Period
to 17 October 2017

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 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 180 184
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.10% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.70% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 8
Scotland median daily rate £138 £340 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -59.56% -12.82% +20.00%
10th Percentile £118 £287 £340
90th Percentile £157 £438 £427
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £27.35 £17.00
% change year-on-year +44.42% +60.88% -47.47%

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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1831 2286 2218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.72% 46.49% 36.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 1230 1043
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £213 £227 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 91 74
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £36.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +171.70% -26.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £8.33
90th Percentile £45.60 £43.00 £39.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stirling - 2 £125 -
Highlands - 1 £160 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Sun
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (40.00%) VMS
1 2 (40.00%) Toad
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) VSAN
1 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM

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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Process Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP