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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 113 115
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.71% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.17% 3.11% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 4
Median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £305 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £448 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 343 611 504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.26% 22.70% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 281 230
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £192 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 83
Median hourly rate £14.71 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.61% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 2 £425 +16.43%
Shropshire +32 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (66.67%) Unix
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) SUSE
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 1 (11.11%) SSH
5 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Korn
5 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX

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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) SSH
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) SUSE
5 1 (11.11%) HPUX
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
1 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Korn
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISA
1 1 (11.11%) CISM
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Sendmail
1 1 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Control-M
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
3 1 (11.11%) BMC
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Proofpoint
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire