The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sun Microsystems, Inc.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
England / South West
Rank 128 137 127
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.48% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Median daily rate £350 £469 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -1.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £361
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £50.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-33.00% +42.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1059 1246 1201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.16% 41.62% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 820 728
Median daily rate £363 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.82% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 72 97
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the South West region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the South West region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Bristol - 2 £330 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun 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 South West region with a requirement for Sun.

1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 12 (63.16%) Solaris
3 11 (57.89%) Java
4 10 (52.63%) IBM
5 9 (47.37%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (47.37%) Finance
5 9 (47.37%) WebSphere
6 7 (36.84%) Linux
7 6 (31.58%) Control-M
7 6 (31.58%) Intel Security
7 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
7 6 (31.58%) SCOM
7 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
7 6 (31.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
8 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (21.05%) Clustering
9 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (21.05%) DNS
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (47.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Big Data
3 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Administrator
2 6 (31.58%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) J2EE Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
2 2 (10.53%) J2EE
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) JSON-LD
2 2 (10.53%) OAuth2
2 2 (10.53%) React
2 2 (10.53%) RESTful
2 2 (10.53%) SAML
2 2 (10.53%) Spring
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Semantic Web
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Solaris
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) API Development
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) SOA
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Hardening
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) AAT
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (10.53%) Shibboleth
5 2 (10.53%) vSphere
6 1 (5.26%) NFS
6 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Control-M
1 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
1 6 (31.58%) SCOM
2 4 (21.05%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) OpenAM
3 2 (10.53%) OpenSSO
3 2 (10.53%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) IBM
3 6 (31.58%) Intel Security
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) ForgeRock
6 2 (10.53%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) Canon
7 1 (5.26%) SAP