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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 94 89 84
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 19 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.86% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.96% 4.75% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
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£400 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £217 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £418 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +11.16%
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
480 400 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.18% 18.10% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 186 151
Average daily rate £300 £311 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 66 53
Average hourly rate £13.06 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 7 £360 +60.00% 3
Warwickshire 0 3 £375 - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (76.47%) Linux
2 33 (64.71%) Windows
3 30 (58.82%) Oracle
4 26 (50.98%) AIX
5 24 (47.06%) UNIX
5 24 (47.06%) Java
5 24 (47.06%) Apache
6 23 (45.10%) Red Hat
6 23 (45.10%) Oracle Database
7 22 (43.14%) Perl
7 22 (43.14%) WebLogic
7 22 (43.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (39.22%) Tomcat
9 15 (29.41%) Sun
10 13 (25.49%) J2EE
10 13 (25.49%) JBoss
10 13 (25.49%) Subversion
10 13 (25.49%) Maven
10 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
10 13 (25.49%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (25.49%) Hudson
10 13 (25.49%) Jenkins
10 13 (25.49%) Puppet
10 13 (25.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 12 (23.53%) JIRA
11 12 (23.53%) Migration
12 11 (21.57%) VMware
12 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
12 11 (21.57%) BEA
12 11 (21.57%) SAN

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (47.06%) Apache
2 22 (43.14%) WebLogic
3 20 (39.22%) Tomcat
4 13 (25.49%) JBoss
5 11 (21.57%) Confluence
6 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) SAN
2 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) DHCP
4 1 (1.96%) FTP
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) VLAN
4 1 (1.96%) NAS
4 1 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (45.10%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Subversion
1 13 (25.49%) Maven
1 13 (25.49%) Hudson
1 13 (25.49%) Jenkins
2 12 (23.53%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) Selenium
3 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (9.80%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Architect
2 16 (31.37%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (21.57%) Platform Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.92%) EMC Storage Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Storage Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) J2EE
1 13 (25.49%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) JNI
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Open Source
2 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (19.61%) IVR
3 3 (5.88%) Wiki
3 3 (5.88%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 39 (76.47%) Linux
2 33 (64.71%) Windows
3 26 (50.98%) AIX
4 24 (47.06%) UNIX
5 22 (43.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (25.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (13.73%) HPUX
8 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (5.88%) SUSE
11 1 (1.96%) CentOS
11 1 (1.96%) Tru64
11 1 (1.96%) OpenVMS
11 1 (1.96%) zOS
11 1 (1.96%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Migration
2 11 (21.57%) DevOps
3 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.65%) ITIL
4 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (13.73%) Service Management
6 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.92%) SOA
7 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.92%) Database Tuning
8 1 (1.96%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.96%) Functional Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Database Security
8 1 (1.96%) Manual Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.96%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) Perl
3 9 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.84%) VB
6 3 (5.88%) Korn
7 2 (3.92%) VBA
7 2 (3.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Squid
2 3 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Puppet
2 4 (7.84%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.92%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.96%) EMC TimeFinder
4 1 (1.96%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) Oracle
2 23 (45.10%) Red Hat
3 15 (29.41%) Sun
4 11 (21.57%) VMware
4 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
4 11 (21.57%) BEA
5 9 (17.65%) EMC
6 7 (13.73%) HP
7 5 (9.80%) IBM
8 4 (7.84%) Veritas
9 2 (3.92%) Brocade
9 2 (3.92%) Symantec
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco
9 2 (3.92%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.96%) NetApp
10 1 (1.96%) Novell
10 1 (1.96%) Dell
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