The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 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
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 128 137
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9  
Contract jobs citing Sun 6 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.26% 0.080% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.17% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Median daily rate £395 £463 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.59% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £553 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £393
% change year-on-year -2.25% -1.46%  
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 the East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1059 1175 1512
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.51% 47.02% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 610 858
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 100 136
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.53 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Sun
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 in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in the East of England

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in the East of England

Sun
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 within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hertfordshire -1 4 £410 -28.69%
Norfolk - 2 £350 -
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region with a requirement for Sun.

1 5 (55.56%) Unix
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) HPUX
2 4 (44.44%) Perl
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 4 (44.44%) X.500
2 4 (44.44%) Samba
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Sun Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
4 2 (22.22%) Spring
4 2 (22.22%) TDD

Sun
Co-occurring 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 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
1 4 (44.44%) X.500
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Lombardi
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) BPM Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Business Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Business Process Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Business Process Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Process Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Sun Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 2 (22.22%) Java EE
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) Dojo
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (11.11%) Servlets
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Solaris
1 5 (55.56%) Unix
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) HPUX
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Memory Management
1 2 (22.22%) OO
1 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (22.22%) TDD
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Process Management
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Sun Certification
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Certification
3 1 (11.11%) OCPJP
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Samba
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) ForgeRock
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat