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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certification
Rank 551 553 499
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -54
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 32 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.058% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.09% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £265 £319
% change year-on-year
+72.83% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.80 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% -4.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.80 £37.40
% change year-on-year
- -4.27%
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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
9754 9827 7988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.30% 19.54% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5608 5665 4295
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 492 444
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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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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
London +9 17 £413 +3.12% 1
South West +8 5 £458 +36.71%
South East -4 5 £475 +54.34% 2
East Midlands +6 2 £410 +54.71%
East of England +10 1 £280 -18.84%
Yorkshire -17 1 £475 +79.24% 1
North West - 1 £483 -
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Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 62 (87.32%) Java
2 46 (64.79%) J2EE
3 43 (60.56%) Sun
4 41 (57.75%) Oracle
5 37 (52.11%) UNIX
6 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (46.48%) SQL
7 28 (39.44%) JavaScript
8 27 (38.03%) Subversion
9 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
10 25 (35.21%) HTML
10 25 (35.21%) Ant
10 25 (35.21%) XML
11 24 (33.80%) Web Services
11 24 (33.80%) Maven
12 23 (32.39%) Spring
13 22 (30.99%) OO
14 20 (28.17%) ClearCase
14 20 (28.17%) Eclipse
14 20 (28.17%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (26.76%) OCPJP
15 19 (26.76%) PL/SQL
15 19 (26.76%) Hibernate
16 18 (25.35%) WebLogic
16 18 (25.35%) DV Cleared
17 17 (23.94%) Relational Database
18 16 (22.54%) Oracle Database
18 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
18 16 (22.54%) UML
19 15 (21.13%) Servlets

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 18 (25.35%) WebLogic
2 13 (18.31%) JBoss
3 11 (15.49%) WebSphere
4 7 (9.86%) GlassFish
5 6 (8.45%) Apache
6 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.63%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (5.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.41%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.41%) CMS
7 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) DNS
1 8 (11.27%) Firewall
2 4 (5.63%) LDAP
2 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.23%) xDSL
3 3 (4.23%) DSLAM
3 3 (4.23%) VPN
3 3 (4.23%) PPP
3 3 (4.23%) ATM
3 3 (4.23%) Broadband
3 3 (4.23%) VoIP
3 3 (4.23%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.82%) SAN
5 1 (1.41%) SSL
5 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) Relational Database
2 16 (22.54%) Oracle Database
2 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.68%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (4.23%) MySQL
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (38.03%) Subversion
2 25 (35.21%) Ant
3 24 (33.80%) Maven
4 20 (28.17%) ClearCase
4 20 (28.17%) Eclipse
5 14 (19.72%) Jenkins
6 12 (16.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 12 (16.90%) JUnit
6 12 (16.90%) JIRA
6 12 (16.90%) Apache Ivy
7 9 (12.68%) ClearQuest
7 9 (12.68%) Toad
8 8 (11.27%) Artifactory
9 7 (9.86%) Eclipse RCP
10 6 (8.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 5 (7.04%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (5.63%) AccuRev
13 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
14 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
14 2 (2.82%) Xcode
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Publishing
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 51 (71.83%) Developer
2 35 (49.30%) Java Developer
3 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
3 4 (5.63%) J2EE Developer
3 4 (5.63%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (5.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (4.23%) Lead Developer
4 3 (4.23%) Administrator
5 2 (2.82%) Applications Developer
5 2 (2.82%) Architect
5 2 (2.82%) Consultant
5 2 (2.82%) Programmer
5 2 (2.82%) C++ Developer
5 2 (2.82%) Java Programmer
5 2 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (2.82%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (64.79%) J2EE
2 25 (35.21%) HTML
2 25 (35.21%) XML
3 24 (33.80%) Web Services
4 23 (32.39%) Spring
5 19 (26.76%) Hibernate
6 15 (21.13%) Servlets
7 14 (19.72%) Struts
8 13 (18.31%) JSP
9 12 (16.90%) EJB
9 12 (16.90%) CSS
10 11 (15.49%) Java EE
11 9 (12.68%) Apache CXF
12 7 (9.86%) Ajax
12 7 (9.86%) SWT
12 7 (9.86%) Swing
13 6 (8.45%) JAXB
13 6 (8.45%) HTML5
14 5 (7.04%) JMS
14 5 (7.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.45%) Clustering
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.41%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.41%) Wiki
4 1 (1.41%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.11%) UNIX
2 11 (15.49%) Linux
3 10 (14.08%) Windows
4 8 (11.27%) Solaris
5 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.63%) Windows NT
7 3 (4.23%) SUSE
7 3 (4.23%) AIX
8 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.82%) Android
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) OO
3 20 (28.17%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (22.54%) UML
5 12 (16.90%) ITIL
5 12 (16.90%) Service Management
6 11 (15.49%) ITSM
6 11 (15.49%) E-Commerce
7 10 (14.08%) Scrum
7 10 (14.08%) Web Development
7 10 (14.08%) Release Management
8 9 (12.68%) OOP
9 7 (9.86%) User Stories
9 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.45%) OOD
10 6 (8.45%) Multithreading
11 5 (7.04%) Mobile Development
11 5 (7.04%) Content Management
11 5 (7.04%) MVC
12 4 (5.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 62 (87.32%) Java
2 33 (46.48%) SQL
3 28 (39.44%) JavaScript
4 19 (26.76%) PL/SQL
5 10 (14.08%) Python
5 10 (14.08%) Perl
5 10 (14.08%) PHP
5 10 (14.08%) Lua
6 9 (12.68%) Ruby
6 9 (12.68%) Bash Shell
7 6 (8.45%) C++
8 2 (2.82%) C
8 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.41%) XPath
9 1 (1.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.76%) OCPJP
3 18 (25.35%) DV Cleared
4 14 (19.72%) Degree
5 9 (12.68%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (11.27%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
7 7 (9.86%) SCSA
8 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.23%) CCNP
9 3 (4.23%) CCNA
10 2 (2.82%) HND
10 2 (2.82%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) WAI
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Veritas File System
1 4 (5.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.41%) SCOM
2 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.41%) Legato
2 1 (1.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (60.56%) Sun
2 41 (57.75%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) Veritas
3 7 (9.86%) Sybase
4 6 (8.45%) HP
5 5 (7.04%) IBM
5 5 (7.04%) Adobe
6 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.63%) Apple
7 3 (4.23%) hybris
7 3 (4.23%) Huawei
8 2 (2.82%) Endeca
9 1 (1.41%) Pega
9 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.41%) BMC
9 1 (1.41%) BEA
9 1 (1.41%) Dell
9 1 (1.41%) EMC
9 1 (1.41%) Cisco