The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 - 77
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.49% - 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% - 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £399
% change year-on-year -2.25% -2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 - -
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 Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 275 258 331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 44.64% 45.91% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 158 211
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 15
Median hourly rate £16.07 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.03% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.25 £18.90
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Wales

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Wales

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Wales 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
South Wales - 3 £450 -
Sun
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Sun.

1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Fujitsu
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Commissioning Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Database Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) ICT Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Database Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Server Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Fujitsu
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) SAP