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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
England / South West
Rank 134 131 133
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.074% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 1.16% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Median daily rate £350 £425 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -9.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.27% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £52.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-58.57% +44.82%

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
1100 1202 1274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.71% 40.15% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 786 760
Median daily rate £370 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 72 65
Median hourly rate £38.50 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 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
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 5 (45.45%) Solaris
2 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (36.36%) Clustering
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) Client/Server
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management

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 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) JSON-LD
2 1 (9.09%) OAuth2
2 1 (9.09%) React
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) SAML
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Client/Server
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) API Development
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
2 1 (9.09%) Security Hardening
2 1 (9.09%) SOA
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) AAT
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) NFS
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (9.09%) Shibboleth
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Control-M
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) OpenAM
2 1 (9.09%) OpenSSO
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Canon
5 1 (9.09%) ForgeRock
5 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
5 1 (9.09%) SAP