The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 23 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 - 74
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.54% - 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 1.10% - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -2.25% -3.00%  
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 Milton Keynes.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 364 314 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 49.12% 47.29% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 152 191
Median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 19
Median hourly rate £12.02 £9.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.69 £14.10 £40.00
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Milton Keynes

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Sun.

1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) StorageTek
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 4 (57.14%) Apache
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Vista
2 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 4 (57.14%) SCOM
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) NAS
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) DevOps

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) NAS
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (42.86%) Big Data
2 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Finnish Language
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCITP
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (57.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
1 4 (57.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) StorageTek
1 4 (57.14%) VMware