Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 166 157
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 +14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 32 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.55% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.92% 2.98% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 9
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.23% +0.65%
10th Percentile £281 £363 £363
90th Percentile £495 £388 £545
England median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.10% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £18.75 -
England median hourly rate £43.20 £31.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +39.35% -22.50% -4.76%

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 817 907 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.89% 18.50% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 496 437
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £160 £150 £160
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £442 £425
% change year-on-year +1.91% +3.89% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 115 64
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.63 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.79% - +5.84%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.60 £10.33
90th Percentile £32.25 £21.95 £31.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.94%

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019. 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 +5 14 £450 - 2
Shropshire -7 9 - - 2
Birmingham +14 5 £475 -
Staffordshire - 2 £213 -
Herefordshire - 2 £330 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 24 (75.00%) Oracle
2 21 (65.63%) VMware
3 17 (53.13%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 12 (37.50%) Windows
6 12 (37.50%) Oracle Database
7 11 (34.38%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (31.25%) AIX
9 9 (28.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (28.13%) IBM
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
11 7 (21.88%) WebLogic
11 7 (21.88%) Linux
11 7 (21.88%) Unix
11 7 (21.88%) Middleware
12 6 (18.75%) Finance
12 6 (18.75%) Public Cloud
12 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (18.75%) Oracle Applications
13 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
13 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
13 5 (15.63%) Data Guard
13 5 (15.63%) Change Management
13 5 (15.63%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
13 5 (15.63%) RDBMS
13 5 (15.63%) Relational Database

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 (21.88%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
1 4 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (15.63%) RDBMS
3 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Architect
2 10 (31.25%) AWS Architect
3 9 (28.13%) Technical Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (15.63%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 5 (15.63%) Azure Architect
6 4 (12.50%) VMware Architect
7 3 (9.38%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (9.38%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (6.25%) AIX Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Capacity Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle Technical Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Planning Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) AIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) JDBC
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (18.75%) Public Cloud
3 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
4 4 (12.50%) Virtual Team
5 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.25%) EMC VNX
7 1 (3.13%) Clustering
7 1 (3.13%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) AIX
3 7 (21.88%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) Unix
4 2 (6.25%) HPUX
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.63%) Change Management
2 5 (15.63%) Presales
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Virtual Team Management
4 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.25%) Preventative Maintenance
5 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Server Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Design
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) Cloud Operations
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCSA
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (34.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) Samba
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.13%) PowerHA
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Data Guard
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (6.25%) vCenter Server
2 2 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Oracle
2 21 (65.63%) VMware
3 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) IBM
5 4 (12.50%) Fujitsu
6 3 (9.38%) BT
6 3 (9.38%) EMC
7 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.25%) CommVault
7 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.25%) Sophos
7 2 (6.25%) Sun
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco
8 1 (3.13%) F5
8 1 (3.13%) Veritas