The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 49 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 1.32% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.33% 6.21% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £425 £365 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -3.96% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 86 145 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.78% 21.29% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 71 45
Median daily rate £388 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £190 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £22.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Birmingham

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Birmingham

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Certification
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Control-M
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SSH
3 1 (33.33%) Korn
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Solaris Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Solaris Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Unix Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) BMC
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) SAP