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 25 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 56 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.64% 0.16% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 0.32% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £410 £575 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.69% +77.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £575 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £575 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -2.25% -  
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 Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 301 316 483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 48.16% 48.99% 53.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 162 235
Median daily rate £406 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 36
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Sun.

1 5 (83.33%) Unix
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) HPUX
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Samba
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 4 (66.67%) X.500
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) OpenLDAP

Sun
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) X.500
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Sun Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Solaris
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) HPUX
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
1 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Samba
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) ForgeRock
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat