The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
South West / Bristol
Rank 67 64 70
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.12% 0.88% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 2.17% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £100 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +3.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £368 £386
% change year-on-year -3.56% -4.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.95% +34.61%  

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 Bristol.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 345 368 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 42.28% 40.66% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 263 219
Median daily rate £352 £355 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.84% -1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 16
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.55% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £18.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Bristol

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Bristol

Sun
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Sun.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) Security Hardening
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (33.33%) SAN

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Military
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS Field Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Hardening
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat