Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 155 159
Rank change year-on-year +33 +4 +17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 24 43 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.87% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.74% 4.30% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 5
Median daily rate £406 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -10.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £355 £286 £400
90th Percentile £548 £481 £630
England median daily rate £465 £500 £444
% change year-on-year -7.00% +12.68% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
England median hourly rate - £17.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year - -45.74% -35.50%

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 642 1,000 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.92% 20.15% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 592 500
Median daily rate £395 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £158
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £435 £438
% change year-on-year -2.30% -0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 64 71
Median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.05 £9.00
90th Percentile £23.45 £29.13 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +5.30%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +21 17 £421 -6.39% 3
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Birmingham - 3 £335 - 1
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 21 (87.50%) Oracle
2 16 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 13 (54.17%) Oracle Database
4 12 (50.00%) Migration
5 9 (37.50%) SLA
5 9 (37.50%) DevOps
6 7 (29.17%) Docker
6 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
6 7 (29.17%) Confluence
6 7 (29.17%) CommVault
6 7 (29.17%) Scrum
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) JIRA
6 7 (29.17%) Wiki
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
7 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (20.83%) High Availability
8 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
8 5 (20.83%) Control-M
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (20.83%) Firewall
9 4 (16.67%) VMware
9 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (12.50%) Middleware
10 3 (12.50%) Cisco
10 3 (12.50%) 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 7 (29.17%) Confluence
2 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) SNMP
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle Database
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
1 7 (29.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (25.00%) DBA
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Solaris Administrator
5 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Database Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Middleware
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (29.17%) Wiki
3 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (12.50%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Migration
2 9 (37.50%) DevOps
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.83%) High Availability
5 3 (12.50%) Network Design
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.17%) Business Development
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.17%) ERP
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (4.17%) ITSM
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.17%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Docker
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Control-M
3 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) CommVault
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) Veeam