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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 59 40 58
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.35% 2.56% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.65% 10.18% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +31.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
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
215 167 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.98% 25.15% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 66 88
Average daily rate £350 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 15
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 £33.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 -6 4 - -
Rickmansworth +4 2 £363 -14.70%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Oracle
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 11 (57.89%) EMC
4 10 (52.63%) UNIX
5 9 (47.37%) WebLogic
5 9 (47.37%) BMC
5 9 (47.37%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (47.37%) Finance
6 8 (42.11%) F5
6 8 (42.11%) Middleware
6 8 (42.11%) Perl
7 7 (36.84%) Project Management
7 7 (36.84%) LoadRunner
8 6 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
9 5 (26.32%) IBM
9 5 (26.32%) RDBMS
9 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
9 5 (26.32%) Java
9 5 (26.32%) HPUX
9 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
10 4 (21.05%) JMS
10 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
10 4 (21.05%) Python
10 4 (21.05%) XHTML
10 4 (21.05%) MQSeries
10 4 (21.05%) LDAP
10 4 (21.05%) HTML

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (47.37%) WebLogic
2 4 (21.05%) MQSeries
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 3 (15.79%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) LDAP
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
2 3 (15.79%) SSH
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
3 1 (5.26%) IPsec
3 1 (5.26%) MPLS
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
1 5 (26.32%) RDBMS
2 4 (21.05%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) LoadRunner
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
2 4 (21.05%) Ant
2 4 (21.05%) JUnit
2 4 (21.05%) Log4j
2 4 (21.05%) Subversion
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Project Manager
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) MySQL DBA
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Middleware
2 4 (21.05%) JMS
2 4 (21.05%) XHTML
2 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) XML
2 4 (21.05%) XSLT
2 4 (21.05%) EJB
2 4 (21.05%) JDBC
2 4 (21.05%) JSP
2 4 (21.05%) Servlets
2 4 (21.05%) Struts
2 4 (21.05%) J2EE
2 4 (21.05%) XMLBeans
2 4 (21.05%) Ajax
2 4 (21.05%) JSTL
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Web 2.0
2 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) CLARiiON
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) HPUX
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) UML
4 4 (21.05%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) RAD
4 4 (21.05%) Content Management
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Operations Management
7 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.26%) SIEM
7 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Perl
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) Python
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
3 4 (21.05%) XPath
4 3 (15.79%) Bourne shell
4 3 (15.79%) C-shell
5 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) CCNP
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) vSphere
2 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (5.26%) PowerHA
4 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
2 1 (5.26%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) EMC
3 9 (47.37%) BMC
4 8 (42.11%) F5
5 5 (26.32%) IBM
5 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
6 4 (21.05%) Sun
6 4 (21.05%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) Interwoven
6 4 (21.05%) Elastic Path
6 4 (21.05%) ATG
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Blue Martini
7 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) Aruba
7 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp
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