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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 171 196 190
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -6
Contract jobs citing Sun 27 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.01% 0.99% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 31
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+91.81% +4.26%
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
2677 3337 3321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.04% 46.22% 43.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1919 2325 2266
Average daily rate £425 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 88 90
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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 24 (47.06%) Solaris
2 23 (45.10%) Finance
3 22 (43.14%) UNIX
4 21 (41.18%) Linux
5 18 (35.29%) SQL
6 17 (33.33%) Oracle
6 17 (33.33%) Banking
7 13 (25.49%) Red Hat
8 11 (21.57%) Firewall
8 11 (21.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
10 9 (17.65%) HP
11 8 (15.69%) Veritas
11 8 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (15.69%) Migration
11 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
12 7 (13.73%) Sybase
12 7 (13.73%) Windows
12 7 (13.73%) IBM
12 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
13 6 (11.76%) RHEV
13 6 (11.76%) SAN
13 6 (11.76%) LDAP
13 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
13 6 (11.76%) Client/Server
13 6 (11.76%) Perl
13 6 (11.76%) Degree
13 6 (11.76%) SSH
13 6 (11.76%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Portal
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
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%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.96%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) Firewall
2 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.76%) SAN
3 6 (11.76%) LDAP
3 6 (11.76%) SSH
4 5 (9.80%) DNS
5 3 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.88%) Network Security
6 1 (1.96%) NAS
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
6 1 (1.96%) LAN
6 1 (1.96%) WAN
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
6 1 (1.96%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.84%) DB2
4 4 (7.84%) Sybase ASE
5 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.92%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) Big Data
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Informix
7 1 (1.96%) MySQL
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Hudson
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (3.92%) Maven
1 2 (3.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (45.10%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Legal
4 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Front Office
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Support Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) DBA
3 7 (13.73%) Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) UNIX Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Sybase DBA
7 3 (5.88%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Business Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) J2EE
1 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) JMS
2 2 (3.92%) EJB
2 2 (3.92%) JSP
2 2 (3.92%) Servlets
2 2 (3.92%) Struts
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
2 2 (3.92%) Spring MVC
2 2 (3.92%) Ajax
2 2 (3.92%) ICEfaces
2 2 (3.92%) WebCenter
2 2 (3.92%) Spring
2 2 (3.92%) JSF
2 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.96%) YAML
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) Flash
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 6 (11.76%) Replication
3 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (5.88%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.88%) Symmetrix
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) CESG
6 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.96%) Statistics
6 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Solaris
2 22 (43.14%) UNIX
3 21 (41.18%) Linux
4 11 (21.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (13.73%) Windows
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.96%) AIX
6 1 (1.96%) HPUX
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
2 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (7.84%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 3 (5.88%) Information Security
4 3 (5.88%) Change Control
4 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 3 (5.88%) Security Management
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.92%) Test Planning
5 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.92%) MVC
5 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.92%) CRM
5 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) Perl
3 5 (9.80%) Java
4 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) VBA
6 1 (1.96%) Python
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%) CISSP
4 2 (3.92%) GIAC
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) GCIA
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) OCP
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) RHEV
2 2 (3.92%) NFS
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
3 1 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.96%) Squid
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) Samba
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
1 2 (3.92%) Data Guard
1 2 (3.92%) OpenSSO
2 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.96%) OpenView
2 1 (1.96%) Control-M
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Oracle
2 13 (25.49%) Red Hat
3 9 (17.65%) HP
4 8 (15.69%) Veritas
5 7 (13.73%) Sybase
5 7 (13.73%) IBM
6 5 (9.80%) Cognos
7 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.84%) VMware
8 3 (5.88%) Cisco
8 3 (5.88%) EMC
8 3 (5.88%) Citrix
9 2 (3.92%) BEA
9 2 (3.92%) Netezza
10 1 (1.96%) JBoss
10 1 (1.96%) SunGard
10 1 (1.96%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.96%) NetApp
10 1 (1.96%) Dell
10 1 (1.96%) Reuters