1 (1.54%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Migration
2 14 (21.54%) ITIL
3 11 (16.92%) DevOps
4 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (10.77%) Service Management
7 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.08%) SOA
10 2 (3.08%) Change Management
10 2 (3.08%) CAD
10 2 (3.08%) Database Tuning
10 2 (3.08%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (3.08%) Problem Management
10 2 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.54%) Functional Testing
11 1 (1.54%) Automation Testing
11 1 (1.54%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) Java
2 24 (36.92%) Perl
3 10 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.77%) Shell Script
4 7 (10.77%) VB
5 5 (7.69%) VBA
6 4 (6.15%) Korn
7 3 (4.62%) PHP
7 3 (4.62%) SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Python
8 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.54%) C#
8 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Squid
2 7 (10.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (4.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.54%) KVM
6 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.54%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) Puppet
2 7 (10.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.08%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.54%) Ionix
4 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.54%) EMC TimeFinder
4 1 (1.54%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) Oracle
2 27 (41.54%) Red Hat
3 17 (26.15%) Sun
4 15 (23.08%) VMware
4 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 13 (20.00%) HP
6 12 (18.46%) EMC
7 11 (16.92%) BEA
8 6 (9.23%) Symantec
8 6 (9.23%) IBM
9 4 (6.15%) Veritas
10 2 (3.08%) Cisco
10 2 (3.08%) Hitachi
10 2 (3.08%) Brocade
10 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.54%) Proofpoint
11 1 (1.54%) NetApp
11 1 (1.54%) Novell
11 1 (1.54%) Siemens
11 1 (1.54%) Dell