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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 105 87 102
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 1.05% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.23% 5.39% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 3
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£363 £352 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +27.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £226 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £479 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +9.56%
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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
494 427 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.30% 19.49% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 193 142
Average daily rate £313 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
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 March 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -13 5 - - 2
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (74.51%) Linux
2 32 (62.75%) Windows
2 32 (62.75%) Oracle
3 28 (54.90%) AIX
4 25 (49.02%) Java
5 24 (47.06%) UNIX
6 23 (45.10%) Apache
6 23 (45.10%) Red Hat
6 23 (45.10%) Oracle Database
7 22 (43.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (43.14%) WebLogic
7 22 (43.14%) Perl
8 20 (39.22%) Tomcat
9 14 (27.45%) J2EE
9 14 (27.45%) Sun
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%) Puppet
10 13 (25.49%) Jenkins
10 13 (25.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 12 (23.53%) JIRA
11 12 (23.53%) Migration
12 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
12 11 (21.57%) BEA
12 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (45.10%) Apache
2 22 (43.14%) WebLogic
3 20 (39.22%) Tomcat
4 13 (25.49%) JBoss
5 11 (21.57%) Confluence
6 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) SAN
2 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) DNS
3 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.96%) FTP
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) VLAN
3 1 (1.96%) NAS
3 1 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (45.10%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
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
3 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (7.84%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Architect
2 16 (31.37%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (21.57%) Platform Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Administrator
5 4 (7.84%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.92%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) Storage Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) EMC Storage Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (1.96%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) J2EE
2 13 (25.49%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.92%) Middleware
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.96%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.96%) JNI
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Open Source
1 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (19.61%) IVR
3 2 (3.92%) Wiki
3 2 (3.92%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) CMDB
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 38 (74.51%) Linux
2 32 (62.75%) Windows
3 28 (54.90%) AIX
4 24 (47.06%) UNIX
5 22 (43.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (25.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 5 (9.80%) HPUX
8 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (3.92%) 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%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) DevOps
3 10 (19.61%) ITIL
4 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (13.73%) Service Management
6 6 (11.76%) 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%) Performance Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.92%) Database Tuning
8 1 (1.96%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.96%) Change Control
8 1 (1.96%) Test Strategy
8 1 (1.96%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) Perl
3 9 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.88%) VB
5 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.92%) Korn
6 2 (3.92%) SQL
7 1 (1.96%) C
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Squid
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (3.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.96%) PowerHA
3 1 (1.96%) KVM
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Puppet
2 3 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
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 32 (62.75%) Oracle
2 23 (45.10%) Red Hat
3 14 (27.45%) Sun
4 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
4 11 (21.57%) BEA
5 9 (17.65%) VMware
6 8 (15.69%) EMC
7 7 (13.73%) HP
8 6 (11.76%) IBM
9 3 (5.88%) Veritas
10 2 (3.92%) Brocade
10 2 (3.92%) Cisco
10 2 (3.92%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.96%) NetApp
11 1 (1.96%) Novell
11 1 (1.96%) Symantec
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