The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 28 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 166 113
Rank change year-on-year +50 -53  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 46 14 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.25% 0.30% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.26% 1.57% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 29
Median daily rate £375 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £363 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £490 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 735 892 775
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 19.91% 18.87% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 1114 1048
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £140 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 209 270
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £10.75 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.75 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the Midlands

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +23 34 £375 -6.25% 2
West Midlands +23 10 £385 -16.75% 1
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 53 (85.48%) Sun
2 48 (77.42%) Oracle
3 44 (70.97%) Veritas
4 43 (69.35%) SAP
5 41 (66.13%) ERP
5 41 (66.13%) SAP ERP
5 41 (66.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 39 (62.90%) Security Cleared
7 37 (59.68%) Unix
8 34 (54.84%) Linux
9 31 (50.00%) SC Cleared
10 23 (37.10%) Perl
11 18 (29.03%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (27.42%) Korn
13 16 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (25.81%) Python
14 11 (17.74%) Windows
15 9 (14.52%) AIX
15 9 (14.52%) HPUX
16 7 (11.29%) Red Hat
16 7 (11.29%) HP
17 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
17 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
17 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
17 5 (8.06%) SQL
17 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
17 5 (8.06%) Migration
17 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
18 4 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 4 (6.45%) High Availability

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
2 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 4 (6.45%) JBoss
3 3 (4.84%) iPlanet
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 2 (3.23%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.61%) Mule
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 41 (66.13%) SAP ERP
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) IaaS
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
1 1 (1.61%) PaaS
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.45%) Firewall
2 4 (6.45%) LDAP
3 3 (4.84%) SSL
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.61%) HTTP
4 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.61%) NAS
4 1 (1.61%) Network Security
4 1 (1.61%) SAN
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
1 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.61%) Maven
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Consultant
2 22 (35.48%) Solaris Consultant
3 18 (29.03%) Unix Engineer
4 13 (20.97%) Solaris Engineer
5 12 (19.35%) Design Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) Solaris Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) Unix Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) C Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Unix Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) J2EE
2 3 (4.84%) Middleware
3 2 (3.23%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) XSLT
4 1 (1.61%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.61%) Java EE
4 1 (1.61%) Java SE
4 1 (1.61%) JSON
4 1 (1.61%) JSON Schema
4 1 (1.61%) OAuth
4 1 (1.61%) REST
4 1 (1.61%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
4 1 (1.61%) Spring
4 1 (1.61%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.61%) WSDL
4 1 (1.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.61%) AS400
3 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.61%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 37 (59.68%) Unix
2 34 (54.84%) Linux
3 11 (17.74%) Windows
4 9 (14.52%) AIX
4 9 (14.52%) HPUX
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
6 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.84%) SUSE
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) ERP
2 16 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (8.06%) Migration
4 4 (6.45%) High Availability
5 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.23%) Change Management
5 2 (3.23%) DevOps
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL
5 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.23%) OO
5 2 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.61%) BPR
6 1 (1.61%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.61%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (1.61%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (1.61%) Project Management
6 1 (1.61%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.61%) Service Management
6 1 (1.61%) SOA
6 1 (1.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) Perl
2 17 (27.42%) Korn
3 16 (25.81%) Python
4 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.06%) SQL
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) Java
5 2 (3.23%) Tcl
5 2 (3.23%) XPath
6 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.61%) C-shell
6 1 (1.61%) Groovy
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (62.90%) Security Cleared
2 31 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) CISA
4 1 (1.61%) CISM
4 1 (1.61%) CISSP
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) MCITP
4 1 (1.61%) MCSE
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.61%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 41 (66.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 18 (29.03%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.45%) Samba
3 4 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.84%) KVM
5 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.61%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Ansible
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
1 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (85.48%) Sun
2 48 (77.42%) Oracle
3 44 (70.97%) Veritas
4 43 (69.35%) SAP
5 7 (11.29%) HP
5 7 (11.29%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.45%) VMware
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco
7 3 (4.84%) PlateSpin
8 2 (3.23%) F5
8 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.61%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.61%) Citrix
9 1 (1.61%) IBM
9 1 (1.61%) Juniper
9 1 (1.61%) McAfee
9 1 (1.61%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.61%) webMethods
9 1 (1.61%) WSO2
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