Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 314 298
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 +3
Contract jobs citing Sun 35 47 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.30% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.62% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 44
South East median daily rate £375 £393 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.46% +16.30% -6.90%
10th Percentile £300 £324 £300
90th Percentile £585 £480 £450
England median daily rate £388 £363 £401
% change year-on-year +6.90% -9.49% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 21
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £13.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.40% -74.76% +32.91%
10th Percentile £16.90 £10.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.50 £17.43 £63.00
England median hourly rate £15.25 £18.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -16.44% -63.50% +40.50%

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 7,884 7,636 8,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.04% 49.01% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,596 4,341 4,974
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £234 £238 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 391 454
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.36 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -18.11% +17.19%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £43.83 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.66%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Surrey -39 14 £375 -6.25% 5
Thames Valley -6 12 £313 -26.56% 4
Berkshire -1 8 £300 -29.49% 2
Hampshire +7 6 £388 +3.33%
Buckinghamshire -20 4 £400 +3.90% 1
Oxfordshire -1 1 £375 - 1
West Sussex -7 1 £575 +29.94%
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (62.86%) Solaris
2 21 (60.00%) Linux
3 20 (57.14%) Unix
3 20 (57.14%) Oracle
4 16 (45.71%) NetApp
4 16 (45.71%) Red Hat
5 15 (42.86%) SAN
6 14 (40.00%) Windows
7 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
8 11 (31.43%) HP
9 10 (28.57%) Veritas
9 10 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (25.71%) Brocade
10 9 (25.71%) SQL
11 8 (22.86%) ITIL
11 8 (22.86%) VMware
11 8 (22.86%) High Availability
12 7 (20.00%) NAS
12 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (20.00%) Ansible
12 7 (20.00%) DevOps
12 7 (20.00%) NetBackup
12 7 (20.00%) Finance
12 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (20.00%) EMC
12 7 (20.00%) Cisco
13 6 (17.14%) IBM
13 6 (17.14%) SQL Server

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 (14.29%) OpenStack
1 5 (14.29%) SAS
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) IIS
4 2 (5.71%) IBM Domino
4 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.86%) iPlanet
5 1 (2.86%) JBoss
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.57%) OpenShift
4 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.71%) Office 365
5 1 (2.86%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) SAN
2 7 (20.00%) NAS
3 5 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (14.29%) SSH
4 4 (11.43%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) FTP
4 4 (11.43%) WAN
5 3 (8.57%) Internet
5 3 (8.57%) LAN
6 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.86%) DNS
7 1 (2.86%) FCoE
7 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.86%) SMS
7 1 (2.86%) Value-Added Service
7 1 (2.86%) VLAN
7 1 (2.86%) VSAN
7 1 (2.86%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (8.57%) Couchbase
2 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.86%) Big Data
4 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.86%) JMeter
2 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.86%) Toad
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Administrator
2 8 (22.86%) Architect
2 8 (22.86%) Storage Administrator
2 8 (22.86%) Unix Administrator
3 5 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Field Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) IT Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (8.57%) Splunk Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (8.57%) LDAP
1 3 (8.57%) Sensu
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) Flash
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Clustering
3 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.43%) Driving Licence
4 3 (8.57%) PDA
4 3 (8.57%) Video on Demand
5 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.86%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.86%) Replication
6 1 (2.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Solaris
2 21 (60.00%) Linux
3 20 (57.14%) Unix
4 14 (40.00%) Windows
5 10 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (14.29%) CentOS
6 5 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.57%) SUSE
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.71%) AIX
8 2 (5.71%) Android
8 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.71%) HPUX
8 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) High Availability
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) DevOps
3 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
4 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 3 (8.57%) DRM
5 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.57%) Release Management
5 3 (8.57%) Scrum
5 3 (8.57%) Service Design
5 3 (8.57%) Task Automation
5 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.43%) Perl
4 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.71%) AWK
5 2 (5.71%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) sed
6 1 (2.86%) C-shell
6 1 (2.86%) Korn
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) CCNA
1 3 (8.57%) CCSP
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) MCITP
2 2 (5.71%) MCSE
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.86%) RHCE
3 1 (2.86%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.43%) Veritas File System
4 4 (11.43%) vSphere
5 3 (8.57%) NFS
5 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.57%) XenServer
6 2 (5.71%) Docker
6 2 (5.71%) Samba
6 2 (5.71%) vCloud
7 1 (2.86%) iptables
7 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Ansible
1 7 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 6 (17.14%) SnapMirror
2 6 (17.14%) SnapVault
3 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (14.29%) Puppet
3 5 (14.29%) SCCM
3 5 (14.29%) SCOM
3 5 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (8.57%) Grafana
5 2 (5.71%) CFEngine
5 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
5 2 (5.71%) SCVMM
5 2 (5.71%) Unicenter
5 2 (5.71%) vRealize
6 1 (2.86%) Cacti
6 1 (2.86%) Nagios
6 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Oracle
2 16 (45.71%) NetApp
2 16 (45.71%) Red Hat
3 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
4 11 (31.43%) HP
5 10 (28.57%) Veritas
6 9 (25.71%) Brocade
7 8 (22.86%) VMware
8 7 (20.00%) Cisco
8 7 (20.00%) EMC
9 6 (17.14%) IBM
10 5 (14.29%) CA
10 5 (14.29%) Citrix
10 5 (14.29%) Dell
11 3 (8.57%) Intel
11 3 (8.57%) SAP
11 3 (8.57%) Splunk
11 3 (8.57%) Symantec
12 2 (5.71%) Apple
12 2 (5.71%) Infoblox