The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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
England / South East
Rank 237 262 257
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5  
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.051% 0.065% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Median daily rate £410 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -31.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £458
% change year-on-year +30.76% -29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.25
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2221 2544 2656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.29% 27.66% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1567 1375
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 105 107
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.75 £50.44
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun Certification in the South East

Sun Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun Certification in the South East

Sun Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £360 +10.76%
Berkshire - 2 £425 -
Sun Certification
England

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Spring
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Hibernate
3 5 (55.56%) Unit Testing
3 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
3 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 5 (55.56%) Maven
3 5 (55.56%) JUnit
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) XSD
4 2 (22.22%) XSLT
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Solaris
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) JBoss
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) ATM
4 2 (22.22%) Broadband
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (22.22%) JBoss
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) ATM
1 2 (22.22%) Broadband
1 2 (22.22%) DSLAM
1 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) PPP
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
1 5 (55.56%) JUnit
1 5 (55.56%) Maven
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
1 7 (77.78%) Java Developer
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Hibernate
1 7 (77.78%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) Java EE
2 2 (22.22%) JPA
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) XSD
2 2 (22.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Unit Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Refactoring
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) SOLID
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) SCSA
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Huawei
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Sun
2 2 (22.22%) Veritas