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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 179 188 190
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Sun 24 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 1.12% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 35
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £344 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.25% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £19.29
% change year-on-year
+89.47% +23.15%
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
2722 3308 3443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.09% 46.20% 43.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1933 2282 2344
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 95 102
Average hourly rate £19.75 £20.50 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £11.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.31 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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 25 (49.02%) UNIX
2 24 (47.06%) Solaris
2 24 (47.06%) Linux
2 24 (47.06%) Finance
3 19 (37.25%) Oracle
4 18 (35.29%) SQL
4 18 (35.29%) Banking
5 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
6 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
6 11 (21.57%) Firewall
6 11 (21.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 9 (17.65%) Perl
8 8 (15.69%) IBM
8 8 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (15.69%) Migration
9 7 (13.73%) HP
9 7 (13.73%) Java
9 7 (13.73%) Sybase
9 7 (13.73%) Windows
9 7 (13.73%) Investment Banking
9 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (11.76%) RHEV
10 6 (11.76%) SSH
10 6 (11.76%) Degree
10 6 (11.76%) Client/Server
10 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
10 6 (11.76%) SAN
11 5 (9.80%) Change Management
11 5 (9.80%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
1 11 (21.57%) Firewall
2 6 (11.76%) SSH
2 6 (11.76%) SAN
3 5 (9.80%) LDAP
4 3 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.88%) Network Security
4 3 (5.88%) DNS
5 2 (3.92%) NAS
6 1 (1.96%) X.500
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
6 1 (1.96%) LAN
6 1 (1.96%) WAN
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.84%) DB2
3 4 (7.84%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.92%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.96%) MySQL
6 1 (1.96%) Informix
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Big Data
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Subversion
1 2 (3.92%) Maven
1 2 (3.92%) Hudson
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 18 (35.29%) Banking
3 7 (13.73%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Retail
5 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Legal
5 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.96%) Front Office
6 1 (1.96%) Advertising
6 1 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Developer
2 7 (13.73%) Support Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Applications Support
3 6 (11.76%) Administrator
3 6 (11.76%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (9.80%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Architect
4 5 (9.80%) DBA
5 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.84%) UNIX Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) UNIX Support
6 3 (5.88%) Business Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Sybase DBA
6 3 (5.88%) Information Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
1 3 (5.88%) J2EE
1 3 (5.88%) Servlets
1 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) Struts
2 2 (3.92%) EJB
2 2 (3.92%) JMS
2 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.92%) Spring
2 2 (3.92%) JSF
2 2 (3.92%) Ajax
2 2 (3.92%) Spring MVC
2 2 (3.92%) ICEfaces
2 2 (3.92%) JSP
2 2 (3.92%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.96%) Murex MxML
3 1 (1.96%) YAML
3 1 (1.96%) JNDI
3 1 (1.96%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 5 (9.80%) Replication
4 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (5.88%) CLARiiON
5 3 (5.88%) Symmetrix
6 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.96%) Clustering
7 1 (1.96%) CESG
7 1 (1.96%) STB
7 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) UNIX
2 24 (47.06%) Solaris
2 24 (47.06%) Linux
3 11 (21.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (13.73%) Windows
5 2 (3.92%) AIX
5 2 (3.92%) HPUX
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (15.69%) Migration
2 5 (9.80%) Information Management
2 5 (9.80%) Change Management
3 4 (7.84%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (7.84%) Change Control
3 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 3 (5.88%) Security Management
4 3 (5.88%) Information Security
5 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.92%) Multithreading
5 2 (3.92%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.92%) MVC
5 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Perl
3 7 (13.73%) Java
4 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.92%) C#
7 2 (3.92%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) VBA
8 1 (1.96%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Sun Certification
3 3 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (5.88%) CNA
3 3 (5.88%) Novell Certification
4 2 (3.92%) GIAC
4 2 (3.92%) GCIA
4 2 (3.92%) CISSP
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) RHEV
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (3.92%) NFS
4 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.96%) Samba
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.96%) Squid
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) OpenSSO
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
1 2 (3.92%) Control-M
1 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.96%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.96%) OpenView
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.96%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Oracle
2 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
3 8 (15.69%) IBM
4 7 (13.73%) HP
4 7 (13.73%) Sybase
5 5 (9.80%) Cognos
5 5 (9.80%) VMware
5 5 (9.80%) Veritas
6 4 (7.84%) EMC
7 3 (5.88%) Citrix
7 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco
8 2 (3.92%) BEA
8 2 (3.92%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.92%) Netezza
9 1 (1.96%) Microgen
9 1 (1.96%) NetApp
9 1 (1.96%) Reuters
9 1 (1.96%) BMC
9 1 (1.96%) JBoss
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £410 per day
Posted: 15 days ago