The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certification
Rank 540 539 527
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 29 15 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.031% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.18% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 28
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £375 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-14.33% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.73 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 - £30.00
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9426 8436 9335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.53% 17.61% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5398 4671 4875
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 £545 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 438 580
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.18 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.36 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 - 16 £321 -
London +9 9 £450 - 2
South East +3 6 £328 -
East Midlands +4 3 £280 -
South West - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 45 (86.54%) Java
2 34 (65.38%) XML
3 32 (61.54%) Oracle
4 31 (59.62%) UNIX
5 29 (55.77%) Sun
6 28 (53.85%) SQL
7 24 (46.15%) Linux
8 23 (44.23%) JavaScript
9 22 (42.31%) HTML
9 22 (42.31%) Servlets
10 21 (40.38%) Spring
11 19 (36.54%) Web Services
11 19 (36.54%) Hibernate
12 18 (34.62%) Degree
13 17 (32.69%) Shell Script
13 17 (32.69%) Maven
14 16 (30.77%) J2EE
14 16 (30.77%) JUnit
14 16 (30.77%) Eclipse
14 16 (30.77%) JSON
15 15 (28.85%) Struts
15 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (26.92%) Ant
16 14 (26.92%) XSLT
16 14 (26.92%) Solaris
16 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
16 14 (26.92%) Firewall
17 12 (23.08%) CSS
17 12 (23.08%) SAN
17 12 (23.08%) Finance

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (17.31%) Tomcat
2 8 (15.38%) Adobe CQ
3 7 (13.46%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.92%) Apache
5 1 (1.92%) Documentum
5 1 (1.92%) CMS
5 1 (1.92%) Drupal
5 1 (1.92%) Jetty
5 1 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.92%) nginx
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Force.com
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
1 14 (26.92%) Firewall
2 12 (23.08%) SAN
3 9 (17.31%) VPN
3 9 (17.31%) DNS
3 9 (17.31%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (15.38%) HTTP
5 7 (13.46%) Internet
6 5 (9.62%) SSH
7 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) MySQL
1 9 (17.31%) NoSQL
1 9 (17.31%) Oracle Database
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 7 (13.46%) Relational Database
4 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Maven
2 16 (30.77%) JUnit
2 16 (30.77%) Eclipse
3 14 (26.92%) Ant
4 12 (23.08%) Subversion
5 7 (13.46%) Log4j
6 6 (11.54%) Selenium
7 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.77%) ClearCase
8 2 (3.85%) Hudson
8 2 (3.85%) Artifactory
8 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.92%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (1.92%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.92%) Toad
9 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.92%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Retail
3 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (78.85%) Developer
2 18 (34.62%) Java Developer
3 12 (23.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (9.62%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Test Architect
8 1 (1.92%) Server Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) UNIX Specialist
8 1 (1.92%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (1.92%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) UNIX Support
8 1 (1.92%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Web Architect
8 1 (1.92%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (65.38%) XML
2 22 (42.31%) HTML
2 22 (42.31%) Servlets
3 21 (40.38%) Spring
4 19 (36.54%) Web Services
4 19 (36.54%) Hibernate
5 16 (30.77%) JSON
5 16 (30.77%) J2EE
6 15 (28.85%) Struts
7 14 (26.92%) XSLT
8 12 (23.08%) CSS
9 11 (21.15%) jQuery
10 9 (17.31%) REST
10 9 (17.31%) SOAP
11 8 (15.38%) JSP
12 7 (13.46%) JMS
12 7 (13.46%) XMLBeans
12 7 (13.46%) Ajax
13 3 (5.77%) EJB
14 2 (3.85%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 9 (17.31%) Replication
3 8 (15.38%) Web 2.0
4 5 (9.62%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (59.62%) UNIX
2 24 (46.15%) Linux
3 14 (26.92%) Solaris
4 10 (19.23%) Windows
5 7 (13.46%) HPUX
6 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (19.23%) OO
2 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
3 9 (17.31%) UML
3 9 (17.31%) Configuration Management
4 8 (15.38%) Content Management
5 7 (13.46%) OOD
5 7 (13.46%) Web Development
6 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.69%) DevOps
9 3 (5.77%) Logistics
9 3 (5.77%) MVC
9 3 (5.77%) TDD
10 2 (3.85%) Release Management
10 2 (3.85%) System Testing
10 2 (3.85%) Validation
10 2 (3.85%) OOP
10 2 (3.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (86.54%) Java
2 28 (53.85%) SQL
3 23 (44.23%) JavaScript
4 17 (32.69%) Shell Script
5 10 (19.23%) PL/SQL
6 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
7 7 (13.46%) XPath
7 7 (13.46%) C++
8 2 (3.85%) Python
8 2 (3.85%) Perl
8 2 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (3.85%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.92%) Lua
9 1 (1.92%) Scala
9 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISEB
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) OCPJP
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
1 5 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (9.62%) KVM
1 5 (9.62%) RHEV
2 1 (1.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) Puppet
1 9 (17.31%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) Oracle
2 29 (55.77%) Sun
3 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.46%) IBM
4 7 (13.46%) Interwoven
4 7 (13.46%) AccuRev
5 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.85%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.92%) VMware
7 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) Sybase
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