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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
England / South West
Rank 136 125 129
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4  
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.039% 0.52% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 0.096% 1.29% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 8
Median daily rate £100 £425 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -76.47% -7.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £368 £386
% change year-on-year -3.56% -4.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1044 1159 1221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.56% 39.95% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 751 723
Median daily rate £375 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £496 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 74 70
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £46.34 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Bristol -3 1 £100 -75.00%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Sun.

1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Clustering
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (14.29%) AAT

Sun
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Military
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Unix Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Solaris
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Hardening
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) AAT
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) NFS
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Canon
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) SAP