Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 77 85
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 19 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.20% 1.15% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.64% 5.42% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £438 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +32.08% -33.75%
10th Percentile £397 £388 £315
90th Percentile £690 £540 £339
East of England median daily rate £463 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +23.33% -1.32% -10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £23.00

Solaris is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 337 295 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.34% 21.28% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 155 200
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £365 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +8.96% -4.29%
10th Percentile £120 £167 £120
90th Percentile £550 £523 £488
East of England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 18 50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -9.84% +5.17%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £45.53 £20.00 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Hertfordshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Hertfordshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Hertfordshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Hertfordshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -2 6 £550 -
Rickmansworth 0 5 £525 +16.67%
Solaris
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (94.74%) Linux
3 13 (68.42%) MySQL
3 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (47.37%) HPUX
4 9 (47.37%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (47.37%) Scrum
4 9 (47.37%) DevOps
5 8 (42.11%) Ansible
5 8 (42.11%) Docker
5 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
5 8 (42.11%) RDBMS
5 8 (42.11%) DB2
5 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
6 7 (36.84%) Bitbucket
6 7 (36.84%) Confluence
6 7 (36.84%) JIRA
6 7 (36.84%) Atlassian
6 7 (36.84%) Oracle
6 7 (36.84%) Python
6 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
7 6 (31.58%) Mesos
7 6 (31.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (31.58%) boto
7 6 (31.58%) HipChat
7 6 (31.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (31.58%) Kubernetes
7 6 (31.58%) Rancher
7 6 (31.58%) Docker Swarm

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) Confluence
2 6 (31.58%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (26.32%) Apache
3 5 (26.32%) MQSeries
3 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
4 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
5 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
6 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (5.26%) CMS
6 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
6 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) HipChat
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (31.58%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (31.58%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Internet
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) MySQL
2 9 (47.37%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (42.11%) DB2
3 8 (42.11%) RDBMS
3 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Bitbucket
1 7 (36.84%) JIRA
2 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (31.58%) JUnit
2 6 (31.58%) Maven
2 6 (31.58%) Mockito
3 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
3 5 (26.32%) Log4j
3 5 (26.32%) Subversion
4 4 (21.05%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (21.05%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (10.53%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (10.53%) Checkstyle
5 2 (10.53%) Gradle
6 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.26%) EasyMock
6 1 (5.26%) JBehave
6 1 (5.26%) jMock
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium
6 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (21.05%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Leader
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Sun Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) boto
2 5 (26.32%) EJB
2 5 (26.32%) J2EE
2 5 (26.32%) JDBC
2 5 (26.32%) JMS
2 5 (26.32%) JSON
2 5 (26.32%) JSP
2 5 (26.32%) REST
2 5 (26.32%) SOAP
2 5 (26.32%) Spring
2 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) XSD
2 5 (26.32%) XSLT
3 4 (21.05%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (21.05%) Apache Camel
3 4 (21.05%) Spring Boot
3 4 (21.05%) Spring Security
4 3 (15.79%) Middleware
5 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (94.74%) Linux
3 9 (47.37%) HPUX
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) DevOps
2 9 (47.37%) Scrum
3 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
4 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
4 5 (26.32%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) RAD
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) Dependency Management
5 4 (21.05%) ETL
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) Time Management
8 1 (5.26%) BDD
8 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Open Source
8 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Python
2 6 (31.58%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) Perl
3 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Docker
2 4 (21.05%) Samba
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Ansible
2 6 (31.58%) Docker Swarm
2 6 (31.58%) Kubernetes
2 6 (31.58%) Mesos
2 6 (31.58%) Rancher
3 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (15.79%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) Terraform
4 1 (5.26%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Atlassian
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) IBM
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) Sun
3 4 (21.05%) Talend
4 2 (10.53%) Sonatype
5 1 (5.26%) ATG
5 1 (5.26%) Blue Martini
5 1 (5.26%) Demandware
5 1 (5.26%) Elastic Path
5 1 (5.26%) hybris
5 1 (5.26%) VMware