The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 176 173 171
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Sun 34 27 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.43% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 0.97% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 38
Average daily rate £439 £325 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -27.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £220 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £494 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.31% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £23.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+38.52% +10.46%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2858 2778 3308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.21% 44.73% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 1958 2224
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 75 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.18 £135.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Sun
London

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 36 (53.73%) Oracle
2 34 (50.75%) Solaris
2 34 (50.75%) UNIX
3 30 (44.78%) Banking
4 28 (41.79%) Linux
5 21 (31.34%) SQL
5 21 (31.34%) Finance
6 17 (25.37%) Perl
7 16 (23.88%) Red Hat
8 15 (22.39%) HP
8 15 (22.39%) SAN
8 15 (22.39%) Java
8 15 (22.39%) Investment Banking
9 11 (16.42%) Clustering
9 11 (16.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (16.42%) EMC
9 11 (16.42%) Veritas
9 11 (16.42%) NAS
10 10 (14.93%) XML
10 10 (14.93%) HPUX
11 9 (13.43%) PL/SQL
11 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (13.43%) VMware
11 9 (13.43%) Migration
12 8 (11.94%) Windows
12 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
13 7 (10.45%) Cisco
13 7 (10.45%) Murex
13 7 (10.45%) Firewall
13 7 (10.45%) Veritas Volume Manager

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (8.96%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.97%) Apache
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.49%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.49%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.49%) Agresso
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) SAN
2 11 (16.42%) NAS
3 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.45%) Firewall
5 5 (7.46%) DNS
5 5 (7.46%) SSH
6 4 (5.97%) LDAP
7 3 (4.48%) Network Security
8 2 (2.99%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.99%) 4G
8 2 (2.99%) 2G
8 2 (2.99%) 3G
9 1 (1.49%) DSL
9 1 (1.49%) VoIP
9 1 (1.49%) DHCP
9 1 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) Data Mart
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) JIRA
2 2 (2.99%) Selenium
2 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.99%) Toad
2 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.99%) Ant
2 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.99%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (2.99%) eggPlant
2 2 (2.99%) Maven
3 1 (1.49%) JUnit
3 1 (1.49%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) EasyMock
3 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Mockito
General
1 30 (44.78%) Banking
2 21 (31.34%) Finance
3 15 (22.39%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Retail
5 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) Front Office
6 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Developer
2 9 (13.43%) Analyst
2 9 (13.43%) Applications Support
3 7 (10.45%) UNIX Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Murex Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Administrator
4 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) UNIX Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Data Mart Developer
6 4 (5.97%) UNIX Support
6 4 (5.97%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Architect
7 3 (4.48%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) Business Support Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) XML
2 6 (8.96%) Middleware
3 5 (7.46%) HTML
4 4 (5.97%) SOAP
4 4 (5.97%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) CGI
5 3 (4.48%) REST
5 3 (4.48%) Servlets
5 3 (4.48%) CSS
6 2 (2.99%) J2EE
6 2 (2.99%) JSP
6 2 (2.99%) J2ME
6 2 (2.99%) WAP
6 2 (2.99%) JNDI
6 2 (2.99%) Murex MxML
7 1 (1.49%) Apache Axis
7 1 (1.49%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.49%) Spring Security
7 1 (1.49%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (1.49%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Clustering
2 6 (8.96%) Derivative
3 4 (5.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.97%) CLARiiON
4 3 (4.48%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Handset
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.99%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.49%) LPAR
6 1 (1.49%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.49%) STB
6 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (50.75%) Solaris
1 34 (50.75%) UNIX
2 28 (41.79%) Linux
3 11 (16.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (14.93%) HPUX
5 8 (11.94%) Windows
6 4 (5.97%) VMS
7 3 (4.48%) zOS
7 3 (4.48%) AIX
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.49%) CentOS
9 1 (1.49%) SUSE
9 1 (1.49%) Debian
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.43%) Migration
2 6 (8.96%) Change Management
2 6 (8.96%) ITIL
3 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
3 5 (7.46%) Change Control
4 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.97%) Project Management
4 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.48%) Security Management
5 3 (4.48%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.48%) SOA
5 3 (4.48%) Fund Management
5 3 (4.48%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.99%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.99%) Web Application Development
6 2 (2.99%) Business Transformation
6 2 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.99%) Manual Testing
6 2 (2.99%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) SQL
2 17 (25.37%) Perl
3 15 (22.39%) Java
4 9 (13.43%) PL/SQL
5 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.46%) C#
7 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 3 (4.48%) VB
8 2 (2.99%) Korn
8 2 (2.99%) C++
8 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.49%) C
9 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Sun Certification
2 4 (5.97%) OCP
2 4 (5.97%) OCA
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (5.97%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) GIAC
3 1 (1.49%) GCIA
3 1 (1.49%) OCPJP
3 1 (1.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (5.97%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Control-M
2 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.99%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.99%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) Sun Identity Manager
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
3 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (53.73%) Oracle
2 16 (23.88%) Red Hat
3 15 (22.39%) HP
4 11 (16.42%) EMC
4 11 (16.42%) Veritas
5 9 (13.43%) VMware
6 7 (10.45%) Murex
6 7 (10.45%) Cisco
7 6 (8.96%) IBM
8 4 (5.97%) Sybase
8 4 (5.97%) BMC
8 4 (5.97%) F5
9 3 (4.48%) Citrix
9 3 (4.48%) Cognos
9 3 (4.48%) Siebel
10 2 (2.99%) Hitachi
10 2 (2.99%) BEA
10 2 (2.99%) Apple
10 2 (2.99%) webMethods
10 2 (2.99%) Reuters
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