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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 28 July 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 157 200 183
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -17
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.22% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.50% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 18
Median daily rate £388 £430 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% +5.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £310 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%
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
1424 2579 2594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.06% 43.45% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1094 1914 1769
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 64 55
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.98 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.47% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £32.80 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Sun.

1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) HP
3 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 9 (56.25%) ITIL
4 8 (50.00%) Unix
4 8 (50.00%) Solaris
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Banking
5 6 (37.50%) LDAP
5 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Puppet
5 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (31.25%) SystemTap
6 5 (31.25%) Ansible
6 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (31.25%) Low Latency
6 5 (31.25%) KVM
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (31.25%) Dell
6 5 (31.25%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) BladeLogic
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) JSP
8 3 (18.75%) Servlets
8 3 (18.75%) Windows

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) 3G
3 1 (6.25%) 4G
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) BODI
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Back Office
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.25%) Advertising
5 1 (6.25%) Billing
5 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Unix Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) JMS
2 3 (18.75%) JSP
2 3 (18.75%) Servlets
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) EJB
3 2 (12.50%) FpML
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (12.50%) JDBC
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 2 (12.50%) ODBC
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) SailPoint
4 1 (6.25%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Hedge funds
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.25%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) Solaris
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) AIX
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Low Latency
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Information Management
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SystemTap
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) BeanShell
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) Tcl
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MAPM
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PMP
3 1 (6.25%) RHCA
3 1 (6.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) KVM
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 5 (31.25%) Ansible
2 5 (31.25%) BladeLogic
2 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (6.25%) Nagios
4 1 (6.25%) OpenView
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (6.25%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) HP
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (6.25%) SAP
6 1 (6.25%) Siebel
6 1 (6.25%) Sybase
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas