The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 135 172 174
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +2
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.35% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.81% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 22
Average daily rate £400 £455 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £318 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £520 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.83% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.95%
Sun
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1203 2224 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.01% 43.84% 42.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 1637 1767
Average daily rate £433 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 41 58
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.85 £19.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.12% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.23 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Sun
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 across the City of London region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Sun 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.

1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Banking
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 8 (42.11%) Unix
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Perl
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
6 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
6 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (21.05%) Solaris
6 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
6 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) NFS
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) Veritas
8 2 (10.53%) EMC
8 2 (10.53%) ISEB
8 2 (10.53%) SAN
8 2 (10.53%) BMC
8 2 (10.53%) Remedy
8 2 (10.53%) OpenLink
8 2 (10.53%) BMC PATROL

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Sun 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Misys Opics
1 2 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LDAP
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Back Office
4 2 (10.53%) Front Office
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.26%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Applications Support
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Sun Support
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Sun Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) CGI
2 2 (10.53%) JNDI
2 2 (10.53%) Servlets
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) CSS3
3 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) JDBC
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) LESS
3 1 (5.26%) React
3 1 (5.26%) Sass
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Derivative
2 2 (10.53%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.26%) Celerra
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) EMC Centera
3 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.26%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Unix
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) ETL
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) Identity Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITSM
3 2 (10.53%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Perl
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Korn
4 2 (10.53%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) NFS
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (10.53%) Control-M
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.26%) Icinga
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 3 (15.79%) Veritas
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) BMC
5 2 (10.53%) EMC
5 2 (10.53%) Infor
5 2 (10.53%) Misys
5 2 (10.53%) OpenLink
5 2 (10.53%) Remedy
5 2 (10.53%) Siebel
5 2 (10.53%) Sybase
5 2 (10.53%) Trayport
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
City of London
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