The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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.

Sun Certification
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 - 139
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.055% - 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% - 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £458
% change year-on-year +26.15% -29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.25

Sun Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 432 637 757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.62% 25.66% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 319 340
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £285 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Sun Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun Certification in Berkshire

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sun Certification in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun Certification in Berkshire

Sun Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun Certification in Berkshire

Sun Certification
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Reading - 1 £425 -
Sun Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) xDSL
3 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Huawei
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) SCSA
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel

Sun Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) ATM
1 2 (33.33%) Broadband
1 2 (33.33%) DSLAM
1 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) PPP
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
1 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) SCSA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Huawei
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas