The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 29 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.

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

Sun
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 124 132
Rank change year-on-year +38 +8  
Contract jobs citing Sun 13 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.71% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 1.42% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £481 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £366 £385
% change year-on-year -3.07% -4.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £63.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £51.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.67% +32.69%  

Sun is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 916 1305 1406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.08% 52.52% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 670 697
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 48 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Sun in Berkshire

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Berkshire

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Berkshire

Sun
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 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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 +19 9 £481 - 1
Slough - 3 - -
Sun
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Sun.

1 15 (93.75%) Unix
1 15 (93.75%) HP
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 10 (62.50%) Citrix
4 9 (56.25%) IBM
4 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
4 9 (56.25%) Google
4 9 (56.25%) Migration
4 9 (56.25%) Data Migration
4 9 (56.25%) Private Cloud
4 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
5 6 (37.50%) Solaris
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) SMTP
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco
6 4 (25.00%) IMAP
6 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (12.50%) Legal
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Huawei
7 2 (12.50%) SCSA
7 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (12.50%) Presales
7 2 (12.50%) xDSL

Sun
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 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) IMAP
2 4 (25.00%) SMTP
3 2 (12.50%) ATM
3 2 (12.50%) Broadband
3 2 (12.50%) DSLAM
3 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (12.50%) PPP
3 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) xDSL
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) IT Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Data Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Data Storage Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Presales Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
1 9 (56.25%) Private Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Unix
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Data Migration
1 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Line Management
2 2 (12.50%) Network Management
2 2 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
1 2 (12.50%) CCNP
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) SCSA
1 2 (12.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) HP
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) Google
4 9 (56.25%) IBM
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (12.50%) Huawei
7 2 (12.50%) Veritas