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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 179 169 184
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing Sun 24 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 1.35% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 43
Average daily rate
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£409 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £240 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £515 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2606 3268 3375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.55% 45.95% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1814 2279 2325
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 117 95
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £54.00 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 28 July 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 July 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 25 (46.30%) Oracle
1 25 (46.30%) UNIX
2 24 (44.44%) Linux
2 24 (44.44%) Finance
2 24 (44.44%) Banking
3 22 (40.74%) Solaris
4 17 (31.48%) SQL
5 12 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 11 (20.37%) Migration
7 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 9 (16.67%) Perl
8 9 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 9 (16.67%) HP
9 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (14.81%) Cognos
9 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
9 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (14.81%) Change Control
10 7 (12.96%) IBM
10 7 (12.96%) Java
10 7 (12.96%) Firewall
10 7 (12.96%) SAN
11 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
11 6 (11.11%) Security Management
11 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
11 6 (11.11%) VMware
11 6 (11.11%) SSH
11 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database
11 6 (11.11%) RHEV
12 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
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%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.96%) SAN
2 7 (12.96%) Firewall
3 6 (11.11%) SSH
4 4 (7.41%) NAS
4 4 (7.41%) LDAP
5 2 (3.70%) DNS
5 2 (3.70%) 2G
5 2 (3.70%) 3G
5 2 (3.70%) 4G
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) X.500
6 1 (1.85%) LAN
6 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.70%) DB2
5 2 (3.70%) JasperReports
5 2 (3.70%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.85%) Informix
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Big Data
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Maven
1 4 (7.41%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (3.70%) eggPlant
2 2 (3.70%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) Selenium
2 2 (3.70%) Hudson
2 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.70%) Ant
2 2 (3.70%) Toad
2 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (44.44%) Finance
1 24 (44.44%) Banking
2 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Front Office
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 8 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) UNIX Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Business Support Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.41%) DBA
7 4 (7.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.41%) UNIX Support
8 3 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) J2EE
1 4 (7.41%) HTML
1 4 (7.41%) Servlets
1 4 (7.41%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) XML
2 3 (5.56%) 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%) SOAP
3 2 (3.70%) Struts
3 2 (3.70%) EJB
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (3.70%) JSP
3 2 (3.70%) WebCenter
3 2 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.56%) Replication
3 2 (3.70%) CLARiiON
3 2 (3.70%) Symmetrix
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Derivative
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Handset
4 1 (1.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) CESG
4 1 (1.85%) STB
4 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) UNIX
2 24 (44.44%) Linux
3 22 (40.74%) Solaris
4 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.56%) HPUX
5 3 (5.56%) Windows
6 2 (3.70%) AIX
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.85%) zOS
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Migration
2 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (14.81%) Change Control
3 6 (11.11%) Security Management
4 5 (9.26%) Change Management
4 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.41%) ITIL
5 4 (7.41%) Project Management
6 3 (5.56%) SOA
6 3 (5.56%) Information Management
6 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.70%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (3.70%) Web Application Development
7 2 (3.70%) Business Transformation
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) Perl
3 7 (12.96%) Java
4 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.56%) C#
7 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.85%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Sun Certification
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) RHEV
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.85%) NFS
5 1 (1.85%) Samba
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (3.70%) Control-M
1 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.70%) OpenSSO
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.85%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.85%) Sun Identity Manager
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) Oracle
2 12 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.67%) HP
4 8 (14.81%) Cognos
5 7 (12.96%) IBM
6 6 (11.11%) VMware
7 5 (9.26%) Sybase
7 5 (9.26%) EMC
8 3 (5.56%) Citrix
8 3 (5.56%) BEA
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco
8 3 (5.56%) Veritas
9 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.70%) Murex
9 2 (3.70%) Apple
9 2 (3.70%) Reuters
9 2 (3.70%) BMC
9 2 (3.70%) Hitachi
9 2 (3.70%) Netezza
10 1 (1.85%) Microgen
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago