The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 - 91
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.39% - 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £375
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 Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 477 444 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 47.09% 46.84% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 216 244
Median daily rate £395 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.65% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £243 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 29
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.12 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.54% -59.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.03 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £15.13 £40.00
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Buckinghamshire

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Buckinghamshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 -
Sun
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Sun.

1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) StorageTek
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 4 (57.14%) Apache
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Vista
2 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 4 (57.14%) SCOM
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) NAS
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) DevOps

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) NAS
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (42.86%) Big Data
2 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Finnish Language
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCITP
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (57.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
1 4 (57.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) StorageTek
1 4 (57.14%) VMware