Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 322 328
Rank change year-on-year -32 +6 -1
Contract jobs citing Sun 29 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.60% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 21
South East median daily rate £450 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -23.53% +2.72%
10th Percentile £230 £258 £358
90th Percentile £528 £505 £500
England median daily rate £475 £375 £383
% change year-on-year +26.53% -1.96% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
South East median hourly rate £11.78 £29.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.73% +77.27% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £18.93 £14.75
90th Percentile £12.39 £39.78 £18.25
England median hourly rate £16.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -56.00% +4.17% +132.26%

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 7,844 7,984 7,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.15% 47.65% 48.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,535 4,628 4,578
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £223
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 325 391
South East median hourly rate £16.18 £17.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.23% +13.11% -15.28%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.28 £9.25
90th Percentile £49.88 £43.15 £48.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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 12 December 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 12 December 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 0 22 £365 +12.31% 3
Berkshire -10 19 £450 +38.46% 1
West Sussex -15 2 £454 +18.63% 1
Hampshire -23 2 - - 1
Surrey -34 2 £450 +12.50%
Oxfordshire - 2 £275 - 2
Buckinghamshire +17 1 - -
Kent - 1 £100 -
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 20 (68.97%) Unix
3 17 (58.62%) Firewall
4 16 (55.17%) IBM
5 15 (51.72%) Oracle
5 15 (51.72%) HP
6 14 (48.28%) Degree
6 14 (48.28%) Computer Science
7 12 (41.38%) ITSM
8 11 (37.93%) Huawei
9 10 (34.48%) SLA
10 9 (31.03%) MOS
11 8 (27.59%) VMware
11 8 (27.59%) Solaris
12 6 (20.69%) Cisco
13 5 (17.24%) SAN
13 5 (17.24%) ITIL
13 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
13 5 (17.24%) DNS
13 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
13 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
13 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (13.79%) F5
14 4 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (13.79%) Crossbeam
14 4 (13.79%) Windows
14 4 (13.79%) NetApp
14 4 (13.79%) Dell
14 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint

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 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) SAN
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (10.34%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) Broadband
6 1 (3.45%) DAB
6 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.45%) NFC
6 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.45%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) OSS Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) OSS Support Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Unix Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) Contactless
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.45%) EPoS
4 1 (3.45%) HACMP
4 1 (3.45%) LPAR
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.45%) Optoelectronics
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 20 (68.97%) Unix
3 8 (27.59%) Solaris
4 4 (13.79%) Windows
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.90%) AIX
7 1 (3.45%) CentOS
7 1 (3.45%) HPUX
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Computer Science
2 12 (41.38%) ITSM
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Break/Fix
4 2 (6.90%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security
4 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
4 2 (6.90%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (3.45%) Server Hardening
5 1 (3.45%) Storage Management
5 1 (3.45%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Perl
2 2 (6.90%) C
2 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) AWK
3 1 (3.45%) Bourne shell
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Korn
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Degree
2 9 (31.03%) MOS
3 3 (10.34%) CCNA
3 3 (10.34%) CCNP
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CISA
4 1 (3.45%) CISM
4 1 (3.45%) CISSP
4 1 (3.45%) CREST Certified
4 1 (3.45%) IISP
4 1 (3.45%) OCA
4 1 (3.45%) OCP
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.45%) RHCE
4 1 (3.45%) RHCSA
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.45%) GDPR
3 1 (3.45%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 22301
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 31000
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) GlusterFS
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (3.45%) Nessus
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) IBM
2 15 (51.72%) HP
2 15 (51.72%) Oracle
3 11 (37.93%) Huawei
4 8 (27.59%) VMware
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco
6 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
6 4 (13.79%) Crossbeam
6 4 (13.79%) Dell
6 4 (13.79%) F5
6 4 (13.79%) NetApp
7 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
7 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
7 3 (10.34%) Remedy
8 2 (6.90%) Brocade
8 2 (6.90%) Centrify
8 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
8 2 (6.90%) Veritas
9 1 (3.45%) Splunk