The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 385 291 269
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -22
Contract jobs citing Sun 208 222 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.52% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 1.10% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 144 197
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £23.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.94% -40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23526 20102 25414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.83% 46.65% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13507 11052 13355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1107 1255
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sun
UK

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -50 100 £428 +6.87% 18
South East +7 49 £375 +0.67% 17
East of England -11 28 £375 +7.14% 8
South West -19 13 £350 -22.22% 4
Yorkshire -16 10 £450 +71.42% 2
West Midlands -21 3 - - 3
North East -29 3 £375 +44.23% 1
East Midlands -18 1 £265 +15.21% 4
North West -19 1 £400 +6.66% 3
Midlands - - - -
Sun
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Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sun 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.

1 240 (56.07%) UNIX
1 240 (56.07%) Solaris
2 221 (51.64%) Oracle
3 207 (48.36%) Linux
4 139 (32.48%) Finance
5 124 (28.97%) Red Hat
6 123 (28.74%) Java
7 120 (28.04%) SAN
8 112 (26.17%) Perl
8 112 (26.17%) SQL
9 107 (25.00%) Windows
10 102 (23.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 94 (21.96%) HP
12 84 (19.63%) Shell Script
12 84 (19.63%) VMware
13 71 (16.59%) Banking
14 70 (16.36%) ITIL
15 68 (15.89%) Tomcat
16 65 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 65 (15.19%) NAS
17 62 (14.49%) Veritas
18 61 (14.25%) EMC
19 60 (14.02%) Apache
20 59 (13.79%) DNS
21 58 (13.55%) IBM
21 58 (13.55%) Firewall
22 56 (13.08%) Oracle Database
23 55 (12.85%) XML
23 55 (12.85%) Cisco
24 46 (10.75%) Clustering

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sun 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 68 (15.89%) Tomcat
2 60 (14.02%) Apache
3 41 (9.58%) WebSphere
4 31 (7.24%) WebLogic
5 29 (6.78%) IIS
6 20 (4.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (3.04%) IBM HTTP Server
8 12 (2.80%) GlassFish
8 12 (2.80%) SharePoint
9 9 (2.10%) MS Exchange
10 7 (1.64%) MQSeries
11 6 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.17%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.93%) Site Server
14 3 (0.70%) iPlanet
14 3 (0.70%) FileNet
14 3 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (4.44%) MS Office
2 13 (3.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.47%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) CATIA
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.57%) Maximo
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.70%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.47%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 2 (0.47%) Line 500
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.47%) Agresso
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.23%) BASE24
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) Summit
5 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.10%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.93%) SaaS
6 3 (0.70%) Joyent
7 2 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (28.04%) SAN
2 65 (15.19%) NAS
3 59 (13.79%) DNS
4 58 (13.55%) Firewall
5 46 (10.75%) TCP/IP
6 37 (8.64%) LDAP
7 27 (6.31%) SSH
8 25 (5.84%) HTTP
9 22 (5.14%) Internet
10 17 (3.97%) FTP
11 14 (3.27%) Kerberos
12 13 (3.04%) VLAN
13 12 (2.80%) DHCP
14 11 (2.57%) OpenLDAP
15 10 (2.34%) LAN
16 9 (2.10%) VPN
16 9 (2.10%) SSL
16 9 (2.10%) iSCSI
17 7 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
17 7 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.08%) Oracle Database
2 38 (8.88%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (3.74%) MySQL
5 14 (3.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (3.27%) DB2
6 12 (2.80%) Data Mart
7 10 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.34%) Oracle9i Database
8 8 (1.87%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.17%) SQLPlus
10 5 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.17%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.70%) VLDB
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 3 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.70%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 24 (5.61%) Eclipse
2 20 (4.67%) Subversion
3 13 (3.04%) Ant
4 11 (2.57%) Maven
4 11 (2.57%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.57%) JIRA
5 10 (2.34%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 7 (1.64%) Selenium
7 6 (1.40%) Apache Ivy
7 6 (1.40%) Hudson
7 6 (1.40%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.17%) Toad
8 5 (1.17%) JUnit
8 5 (1.17%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.17%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.17%) eggPlant
9 4 (0.93%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.70%) Fiddler
General
1 139 (32.48%) Finance
2 71 (16.59%) Banking
3 31 (7.24%) Investment Banking
4 23 (5.37%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.44%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.74%) Retail
7 8 (1.87%) Back Office
8 7 (1.64%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.40%) Front Office
10 4 (0.93%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.93%) Advertising
11 3 (0.70%) Billing
12 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.47%) Marketing
12 2 (0.47%) Military
12 2 (0.47%) Legal
12 2 (0.47%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 69 (16.12%) Administrator
2 55 (12.85%) Developer
3 51 (11.92%) UNIX Administrator
4 46 (10.75%) Analyst
5 38 (8.88%) Architect
6 32 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
7 24 (5.61%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 23 (5.37%) Support Analyst
9 21 (4.91%) Consultant
10 20 (4.67%) Project Manager
11 19 (4.44%) UNIX Engineer
12 18 (4.21%) Incident Manager
12 18 (4.21%) Java Developer
12 18 (4.21%) DBA
13 15 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.50%) Oracle DBA
13 15 (3.50%) Murex Developer
14 13 (3.04%) Applications Support
14 13 (3.04%) Technical Manager
14 13 (3.04%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (12.85%) XML
2 44 (10.28%) J2EE
3 38 (8.88%) Web Services
4 29 (6.78%) XSLT
5 23 (5.37%) HTML
6 18 (4.21%) CGI
7 17 (3.97%) Middleware
7 17 (3.97%) SOAP
8 15 (3.50%) Murex MxML
9 14 (3.27%) JAXB
9 14 (3.27%) CSS
10 13 (3.04%) Servlets
11 12 (2.80%) REST
12 11 (2.57%) .NET
13 10 (2.34%) JSP
14 9 (2.10%) J2SE
15 7 (1.64%) EJB
15 7 (1.64%) Hibernate
15 7 (1.64%) Java EE
16 6 (1.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.75%) Clustering
2 23 (5.37%) CLARiiON
3 15 (3.50%) PKI
4 14 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.57%) Celerra
6 8 (1.87%) Derivative
6 8 (1.87%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.64%) Wiki
7 7 (1.64%) Symmetrix DMX
7 7 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.40%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.40%) Replication
8 6 (1.40%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.40%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.17%) Handset
9 5 (1.17%) CESG
10 4 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 240 (56.07%) UNIX
1 240 (56.07%) Solaris
2 207 (48.36%) Linux
3 107 (25.00%) Windows
4 102 (23.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (8.18%) HPUX
6 33 (7.71%) AIX
7 22 (5.14%) Windows 7
8 20 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (3.50%) Windows XP
11 14 (3.27%) SUSE
12 13 (3.04%) VMS
12 13 (3.04%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.93%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.93%) zOS
14 3 (0.70%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.70%) Debian
15 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (16.36%) ITIL
2 37 (8.64%) Load Balancing
3 34 (7.94%) Project Management
3 34 (7.94%) Migration
4 32 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (6.07%) UML
6 26 (6.07%) Problem Management
7 21 (4.91%) Configuration Management
7 21 (4.91%) Service Delivery
7 21 (4.91%) Web Development
8 19 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (4.44%) Change Management
9 17 (3.97%) E-Commerce
9 17 (3.97%) OO
9 17 (3.97%) PRINCE2
9 17 (3.97%) Incident Management
10 15 (3.50%) OOD
10 15 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (3.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (28.74%) Java
2 112 (26.17%) Perl
2 112 (26.17%) SQL
3 84 (19.63%) Shell Script
4 41 (9.58%) PL/SQL
5 30 (7.01%) C++
6 26 (6.07%) Korn
7 25 (5.84%) Python
8 21 (4.91%) C
9 17 (3.97%) JavaScript
9 17 (3.97%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.57%) Ruby
11 9 (2.10%) VB
11 9 (2.10%) PHP
12 8 (1.87%) C#
13 6 (1.40%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.17%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.93%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.70%) AWK
17 2 (0.47%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 36 (8.41%) Sun Certification
2 34 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.24%) Degree
4 24 (5.61%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.50%) OCP
5 15 (3.50%) Oracle Certification
6 13 (3.04%) OCA
7 11 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (2.34%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.10%) MCSE
10 7 (1.64%) CCNA
11 6 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.93%) MCSD
12 4 (0.93%) MCSA
12 4 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.70%) CISSP
13 3 (0.70%) ISEB
13 3 (0.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.78%) QA
2 9 (2.10%) SLA
3 3 (0.70%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 65 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (8.41%) NFS
3 30 (7.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 27 (6.31%) Sendmail
5 24 (5.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 21 (4.91%) VMware ESX
7 17 (3.97%) vSphere
8 16 (3.74%) Samba
9 15 (3.50%) Active Directory
10 14 (3.27%) Oracle RMAN
11 12 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (2.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 10 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (1.40%) Veritas File System
13 6 (1.40%) Hyper-V
13 6 (1.40%) Xen
14 4 (0.93%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.93%) Squid
15 3 (0.70%) KVM
16 2 (0.47%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 26 (6.07%) Puppet
2 21 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (4.67%) NetBackup
3 20 (4.67%) Tivoli
4 18 (4.21%) Nagios
5 14 (3.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 12 (2.80%) EMC NetWorker
6 12 (2.80%) Ganglia
7 11 (2.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (1.64%) Data Guard
9 7 (1.64%) OpenSSO
10 5 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (1.17%) WSUS
11 4 (0.93%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.93%) Control-M
12 3 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.70%) SCCM
12 3 (0.70%) SCOM
12 3 (0.70%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 221 (51.64%) Oracle
2 124 (28.97%) Red Hat
3 94 (21.96%) HP
4 84 (19.63%) VMware
5 62 (14.49%) Veritas
6 61 (14.25%) EMC
7 58 (13.55%) IBM
8 55 (12.85%) Cisco
9 43 (10.05%) Sybase
10 38 (8.88%) Microsoft
11 35 (8.18%) NetApp
12 24 (5.61%) Murex
13 21 (4.91%) SAP
14 17 (3.97%) Dell
15 14 (3.27%) Reuters
15 14 (3.27%) Citrix
16 13 (3.04%) Juniper
17 12 (2.80%) Splunk
17 12 (2.80%) F5
17 12 (2.80%) StorageTek
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