The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 55 45 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.40% 2.89% 1.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.23% 14.10% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 0
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£465 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +9.56%
Solaris
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
172 156 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.75% 20.53% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 63 84
Average daily rate £369 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.23% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £148 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 13
Average hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Hertfordshire region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Hertfordshire region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth -1 4 £424 -0.29%
St Albans - - - -
Watford - - - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 20 (86.96%) Oracle
2 18 (78.26%) Linux
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco
3 14 (60.87%) Finance
4 13 (56.52%) EMC
5 12 (52.17%) BMC
5 12 (52.17%) WebLogic
5 12 (52.17%) BMC PATROL
6 11 (47.83%) Middleware
6 11 (47.83%) F5
7 9 (39.13%) Project Management
8 8 (34.78%) UNIX
9 7 (30.43%) LoadRunner
9 7 (30.43%) HP
10 6 (26.09%) VMware
10 6 (26.09%) vSphere
11 5 (21.74%) SQL
12 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
12 4 (17.39%) Sun
12 4 (17.39%) Legal
13 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
13 3 (13.04%) SSH
13 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
13 3 (13.04%) VMS
13 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
13 3 (13.04%) DNS
13 3 (13.04%) VBA
13 3 (13.04%) Perl
13 3 (13.04%) Python
13 3 (13.04%) LDAP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (52.17%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
1 3 (13.04%) LDAP
1 3 (13.04%) SSH
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) MPLS
2 1 (4.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Project Manager
1 10 (43.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 10 (43.48%) Infrastructure Manager
2 7 (30.43%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Capacity Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Platform Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) UNIX
3 3 (13.04%) VMS
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Project Management
2 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
3 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (4.35%) SIEM
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Management
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VBA
2 3 (13.04%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
2 3 (13.04%) Bourne shell
2 3 (13.04%) C-shell
2 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCNP
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) vSphere
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (4.35%) OpenView
2 1 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Oracle
2 14 (60.87%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) EMC
4 12 (52.17%) BMC
5 11 (47.83%) F5
6 7 (30.43%) HP
7 6 (26.09%) VMware
8 4 (17.39%) Sun
8 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 1 (4.35%) Aruba
9 1 (4.35%) ArcSight