The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 59 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.33% - 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% - 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £95 - £375
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 Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 266 326 415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 43.89% 48.37% 58.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 157 219
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £325 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.87 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £17.00
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Hertfordshire

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Hertfordshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Hertfordshire 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
St Albans - 1 £95 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Sun
East of England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Sun.

1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (20.00%) ForgeRock
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (20.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) SAP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Customer Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Customer Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) ForgeRock
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) SAP