The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Certification
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 61 - 74
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.30% - 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £458
% change year-on-year +30.76% -29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.25

Sun Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 175 286 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 26.16% 28.37% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 146 163
Median daily rate £400 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £300 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +38.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Sun Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun Certification in Reading

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun Certification in Reading

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification 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 Reading region with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) xDSL
3 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Huawei
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) SCSA
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) ATM
1 2 (33.33%) Broadband
1 2 (33.33%) DSLAM
1 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) PPP
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
1 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) SCSA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Huawei
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas