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 23 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 154 183
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29  
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.091% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.73% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 13
Median daily rate £550 £388 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.93% -14.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £308 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £560 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -2.25% -3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
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 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 1248 1368 2455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.82% 40.43% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 1050 1825
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 67
Median hourly rate £21.40 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.92 £26.25 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 23 June 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 23 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 City of London region with a requirement for Sun.

1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
4 2 (22.22%) ACCA
4 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Sybase
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Hyperion
4 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Smart View
4 2 (22.22%) AAT
4 2 (22.22%) Fintech
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
5 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Ansible
5 1 (11.11%) RMDS

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 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Academy Housing
1 1 (11.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Smart View
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Excel Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Excel Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Excel VBA Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Unix Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
1 1 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XHTML
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Fintech
2 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
3 1 (11.11%) Equities
3 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Data Management
2 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
3 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) AAT
1 2 (22.22%) ACCA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Dollar Universe
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (11.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Hyperion
2 2 (22.22%) Sybase
3 1 (11.11%) Capita
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Solace
3 1 (11.11%) SunGard
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO