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 3 months to 27 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 235 214
Rank change year-on-year 0 -21  
Contract jobs citing Sun 20 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.80% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 24
Median daily rate £383 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £365 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £438 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £399
% change year-on-year -0.64% -2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £51.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +325.00%  
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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3827 4353 4417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.35% 48.40% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2131 2551 2414
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 218 228
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 27 June 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
Surrey +1 8 £463 +17.08% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £450 -
West Sussex +9 3 £383 +4.79%
Hampshire +6 2 - -
Oxfordshire -6 2 £375 -
Berkshire +24 1 £335 -21.17%
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for Sun.

1 48 (75.00%) Unix
1 48 (75.00%) Solaris
2 45 (70.31%) Linux
3 39 (60.94%) Oracle
4 37 (57.81%) Red Hat
5 31 (48.44%) SAN
5 31 (48.44%) Veritas
6 28 (43.75%) HP
6 28 (43.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 25 (39.06%) NAS
7 25 (39.06%) VMware
8 24 (37.50%) NetBackup
9 22 (34.38%) Finance
9 22 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (32.81%) Veritas File System
11 20 (31.25%) Enterprise Storage
11 20 (31.25%) High Availability
12 17 (26.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 17 (26.56%) Change Management
13 16 (25.00%) Brocade
14 15 (23.44%) Symantec
15 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
15 14 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (21.88%) Firewall
15 14 (21.88%) EMC
15 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
15 14 (21.88%) Perl
16 13 (20.31%) IBM
16 13 (20.31%) Citrix
16 13 (20.31%) Migration

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 (7.81%) IIS
1 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (48.44%) SAN
2 25 (39.06%) NAS
3 14 (21.88%) Firewall
4 9 (14.06%) FTP
4 9 (14.06%) SSH
5 8 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (12.50%) iSCSI
6 5 (7.81%) DHCP
6 5 (7.81%) DNS
7 4 (6.25%) IMAP
7 4 (6.25%) SMTP
8 2 (3.13%) Internet
8 2 (3.13%) LDAP
8 2 (3.13%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.56%) Network Security
9 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.56%) VLAN
9 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) InterSystems Cache
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (4.69%) Big Data
2 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.13%) DB2
3 2 (3.13%) Informix
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 22 (34.38%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Legal
3 4 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Finnish Language
5 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (48.44%) Administrator
2 28 (43.75%) Unix Administrator
3 22 (34.38%) Systems Administrator
4 21 (32.81%) Storage Administrator
5 20 (31.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 17 (26.56%) Solaris Administrator
7 15 (23.44%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 10 (15.63%) Consultant
9 9 (14.06%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 7 (10.94%) IT Consultant
10 7 (10.94%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (10.94%) SAN Administrator
10 7 (10.94%) SAN Storage Administrator
11 6 (9.38%) Architect
12 4 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 4 (6.25%) Technical Architect
13 3 (4.69%) Analyst
13 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
13 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
14 2 (3.13%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Django
2 1 (1.56%) Flash
2 1 (1.56%) Java EE
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
3 10 (15.63%) Private Cloud
4 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.81%) Clustering
6 4 (6.25%) EMC VNX
6 4 (6.25%) Replication
7 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (3.13%) Blog
8 2 (3.13%) Contract for Difference
9 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (1.56%) EPoS
9 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Solaris
1 48 (75.00%) Unix
2 45 (70.31%) Linux
3 22 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (12.50%) CentOS
4 8 (12.50%) Windows
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.25%) HPUX
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.13%) AIX
8 1 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.56%) SUSE
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) High Availability
2 17 (26.56%) Change Management
3 14 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
4 13 (20.31%) Migration
4 13 (20.31%) Problem Management
5 11 (17.19%) Change Control
6 9 (14.06%) Data Migration
6 9 (14.06%) DevOps
6 9 (14.06%) Load Balancing
7 7 (10.94%) Mathematics
8 5 (7.81%) Capacity Management
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL
9 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.69%) Benchmarking
10 3 (4.69%) Business Continuity
10 3 (4.69%) Information Security
10 3 (4.69%) Network Management
10 3 (4.69%) Quality Management
10 3 (4.69%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) Perl
2 9 (14.06%) Shell Script
3 8 (12.50%) Bourne shell
3 8 (12.50%) Korn
4 7 (10.94%) AWK
5 5 (7.81%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.56%) Ruby
7 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
1 9 (14.06%) RHCE
2 8 (12.50%) RHCSA
3 7 (10.94%) OCA
3 7 (10.94%) OCP
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (4.69%) MCITP
4 3 (4.69%) MCSE
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.56%) AAT
6 1 (1.56%) ACCA
6 1 (1.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.56%) CIMA
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) RHCA
6 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (43.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 21 (32.81%) Veritas File System
3 9 (14.06%) NFS
4 8 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (10.94%) GlusterFS
5 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
6 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.69%) Docker
8 2 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.56%) Samba
9 1 (1.56%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.56%) vCloud
9 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 17 (26.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 11 (17.19%) Nagios
4 9 (14.06%) Oracle ZFS
5 8 (12.50%) EMC Navisphere
5 8 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (10.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (7.81%) SCCM
7 5 (7.81%) SCOM
8 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Ansible
9 2 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (3.13%) Puppet
9 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.56%) CFEngine
10 1 (1.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) Oracle
2 37 (57.81%) Red Hat
3 31 (48.44%) Veritas
4 28 (43.75%) HP
5 25 (39.06%) VMware
6 16 (25.00%) Brocade
7 15 (23.44%) Symantec
8 14 (21.88%) EMC
8 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
9 13 (20.31%) Citrix
9 13 (20.31%) IBM
10 11 (17.19%) StorageTek
11 10 (15.63%) NetApp
12 9 (14.06%) Google
13 4 (6.25%) Cisco
14 3 (4.69%) Dell
15 2 (3.13%) CA
15 2 (3.13%) Remedy
15 2 (3.13%) SAP
15 2 (3.13%) Sybase
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