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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 184 190 166
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Contract jobs citing Sun 19 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.54% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 1.19% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 35
Average daily rate
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£456 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+53.45% +4.26%
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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
2478 3183 2826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.47% 44.95% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1820 2263 2012
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 77
Average hourly rate £17.82 £18.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 26 November 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 26 November 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 (56.52%) Finance
2 19 (41.30%) Solaris
3 18 (39.13%) SQL
4 16 (34.78%) Linux
4 16 (34.78%) UNIX
5 14 (30.43%) Banking
6 10 (21.74%) Veritas
6 10 (21.74%) Windows
7 9 (19.57%) Oracle
8 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 8 (17.39%) Perl
8 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
8 8 (17.39%) HP
8 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
9 7 (15.22%) SAN
9 7 (15.22%) Cognos
9 7 (15.22%) DNS
9 7 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.04%) Replication
10 6 (13.04%) IBM
10 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 6 (13.04%) LDAP
10 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (13.04%) Java
10 6 (13.04%) Sybase
10 6 (13.04%) Migration
11 5 (10.87%) Firewall
11 5 (10.87%) Investment Banking
12 4 (8.70%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.70%) Apache
3 3 (6.52%) GlassFish
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.17%) JBoss
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.17%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) SAN
1 7 (15.22%) DNS
2 6 (13.04%) LDAP
3 5 (10.87%) Firewall
4 4 (8.70%) Network Security
4 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (4.35%) DHCP
6 2 (4.35%) HTTP
7 1 (2.17%) LAN
7 1 (2.17%) WAN
7 1 (2.17%) X.500
7 1 (2.17%) VPN
7 1 (2.17%) VLAN
7 1 (2.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.70%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (8.70%) DB2
3 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.35%) JasperReports
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.35%) MySQL
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.17%) Big Data
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Hudson
2 2 (4.35%) Subversion
2 2 (4.35%) Maven
2 2 (4.35%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (56.52%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Front Office
6 1 (2.17%) Advertising
6 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Support Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) UNIX Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Developer
3 6 (13.04%) DBA
3 6 (13.04%) Applications Support
4 5 (10.87%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Sybase DBA
6 3 (6.52%) Information Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Business Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Data Centre Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Murex Business Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior UNIX Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Sybase DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) Spring
2 2 (4.35%) JSF
2 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.35%) Ajax
2 2 (4.35%) ICEfaces
2 2 (4.35%) Spring MVC
2 2 (4.35%) EJB
2 2 (4.35%) JSP
2 2 (4.35%) Servlets
2 2 (4.35%) Struts
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) J2EE
2 2 (4.35%) JMS
2 2 (4.35%) WebCenter
3 1 (2.17%) Flash
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) YAML
3 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Replication
3 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (6.52%) CLARiiON
4 3 (6.52%) Symmetrix
5 2 (4.35%) PKI
5 2 (4.35%) Derivative
5 2 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.17%) Statistics
6 1 (2.17%) Wiki
6 1 (2.17%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Solaris
2 16 (34.78%) Linux
2 16 (34.78%) UNIX
3 10 (21.74%) Windows
4 7 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.17%) AIX
5 1 (2.17%) HPUX
5 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Migration
2 4 (8.70%) Change Management
2 4 (8.70%) Change Control
2 4 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
3 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
3 3 (6.52%) Security Management
3 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
3 3 (6.52%) Information Security
3 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
3 3 (6.52%) Information Management
4 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.35%) Release Management
4 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.35%) Multithreading
4 2 (4.35%) Investment Management
4 2 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (17.39%) Perl
3 6 (13.04%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.17%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) VBA
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) Korn
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) CISSP
1 3 (6.52%) CNA
1 3 (6.52%) Novell Certification
1 3 (6.52%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (6.52%) GIAC
1 3 (6.52%) GCIA
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) OCP
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
1 1 (2.17%) GAAP
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Squid
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (4.35%) NFS
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
1 2 (4.35%) OpenSSO
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) OpenView
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.17%) Control-M
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Veritas
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) HP
3 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
4 7 (15.22%) Cognos
5 6 (13.04%) IBM
5 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.04%) Sybase
6 4 (8.70%) VMware
6 4 (8.70%) EMC
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco
8 2 (4.35%) Netezza
8 2 (4.35%) BEA
8 2 (4.35%) Murex
9 1 (2.17%) SunGard
9 1 (2.17%) Apple
9 1 (2.17%) Reuters
9 1 (2.17%) Bloomberg
9 1 (2.17%) Symantec
9 1 (2.17%) Hitachi