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 24 June 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 - 69
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.84% - 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.98% - 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £370
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 - £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 - £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £399
% change year-on-year -2.25% -2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +113.51% +54.16%  

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 354 326 293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 42.70% 38.44% 31.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 220 207
Median daily rate £375 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £270 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £12.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.00% -39.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.50 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £33.45 £53.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in Bristol over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in Bristol

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 6 (75.00%) J2EE
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
1 6 (75.00%) AIX
1 6 (75.00%) HPUX
1 6 (75.00%) Solaris
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) JBoss
1 6 (75.00%) Apache
1 6 (75.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) iPlanet
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
1 6 (75.00%) Clustering
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 6 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (75.00%) F5
1 6 (75.00%) High Availability
2 5 (62.50%) PlateSpin
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
2 5 (62.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (62.50%) SUSE
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Veritas
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 5 (62.50%) KVM
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay

Sun
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) Apache
1 6 (75.00%) iPlanet
1 6 (75.00%) JBoss
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 6 (75.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) FCoE
3 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 1 (12.50%) LDAP
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) EPoS Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) EPoS Field Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) EPoS
3 1 (12.50%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) AIX
1 6 (75.00%) HPUX
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Solaris
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) SUSE
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) High Availability
1 6 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) C-shell
1 1 (12.50%) Korn
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
1 5 (62.50%) KVM
1 5 (62.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Samba
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) F5
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) PlateSpin
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 5 (62.50%) Veritas
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Cognos
4 1 (12.50%) Opsware