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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 464 439 437
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing Sun 149 166 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.75% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 96 91
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £20.05 £18.50 £17.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.37% +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £35.00 £22.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £12.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+177.08% -52.94%
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
21786 22192 21681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.24% 45.06% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13701 13176 12536
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 1010 1012
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +6 61 £500 +25.00% 22
South East -18 40 £400 -4.47% 11
North East -29 22 £323 +21.69% 2
East Midlands +9 9 £400 +31.15% 1
West Midlands -17 6 £360 +7.86%
North West -25 5 £425 -15.00% 1
South West -21 3 £500 +8.10%
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 2
East of England -5 1 £350 - 2
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 160 (52.63%) Oracle
2 152 (50.00%) Unix
3 150 (49.34%) Solaris
3 150 (49.34%) Linux
4 92 (30.26%) Red Hat
5 88 (28.95%) Windows
6 87 (28.62%) SAN
7 84 (27.63%) Java
8 79 (25.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (23.68%) IBM
10 70 (23.03%) AIX
10 70 (23.03%) Finance
11 67 (22.04%) HP
12 65 (21.38%) Veritas
13 64 (21.05%) ITIL
14 55 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
15 54 (17.76%) NetBackup
16 50 (16.45%) VMware
16 50 (16.45%) Perl
16 50 (16.45%) Data Centre
17 48 (15.79%) Microsoft
18 47 (15.46%) Banking
19 46 (15.13%) EMC
20 45 (14.80%) WebSphere
21 43 (14.14%) J2EE
22 42 (13.82%) Project Management
23 41 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
24 40 (13.16%) High Availability
25 39 (12.83%) Migration
26 38 (12.50%) TCP/IP

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 45 (14.80%) WebSphere
2 37 (12.17%) WebLogic
3 31 (10.20%) WebSphere Application Server
4 26 (8.55%) JBoss
5 23 (7.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 20 (6.58%) Apache
6 20 (6.58%) Tomcat
7 17 (5.59%) IIS
8 15 (4.93%) Oracle Application Server
9 14 (4.61%) MQSeries
10 13 (4.28%) iPlanet
11 10 (3.29%) Tuxedo
12 9 (2.96%) AquaLogic
13 8 (2.63%) GlassFish
14 7 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (1.97%) Jetty
15 6 (1.97%) nginx
15 6 (1.97%) Oracle 10gAS
16 5 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
16 5 (1.64%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 10 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.30%) MS Office
3 3 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.96%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (2.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (1.97%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.99%) Misys Opics
4 3 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.66%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.33%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.33%) RMDS
6 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.64%) OpenShift
3 4 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.32%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.66%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 87 (28.62%) SAN
2 38 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 34 (11.18%) Fibre Channel
4 32 (10.53%) Firewall
4 32 (10.53%) SSL
5 26 (8.55%) LDAP
6 25 (8.22%) NAS
7 20 (6.58%) Network Security
8 17 (5.59%) DNS
9 15 (4.93%) DHCP
9 15 (4.93%) HTTP
10 13 (4.28%) WAN
11 11 (3.62%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (3.62%) LAN
12 9 (2.96%) Internet
13 8 (2.63%) BIG-IP
13 8 (2.63%) FTP
14 6 (1.97%) IPsec
15 5 (1.64%) SSH
15 5 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.20%) Oracle Database
2 30 (9.87%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.55%) MySQL
4 24 (7.89%) VLDB
5 21 (6.91%) OLTP
6 17 (5.59%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (3.62%) DB2
8 9 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.96%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.97%) PowerCenter
9 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.32%) MarkLogic
11 4 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.28%) Subversion
2 12 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.62%) Eclipse
4 10 (3.29%) JUnit
4 10 (3.29%) Maven
4 10 (3.29%) Selenium
5 9 (2.96%) ClearCase
6 7 (2.30%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.97%) Ant
7 6 (1.97%) Log4j
7 6 (1.97%) Travis CI
8 5 (1.64%) Introscope
9 4 (1.32%) JIRA
9 4 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.99%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (0.99%) Checkstyle
10 3 (0.99%) QUnit
11 2 (0.66%) Hudson
11 2 (0.66%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
General
1 70 (23.03%) Finance
2 47 (15.46%) Banking
3 13 (4.28%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.63%) Back Office
5 7 (2.30%) Front Office
6 5 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.64%) Legal
7 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.99%) Retail
7 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.66%) International Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (24.67%) Administrator
2 57 (18.75%) Unix Administrator
3 36 (11.84%) Architect
4 33 (10.86%) Analyst
5 32 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
6 25 (8.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 23 (7.57%) Developer
8 20 (6.58%) Solaris Administrator
9 19 (6.25%) Java Developer
10 15 (4.93%) Linux Administrator
11 13 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (4.28%) Support Engineer
11 13 (4.28%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.95%) Security Architect
13 11 (3.62%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.62%) Consultant
14 9 (2.96%) Project Manager
15 8 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
15 8 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 8 (2.63%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (14.14%) J2EE
2 28 (9.21%) Middleware
3 19 (6.25%) JSP
4 18 (5.92%) XML
5 17 (5.59%) Servlets
6 16 (5.26%) Web Services
7 15 (4.93%) Hibernate
8 13 (4.28%) EJB
8 13 (4.28%) Struts
9 12 (3.95%) Software Packaging
10 10 (3.29%) IBM Integration Bus
10 10 (3.29%) JMS
10 10 (3.29%) Spring
10 10 (3.29%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (2.96%) HTML
12 8 (2.63%) .NET
12 8 (2.63%) jQuery
13 7 (2.30%) LAMP
14 6 (1.97%) XSD
15 5 (1.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.45%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.18%) Clustering
3 32 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 23 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (7.24%) EMC VMAX
6 17 (5.59%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.95%) Driving Licence
8 11 (3.62%) Client/Server
8 11 (3.62%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (3.62%) Smartcard
9 8 (2.63%) DataPower
9 8 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (2.30%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.97%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.97%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.64%) PMI
12 5 (1.64%) RSA SecurID
13 4 (1.32%) Replication
13 4 (1.32%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 152 (50.00%) Unix
2 150 (49.34%) Linux
2 150 (49.34%) Solaris
3 88 (28.95%) Windows
4 79 (25.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (23.03%) AIX
6 24 (7.89%) Windows Server
7 18 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.29%) OS/390
10 8 (2.63%) HPUX
11 6 (1.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.97%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.32%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.33%) SUSE
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.05%) ITIL
2 55 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (13.82%) Project Management
4 40 (13.16%) High Availability
5 39 (12.83%) Migration
6 37 (12.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (9.21%) Change Management
7 28 (9.21%) CRM
8 25 (8.22%) Configuration Management
9 24 (7.89%) DevOps
10 20 (6.58%) Waterfall
11 19 (6.25%) Security Management
12 18 (5.92%) Service Management
13 17 (5.59%) E-Commerce
13 17 (5.59%) PRINCE2
14 16 (5.26%) Information Security
14 16 (5.26%) QMS
15 15 (4.93%) OO
16 14 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (4.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 84 (27.63%) Java
2 50 (16.45%) Perl
3 35 (11.51%) SQL
4 33 (10.86%) Shell Script
5 24 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.91%) Python
7 18 (5.92%) C
8 13 (4.28%) Korn
9 9 (2.96%) Bourne shell
10 8 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.63%) C++
11 5 (1.64%) Assembly Language
11 5 (1.64%) COBOL
11 5 (1.64%) Jython
11 5 (1.64%) PHP
11 5 (1.64%) Ruby
12 4 (1.32%) Lua
12 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.86%) Degree
3 23 (7.57%) SC Cleared
4 22 (7.24%) Sun Certification
5 13 (4.28%) CISM
5 13 (4.28%) CISSP
6 10 (3.29%) CISA
6 10 (3.29%) IISP
7 8 (2.63%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.30%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.32%) CCSP
11 4 (1.32%) ISEB
11 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.99%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.99%) CCSE
12 3 (0.99%) GCIA
12 3 (0.99%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 14 (4.61%) SLA
2 12 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.95%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.62%) ISO27005
4 8 (2.63%) ISAE 3402
4 8 (2.63%) ISO 9001
4 8 (2.63%) JSP 440
4 8 (2.63%) QA
5 5 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) GxP
6 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 41 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (11.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 25 (8.22%) Active Directory
4 22 (7.24%) GlusterFS
5 20 (6.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 14 (4.61%) Veritas File System
7 13 (4.28%) Hyper-V
8 12 (3.95%) vSphere
9 9 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (2.30%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.30%) Xen
11 6 (1.97%) Docker
12 4 (1.32%) KVM
12 4 (1.32%) NFS
13 3 (0.99%) RHEV
13 3 (0.99%) Squid
13 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.66%) Firmware
14 2 (0.66%) GPFS
14 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (17.76%) NetBackup
2 37 (12.17%) Oracle ZFS
3 31 (10.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 23 (7.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 15 (4.93%) EMC NetWorker
6 14 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.61%) Puppet
7 10 (3.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (2.63%) Legato
8 8 (2.63%) vRealize
9 6 (1.97%) ITRS Geneos
9 6 (1.97%) OpenView
10 5 (1.64%) CA Wily
11 4 (1.32%) Foglight
11 4 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (1.32%) nmon
11 4 (1.32%) Packer
12 3 (0.99%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.99%) Control-M
12 3 (0.99%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 160 (52.63%) Oracle
2 92 (30.26%) Red Hat
3 72 (23.68%) IBM
4 67 (22.04%) HP
5 65 (21.38%) Veritas
6 50 (16.45%) VMware
7 48 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 46 (15.13%) EMC
9 36 (11.84%) Brocade
9 36 (11.84%) Cisco
10 32 (10.53%) StorageTek
11 22 (7.24%) Axway
12 17 (5.59%) Dell
13 16 (5.26%) Siebel
14 15 (4.93%) Citrix
14 15 (4.93%) Informatica
15 14 (4.61%) SAP
16 10 (3.29%) NetApp
16 10 (3.29%) Qualys
17 9 (2.96%) 3PAR
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £385 to £390 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago