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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 182 174 143
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -31
Contract jobs citing Sun 18 34 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.50% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 1.12% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 39
Average daily rate
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£488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £700 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.77 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+48.10% +5.55%
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
2459 3028 2642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.58% 44.54% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1816 2172 1895
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 75 80
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.49 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £30.83 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 26 (57.78%) Finance
2 18 (40.00%) SQL
2 18 (40.00%) UNIX
2 18 (40.00%) Solaris
3 16 (35.56%) Linux
4 13 (28.89%) Banking
5 10 (22.22%) Windows
5 10 (22.22%) Oracle
5 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (20.00%) Veritas
7 8 (17.78%) IBM
7 8 (17.78%) SAN
7 8 (17.78%) HP
7 8 (17.78%) Perl
7 8 (17.78%) Tomcat
8 7 (15.56%) DNS
8 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
8 7 (15.56%) Migration
8 7 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (13.33%) Replication
9 6 (13.33%) Cognos
9 6 (13.33%) Java
9 6 (13.33%) Sybase
9 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (11.11%) Apache
10 5 (11.11%) LDAP
10 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (17.78%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 4 (8.89%) GlassFish
4 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.44%) Lync
5 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.22%) JBoss
6 1 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (2.22%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) SAN
2 7 (15.56%) DNS
3 5 (11.11%) LDAP
3 5 (11.11%) Firewall
4 4 (8.89%) Network Security
4 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.67%) HTTP
5 3 (6.67%) Internet
5 3 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (2.22%) VLAN
7 1 (2.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.89%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (8.89%) DB2
4 3 (6.67%) MySQL
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) Big Data
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Hudson
2 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
2 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (2.22%) Maven
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (57.78%) Finance
2 13 (28.89%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Advertising
5 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Support Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Applications Support
3 6 (13.33%) DBA
4 5 (11.11%) Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Data Centre Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Sybase DBA
6 3 (6.67%) Information Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Data Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Business Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior DBA
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) UNIX Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (4.44%) SailPoint
1 2 (4.44%) Middleware
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) J2EE
2 1 (2.22%) EJB
2 1 (2.22%) JSP
2 1 (2.22%) Servlets
2 1 (2.22%) Struts
2 1 (2.22%) Flash
2 1 (2.22%) JMS
2 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.22%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.22%) YAML
2 1 (2.22%) ICEfaces
2 1 (2.22%) WebCenter
2 1 (2.22%) Ajax
2 1 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Replication
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) PKI
3 3 (6.67%) CLARiiON
3 3 (6.67%) Symmetrix
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) Derivative
4 2 (4.44%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.22%) Statistics
5 1 (2.22%) Wiki
5 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.22%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) UNIX
1 18 (40.00%) Solaris
2 16 (35.56%) Linux
3 10 (22.22%) Windows
4 7 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.22%) AIX
5 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.22%) SUSE
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Migration
2 5 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (11.11%) Change Control
3 4 (8.89%) Information Security
3 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 3 (6.67%) Security Management
4 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.67%) Release Management
4 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.67%) Information Management
4 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.44%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.44%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (4.44%) Investment Management
5 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) Perl
3 6 (13.33%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) VBA
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) Korn
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) CISSP
1 4 (8.89%) GIAC
2 3 (6.67%) CNA
2 3 (6.67%) Novell Certification
2 3 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (6.67%) GCIA
3 1 (2.22%) CISA
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.22%) OCP
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) GAAP
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Squid
2 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) NFS
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) OpenView
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (2.22%) Control-M
2 1 (2.22%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) OpenSSO
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) Veritas
3 8 (17.78%) IBM
3 8 (17.78%) HP
4 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
5 6 (13.33%) Cognos
5 6 (13.33%) Sybase
6 4 (8.89%) VMware
6 4 (8.89%) EMC
7 3 (6.67%) Dell
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco
8 2 (4.44%) Murex
9 1 (2.22%) SunGard
9 1 (2.22%) Citrix
9 1 (2.22%) Reuters
9 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg
9 1 (2.22%) Symantec
9 1 (2.22%) Apple
9 1 (2.22%) BEA
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