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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 52 67
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.58% 1.05% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.06% 5.60% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £425 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £400
% change year-on-year +6.95% -6.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

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 165 125 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.11% 18.71% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 65 110
Median daily rate £400 £365 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +8.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £154 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 21
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £13.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.81 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Rickmansworth +1 2 £525 -
Watford - 2 £550 -
Solaris
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 11 (100.00%) Unix
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) HPUX
4 5 (45.45%) Sun
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 4 (36.36%) Perl
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (36.36%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
5 4 (36.36%) X.500
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (36.36%) Samba
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) MySQL
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 2 (18.18%) Ansible

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 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
1 4 (36.36%) X.500
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 1 (9.09%) Checkstyle
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Log4j
2 1 (9.09%) Mockito
2 1 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) EMC Storage Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Storage Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Sun Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
1 1 (9.09%) boto
1 1 (9.09%) EJB
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) JDBC
1 1 (9.09%) JMS
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) JSP
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
1 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
1 1 (9.09%) Spring Security
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) XSD
1 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Unix
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) HPUX
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (9.09%) AIX
6 1 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (9.09%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Dependency Management
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Kanban
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) RAD
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Perl
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Samba
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (9.09%) SRDF
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (9.09%) EMC TimeFinder
2 1 (9.09%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) SnapMirror
2 1 (9.09%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Sun
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 1 (9.09%) Brocade
3 1 (9.09%) CA
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) ForgeRock
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Sonatype
3 1 (9.09%) Talend
3 1 (9.09%) VMware