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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 174 180 178
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Sun 21 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 1.18% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 16
Average daily rate
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£453 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £375 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £556 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £390 £343
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +13.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £32.90 £22.13
% change year-on-year
-45.28% +48.70%
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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
2282 2797 2806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.04% 44.44% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1953 1978
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 76
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.18 £135.00
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 20 (57.14%) SQL
1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 16 (45.71%) UNIX
3 12 (34.29%) Oracle
4 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
4 11 (31.43%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (28.57%) Solaris
5 10 (28.57%) Linux
5 10 (28.57%) .NET
5 10 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (25.71%) IBM
6 9 (25.71%) Cognos
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.86%) QA
8 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 7 (20.00%) Tomcat
9 6 (17.14%) Windows
9 6 (17.14%) Java
9 6 (17.14%) Perl
9 6 (17.14%) GAAP
9 6 (17.14%) Migration
9 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (17.14%) General Ledger
9 6 (17.14%) Data Mart
9 6 (17.14%) Solvency II
10 5 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
10 5 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (14.29%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (14.29%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (14.29%) Apache
3 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.43%) GlassFish
3 4 (11.43%) Lync
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
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 1 (2.86%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (2.86%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (2.86%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
1 4 (11.43%) Internet
2 3 (8.57%) Multicast
2 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) SSL
3 2 (5.71%) SNMP
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) DHCP
3 2 (5.71%) OSPF
3 2 (5.71%) BGP
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (5.71%) IPsec
3 2 (5.71%) VLAN
3 2 (5.71%) IGMP
3 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
1 11 (31.43%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (17.14%) Data Mart
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.71%) Star Schema
5 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.57%) Mercurial
2 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (5.71%) Hudson
3 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.86%) Gradle
3 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Ant
3 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) General Ledger
3 4 (11.43%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Management Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Solvency II Business Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Business Data Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Data Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) UNIX Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) SailPoint
3 3 (8.57%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (5.71%) Middleware
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) XML
4 2 (5.71%) MDX
5 1 (2.86%) Django
5 1 (2.86%) JSP
5 1 (2.86%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) PKI
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.57%) Data Extraction
3 2 (5.71%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.86%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.86%) Wiki
4 1 (2.86%) Tandem
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) UNIX
2 10 (28.57%) Solaris
2 10 (28.57%) Linux
3 6 (17.14%) Windows
4 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) SUSE
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 5 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Identity Management
4 4 (11.43%) Release Management
4 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Physical Data Model
5 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile Commerce
6 2 (5.71%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.71%) Change Control
6 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) Perl
3 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.43%) C#
5 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.57%) VBA
6 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.71%) Korn
6 2 (5.71%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.86%) C-shell
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) GIAC
2 1 (2.86%) CISA
2 1 (2.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
2 6 (17.14%) GAAP
2 6 (17.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Squid
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Puppet
3 2 (5.71%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.71%) Iperf
4 1 (2.86%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Oracle
2 9 (25.71%) IBM
2 9 (25.71%) Cognos
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) Dell
5 4 (11.43%) Veritas
5 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.57%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco
7 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.71%) Nintex
8 1 (2.86%) Splunk
8 1 (2.86%) Algorithmics
8 1 (2.86%) Reuters
8 1 (2.86%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.86%) EMC
8 1 (2.86%) Intel
8 1 (2.86%) Fidessa
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