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 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.

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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 207 250
Rank change year-on-year -2 +43  
Contract jobs citing Sun 44 58 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.63% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% 1.28% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 10
Median daily rate £438 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.86% +12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £315 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £440 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £368 £385
% change year-on-year -4.24% -4.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 4
Median hourly rate £10.00 £52.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.95% +24.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.95% +34.61%  

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 3813 4523 4544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.93% 49.05% 45.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2093 2686 2376
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £245 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 206 236
Median hourly rate £15.60 £30.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +62.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £12.29 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Surrey -2 23 £438 +7.69% 1
Berkshire +39 13 £481 - 1
Buckinghamshire -11 3 £208 -36.15%
Oxfordshire -9 2 - - 1
Hampshire +13 1 £475 +22.58%
East Sussex +5 1 £300 -
West Sussex -10 1 £443 +26.42%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 53 (79.10%) Unix
2 52 (77.61%) Linux
3 50 (74.63%) Solaris
4 44 (65.67%) Oracle
5 40 (59.70%) Red Hat
6 36 (53.73%) Veritas
7 35 (52.24%) SAN
8 33 (49.25%) NAS
8 33 (49.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 32 (47.76%) High Availability
10 30 (44.78%) Veritas File System
10 30 (44.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 29 (43.28%) Finance
12 24 (35.82%) NetBackup
13 22 (32.84%) Service Delivery
13 22 (32.84%) Symantec
13 22 (32.84%) HP
14 19 (28.36%) Legal
15 18 (26.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (25.37%) Problem Management
16 17 (25.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (25.37%) Change Control
16 17 (25.37%) Change Management
17 16 (23.88%) NetApp
17 16 (23.88%) Brocade
18 15 (22.39%) Disaster Recovery
19 14 (20.90%) Nagios
19 14 (20.90%) VMware
19 14 (20.90%) FTP
19 14 (20.90%) SSH

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 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) MS Office
3 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.49%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.49%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 35 (52.24%) SAN
2 33 (49.25%) NAS
3 14 (20.90%) FTP
3 14 (20.90%) SSH
4 13 (19.40%) Firewall
5 11 (16.42%) iSCSI
6 5 (7.46%) DNS
7 4 (5.97%) DHCP
7 4 (5.97%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (5.97%) IMAP
7 4 (5.97%) LAN
7 4 (5.97%) SMTP
7 4 (5.97%) WAN
8 3 (4.48%) VPN
8 3 (4.48%) X.500
9 2 (2.99%) ATM
9 2 (2.99%) DSLAM
9 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.99%) PPP
9 2 (2.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.99%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (43.28%) Finance
2 19 (28.36%) Legal
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Finnish Language
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (53.73%) Administrator
2 31 (46.27%) Storage Administrator
3 30 (44.78%) Unix Administrator
4 24 (35.82%) Systems Administrator
5 21 (31.34%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 21 (31.34%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 18 (26.87%) Solaris Administrator
7 12 (17.91%) Consultant
8 9 (13.43%) SAN Administrator
8 9 (13.43%) SAN Storage Administrator
9 8 (11.94%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 7 (10.45%) IT Consultant
11 4 (5.97%) Analyst
11 4 (5.97%) Linux Administrator
11 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
12 3 (4.48%) Developer
12 3 (4.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 3 (4.48%) SAP Consultant
12 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
13 2 (2.99%) SAP FI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Django
2 1 (1.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) CSS
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) JSP
2 1 (1.49%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.49%) Struts
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (49.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
3 9 (13.43%) Private Cloud
4 7 (10.45%) Replication
5 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.97%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.99%) Contract for Difference
8 1 (1.49%) EPoS
8 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (79.10%) Unix
2 52 (77.61%) Linux
3 50 (74.63%) Solaris
4 18 (26.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (16.42%) HPUX
6 7 (10.45%) Windows
7 4 (5.97%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (5.97%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (5.97%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.49%) AIX
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) High Availability
2 22 (32.84%) Service Delivery
3 17 (25.37%) Change Control
3 17 (25.37%) Change Management
3 17 (25.37%) Problem Management
4 15 (22.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (17.91%) Load Balancing
6 11 (16.42%) Migration
7 10 (14.93%) Data Migration
8 9 (13.43%) Capacity Management
9 4 (5.97%) Regulatory Compliance
10 3 (4.48%) DevOps
11 2 (2.99%) Automated Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Line Management
11 2 (2.99%) Network Management
11 2 (2.99%) Presales
11 2 (2.99%) Time Management
12 1 (1.49%) Fault Management
12 1 (1.49%) Project Planning
12 1 (1.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) Perl
2 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.97%) Python
4 2 (2.99%) SQL
5 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.49%) Java
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) Korn
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) CCNA
2 2 (2.99%) CCNP
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) SCSA
2 2 (2.99%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.49%) AAT
3 1 (1.49%) ACCA
3 1 (1.49%) CIMA
3 1 (1.49%) RHCA
3 1 (1.49%) RHCE
3 1 (1.49%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (44.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 30 (44.78%) Veritas File System
2 13 (19.40%) NFS
3 11 (16.42%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (5.97%) Samba
5 3 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.99%) Docker
6 2 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (35.82%) NetBackup
2 14 (20.90%) Nagios
3 13 (19.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 11 (16.42%) EMC Navisphere
5 4 (5.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.49%) Ansible
6 1 (1.49%) Control-M
6 1 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.49%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (1.49%) OpenView
6 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.49%) Puppet
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 44 (65.67%) Oracle
2 40 (59.70%) Red Hat
3 36 (53.73%) Veritas
4 22 (32.84%) HP
4 22 (32.84%) Symantec
5 16 (23.88%) Brocade
5 16 (23.88%) NetApp
6 14 (20.90%) VMware
7 11 (16.42%) Citrix
7 11 (16.42%) IBM
7 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
8 9 (13.43%) Google
9 8 (11.94%) Cisco
10 4 (5.97%) EMC
10 4 (5.97%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (5.97%) SAP
11 2 (2.99%) Huawei
12 1 (1.49%) Civica
12 1 (1.49%) Infor
12 1 (1.49%) Northgate