The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Certification
England / East of England
Rank 126 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.093% - 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £500 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £439
% change year-on-year +30.76% -25.96%  
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 of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 474 483 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 22.10% 19.92% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 255 223
Median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 46 53
Median hourly rate £37.25 £46.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.89% +106.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.93 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun Certification in the East of England

Sun Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun Certification in the East of England

Sun Certification
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Sun Certification
England

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Sun
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Web Development
3 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
3 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
3 5 (71.43%) PVCS
3 5 (71.43%) C++
3 5 (71.43%) Unix
4 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) J2EE
5 2 (28.57%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) Process Management
6 1 (14.29%) Automotive
6 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 1 (14.29%) Middleware
6 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
6 1 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) JSP
6 1 (14.29%) Servlets
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
6 1 (14.29%) HTML
6 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) JBoss

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) PVCS
2 1 (14.29%) Lombardi
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Applications Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) BPM Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Business Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Management Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Process Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Dojo
2 1 (14.29%) Drools
2 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Servlets
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Web Development
3 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Process Management
4 1 (14.29%) RAD
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) SSADM
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) C++
3 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
1 1 (14.29%) OCPJP
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Sun
3 1 (14.29%) IBM