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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 68 51
Rank change year-on-year +12 -17  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.63% 0.48% 2.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.04% 2.78% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 13
Median daily rate £544 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £539 - £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

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 99 144 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.59% 17.41% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 93 78
Median daily rate £320 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Median hourly rate £10.00 £11.80 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -45.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) LDAP
3 3 (50.00%) Sun
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) SAP Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
5 1 (16.67%) Retail

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 3 (50.00%) LDAP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Principal Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solaris Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Unix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Server Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) SAP