Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 6 months to 18 November 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 94 105
Rank change year-on-year +18 +11 -5
Contract jobs citing Sun 12 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.95% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.83% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Reading median daily rate £325 - £450
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £481 £463
% change year-on-year -32.47% +4.05% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £41.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.50 - £12.00

Sun is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Reading.

All Vendors
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 657 768 1012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 52.02% 52.10% 51.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 376 549
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £188 £231
90th Percentile £581 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 59 80
Reading median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.93 £45.62 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +16.00% -42.00% +23.14%

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Sun as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in Reading

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Reading

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in Reading over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in Reading

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for Sun.

1 10 (83.33%) Unix
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle
3 7 (58.33%) Perl
3 7 (58.33%) DNS
3 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (58.33%) Solaris
3 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
3 7 (58.33%) Xen
3 7 (58.33%) Bash Shell
3 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (50.00%) Ansible
4 6 (50.00%) Puppet
4 6 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (50.00%) JSON
4 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (50.00%) Ruby
4 6 (50.00%) Python
5 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (41.67%) Degree
5 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle Exalogic
5 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (41.67%) Contingency Planning
5 5 (41.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Symantec

Sun
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
1 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Toad
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Server Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Storage Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Virtualisation Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Exalogic
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
1 10 (83.33%) Unix
2 7 (58.33%) Solaris
3 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Contingency Planning
1 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (25.00%) Coaching
2 3 (25.00%) Service Design
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
4 1 (8.33%) V-Model
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Bash Shell
1 7 (58.33%) Perl
2 6 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Xen
2 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) vSphere
2 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Ansible
1 6 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) Brocade
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 3 (25.00%) EMC
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) Intel
3 3 (25.00%) NetApp
3 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 3 (25.00%) VMware