The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 463 482 415
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -67
Contract jobs citing Sun 158 157 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 78 108
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 6
Median hourly rate £18.50 £24.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.48% -3.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £7.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £30.60 £35.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £9.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+92.80% -65.10%
Sun
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22381 22783 22248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.95% 44.06% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13945 13752 12569
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 986 1011
Median hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in England

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in England

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in England

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in England

Sun
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Sun Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Sun
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 57 £455 +13.75% 16
South East +9 34 £389 -5.75% 3
North East -20 20 £265 -6.02% 3
East of England +18 9 £490 +40.00% 6
South West -3 9 £450 +12.78% 1
North West +3 8 £425 -5.55% 1
Yorkshire -5 7 £300 -11.76%
East Midlands +4 6 £199 - 1
West Midlands -27 5 £425 +112.50%
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 England region with a requirement for Sun.

1 186 (57.94%) Oracle
2 184 (57.32%) Unix
3 173 (53.89%) Solaris
4 151 (47.04%) Linux
5 102 (31.78%) Red Hat
6 98 (30.53%) Java
7 94 (29.28%) Windows
8 88 (27.41%) ITIL
9 86 (26.79%) SAN
10 85 (26.48%) Finance
11 80 (24.92%) AIX
12 72 (22.43%) IBM
13 67 (20.87%) Veritas
14 66 (20.56%) HP
15 64 (19.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 63 (19.63%) NetBackup
17 56 (17.45%) J2EE
18 55 (17.13%) Project Management
19 54 (16.82%) WebLogic
20 51 (15.89%) Banking
21 48 (14.95%) Perl
22 47 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
22 47 (14.64%) VMware
23 46 (14.33%) Firewall
23 46 (14.33%) Oracle ZFS
24 45 (14.02%) EMC
25 44 (13.71%) WebSphere
25 44 (13.71%) Oracle Database
26 43 (13.40%) SQL
27 41 (12.77%) LDAP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 54 (16.82%) WebLogic
2 44 (13.71%) WebSphere
3 26 (8.10%) WebSphere Application Server
4 25 (7.79%) JBoss
5 20 (6.23%) iPlanet
5 20 (6.23%) MQSeries
6 17 (5.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 15 (4.67%) Tuxedo
8 14 (4.36%) AquaLogic
8 14 (4.36%) Oracle Application Server
9 9 (2.80%) GlassFish
10 8 (2.49%) Apache
11 7 (2.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (2.18%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.56%) CICS
13 4 (1.25%) FileNet
13 4 (1.25%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.93%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.18%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) MS Project
4 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.36%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (2.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (1.56%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.62%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.31%) Lawson
5 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.31%) RMDS
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.25%) OpenShift
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.62%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 86 (26.79%) SAN
2 46 (14.33%) Firewall
3 41 (12.77%) LDAP
4 33 (10.28%) Fibre Channel
5 31 (9.66%) TCP/IP
6 29 (9.03%) SSL
7 24 (7.48%) BIG-IP
8 22 (6.85%) Network Security
9 18 (5.61%) NAS
10 17 (5.30%) LAN
10 17 (5.30%) WAN
11 11 (3.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (3.12%) DNS
12 10 (3.12%) VPN
13 9 (2.80%) DHCP
14 8 (2.49%) SSH
15 6 (1.87%) FTP
16 5 (1.56%) HTTP
16 5 (1.56%) Internet
17 4 (1.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.71%) Oracle Database
2 34 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.10%) MySQL
4 22 (6.85%) VLDB
5 20 (6.23%) OLTP
6 13 (4.05%) DB2
6 13 (4.05%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (3.12%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.93%) MarkLogic
12 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (3.74%) Subversion
2 9 (2.80%) Eclipse
3 8 (2.49%) ClearCase
4 7 (2.18%) JUnit
4 7 (2.18%) Maven
4 7 (2.18%) Selenium
5 6 (1.87%) Ant
5 6 (1.87%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.87%) ProC
6 4 (1.25%) JIRA
7 3 (0.93%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (0.93%) Checkstyle
7 3 (0.93%) QUnit
7 3 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.62%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.62%) Hudson
8 2 (0.62%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
General
1 85 (26.48%) Finance
2 51 (15.89%) Banking
3 17 (5.30%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.12%) Back Office
5 5 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.25%) Front Office
6 4 (1.25%) International Banking
6 4 (1.25%) Legal
6 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.25%) Retail
7 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.62%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (25.23%) Administrator
2 62 (19.31%) Unix Administrator
3 35 (10.90%) Analyst
4 32 (9.97%) Systems Administrator
5 30 (9.35%) Solaris Administrator
6 28 (8.72%) Developer
7 26 (8.10%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 22 (6.85%) Architect
9 21 (6.54%) Java Developer
10 17 (5.30%) Linux Administrator
11 16 (4.98%) Consultant
12 12 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.74%) Service Analyst
13 11 (3.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.43%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.43%) Support Engineer
14 10 (3.12%) Cloud Engineer
14 10 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
15 9 (2.80%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (17.45%) J2EE
2 33 (10.28%) Middleware
3 30 (9.35%) JSP
4 18 (5.61%) Web Services
4 18 (5.61%) XML
5 16 (4.98%) EJB
6 15 (4.67%) IBM Integration Bus
7 12 (3.74%) Hibernate
7 12 (3.74%) JMS
7 12 (3.74%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (3.12%) HTML
8 10 (3.12%) Servlets
8 10 (3.12%) Struts
9 9 (2.80%) Software Packaging
9 9 (2.80%) Spring
10 7 (2.18%) .NET
10 7 (2.18%) SOAP
11 6 (1.87%) jQuery
11 6 (1.87%) XSD
12 5 (1.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.90%) Clustering
1 35 (10.90%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.10%) Computer Science
3 23 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.61%) EMC VMAX
4 18 (5.61%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.43%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.49%) DataPower
6 8 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.18%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.87%) RSA SecurID
8 6 (1.87%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.56%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (1.56%) PMI
10 4 (1.25%) CLARiiON
10 4 (1.25%) Grid Computing
10 4 (1.25%) HACMP
10 4 (1.25%) Replication
10 4 (1.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 184 (57.32%) Unix
2 173 (53.89%) Solaris
3 151 (47.04%) Linux
4 94 (29.28%) Windows
5 80 (24.92%) AIX
6 64 (19.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (7.79%) Windows Server
9 16 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (4.67%) OS/390
11 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.87%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.93%) HPUX
13 3 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.62%) SUSE
14 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (27.41%) ITIL
2 55 (17.13%) Project Management
3 47 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (12.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 35 (10.90%) High Availability
6 34 (10.59%) Migration
7 32 (9.97%) Change Management
8 28 (8.72%) ITIL V3
9 27 (8.41%) Service Management
10 24 (7.48%) Configuration Management
10 24 (7.48%) Kalman Filter
10 24 (7.48%) QMS
11 23 (7.17%) E-Commerce
11 23 (7.17%) Six Sigma
12 22 (6.85%) Service Delivery
13 19 (5.92%) DevOps
13 19 (5.92%) Problem Management
13 19 (5.92%) Release Management
14 18 (5.61%) PRINCE2
14 18 (5.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 98 (30.53%) Java
2 48 (14.95%) Perl
3 43 (13.40%) SQL
4 28 (8.72%) Shell Script
5 26 (8.10%) C
6 23 (7.17%) Python
7 19 (5.92%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.05%) C++
9 9 (2.80%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.49%) Bourne shell
11 7 (2.18%) SystemTap
12 5 (1.56%) Assembly Language
12 5 (1.56%) COBOL
12 5 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.25%) Korn
13 4 (1.25%) PHP
13 4 (1.25%) Ruby
13 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.93%) Lua
Qualifications
1 41 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.85%) Degree
3 22 (6.85%) Sun Certification
4 9 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.80%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.87%) CISM
5 6 (1.87%) CISSP
6 5 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.25%) CCSA
7 4 (1.25%) CCSE
7 4 (1.25%) CCSP
7 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.25%) PMP
8 3 (0.93%) CISA
8 3 (0.93%) CNA
8 3 (0.93%) GIAC
8 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.93%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.23%) JSP 440
2 14 (4.36%) SLA
3 7 (2.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.87%) QA
4 6 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.56%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.25%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.62%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (11.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 36 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 18 (5.61%) GlusterFS
5 12 (3.74%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (2.80%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.49%) Veritas File System
8 6 (1.87%) Docker
8 6 (1.87%) KVM
8 6 (1.87%) NFS
8 6 (1.87%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.56%) vSphere
10 4 (1.25%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.93%) Firmware
11 3 (0.93%) GPFS
11 3 (0.93%) NDS
11 3 (0.93%) RHEV
11 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 63 (19.63%) NetBackup
2 46 (14.33%) Oracle ZFS
3 31 (9.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 25 (7.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 24 (7.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 20 (6.23%) Red Hat Satellite
7 19 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (5.92%) Puppet
8 8 (2.49%) Ansible
8 8 (2.49%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (2.49%) Legato
8 8 (2.49%) OpenView
9 7 (2.18%) BladeLogic
9 7 (2.18%) Control-M
9 7 (2.18%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (1.87%) SCOM
11 5 (1.56%) OpenAM
12 4 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (1.25%) nmon
Vendors
1 186 (57.94%) Oracle
2 102 (31.78%) Red Hat
3 72 (22.43%) IBM
4 67 (20.87%) Veritas
5 66 (20.56%) HP
6 47 (14.64%) VMware
7 45 (14.02%) EMC
8 41 (12.77%) Cisco
8 41 (12.77%) Microsoft
9 35 (10.90%) Brocade
10 29 (9.03%) StorageTek
11 24 (7.48%) F5
12 21 (6.54%) Axway
13 20 (6.23%) BEA
14 17 (5.30%) Dell
14 17 (5.30%) Sybase
15 13 (4.05%) Fujitsu
15 13 (4.05%) NetApp
16 12 (3.74%) Citrix
17 11 (3.43%) Symantec
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