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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 62 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.86% 1.14% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.54% 4.48% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £500 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +29.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £57.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-36.22% +55.40%
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
198 201 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.21% 25.44% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 98 52
Average daily rate £390 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £115 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 August 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
Watford -4 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £338 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 17 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (88.24%) Linux
3 12 (70.59%) Perl
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) RDBMS
4 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
5 8 (47.06%) IBM
5 8 (47.06%) UML
5 8 (47.06%) HPUX
5 8 (47.06%) Subversion
6 7 (41.18%) Content Management
6 7 (41.18%) XMLBeans
6 7 (41.18%) Ajax
6 7 (41.18%) Blue Martini
6 7 (41.18%) Log4j
6 7 (41.18%) Internet
6 7 (41.18%) ATG
6 7 (41.18%) Web 2.0
6 7 (41.18%) WebSphere
6 7 (41.18%) XPath
6 7 (41.18%) JSTL
6 7 (41.18%) Elastic Path
6 7 (41.18%) XML
6 7 (41.18%) XSLT
6 7 (41.18%) EJB
6 7 (41.18%) JDBC
6 7 (41.18%) JSP
6 7 (41.18%) Servlets
6 7 (41.18%) Struts
6 7 (41.18%) HTML

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (41.18%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (41.18%) MQSeries
1 7 (41.18%) WebSphere
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
3 2 (11.76%) NetWeaver
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Tridion
2 2 (11.76%) SAP BPC
3 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Internet
2 5 (29.41%) LDAP
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) SSH
5 1 (5.88%) NAS
5 1 (5.88%) SNMP
5 1 (5.88%) SAN
5 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) RDBMS
1 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
2 7 (41.18%) DB2
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
4 1 (5.88%) SAP BI
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Subversion
2 7 (41.18%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Eclipse
2 7 (41.18%) Log4j
2 7 (41.18%) Ant
2 7 (41.18%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) GCC
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
1 7 (41.18%) Java Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) MySQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) NetWeaver Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
1 7 (41.18%) J2EE
1 7 (41.18%) EJB
1 7 (41.18%) JDBC
1 7 (41.18%) JSP
1 7 (41.18%) Servlets
1 7 (41.18%) XMLBeans
1 7 (41.18%) Ajax
1 7 (41.18%) JSTL
1 7 (41.18%) XML
1 7 (41.18%) XSLT
1 7 (41.18%) XHTML
1 7 (41.18%) JMS
1 7 (41.18%) Struts
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Basis
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) WinForms
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Web 2.0
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) PKI
3 2 (11.76%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) CLARiiON
4 1 (5.88%) HACMP
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (88.24%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) HPUX
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) FreeBSD
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) UML
2 7 (41.18%) OO
2 7 (41.18%) RAD
2 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
2 7 (41.18%) Content Management
3 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Perl
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) XPath
3 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
4 5 (29.41%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
6 3 (17.65%) Bourne shell
6 3 (17.65%) C-shell
7 1 (5.88%) VB6
7 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
7 1 (5.88%) VB
7 1 (5.88%) C
7 1 (5.88%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) HND
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) vSphere
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (5.88%) PowerHA
4 1 (5.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (11.76%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) IBM
2 7 (41.18%) Interwoven
2 7 (41.18%) ATG
2 7 (41.18%) Blue Martini
2 7 (41.18%) Elastic Path
3 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) EMC
5 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) Sun
7 2 (11.76%) SAP
7 2 (11.76%) BMC
8 1 (5.88%) NetApp
8 1 (5.88%) ReadSoft
8 1 (5.88%) Perforce
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft