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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
England / East of England
Rank 125 121 121
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.041% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.087% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £95 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £365 £380
% change year-on-year -3.42% -3.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £52.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -80.95% +84.21%  

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 974 1144 1303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.47% 46.89% 50.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 650 723
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 91 115
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £10.30 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £57.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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
Hertfordshire - 2 £95 -
Cambridgeshire +9 1 £500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £95 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for Sun.

1 7 (58.33%) Java
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
1 7 (58.33%) Unix
2 6 (50.00%) Sun Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
3 5 (41.67%) PVCS
3 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) C++
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Web Development
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Solaris
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) SLA
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
7 1 (8.33%) Process Management
7 1 (8.33%) Finance
7 1 (8.33%) Automotive
7 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) OCPJP
7 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering

Sun
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 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (8.33%) IOS XR
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) NX-OS
2 1 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) PVCS
2 1 (8.33%) Lombardi
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Business Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Management Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Process Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) Dojo
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
1 1 (8.33%) Servlets
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Web Development
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Process Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Certification
2 1 (8.33%) OCPJP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) ForgeRock
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) SAP