The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 121 120
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.054% 0.045% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.085% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £475 £388 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +47.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £368 £385
% change year-on-year -4.24% -4.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £51.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.67% +32.69%  

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 Hampshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 981 1174 996
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 52.60% 53.22% 45.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 764 526
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 70
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.84 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Hampshire

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Sun.

1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) HPUX
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Samba
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) X.500
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (20.00%) VMware

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) X.500
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) HPUX
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) RHCA
2 1 (20.00%) RHCE
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Samba
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas
2 1 (20.00%) VMware