Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 332 314
Rank change year-on-year +9 -18 -17
Contract jobs citing Sun 48 48 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.59% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 30
South East median daily rate £325 £385 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.58% -6.67% +17.86%
10th Percentile £272 £358 £324
90th Percentile £495 £496 £544
England median daily rate £375 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% -13.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.52% +37.50% -70.91%
10th Percentile £40.75 £14.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £42.25 £18.25 £14.00
England median hourly rate £39.50 £27.35 £17.00
% change year-on-year +44.42% +60.88% -49.59%

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 8109 8089 9119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.15% 48.38% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4665 4653 5093
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £238 £223 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £535
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 400 430
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% +19.35%
10th Percentile £10.07 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.00 £45.05
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -1 24 £325 -32.47% 3
Berkshire +15 19 £325 -32.47% 1
Surrey -21 15 £400 +2.56% 3
Buckinghamshire -22 5 £375 -21.05%
Hampshire +10 4 £550 +47.65% 3
West Sussex -12 2 £383 +4.79%
M4 Corridor - 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 - 2
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 40 (83.33%) Solaris
2 33 (68.75%) Unix
3 32 (66.67%) Linux
4 30 (62.50%) Oracle
5 27 (56.25%) Red Hat
6 22 (45.83%) Perl
6 22 (45.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (35.42%) SAN
8 16 (33.33%) Veritas
8 16 (33.33%) HP
9 15 (31.25%) NetApp
10 14 (29.17%) VMware
10 14 (29.17%) NetBackup
10 14 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (27.08%) EMC
11 13 (27.08%) Windows
11 13 (27.08%) Degree
11 13 (27.08%) Puppet
11 13 (27.08%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (27.08%) Ansible
12 12 (25.00%) Brocade
13 11 (22.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
13 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
13 11 (22.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
13 11 (22.92%) Shell Script
13 11 (22.92%) Change Management
14 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
14 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared

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 (10.42%) IIS
1 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.25%) SAS
3 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.17%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.25%) Office 365
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.08%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) SAN
2 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
3 9 (18.75%) DNS
4 8 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (12.50%) NAS
5 6 (12.50%) SSH
6 5 (10.42%) FTP
7 4 (8.33%) Firewall
7 4 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
7 4 (8.33%) SS7
8 3 (6.25%) INAP
8 3 (6.25%) Internet
8 3 (6.25%) LAN
8 3 (6.25%) WAN
9 2 (4.17%) LDAP
9 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.08%) Intelligent Network
10 1 (2.08%) VLAN
10 1 (2.08%) VSAN
10 1 (2.08%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (4.17%) DB2
5 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.17%) Informix
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (4.17%) Toad
2 1 (2.08%) JMeter
2 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Administrator
2 17 (35.42%) Unix Administrator
3 13 (27.08%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (18.75%) Storage Administrator
4 9 (18.75%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 8 (16.67%) Architect
6 6 (12.50%) Server Administrator
6 6 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
6 6 (12.50%) Technical Architect
7 5 (10.42%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.25%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Technician
9 2 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Support
9 2 (4.17%) Support Technician
9 2 (4.17%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) JSON
2 4 (8.33%) HTML
2 4 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.08%) Flash
4 1 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.08%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
2 9 (18.75%) Clustering
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle Exalogic
4 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (10.42%) Private Cloud
5 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (2.08%) HP Storage
7 1 (2.08%) Replication
7 1 (2.08%) Video on Demand
7 1 (2.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 40 (83.33%) Solaris
2 33 (68.75%) Unix
3 32 (66.67%) Linux
4 22 (45.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (27.08%) Windows
6 8 (16.67%) CentOS
7 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (8.33%) Windows Vista
9 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
10 2 (4.17%) Android
10 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (4.17%) SUSE
10 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
10 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (2.08%) AIX
11 1 (2.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (22.92%) Change Management
3 10 (20.83%) High Availability
4 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) Contingency Planning
5 7 (14.58%) ITIL
6 6 (12.50%) DevOps
7 5 (10.42%) Mathematics
8 4 (8.33%) Data Management
8 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.25%) Coaching
9 3 (6.25%) Migration
9 3 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Perl
2 11 (22.92%) Shell Script
3 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
4 9 (18.75%) Python
4 9 (18.75%) SQL
5 7 (14.58%) Ruby
6 6 (12.50%) Bourne shell
7 5 (10.42%) AWK
7 5 (10.42%) Korn
8 2 (4.17%) C++
8 2 (4.17%) Java
8 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Degree
2 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
3 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (12.50%) RHCE
4 6 (12.50%) RHCSA
5 5 (10.42%) OCA
5 5 (10.42%) OCP
5 5 (10.42%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (6.25%) CCNA
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.25%) MCITP
6 3 (6.25%) MCSE
6 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.17%) CCSP
7 2 (4.17%) Sun Certification
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (18.75%) Xen
3 8 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (12.50%) Veritas File System
5 5 (10.42%) GlusterFS
5 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (8.33%) vSphere
7 3 (6.25%) NFS
7 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 3 (6.25%) XenServer
8 2 (4.17%) Docker
8 2 (4.17%) Samba
8 2 (4.17%) vCloud
9 1 (2.08%) iptables
9 1 (2.08%) Sendmail
9 1 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (29.17%) NetBackup
2 13 (27.08%) Ansible
2 13 (27.08%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (27.08%) Puppet
3 11 (22.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 6 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (12.50%) SCCM
4 6 (12.50%) SCOM
5 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (10.42%) SnapMirror
5 5 (10.42%) SnapVault
6 3 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (4.17%) SCVMM
7 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
7 2 (4.17%) Unicenter
7 2 (4.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) Oracle
2 27 (56.25%) Red Hat
3 16 (33.33%) HP
3 16 (33.33%) Veritas
4 15 (31.25%) NetApp
5 14 (29.17%) VMware
6 13 (27.08%) EMC
7 12 (25.00%) Brocade
8 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 8 (16.67%) StorageTek
10 7 (14.58%) Citrix
11 6 (12.50%) Dell
11 6 (12.50%) IBM
12 3 (6.25%) CA
12 3 (6.25%) Cisco
12 3 (6.25%) Intel
12 3 (6.25%) SAP
12 3 (6.25%) Symantec
13 2 (4.17%) Nokia
13 2 (4.17%) Remedy