Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 6 months to 22 October 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 154 180
Rank change year-on-year -18 +26 -66
Contract jobs citing Solaris 28 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.60% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.59% 3.26% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 18
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.54% +5.81%
10th Percentile £353 £344 £271
90th Percentile £608 £544 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 - -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £38.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -50.97% +7.64% +34.58%

Solaris is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,083 858 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.27% 18.52% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 509 602
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £365 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -7.59% +21.54%
10th Percentile £131 £160 £180
90th Percentile £538 £575 £519
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 80 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.73 £33.59 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the West Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the West Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the West Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire - 12 - - 1
Coventry - 9 £360 - 2
Shropshire -57 3 £595 +58.67%
Solihull - 3 - -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Cisco
3 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 13 (46.43%) Sun
5 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
6 11 (39.29%) Linux
6 11 (39.29%) DMARC
7 10 (35.71%) Unix
8 9 (32.14%) Oracle
8 9 (32.14%) Compaq
8 9 (32.14%) Dell
9 8 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
9 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
10 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 7 (25.00%) SMTP
11 6 (21.43%) SNMP
11 6 (21.43%) DNS
11 6 (21.43%) VMware
11 6 (21.43%) DevOps
11 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (17.86%) Migration
12 5 (17.86%) Spring
12 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
12 5 (17.86%) Web Services
12 5 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (14.29%) Java
13 4 (14.29%) HTTP
13 4 (14.29%) Change Management

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 3 (10.71%) JBoss
1 3 (10.71%) Mule
1 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (10.71%) IaaS
3 3 (10.71%) PaaS
3 3 (10.71%) SaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (39.29%) DMARC
3 7 (25.00%) SMTP
4 6 (21.43%) DNS
4 6 (21.43%) SNMP
5 4 (14.29%) HTTP
5 4 (14.29%) Internet
5 4 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (10.71%) DSL
6 3 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (10.71%) SSL
7 2 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.71%) Maven
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Architect
1 6 (21.43%) Technical Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Technician
3 3 (10.71%) Data Technician
3 3 (10.71%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Java Technical Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Technical Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Network Support
5 1 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Spring
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (10.71%) Java EE
2 3 (10.71%) Java SE
2 3 (10.71%) JSON
2 3 (10.71%) JSON Schema
2 3 (10.71%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) OAuth
2 3 (10.71%) REST
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) Spring Boot
2 3 (10.71%) WSDL
2 3 (10.71%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
3 10 (35.71%) Unix
4 3 (10.71%) AIX
4 3 (10.71%) HPUX
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps
3 5 (17.86%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Change Management
4 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) API Design
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.71%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.71%) Microservices
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) E-business
7 1 (3.57%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.57%) OO
7 1 (3.57%) OOP
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) Groovy
2 3 (10.71%) Korn
2 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) XPath
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) NFS
2 3 (10.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
1 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) Data Guard
2 2 (7.14%) Simpana
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Sun
3 9 (32.14%) Compaq
3 9 (32.14%) Dell
3 9 (32.14%) Oracle
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
5 4 (14.29%) PlateSpin
6 3 (10.71%) Brocade
6 3 (10.71%) CommVault
6 3 (10.71%) IBM
6 3 (10.71%) Juniper
6 3 (10.71%) NetApp
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.71%) Veritas
6 3 (10.71%) WSO2
7 2 (7.14%) Netezza
8 1 (3.57%) BT
8 1 (3.57%) HP
8 1 (3.57%) Intel