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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 56 48 54
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.17% 1.61% 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 7.91% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 7
Median daily rate - £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 118 139 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.73% 20.29% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 72 71
Median daily rate £313 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 26
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £38.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) DevOps
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (57.14%) SOA
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
3 4 (57.14%) Middleware
3 4 (57.14%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (28.57%) Advertising
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (28.57%) Sun
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (14.29%) CA
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) Confluence
5 1 (14.29%) Puppet

Solaris
Top Related 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 4 (57.14%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
1 1 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 1 (14.29%) FishEye
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Hudson
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (28.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) DBA
1 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Middleware Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) SOA Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) SOA Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Middleware
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Sun
3 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) ForgeRock
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Sonatype