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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 54 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.43% 2.51% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.81% 12.00% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -29.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +21.27%
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
155 150 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.56% 20.95% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 63 75
Average daily rate £389 £325 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -19.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £186 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 11
Average hourly rate £14.85 £13.00 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% +6.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £31.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 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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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 - 3 £525 -
St Albans - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 18 (85.71%) Oracle
2 16 (76.19%) Linux
3 12 (57.14%) Finance
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco
4 11 (52.38%) F5
5 10 (47.62%) EMC
5 10 (47.62%) BMC
5 10 (47.62%) BMC PATROL
5 10 (47.62%) Middleware
5 10 (47.62%) WebLogic
6 9 (42.86%) Project Management
7 7 (33.33%) LoadRunner
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
9 5 (23.81%) UNIX
10 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
10 4 (19.05%) Legal
10 4 (19.05%) HP
10 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
11 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
11 3 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (14.29%) VMware
11 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (14.29%) vSphere
11 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
11 3 (14.29%) VBA
11 3 (14.29%) VMS
12 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
12 2 (9.52%) Resource Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 10 (47.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) IPsec
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
1 1 (4.76%) SSL
1 1 (4.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Project Manager
1 10 (47.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 10 (47.62%) Infrastructure Manager
2 7 (33.33%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Capacity Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Platform Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (14.29%) VMS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
3 2 (9.52%) Matrix Management
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Coaching
4 1 (4.76%) SIEM
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Management
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (4.76%) Data Management
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 3 (14.29%) VBA
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) R
4 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
1 1 (4.76%) MCDBA
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.76%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Oracle
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) F5
3 10 (47.62%) EMC
3 10 (47.62%) BMC
4 4 (19.05%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.76%) Aruba
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Sun