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 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% - 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% - 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £425
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 Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 286 423 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 48.89% 48.62% 53.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 244 213
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £22.42 £24.12
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 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 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 Reading region with a requirement for Sun.

1 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) IBM
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) Migration
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 9 (100.00%) Google
1 9 (100.00%) Private Cloud
1 9 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery

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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Consultant
2 7 (77.78%) IT Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Data Storage Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Presales Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Storage Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 9 (100.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 9 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) Google
1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) IBM
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) VMware