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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 150 178 188
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +10
Contract jobs citing Sun 9 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.31% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.74% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 16
Median daily rate £459 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £315 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £386 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.20% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £18.00 £32.90
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -45.28%
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
1377 2283 2764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.95% 41.66% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1064 1665 1949
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 53 51
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Sun.

1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 11 (61.11%) HP
3 7 (38.89%) ITIL
4 6 (33.33%) Unix
4 6 (33.33%) Solaris
4 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Banking
4 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
6 4 (22.22%) XML
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Puppet
7 3 (16.67%) Hedge funds
7 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (16.67%) Test Management
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) Sybase
7 3 (16.67%) Siebel

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Misys Opics
2 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LDAP
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Back Office
4 2 (11.11%) Front Office
5 1 (5.56%) Advertising
5 1 (5.56%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Siebel Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SAP FI Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) JSP
3 1 (5.56%) LESS
3 1 (5.56%) React
3 1 (5.56%) SailPoint
3 1 (5.56%) Sass
3 1 (5.56%) Servlets
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Hedge funds
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Celerra
4 1 (5.56%) EMC Centera
4 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.56%) SWIFT
4 1 (5.56%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Solaris
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Information Management
4 2 (11.11%) Line Management
4 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Network Design
4 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.11%) SystemTap
2 2 (11.11%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) BeanShell
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) ES6
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Korn
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MAPM
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) PMP
3 1 (5.56%) RHCA
3 1 (5.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) NFS
1 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (11.11%) KVM
3 1 (5.56%) Samba
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (11.11%) Ansible
3 2 (11.11%) BladeLogic
3 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (5.56%) Icinga
4 1 (5.56%) Nagios
4 1 (5.56%) OpenView
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) HP
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Dell
4 3 (16.67%) Siebel
4 3 (16.67%) Sybase
4 3 (16.67%) Veritas
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) Infor
5 2 (11.11%) Misys
5 2 (11.11%) OpenLink
5 2 (11.11%) Trayport
6 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) SAP