The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 June 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 135 127
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs citing Sun 13 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.20% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 1.17% 0.46% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 11
Median daily rate £400 £450 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £405 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £399
% change year-on-year -2.25% -2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +113.51% +54.16%  

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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1113 1307 1156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.58% 43.86% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 808 695
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.18% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £12.00 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £41.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sun in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in the South West

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in the South West

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in the South West

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Bristol - 7 £400 -
Dorset +13 6 - -
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for Sun.

1 12 (85.71%) Unix
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 6 (42.86%) F5
4 6 (42.86%) High Availability
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (42.86%) LAN
4 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (42.86%) iPlanet
4 6 (42.86%) JBoss
4 6 (42.86%) AIX
4 6 (42.86%) HPUX
4 6 (42.86%) Solaris
4 6 (42.86%) Apache
4 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) J2EE
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
4 6 (42.86%) Back Office
4 6 (42.86%) Clustering
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (42.86%) VAX
5 5 (35.71%) VMware

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (42.86%) Apache
1 6 (42.86%) iPlanet
1 6 (42.86%) JBoss
1 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle Application Server
1 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
1 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
3 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (28.57%) NAS
3 4 (28.57%) SAN
4 3 (21.43%) IP Telephony
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) FCoE
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.14%) LDAP
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (42.86%) Back Office
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) IT Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) EPoS Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) EPoS Field Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Field Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Clustering
1 6 (42.86%) VAX
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) EPoS
3 1 (7.14%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) AIX
2 6 (42.86%) HPUX
2 6 (42.86%) Solaris
3 5 (35.71%) SUSE
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) High Availability
1 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) C-shell
2 1 (7.14%) Korn
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
2 5 (35.71%) KVM
2 5 (35.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Samba
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (21.43%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) F5
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) PlateSpin
3 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
3 5 (35.71%) Veritas
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) McAfee
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos
5 1 (7.14%) Opsware