Period
to 17 June 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 June 2018 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 300 295
Rank change year-on-year -36 -5 +28
Contract jobs citing Sun 37 61 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.81% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 68
South East median daily rate £394 £391 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +7.19% -11.52%
10th Percentile £328 £93 £300
90th Percentile £588 £521 £440
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 19
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £10.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -80.95% +39.53%
10th Percentile £18.50 £10.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £44.10 £10.00 £63.00
England median hourly rate £15.25 £29.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year -47.86% -42.65% +104.00%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,694 7,564 8,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.91% 49.17% 48.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,398 4,194 5,168
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £254 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 362 422
South East median hourly rate £17.13 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% -8.57% +0.72%
10th Percentile £10.47 £9.26 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.60 £47.25 £51.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Sun as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in the South East

Sun
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in the South East

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in the South East over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in the South East

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in the South East

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in the South East over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sun in the South East

Sun
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 within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 June 2018. 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
Surrey -21 23 £431 -4.17% 1
West Sussex -1 6 £500 +30.72%
Thames Valley -33 5 £375 +11.94% 9
Hampshire -9 3 £344 -27.63% 1
Berkshire -21 3 £313 -28.57% 2
Oxfordshire -1 1 £375 - 6
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £500 +426.32% 1
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Sun.

1 29 (78.38%) Oracle
2 24 (64.86%) Unix
2 24 (64.86%) Solaris
2 24 (64.86%) Linux
3 20 (54.05%) SAN
4 19 (51.35%) Red Hat
4 19 (51.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (48.65%) ITIL
6 14 (37.84%) Veritas
6 14 (37.84%) Brocade
7 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
7 13 (35.14%) NAS
8 12 (32.43%) Fibre Channel
8 12 (32.43%) Centrify
8 12 (32.43%) Perl
8 12 (32.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
9 11 (29.73%) HP
9 11 (29.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (27.03%) Computer Science
10 10 (27.03%) AWK
10 10 (27.03%) NetBackup
10 10 (27.03%) Information Security
10 10 (27.03%) Degree
10 10 (27.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 9 (24.32%) VMware
11 9 (24.32%) Service Delivery
11 9 (24.32%) Change Management
11 9 (24.32%) Finance
11 9 (24.32%) IBM

Sun
Co-occurring 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 5 (13.51%) IIS
2 4 (10.81%) SAS
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) SAN
2 13 (35.14%) NAS
3 12 (32.43%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (13.51%) FTP
4 5 (13.51%) SSH
5 3 (8.11%) Firewall
5 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.70%) Internet
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) NFC
6 1 (2.70%) SMS
6 1 (2.70%) Value-Added Service
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) Couchbase
2 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.70%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Administrator
1 11 (29.73%) Unix Administrator
2 7 (18.92%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Security Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Solaris Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Storage Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) OSS Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) LDAP
2 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.70%) Flash
2 1 (2.70%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
2 10 (27.03%) Computer Science
3 8 (21.62%) Driving Licence
4 7 (18.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
5 5 (13.51%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (13.51%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (13.51%) Smartcard
6 2 (5.41%) PDA
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.70%) Clustering
7 1 (2.70%) Contactless
7 1 (2.70%) EMC VNX
7 1 (2.70%) Replication
7 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 24 (64.86%) Linux
1 24 (64.86%) Solaris
1 24 (64.86%) Unix
2 19 (51.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (24.32%) Windows
4 7 (18.92%) CentOS
5 4 (10.81%) AIX
5 4 (10.81%) SUSE
5 4 (10.81%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.41%) HPUX
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (27.03%) Information Security
4 9 (24.32%) Change Management
4 9 (24.32%) Service Delivery
5 8 (21.62%) DevOps
5 8 (21.62%) Mathematics
5 8 (21.62%) Quality Management
6 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.92%) ITIL V3
7 6 (16.22%) Benchmarking
7 6 (16.22%) Business Continuity
7 6 (16.22%) High Availability
7 6 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
7 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) QMS
7 6 (16.22%) TOGAF
8 5 (13.51%) Business Development
8 5 (13.51%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) Perl
2 10 (27.03%) AWK
3 7 (18.92%) Shell Script
4 6 (16.22%) Bourne shell
4 6 (16.22%) Korn
4 6 (16.22%) SQL
5 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.81%) sed
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) CISA
2 5 (13.51%) CISM
2 5 (13.51%) CISSP
2 5 (13.51%) CREST Certified
2 5 (13.51%) IISP
3 4 (10.81%) RHCE
3 4 (10.81%) RHCSA
4 3 (8.11%) OCA
4 3 (8.11%) OCP
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (5.41%) MOS
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.70%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) GDPR
2 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (13.51%) ISAE 3402
3 5 (13.51%) ISO 22301
3 5 (13.51%) ISO 31000
3 5 (13.51%) ISO 9001
3 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
3 5 (13.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (16.22%) GlusterFS
2 6 (16.22%) Veritas File System
2 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (13.51%) NFS
4 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) NetBackup
1 10 (27.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle ZFS
3 7 (18.92%) Ansible
4 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 6 (16.22%) SnapMirror
4 6 (16.22%) SnapVault
5 5 (13.51%) Nessus
5 5 (13.51%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 4 (10.81%) Nagios
7 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (5.41%) Puppet
8 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (2.70%) Grafana
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (2.70%) SCCM
8 1 (2.70%) SCOM
8 1 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 29 (78.38%) Oracle
2 19 (51.35%) Red Hat
3 14 (37.84%) Brocade
3 14 (37.84%) Veritas
4 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) Centrify
6 11 (29.73%) HP
7 9 (24.32%) EMC
7 9 (24.32%) IBM
7 9 (24.32%) VMware
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco
8 7 (18.92%) StorageTek
9 6 (16.22%) NetApp
9 6 (16.22%) Splunk
10 5 (13.51%) ArcSight
10 5 (13.51%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (13.51%) Imperva
10 5 (13.51%) Qualys
10 5 (13.51%) Trend Micro
10 5 (13.51%) Tripwire