The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 150 173
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23  
Contract jobs citing Sun 7 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.66% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 13
Median daily rate £413 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £354 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £470 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £366 £385
% change year-on-year -3.07% -4.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1213 1367 2171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 39.49% 40.38% 42.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 1030 1577
Median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 43
Median hourly rate £14.85 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £43.57 £25.00
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in the City of London

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in the City of London

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in the City of London

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 City of London region with a requirement for Sun.

1 13 (86.67%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Unix
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) Financial Institution
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) CISM
6 5 (33.33%) CISSP
6 5 (33.33%) CNA
6 5 (33.33%) Novell Certification
6 5 (33.33%) GCIA
6 5 (33.33%) GCIH
6 5 (33.33%) Retail
6 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
6 5 (33.33%) Network Design
6 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 5 (33.33%) Legal
6 5 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (33.33%) GIAC
6 5 (33.33%) Fixed Income
6 5 (33.33%) Equities
6 5 (33.33%) Information Security
6 5 (33.33%) Network Security
6 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (33.33%) Data Centre

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Smart View
2 1 (6.67%) QlikView
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (86.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Financial Institution
3 5 (33.33%) Legal
3 5 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Excel Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VBA Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 5 (33.33%) Equities
1 5 (33.33%) Fixed Income
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 5 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
1 9 (60.00%) Unix
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (33.33%) Information Security
1 5 (33.33%) Network Design
1 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 5 (33.33%) Security Operations
1 5 (33.33%) Threat Detection
1 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CISM
1 5 (33.33%) CISSP
1 5 (33.33%) CNA
1 5 (33.33%) GCIA
1 5 (33.33%) GCIH
1 5 (33.33%) GIAC
1 5 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
1 5 (33.33%) Novell Certification
1 5 (33.33%) SANS
2 3 (20.00%) AAT
3 2 (13.33%) ACCA
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) Bloomberg
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Hyperion
2 2 (13.33%) Juniper
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Reuters
3 1 (6.67%) Capita
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) SunGard