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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 161 180 180
Rank change year-on-year
+19 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.20% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.47% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 21
Median daily rate £463 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £396 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.84% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £10.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+234.88% -76.11%
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
1430 1917 2727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.43% 42.11% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 1437 1926
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 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 39 60
Median hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.47 £23.75 £32.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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
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 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 (81.25%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) HP
4 7 (43.75%) Solaris
4 7 (43.75%) Oracle
4 7 (43.75%) Banking
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Unix
6 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (25.00%) Ansible
7 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (25.00%) SystemTap
7 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (25.00%) Puppet
7 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (25.00%) Low Latency
7 4 (25.00%) KVM
7 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) LDAP
7 4 (25.00%) Dell
7 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (25.00%) Project Management
7 4 (25.00%) BladeLogic
8 3 (18.75%) Change Management
8 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (18.75%) Network Design

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 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LDAP
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) 3G
4 1 (6.25%) 4G
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) BODI
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
4 2 (12.50%) Back Office
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Advertising
5 1 (6.25%) Billing
5 1 (6.25%) Legal
5 1 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) JMS
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (12.50%) EJB
2 2 (12.50%) FpML
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 2 (12.50%) JDBC
2 2 (12.50%) JSP
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) ODBC
2 2 (12.50%) Servlets
2 2 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (12.50%) Hedge funds
4 2 (12.50%) SWIFT
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (6.25%) Equities
5 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
5 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Solaris
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Information Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) ITSM
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Process Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SystemTap
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Tcl
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MAPM
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) CNA
3 1 (6.25%) GCIA
3 1 (6.25%) GCIH
3 1 (6.25%) GIAC
3 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Novell Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PMP
3 1 (6.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) KVM
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Ansible
1 4 (25.00%) BladeLogic
1 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (6.25%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Dell
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft