Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 178 111
Rank change year-on-year +27 -67 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 36 33 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.54% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.90% 3.19% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 18
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £344 £260 £250
90th Percentile £544 £488 £473
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +7.64% +24.14% -3.33%

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 923 1035 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.22% 16.90% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 547 369
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +21.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £157 £184 £145
90th Percentile £558 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 103 123
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.05 £10.33
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
Shropshire +38 23 £419 -
Herefordshire +6 5 £375 -16.67%
Birmingham +10 4 £544 -
Coventry +16 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £185 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 33 (91.67%) Linux
2 28 (77.78%) Unix
3 26 (72.22%) Security Cleared
4 22 (61.11%) Shell Script
5 21 (58.33%) AIX
5 21 (58.33%) SC Cleared
5 21 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (52.78%) SAN
7 17 (47.22%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (44.44%) Red Hat
8 16 (44.44%) Oracle
9 15 (41.67%) SUSE
9 15 (41.67%) Puppet
9 15 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (38.89%) NetBackup
11 13 (36.11%) BladeLogic
12 12 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
12 12 (33.33%) Service Delivery
13 11 (30.56%) Sun
14 9 (25.00%) Windows
15 7 (19.44%) HPUX
15 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
16 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
16 6 (16.67%) HP
16 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared
17 5 (13.89%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2000
17 5 (13.89%) Samba

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 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2000
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (5.56%) JBoss
3 2 (5.56%) Mule
3 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (47.22%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
2 2 (5.56%) PaaS
2 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) SAN
2 3 (8.33%) LDAP
3 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
3 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) DHCP
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) MS Access
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.78%) Military
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Unix Engineer
2 13 (36.11%) AIX Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Solaris Engineer
4 8 (22.22%) Unix Scripting Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Linux Scripter
7 2 (5.56%) SAN Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Solaris Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Unix Scripter
8 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.78%) Server Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Solaris Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (5.56%) Java EE
1 2 (5.56%) Java SE
1 2 (5.56%) JSON
1 2 (5.56%) JSON Schema
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
1 2 (5.56%) OAuth
1 2 (5.56%) REST
1 2 (5.56%) SOAP
1 2 (5.56%) Spring
1 2 (5.56%) Spring Boot
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
1 2 (5.56%) WSDL
1 2 (5.56%) XML
1 2 (5.56%) XSLT
2 1 (2.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (91.67%) Linux
2 28 (77.78%) Unix
3 21 (58.33%) AIX
3 21 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (41.67%) SUSE
5 12 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
6 9 (25.00%) Windows
7 7 (19.44%) HPUX
7 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
8 5 (13.89%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.11%) DevOps
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) API Design
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.56%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (5.56%) High Availability
5 2 (5.56%) Kanban
5 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.56%) Microservices
5 2 (5.56%) OO
5 2 (5.56%) Scrum
5 2 (5.56%) Sequence Diagram
5 2 (5.56%) TDD
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Shell Script
2 5 (13.89%) Perl
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) Groovy
4 2 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) Korn
4 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 21 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Samba
2 2 (5.56%) NFS
2 2 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (41.67%) Puppet
2 14 (38.89%) NetBackup
3 13 (36.11%) BladeLogic
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (5.56%) Ansible
5 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.78%) Netcool
6 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.78%) SCCM
6 1 (2.78%) SCOM
6 1 (2.78%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Oracle
1 16 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 11 (30.56%) Sun
3 6 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (11.11%) Veritas
5 2 (5.56%) NetApp
5 2 (5.56%) webMethods
5 2 (5.56%) WSO2
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) Meridio
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft