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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 5 August 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.

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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 448 412 296
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -116
Contract jobs citing Sun 154 192 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.38% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.85% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 105 184
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 11
Average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £15.40 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £37.24 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.60 £33.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-71.54% +68.62%
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
23062 22583 21931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.99% 44.99% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13906 12758 12261
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1022 1112
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 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 -26 61 £411 +0.92% 18
South East -1 39 £413 +10.00% 9
South West +10 17 £399 +46.42% 2
Yorkshire -16 11 £340 - 1
East of England -18 10 £380 -10.58%
West Midlands -1 6 £200 -
North West -23 6 £450 +99.11% 3
East Midlands -14 3 - -
North East -22 1 - - 1
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 180 (57.14%) Linux
2 164 (52.06%) UNIX
3 162 (51.43%) Oracle
4 140 (44.44%) Solaris
5 112 (35.56%) Windows
6 106 (33.65%) SQL
7 91 (28.89%) Java
8 89 (28.25%) Red Hat
9 84 (26.67%) Perl
10 77 (24.44%) Finance
11 75 (23.81%) HP
12 72 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 64 (20.32%) AIX
14 57 (18.10%) SAN
15 55 (17.46%) IBM
16 54 (17.14%) TCP/IP
16 54 (17.14%) Security Cleared
17 51 (16.19%) JavaScript
18 50 (15.87%) Veritas
19 49 (15.56%) LDAP
19 49 (15.56%) Microsoft
20 48 (15.24%) DNS
20 48 (15.24%) Shell Script
21 47 (14.92%) J2EE
22 46 (14.60%) SQL Server
23 43 (13.65%) Firewall
23 43 (13.65%) Data Centre
24 41 (13.02%) Cisco
24 41 (13.02%) VMware
24 41 (13.02%) Banking

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 32 (10.16%) Tomcat
2 30 (9.52%) Apache
3 24 (7.62%) WebSphere
4 23 (7.30%) WebLogic
5 20 (6.35%) JBoss
6 11 (3.49%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.86%) IIS
8 8 (2.54%) Confluence
9 6 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.59%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.59%) iPlanet
10 5 (1.59%) FileNet
11 4 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.27%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.95%) Node.js
12 3 (0.95%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.95%) Jetty
Applications
1 16 (5.08%) MS Office
2 13 (4.13%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.95%) MS Project
6 2 (0.63%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.49%) Maximo
2 5 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.63%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (0.63%) Agresso
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.32%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 57 (18.10%) SAN
2 54 (17.14%) TCP/IP
3 49 (15.56%) LDAP
4 48 (15.24%) DNS
5 43 (13.65%) Firewall
6 23 (7.30%) NAS
7 21 (6.67%) SSH
8 18 (5.71%) Internet
9 17 (5.40%) VPN
9 17 (5.40%) WAN
10 12 (3.81%) SSL
11 11 (3.49%) ATM
12 10 (3.17%) DHCP
13 9 (2.86%) SNMP
13 9 (2.86%) LAN
13 9 (2.86%) VLAN
13 9 (2.86%) Network Security
13 9 (2.86%) iSCSI
14 8 (2.54%) VoIP
14 8 (2.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.79%) MySQL
3 24 (7.62%) Relational Database
4 20 (6.35%) RDBMS
5 18 (5.71%) Oracle Database
6 14 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.27%) MarkLogic
10 4 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (0.95%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (9.21%) Ant
2 28 (8.89%) Maven
3 22 (6.98%) Subversion
4 20 (6.35%) ClearCase
5 18 (5.71%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (4.13%) Git (software)
8 11 (3.49%) JIRA
9 9 (2.86%) Toad
9 9 (2.86%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (2.54%) Gerrit
11 7 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.90%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.59%) Selenium
13 5 (1.59%) PVCS
14 4 (1.27%) Gradle
15 3 (0.95%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.95%) FishEye
15 3 (0.95%) Jasmine
General
1 77 (24.44%) Finance
2 41 (13.02%) Banking
3 22 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.22%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.27%) Retail
6 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Back Office
7 3 (0.95%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.95%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.63%) International Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (14.29%) Analyst
2 40 (12.70%) Administrator
3 39 (12.38%) Developer
4 32 (10.16%) Systems Administrator
5 27 (8.57%) Java Developer
6 24 (7.62%) Architect
7 22 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
8 21 (6.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 21 (6.67%) UNIX Administrator
9 18 (5.71%) Consultant
10 17 (5.40%) Support Analyst
11 16 (5.08%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 13 (4.13%) Designer
12 13 (4.13%) Senior Designer
13 12 (3.81%) Support Engineer
14 10 (3.17%) Senior Developer
14 10 (3.17%) DBA
15 9 (2.86%) Applications Support
16 8 (2.54%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.92%) J2EE
2 31 (9.84%) HTML
3 23 (7.30%) XML
4 19 (6.03%) SOAP
4 19 (6.03%) JSP
5 18 (5.71%) Web Services
6 16 (5.08%) .NET
7 15 (4.76%) Servlets
7 15 (4.76%) CSS
7 15 (4.76%) Spring
8 13 (4.13%) Middleware
8 13 (4.13%) SailPoint
9 12 (3.81%) Java EE
10 11 (3.49%) SPML
11 8 (2.54%) Hibernate
12 7 (2.22%) Ajax
13 6 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (1.90%) EJB
14 5 (1.59%) Struts
14 5 (1.59%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.65%) Data Centre
2 35 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.76%) Clustering
4 11 (3.49%) Client/Server
4 11 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.54%) Replication
7 7 (2.22%) GIS
7 7 (2.22%) HACMP
8 6 (1.90%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.90%) PKI
8 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.59%) Wiki
9 5 (1.59%) DataPower
10 4 (1.27%) iSeries
10 4 (1.27%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.27%) Tandem
11 3 (0.95%) AS400
11 3 (0.95%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 180 (57.14%) Linux
2 164 (52.06%) UNIX
3 140 (44.44%) Solaris
4 112 (35.56%) Windows
5 72 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (20.32%) AIX
7 20 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (5.08%) HPUX
9 15 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (4.13%) SUSE
11 8 (2.54%) Ubuntu
11 8 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.90%) CentOS
13 3 (0.95%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.95%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.63%) Debian
15 1 (0.32%) zOS
15 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (12.38%) ITIL
2 38 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (9.21%) Migration
4 27 (8.57%) Project Management
5 22 (6.98%) Release Management
6 21 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (6.03%) DevOps
8 18 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (5.40%) Test Scripting
9 17 (5.40%) OO
10 16 (5.08%) Service Management
11 15 (4.76%) Scrum
12 14 (4.44%) Identity Management
12 14 (4.44%) Change Management
12 14 (4.44%) Problem Management
13 13 (4.13%) Service Delivery
13 13 (4.13%) Capacity Management
14 12 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (3.81%) Workflow
14 12 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (33.65%) SQL
2 91 (28.89%) Java
3 84 (26.67%) Perl
4 51 (16.19%) JavaScript
5 48 (15.24%) Shell Script
6 40 (12.70%) Python
7 33 (10.48%) Bash Shell
8 25 (7.94%) Korn
9 22 (6.98%) PHP
10 17 (5.40%) Ruby
11 16 (5.08%) PL/SQL
12 15 (4.76%) Lua
13 12 (3.81%) PowerShell
13 12 (3.81%) BeanShell
14 11 (3.49%) C-shell
15 7 (2.22%) VBScript
16 4 (1.27%) C++
16 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.95%) C
17 3 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 40 (12.70%) Sun Certification
3 29 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 27 (8.57%) DV Cleared
5 18 (5.71%) Degree
6 16 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.76%) RHCE
8 14 (4.44%) CCNP
9 13 (4.13%) CCNA
9 13 (4.13%) OCPJP
10 7 (2.22%) CISSP
11 6 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.90%) OCMJD
11 6 (1.90%) SCSA
12 5 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (1.27%) OCPJWCD
14 3 (0.95%) CEH
14 3 (0.95%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.63%) CCSP
15 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.54%) QA
2 4 (1.27%) Solvency II
2 4 (1.27%) SLA
2 4 (1.27%) WAI
3 3 (0.95%) GAAP
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (12.70%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.30%) NFS
4 22 (6.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 22 (6.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 18 (5.71%) Samba
6 11 (3.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 10 (3.17%) VMware ESX
7 10 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (3.17%) Oracle Clusterware
8 8 (2.54%) Hyper-V
9 7 (2.22%) vSphere
9 7 (2.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 5 (1.59%) KVM
10 5 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.59%) Veritas File System
11 4 (1.27%) Xen
11 4 (1.27%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.27%) iptables
12 3 (0.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (7.94%) Oracle ZFS
2 22 (6.98%) Tivoli
2 22 (6.98%) Puppet
3 21 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 15 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (4.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (3.49%) OpenView
7 10 (3.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 9 (2.86%) Control-M
8 9 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 6 (1.90%) CA Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.90%) Novell Identity Manager
11 4 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.95%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.95%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.95%) SCCM
12 3 (0.95%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.95%) WSUS
12 3 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 162 (51.43%) Oracle
2 89 (28.25%) Red Hat
3 75 (23.81%) HP
4 55 (17.46%) IBM
5 50 (15.87%) Veritas
6 49 (15.56%) Microsoft
7 41 (13.02%) VMware
7 41 (13.02%) Cisco
8 21 (6.67%) Symantec
8 21 (6.67%) Sybase
9 17 (5.40%) SAP
10 16 (5.08%) NetApp
11 14 (4.44%) Dell
11 14 (4.44%) EMC
12 13 (4.13%) Remedy
13 12 (3.81%) Citrix
13 12 (3.81%) Cognos
14 10 (3.17%) Novell
14 10 (3.17%) Informatica
14 10 (3.17%) F5
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