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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 171 178 175
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Sun 26 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.57% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 0.98% 1.23% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 43
Average daily rate
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£458 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £240 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £472 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.11 £24.67 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.48% -10.29%
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
2655 3341 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.64% 46.10% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1857 2320 2299
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 94 96
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.97 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £59.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 (48.15%) UNIX
1 26 (48.15%) Linux
2 25 (46.30%) Solaris
3 23 (42.59%) Oracle
3 23 (42.59%) Finance
4 20 (37.04%) Banking
5 19 (35.19%) SQL
6 14 (25.93%) Red Hat
7 11 (20.37%) Firewall
7 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
7 11 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (18.52%) Perl
9 9 (16.67%) Java
9 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 9 (16.67%) IBM
9 9 (16.67%) HP
9 9 (16.67%) Migration
10 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
10 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (12.96%) SAN
11 7 (12.96%) Sybase
11 7 (12.96%) Windows
12 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
12 6 (11.11%) LDAP
12 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
12 6 (11.11%) Degree
12 6 (11.11%) SSH
12 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database
12 6 (11.11%) RHEV

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.56%) Apache
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.85%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
1 11 (20.37%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) SAN
3 6 (11.11%) LDAP
3 6 (11.11%) SSH
4 4 (7.41%) Network Security
5 3 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.56%) DNS
6 2 (3.70%) NAS
7 1 (1.85%) 4G
7 1 (1.85%) VLAN
7 1 (1.85%) LAN
7 1 (1.85%) WAN
7 1 (1.85%) VPN
7 1 (1.85%) 3G
7 1 (1.85%) X.500
7 1 (1.85%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.41%) DB2
4 4 (7.41%) Sybase ASE
5 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.70%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.85%) MySQL
7 1 (1.85%) Informix
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) Big Data
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Maven
1 3 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (3.70%) Hudson
2 2 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.85%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.85%) Ant
3 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.85%) Toad
3 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (42.59%) Finance
2 20 (37.04%) Banking
3 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Developer
2 7 (12.96%) Support Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 6 (11.11%) Administrator
3 6 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Architect
4 5 (9.26%) DBA
5 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) UNIX Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) UNIX Support
6 3 (5.56%) Business Support Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Sybase DBA
6 3 (5.56%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) HTML
1 4 (7.41%) J2EE
1 4 (7.41%) Servlets
2 3 (5.56%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) XML
3 2 (3.70%) JMS
3 2 (3.70%) CGI
3 2 (3.70%) JSP
3 2 (3.70%) Struts
3 2 (3.70%) EJB
3 2 (3.70%) Middleware
3 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.70%) Spring
3 2 (3.70%) JSF
3 2 (3.70%) JNDI
3 2 (3.70%) Ajax
3 2 (3.70%) Spring MVC
3 2 (3.70%) ICEfaces
3 2 (3.70%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 5 (9.26%) Replication
3 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (5.56%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.56%) Symmetrix
5 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Handset
6 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.85%) Clustering
6 1 (1.85%) CESG
6 1 (1.85%) STB
6 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (48.15%) UNIX
1 26 (48.15%) Linux
2 25 (46.30%) Solaris
3 11 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (12.96%) Windows
5 2 (3.70%) AIX
5 2 (3.70%) HPUX
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.85%) zOS
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Migration
2 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.26%) Change Management
3 5 (9.26%) Information Management
4 4 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (7.41%) Change Control
4 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.56%) SOA
5 3 (5.56%) Security Management
5 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.56%) Information Security
6 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.70%) MVC
6 2 (3.70%) ETL
6 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) SQL
2 10 (18.52%) Perl
3 9 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.70%) C#
7 2 (3.70%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) VBA
8 1 (1.85%) Python
8 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
8 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) Sun Certification
3 3 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (5.56%) CNA
3 3 (5.56%) Novell Certification
4 2 (3.70%) GIAC
4 2 (3.70%) GCIA
4 2 (3.70%) CISSP
4 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) RHEV
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (3.70%) NFS
3 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.85%) Samba
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.85%) Squid
4 1 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Control-M
1 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.70%) OpenSSO
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.85%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.85%) Sun Identity Manager
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.85%) OpenView
2 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.85%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Oracle
2 14 (25.93%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.67%) IBM
3 9 (16.67%) HP
4 7 (12.96%) Sybase
5 5 (9.26%) Cognos
5 5 (9.26%) EMC
5 5 (9.26%) Veritas
5 5 (9.26%) VMware
6 3 (5.56%) Citrix
7 2 (3.70%) BEA
7 2 (3.70%) Cisco
7 2 (3.70%) Hitachi
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.70%) Netezza
8 1 (1.85%) Microgen
8 1 (1.85%) Apple
8 1 (1.85%) Reuters
8 1 (1.85%) Murex
8 1 (1.85%) Dell