Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 184 151
Rank change year-on-year +38 -33 +29
Contract jobs citing Solaris 26 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.45% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.27% 2.11% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 10
West Midlands median daily rate £345 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.36% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £261 £354 £344
90th Percentile £483 £608 £544
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.50 -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £17.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +195.77% -54.19% +7.64%

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 796 1,088 915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.41% 21.32% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 560 525
West Midlands median daily rate £364 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +2.74% -8.75%
10th Percentile £132 £143 £159
90th Percentile £569 £525 £559
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 124 89
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +6.90% +2.84%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.70
90th Percentile £23.40 £25.58 £34.37
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +13 16 £388 +7.64% 1
Birmingham - 6 £325 -
Herefordshire - 2 £275 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 17 (65.38%) Oracle
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 12 (46.15%) Migration
4 11 (42.31%) VMware
5 10 (38.46%) Oracle Database
6 9 (34.62%) Unix
6 9 (34.62%) Change Management
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) Linux
7 7 (26.92%) DHCP
7 7 (26.92%) DNS
7 7 (26.92%) AWS
8 6 (23.08%) PlateSpin
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
9 5 (19.23%) QRadar
9 5 (19.23%) Data Guard
9 5 (19.23%) SolarWinds
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 5 (19.23%) CommVault
9 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (15.38%) SQL
10 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 4 (15.38%) SAN
10 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (15.38%) Cisco
10 4 (15.38%) IBM

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 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (15.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DHCP
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) NAS
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) X.500
4 1 (3.85%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) DBA
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Migration Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Unix
3 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 3 (11.54%) HPUX
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Migration
2 9 (34.62%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Network Design
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Cloud Operations
5 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.85%) Data Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) SIEM
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) Perl
3 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) COBOL
4 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (15.38%) vSphere
3 3 (11.54%) Samba
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Data Guard
1 5 (19.23%) QRadar
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (15.38%) vRealize
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Oracle
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) PlateSpin
4 5 (19.23%) CommVault
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) SolarWinds
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) IBM
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Sun
7 1 (3.85%) CA
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec