The first table below looks at the demand for Sun Certification in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun Certification over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certification
Rank 198 200 222
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.016% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate £388 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.92% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.80 £37.40 -
% change year-on-year
-4.27% -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1170 996 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.14% 15.66% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 645 643
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 39
Average hourly rate £22.00 £42.46 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% +123.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £135.00 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
Sun Certification
London

Sun Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Sun Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Sun Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun Certification across the City of London region.

Sun Certification Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Sun Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sun Certification.

1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Solaris
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Sun
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
4 5 (35.71%) SSH
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 5 (35.71%) ISEB
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) Ant
5 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 4 (28.57%) RHEV
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (28.57%) Maven
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) Logistics
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Retail
6 3 (21.43%) Spring
6 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (21.43%) HTML

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Sun Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sun Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Solr
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) SSH
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
1 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
2 4 (28.57%) Ant
2 4 (28.57%) Maven
3 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) JUnit
4 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 2 (14.29%) JBehave
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) CruiseControl
4 2 (14.29%) Subversion
5 1 (7.14%) EasyMock
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
5 1 (7.14%) Hudson
5 1 (7.14%) Gerrit
5 1 (7.14%) Mockito
5 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX Support
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Spring
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (7.14%) SAP PI
3 1 (7.14%) Spring Security
3 1 (7.14%) Spring MVC
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) Spring Integration
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
3 1 (7.14%) XHTML
3 1 (7.14%) Servlets
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Struts
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (7.14%) CLARiiON
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Solaris
2 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) VMS
3 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (21.43%) Logistics
2 3 (21.43%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Code Coverage
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (14.29%) OCPJP
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) SCSA
4 1 (7.14%) OCP
4 1 (7.14%) OCA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) RHEV
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
1 6 (42.86%) Sun
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.14%) webMethods
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) EMC