The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

Sun Certification
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 87 96
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9  
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.37% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 2.01% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Median daily rate £360 £325 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -20.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £300 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £458
% change year-on-year +26.15% -29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.25

Sun Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 285 299 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.03% 18.32% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 191 164
Median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £205 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Sun Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun Certification in the East Midlands

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun Certification in the East Midlands

Sun Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun Certification in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
1 4 (100.00%) Java EE
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) SOLID
3 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) jMock
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) JPA
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) XSD

Sun Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) jMock
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (100.00%) Java EE
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) JPA
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSD
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (50.00%) OOD
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) SOLID
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) OCMJD
1 2 (50.00%) OCPJWCD
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle