The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 127 115
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12  
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.12% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.28% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Median daily rate £343 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.88% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £450 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £368 £385
% change year-on-year -4.24% -4.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.95% +34.61%  

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 Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 760 1056 1081
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.35% 40.74% 36.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 583 585
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 37
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +168.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £13.80 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Scotland

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Scotland

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 2 £343 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 - -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Sun.

1 16 (88.89%) Solaris
2 14 (77.78%) Linux
3 12 (66.67%) Oracle
3 12 (66.67%) IBM
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 10 (55.56%) NFS
4 10 (55.56%) CommVault
4 10 (55.56%) NetApp
4 10 (55.56%) Shell Script
4 10 (55.56%) Bash Shell
4 10 (55.56%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (50.00%) Unix
6 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 5 (27.78%) Canon
9 4 (22.22%) vSphere
9 4 (22.22%) Internet
9 4 (22.22%) AIX
10 3 (16.67%) Windows
10 3 (16.67%) Project Management
11 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
11 2 (11.11%) Firewall
11 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
11 2 (11.11%) Finance
11 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
11 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
11 2 (11.11%) J2EE
11 2 (11.11%) WebLogic

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (11.11%) iPlanet
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) LDAP
2 2 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Solaris Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Unix Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Unix Scripter
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Finance Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Solaris
2 14 (77.78%) Linux
3 10 (55.56%) Oracle Linux
4 9 (50.00%) Unix
5 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (22.22%) AIX
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
8 1 (5.56%) HPUX
8 1 (5.56%) SUSE
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Change Control
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) People Management
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Bash Shell
1 10 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) NFS
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) vSphere
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) KVM
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) IBM
1 12 (66.67%) Oracle
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) CommVault
2 10 (55.56%) NetApp
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (27.78%) Canon
5 2 (11.11%) CA
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) ForgeRock
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) BEA
6 1 (5.56%) PlateSpin
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas