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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 90 96 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 26 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.94% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.86% 4.57% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 10
Average daily rate
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£413 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £273 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.50 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.35 £22.50 £31.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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
379 503 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.77% 20.54% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 211 166
Average daily rate £325 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.15% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 59
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Worcestershire - 7 £269 -
Shropshire 0 6 £450 - 1
Warwickshire - 5 £413 -
Birmingham -7 2 - - 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (83.67%) Linux
2 28 (57.14%) Windows
3 27 (55.10%) UNIX
4 22 (44.90%) Firewall
5 20 (40.82%) ITIL
6 19 (38.78%) AIX
7 17 (34.69%) Cisco
8 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
9 15 (30.61%) Migration
10 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
11 12 (24.49%) DNS
11 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (24.49%) OSPF
11 12 (24.49%) BGP
11 12 (24.49%) Data Centre
12 11 (22.45%) VMware
12 11 (22.45%) Oracle
13 10 (20.41%) Red Hat
14 9 (18.37%) CCNA
14 9 (18.37%) F5
14 9 (18.37%) ITIL V3
15 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (14.29%) Multicast
16 7 (14.29%) CheckPoint
16 7 (14.29%) CA
16 7 (14.29%) Project Management
16 7 (14.29%) NetBackup

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (12.24%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
1 6 (12.24%) CICS
1 6 (12.24%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Portal
2 4 (8.16%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.90%) Firewall
2 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
3 12 (24.49%) DNS
3 12 (24.49%) OSPF
3 12 (24.49%) BGP
4 7 (14.29%) Multicast
5 6 (12.24%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (12.24%) SAN
6 5 (10.20%) SMTP
7 4 (8.16%) SNMP
7 4 (8.16%) Internet
8 3 (6.12%) Network Security
9 2 (4.08%) Extranet
9 2 (4.08%) LDAP
9 2 (4.08%) HTTP
9 2 (4.08%) HTTPS
9 2 (4.08%) VPN
9 2 (4.08%) Junos
10 1 (2.04%) X.400
10 1 (2.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) DB2
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Introscope
2 3 (6.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (12.24%) Marketing
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Architect
2 9 (18.37%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Administrator
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Server Administrator
6 4 (8.16%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) Environment Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Technician
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) XSLT
2 1 (2.04%) J2EE
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.24%) LPAR
3 4 (8.16%) Clustering
4 3 (6.12%) CMDB
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (83.67%) Linux
2 28 (57.14%) Windows
3 27 (55.10%) UNIX
4 19 (38.78%) AIX
5 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.24%) zOS
7 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.04%) CentOS
8 1 (2.04%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) ITIL
2 15 (30.61%) Migration
3 9 (18.37%) ITIL V3
4 7 (14.29%) Project Management
5 6 (12.24%) Change Control
5 6 (12.24%) Open Source
5 6 (12.24%) Security Architecture
6 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.20%) PRINCE
6 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.16%) Service Management
7 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (6.12%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Operations
8 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.12%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
1 6 (12.24%) Jython
1 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) VB
3 3 (6.12%) Perl
3 3 (6.12%) Tcl
4 2 (4.08%) VBA
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.37%) CCNA
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (10.20%) PMP
4 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
5 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (6.12%) CCNP
6 2 (4.08%) CCSA
6 2 (4.08%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.04%) ISEB
7 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.24%) PowerHA
3 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (6.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (4.08%) Firmware
5 1 (2.04%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 6 (12.24%) CA Wily
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Cisco
2 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.45%) Oracle
3 11 (22.45%) VMware
4 10 (20.41%) Red Hat
5 9 (18.37%) F5
6 7 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 7 (14.29%) CA
7 6 (12.24%) Sun
7 6 (12.24%) IBM
8 4 (8.16%) Juniper
8 4 (8.16%) Compaq
8 4 (8.16%) Dell
8 4 (8.16%) Blue Coat
9 3 (6.12%) Veritas
10 2 (4.08%) Symantec
10 2 (4.08%) HP
11 1 (2.04%) Citrix