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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 100 84 88
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 22 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.18% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.04% 5.23% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 12
Average daily rate £395 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £333 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
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
545 497 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.36% 22.50% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 220 200
Average daily rate £355 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 104 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 13 £365 +1.38% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £438 -
Shropshire -27 2 £550 +25.71%
Wolverhampton +3 1 £263 -
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 50 (80.65%) Linux
2 41 (66.13%) Red Hat
3 39 (62.90%) Unix
3 39 (62.90%) AIX
4 30 (48.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (43.55%) Service Management
6 26 (41.94%) ITIL
7 22 (35.48%) Windows
8 19 (30.65%) Perl
9 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
9 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
10 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (22.58%) Security Architecture
10 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (22.58%) Oracle
10 14 (22.58%) Veritas
10 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 13 (20.97%) NFS
11 13 (20.97%) Cognizant
11 13 (20.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 13 (20.97%) Performance Analysis
12 12 (19.35%) CA Spectrum
12 12 (19.35%) System Testing
12 12 (19.35%) CA
12 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (19.35%) Cisco
12 12 (19.35%) CCNA
12 12 (19.35%) EMC
13 11 (17.74%) CiscoWorks

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (11.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.61%) Apache
2 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.61%) Documentum
2 1 (1.61%) JBoss
2 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Firewall
1 6 (9.68%) SSH
1 6 (9.68%) SSL
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
2 1 (1.61%) FTP
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) Network Security
2 1 (1.61%) SMTP
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) tcpdump
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Architect
2 19 (30.65%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (20.97%) Technical Architect
4 12 (19.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 12 (19.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (17.74%) Network Engineer
6 9 (14.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (14.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (14.52%) Unix Administrator
7 8 (12.90%) Administrator
8 7 (11.29%) EMC Engineer
8 7 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (11.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 5 (8.06%) Security Architect
9 5 (8.06%) Security Technical Architect
9 5 (8.06%) Solaris Engineer
9 5 (8.06%) Unix Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) Consultant
11 3 (4.84%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) XML
1 2 (3.23%) XSLT
2 1 (1.61%) HTML
2 1 (1.61%) J2EE
2 1 (1.61%) JDBC
2 1 (1.61%) Lucene
2 1 (1.61%) Memcached
2 1 (1.61%) Middleware
2 1 (1.61%) ODBC
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) e-Health
2 10 (16.13%) CMDB
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Linked Data
3 1 (1.61%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (80.65%) Linux
2 39 (62.90%) AIX
2 39 (62.90%) Unix
3 30 (48.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (35.48%) Windows
5 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (12.90%) Windows Server
7 6 (9.68%) SUSE
8 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.61%) Android
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) Service Management
2 26 (41.94%) ITIL
3 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.58%) Security Architecture
4 13 (20.97%) Performance Analysis
5 12 (19.35%) System Testing
6 11 (17.74%) Network Management
7 10 (16.13%) Migration
8 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
8 8 (12.90%) Service Delivery
9 7 (11.29%) Open Source
9 7 (11.29%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Investment Management
10 6 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
11 5 (8.06%) Re-Platforming
11 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
13 3 (4.84%) Change Management
13 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) Perl
2 8 (12.90%) Java
3 6 (9.68%) Korn
4 3 (4.84%) SQL
5 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
1 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.35%) CCNA
2 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) NFS
1 13 (20.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (8.06%) PowerHA
3 2 (3.23%) VirtualBox
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (17.74%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (9.68%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (66.13%) Red Hat
2 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.58%) Oracle
2 14 (22.58%) Veritas
3 13 (20.97%) Cognizant
4 12 (19.35%) CA
4 12 (19.35%) Cisco
4 12 (19.35%) EMC
5 10 (16.13%) ServiceNow
6 6 (9.68%) BMC
7 2 (3.23%) HP
7 2 (3.23%) VMware
8 1 (1.61%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.61%) SAP