Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 160 165
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 19 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.46% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 0.41% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 7
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £481 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.47% +4.05% +23.33%
10th Percentile £261 £446 £454
90th Percentile £340 £508 £575
South East median daily rate £325 £385 £413
% change year-on-year -15.58% -6.67% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.50 - £12.00
10th Percentile £40.75 - £9.00
90th Percentile £42.25 - £14.00
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £16.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +151.52% +37.50% -70.91%

Sun is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2026 2196 2474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 49.21% 51.08% 50.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 1136 1263
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 124 135
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -40.84% +23.14%
10th Percentile £11.04 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £39.80 £44.48 £46.49
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% +19.35%

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Sun as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +22 12 £325 - 1
Bracknell +2 2 £350 -26.32%
Newbury - 2 £300 -
Sun
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 14 (73.68%) Solaris
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Unix
2 12 (63.16%) Oracle
3 11 (57.89%) Perl
3 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
4 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (52.63%) Bash Shell
5 9 (47.37%) Puppet
5 9 (47.37%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (47.37%) Xen
5 9 (47.37%) DNS
5 9 (47.37%) Python
5 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
5 9 (47.37%) Ansible
6 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
7 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
7 7 (36.84%) Contingency Planning
7 7 (36.84%) JSON
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Ruby
8 6 (31.58%) Degree
8 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle Exadata
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle Exalogic
8 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (31.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (26.32%) Private Cloud
9 5 (26.32%) IBM

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.53%) IBM Domino
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) DNS
1 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (15.79%) SS7
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) INAP
3 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
4 1 (5.26%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) Toad
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Server Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Storage Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) JSON
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Exalogic
2 5 (26.32%) Private Cloud
3 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Clustering
5 2 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (5.26%) Replication
6 1 (5.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
1 14 (73.68%) Solaris
2 12 (63.16%) Unix
3 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) CentOS
5 2 (10.53%) SUSE
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Contingency Planning
1 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
2 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Coaching
3 3 (15.79%) Data Management
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Service Design
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) API Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
4 2 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Perl
2 10 (52.63%) Bash Shell
3 9 (47.37%) Python
4 7 (36.84%) Ruby
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
7 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 1 (5.26%) C++
8 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Xen
2 5 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) vSphere
4 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
4 3 (15.79%) XenServer
5 2 (10.53%) Docker
5 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (10.53%) vCloud
6 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Ansible
1 9 (47.37%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (47.37%) Puppet
2 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 2 (10.53%) CFEngine
3 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) SCOM
3 2 (10.53%) SCOrch
3 2 (10.53%) SCVMM
3 2 (10.53%) Unicenter
3 2 (10.53%) vRealize
4 1 (5.26%) vCenter Server
4 1 (5.26%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
2 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
3 5 (26.32%) Dell
3 5 (26.32%) EMC
3 5 (26.32%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) IBM
3 5 (26.32%) NetApp
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Brocade
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) Intel
4 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) 3PAR
5 2 (10.53%) CA
5 2 (10.53%) Infoblox
5 2 (10.53%) Lotus
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Nimsoft