The first table below looks at the demand for Sun Certification in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun Certification over the 3 months to 25 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 Qualifications for the England 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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certification
Rank 547 519 523
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 23 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.049% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 26
Average daily rate
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£280 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.12% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £383 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £443 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9237 8303 9029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.71% 17.85% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5273 4522 4754
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 457 561
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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Sun Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Sun Certification Jobs Demand Trend in England

Sun Certification
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun Certification across the England region.

Sun Certification Daily Rate Trend in England

Sun Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun Certification across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Sun Certification Daily Rate Histogram in England

Sun Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification across the England region.

Sun Certification Hourly Rate Trend in England

Sun Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 13 £280 - 1
South East -5 8 £280 - 1
London +3 6 £380 -15.55% 4
East Midlands -5 5 £265 - 5
South West - 1 £425 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sun Certification 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 Certification.

1 42 (85.71%) Java
2 31 (63.27%) Oracle
2 31 (63.27%) XML
3 28 (57.14%) Sun
4 25 (51.02%) UNIX
5 24 (48.98%) SQL
6 20 (40.82%) Linux
7 19 (38.78%) Web Services
7 19 (38.78%) JavaScript
8 18 (36.73%) Spring
9 17 (34.69%) Hibernate
9 17 (34.69%) J2EE
9 17 (34.69%) Servlets
10 16 (32.65%) HTML
10 16 (32.65%) Degree
11 14 (28.57%) Eclipse
11 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (26.53%) Maven
12 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
12 13 (26.53%) Firewall
12 13 (26.53%) TCP/IP
12 13 (26.53%) JUnit
13 12 (24.49%) Struts
13 12 (24.49%) JSON
14 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
14 11 (22.45%) Ant
14 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
14 11 (22.45%) Solaris
14 11 (22.45%) SAN
15 10 (20.41%) Subversion

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sun Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.16%) MQSeries
2 4 (8.16%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Force.com
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) TCP/IP
1 13 (26.53%) Firewall
2 11 (22.45%) SAN
3 8 (16.33%) VPN
3 8 (16.33%) DNS
3 8 (16.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (10.20%) SSH
4 5 (10.20%) HTTP
5 4 (8.16%) Internet
6 1 (2.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) NoSQL
3 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (10.20%) RDBMS
4 5 (10.20%) MySQL
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.04%) DB2
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 13 (26.53%) JUnit
2 13 (26.53%) Maven
3 11 (22.45%) Ant
4 10 (20.41%) Subversion
5 6 (12.24%) Selenium
6 4 (8.16%) Log4j
7 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.12%) ClearCase
7 3 (6.12%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Hudson
8 2 (4.08%) Artifactory
8 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.04%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (2.04%) Gerrit
9 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (2.04%) Toad
9 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Retail
3 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (79.59%) Developer
2 17 (34.69%) Java Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 8 (16.33%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (8.16%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Test Architect
8 1 (2.04%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.04%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) UNIX Specialist
8 1 (2.04%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.04%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (63.27%) XML
2 19 (38.78%) Web Services
3 18 (36.73%) Spring
4 17 (34.69%) Hibernate
4 17 (34.69%) Servlets
4 17 (34.69%) J2EE
5 16 (32.65%) HTML
6 12 (24.49%) Struts
6 12 (24.49%) JSON
7 10 (20.41%) XSLT
8 9 (18.37%) JSP
9 7 (14.29%) CSS
10 6 (12.24%) jQuery
11 5 (10.20%) JAXB
11 5 (10.20%) JMS
11 5 (10.20%) EJB
11 5 (10.20%) SOAP
12 4 (8.16%) XMLBeans
12 4 (8.16%) Ajax
12 4 (8.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.33%) Replication
3 5 (10.20%) Client/Server
4 4 (8.16%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) UNIX
2 20 (40.82%) Linux
3 11 (22.45%) Solaris
4 9 (18.37%) Windows
5 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) UML
3 8 (16.33%) OO
3 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
3 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 7 (14.29%) Web Development
5 6 (12.24%) OOD
6 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.16%) DevOps
7 4 (8.16%) Content Management
8 3 (6.12%) Logistics
8 3 (6.12%) OOP
8 3 (6.12%) TDD
9 2 (4.08%) Release Management
9 2 (4.08%) Performance Testing
9 2 (4.08%) System Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 42 (85.71%) Java
2 24 (48.98%) SQL
3 19 (38.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
5 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
5 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
6 5 (10.20%) XPath
6 5 (10.20%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) Perl
7 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) Apex Code
8 1 (2.04%) Lua
8 1 (2.04%) Scala
8 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) ISEB
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (4.08%) OCPJP
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Brainbench
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) RHEV
2 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.16%) KVM
3 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Puppet
1 8 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (63.27%) Oracle
2 28 (57.14%) Sun
3 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.20%) AccuRev
5 4 (8.16%) IBM
5 4 (8.16%) Interwoven
6 2 (4.08%) Sybase
6 2 (4.08%) ForgeRock
6 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.04%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) NetApp
7 1 (2.04%) HP