Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 138 179
Rank change year-on-year +43 +41 -20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 37 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.84% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.90% 4.53% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 4
Median daily rate £475 £406 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -16.24% +27.63%
10th Percentile £380 £297 £363
90th Percentile £570 £494 £608
England median daily rate £452 £460 £425
% change year-on-year -1.74% +8.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.75
England median hourly rate £35.50 £43.20 £31.00
% change year-on-year -17.82% +39.35% -22.50%

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 359 816 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.91% 18.51% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 518 518
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £139 £150 £130
90th Percentile £583 £588 £538
England median daily rate £450 £432 £438
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.26% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 54 131
Median hourly rate £16.23 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +3.33% +4.60%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £27.25 £21.75
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +2.94%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Solaris as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solaris in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Solaris in the West Midlands

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solaris in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Solaris in the West Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solaris in the West Midlands.

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 8 August 2020. 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
Coventry +20 8 £475 +8.57%
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Birmingham +39 2 £350 +7.69%
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 11 (78.57%) Oracle
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle Database
2 10 (71.43%) Migration
3 9 (64.29%) SLA
3 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
3 9 (64.29%) DevOps
4 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (50.00%) JIRA
5 7 (50.00%) Wiki
5 7 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (50.00%) Docker
5 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (50.00%) Confluence
5 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 7 (50.00%) CommVault
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (35.71%) High Availability
7 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (35.71%) Control-M
7 5 (35.71%) Firewall
7 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (21.43%) Middleware
8 3 (21.43%) Finance

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 7 (50.00%) Confluence
2 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Connectrix
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) SNMP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle Database
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) DBA
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Database Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Middleware
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (50.00%) Wiki
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (21.43%) Private Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) AIX
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) HPUX
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Migration
2 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 1 (7.14%) Runbook
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Docker
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.14%) SRDF
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Control-M
3 1 (7.14%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) CommVault
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) Brocade
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Sun