The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 54 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.04% 0.99% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.17% 3.53% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
Average daily rate
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£488 £361 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.94% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
168 170 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.89% 28.01% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 70 88
Average daily rate £300 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 18 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £38.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Solaris
East of England

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
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 31 July 2014. 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
Watford 0 2 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £475 -
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 26 (96.30%) UNIX
2 23 (85.19%) Oracle
3 20 (74.07%) IBM
4 18 (66.67%) Finance
5 15 (55.56%) J2EE
5 15 (55.56%) Java
6 14 (51.85%) SQL
6 14 (51.85%) Ant
6 14 (51.85%) Linux
6 14 (51.85%) WebSphere
7 12 (44.44%) WebLogic
7 12 (44.44%) Tivoli
8 10 (37.04%) Log4j
8 10 (37.04%) Subversion
8 10 (37.04%) Web 2.0
8 10 (37.04%) XMLBeans
8 10 (37.04%) Ajax
8 10 (37.04%) XPath
8 10 (37.04%) Internet
8 10 (37.04%) Eclipse
8 10 (37.04%) JUnit
8 10 (37.04%) HTML
8 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
8 10 (37.04%) OO
8 10 (37.04%) Servlets
8 10 (37.04%) Struts
8 10 (37.04%) XML
8 10 (37.04%) XSLT
9 9 (33.33%) HPUX
9 9 (33.33%) RDBMS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 14 (51.85%) WebSphere
2 12 (44.44%) WebLogic
3 8 (29.63%) MQSeries
4 7 (25.93%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (22.22%) Apache
5 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (14.81%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (7.41%) Alfresco
8 1 (3.70%) iPlanet
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Tridion
2 2 (7.41%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Internet
2 8 (29.63%) HTTP
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle ODI
3 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (14.81%) MySQL
4 4 (14.81%) DB2
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Ant
2 10 (37.04%) JUnit
2 10 (37.04%) Eclipse
2 10 (37.04%) Log4j
2 10 (37.04%) Subversion
3 4 (14.81%) Maven
3 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 18 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Manufacturing
2 8 (29.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Architect
2 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Java Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Technical Architect
4 6 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Designer
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (7.41%) Designer
7 2 (7.41%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) J2EE
2 10 (37.04%) HTML
2 10 (37.04%) Servlets
2 10 (37.04%) Struts
2 10 (37.04%) XML
2 10 (37.04%) XSLT
2 10 (37.04%) XMLBeans
2 10 (37.04%) Ajax
3 8 (29.63%) JMS
3 8 (29.63%) Middleware
4 6 (22.22%) Hibernate
4 6 (22.22%) Spring
4 6 (22.22%) JSP
4 6 (22.22%) CSS
4 6 (22.22%) jQuery
5 4 (14.81%) REST
5 4 (14.81%) JSON
5 4 (14.81%) JSTL
5 4 (14.81%) JDBC
5 4 (14.81%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Web 2.0
2 4 (14.81%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) UNIX
2 14 (51.85%) Linux
3 9 (33.33%) HPUX
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) OO
2 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
2 8 (29.63%) Content Management
3 6 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) UML
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (14.81%) SOA
4 4 (14.81%) RAD
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) BCP
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Java
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 10 (37.04%) XPath
4 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
4 4 (14.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 4 (14.81%) Perl
4 4 (14.81%) Python
4 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) Sun Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MBA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) Tivoli
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Oracle
2 20 (74.07%) IBM
3 8 (29.63%) Interwoven
3 8 (29.63%) Red Hat
4 5 (18.52%) Sun
5 4 (14.81%) ATG
5 4 (14.81%) Blue Martini
5 4 (14.81%) Elastic Path
6 3 (11.11%) F5
7 2 (7.41%) HP
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco
7 2 (7.41%) EMC
8 1 (3.70%) Sybase
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) VMware
8 1 (3.70%) Symantec
8 1 (3.70%) Juniper
8 1 (3.70%) Hitachi