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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 176 172 190
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing Sun 16 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.49% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 1.09% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 15
Average daily rate
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£455 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £341
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-41.17% +27.50%
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
2309 2667 2893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.55% 44.61% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1881 2035
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 105
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 18 (51.43%) Finance
3 14 (40.00%) Oracle
4 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
4 13 (37.14%) UNIX
5 11 (31.43%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (28.57%) Cognos
6 10 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (28.57%) .NET
7 9 (25.71%) QA
8 8 (22.86%) Linux
8 8 (22.86%) IBM
8 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
9 7 (20.00%) Windows
9 7 (20.00%) GAAP
10 6 (17.14%) Migration
10 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (17.14%) General Ledger
10 6 (17.14%) Data Mart
10 6 (17.14%) Java
10 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
10 6 (17.14%) Data Cleansing
10 6 (17.14%) Solvency II
10 6 (17.14%) SailPoint
11 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
11 5 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 5 (14.29%) HP
11 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
11 5 (14.29%) ITIL
11 5 (14.29%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Lync
3 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.71%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (5.71%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (2.86%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (2.86%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Multicast
1 3 (8.57%) VLAN
2 2 (5.71%) BGP
2 2 (5.71%) OSPF
2 2 (5.71%) IPsec
2 2 (5.71%) IGMP
2 2 (5.71%) LDAP
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
2 2 (5.71%) SSL
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) SNMP
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.86%) NAS
3 1 (2.86%) FTP
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (31.43%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (17.14%) Data Mart
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (8.57%) MySQL
6 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
6 2 (5.71%) Star Schema
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.71%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.86%) Hudson
2 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.86%) Gradle
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.86%) Ant
2 1 (2.86%) Maven
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 18 (51.43%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) General Ledger
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Management Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Applications Support
4 4 (11.43%) Security Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Solvency II Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Business Data Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) SailPoint
3 4 (11.43%) XML
4 3 (8.57%) JSP
5 2 (5.71%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (5.71%) Servlets
5 2 (5.71%) SOAP
5 2 (5.71%) Web Services
5 2 (5.71%) HTML
5 2 (5.71%) MDX
5 2 (5.71%) SPML
6 1 (2.86%) Django
6 1 (2.86%) Rendezvous
6 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Data Extraction
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.86%) Tandem
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) UNIX
2 8 (22.86%) Linux
3 7 (20.00%) Windows
4 5 (14.29%) Solaris
5 2 (5.71%) AIX
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (17.14%) Data Cleansing
3 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Identity Management
4 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Physical Data Model
5 3 (8.57%) Release Management
5 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.71%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.43%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) Perl
5 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.57%) VBA
6 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) BeanShell
7 1 (2.86%) C-shell
7 1 (2.86%) Korn
7 1 (2.86%) Tcl
7 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CISSP
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) GIAC
2 1 (2.86%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
2 7 (20.00%) GAAP
3 6 (17.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Squid
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (5.71%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.71%) Iperf
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.86%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Oracle
2 10 (28.57%) Cognos
3 8 (22.86%) IBM
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.29%) HP
5 4 (11.43%) Dell
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco
7 2 (5.71%) VMware
7 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.71%) Sybase
7 2 (5.71%) Veritas
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.71%) Nintex
8 1 (2.86%) Splunk
8 1 (2.86%) F5
8 1 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.86%) Reuters
8 1 (2.86%) Fidessa
8 1 (2.86%) SunGard
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