Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 333 330
Rank change year-on-year -25 -3 -16
Contract jobs citing Sun 32 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.55% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 39
South East median daily rate £383 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £280 £308 £358
90th Percentile £525 £495 £489
England median daily rate £475 £384 £400
% change year-on-year +23.65% -4.06% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £41.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.28% -16.16% +312.50%
10th Percentile £48.75 £40.75 £46.95
90th Percentile £50.25 £42.25 £50.85
England median hourly rate £16.38 £39.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -58.54% +9.72% +80.00%

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 7,809 7,935 8,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.13% 48.34% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,538 4,503 4,979
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £228
90th Percentile £578 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.06% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 346 401
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +2.51% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.89 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 September 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
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 20 September 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
Thames Valley -6 13 £390 +16.42% 6
Berkshire -19 11 £390 +20.00% 2
Surrey -27 11 £375 -18.92%
West Sussex +5 6 £383 -
Buckinghamshire +6 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire +5 1 - - 3
Hampshire -22 1 - - 4
Kent - 1 £100 - 1
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 25 (78.13%) Oracle
2 24 (75.00%) Linux
3 23 (71.88%) Unix
4 18 (56.25%) Degree
4 18 (56.25%) Computer Science
5 17 (53.13%) ITIL
5 17 (53.13%) HP
6 15 (46.88%) IBM
7 14 (43.75%) Solaris
8 13 (40.63%) Management Information System
9 12 (37.50%) Centrify
10 11 (34.38%) Oracle ZFS
10 11 (34.38%) Firewall
10 11 (34.38%) Information Security
10 11 (34.38%) SAN
11 10 (31.25%) Veritas
11 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
11 10 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (31.25%) Perl
11 10 (31.25%) VMware
12 9 (28.13%) ITSM
12 9 (28.13%) Mathematics
12 9 (28.13%) MOS
12 9 (28.13%) Brocade
12 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (28.13%) SLA
12 9 (28.13%) Change Management
12 9 (28.13%) Quality Management
13 8 (25.00%) Storage Management
13 8 (25.00%) Huawei

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 (15.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) Firewall
1 11 (34.38%) SAN
2 7 (21.88%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (9.38%) NAS
4 2 (6.25%) FTP
4 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) SSH
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) Broadband
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.13%) DAB
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.13%) NFC
5 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Administrator
1 9 (28.13%) OSS Engineer
1 9 (28.13%) OSS Support Engineer
1 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
1 9 (28.13%) Unix Administrator
2 7 (21.88%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (21.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 6 (18.75%) Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (18.75%) Solaris Administrator
4 5 (15.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (15.63%) Security Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 5 (15.63%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Unix Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Computer Science
2 13 (40.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (15.63%) Driving Licence
3 5 (15.63%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (15.63%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (15.63%) Smartcard
4 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.13%) Contactless
5 1 (3.13%) EPoS
5 1 (3.13%) HACMP
5 1 (3.13%) LPAR
5 1 (3.13%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 23 (71.88%) Unix
3 14 (43.75%) Solaris
4 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (21.88%) CentOS
6 4 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (9.38%) SUSE
8 2 (6.25%) AIX
9 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Information Security
3 10 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (28.13%) Change Management
4 9 (28.13%) ITSM
4 9 (28.13%) Mathematics
4 9 (28.13%) Quality Management
5 8 (25.00%) Storage Management
6 7 (21.88%) Benchmarking
6 7 (21.88%) Business Continuity
6 7 (21.88%) QMS
7 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 6 (18.75%) Server Hardening
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.63%) DevOps
8 5 (15.63%) ITIL V3
8 5 (15.63%) Security Architecture
8 5 (15.63%) Security Management
8 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
8 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Perl
2 7 (21.88%) AWK
2 7 (21.88%) Bourne shell
2 7 (21.88%) Korn
2 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.25%) C
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Degree
2 9 (28.13%) MOS
3 5 (15.63%) CISA
3 5 (15.63%) CISM
3 5 (15.63%) CISSP
3 5 (15.63%) CREST Certified
3 5 (15.63%) IISP
4 4 (12.50%) OCA
4 4 (12.50%) OCP
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (12.50%) RHCE
4 4 (12.50%) RHCSA
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) SLA
2 6 (18.75%) GDPR
2 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (15.63%) ISAE 3402
3 5 (15.63%) ISO 22301
3 5 (15.63%) ISO 31000
3 5 (15.63%) ISO 9001
3 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) GlusterFS
1 7 (21.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (9.38%) Veritas File System
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) NFS
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle ZFS
2 8 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 7 (21.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 5 (15.63%) Nessus
4 5 (15.63%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 2 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Oracle
2 17 (53.13%) HP
3 15 (46.88%) IBM
4 12 (37.50%) Centrify
5 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 10 (31.25%) Veritas
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
6 9 (28.13%) Brocade
7 8 (25.00%) Huawei
8 7 (21.88%) EMC
8 7 (21.88%) StorageTek
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.63%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (15.63%) Imperva
10 5 (15.63%) McAfee
10 5 (15.63%) Qualys
10 5 (15.63%) Splunk
10 5 (15.63%) Trend Micro
10 5 (15.63%) Tripwire