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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 414 406 345
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -61
Contract jobs citing Sun 167 148 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 0.69% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 82 112
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £283 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £544 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £341
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.58 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.20% -14.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.12 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £22.32 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-41.17% +27.50%
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
22232 21594 19770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.19% 45.01% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13100 12532 10879
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1027 1010 1142
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.86 £40.00
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 62 £400 -5.88% 19
South East +1 40 £413 +6.45% 12
South West +22 17 £460 -6.78%
North West -6 16 £500 +25.00% 2
East of England -9 10 £331 -26.38% 3
East Midlands -3 9 £347 +31.12% 1
West Midlands -12 5 £334 -21.47%
North East -9 4 £265 +1.92%
Yorkshire -15 2 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 184 (57.86%) Oracle
2 173 (54.40%) Linux
3 165 (51.89%) UNIX
4 130 (40.88%) Solaris
5 113 (35.53%) SQL
6 103 (32.39%) Windows
7 90 (28.30%) Java
8 84 (26.42%) Finance
9 82 (25.79%) Red Hat
10 72 (22.64%) Perl
11 71 (22.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 56 (17.61%) Microsoft
13 54 (16.98%) SQL Server
13 54 (16.98%) J2EE
14 53 (16.67%) LDAP
14 53 (16.67%) HP
14 53 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 51 (16.04%) Shell Script
16 50 (15.72%) SAN
16 50 (15.72%) IBM
17 49 (15.41%) TCP/IP
18 47 (14.78%) AIX
19 45 (14.15%) Sun Certification
20 44 (13.84%) Veritas
20 44 (13.84%) Tomcat
21 42 (13.21%) ITIL
21 42 (13.21%) WebSphere
22 41 (12.89%) Cisco
22 41 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
23 39 (12.26%) Agile Software Development

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (13.84%) Tomcat
2 42 (13.21%) WebSphere
3 31 (9.75%) WebLogic
4 30 (9.43%) Apache
5 27 (8.49%) JBoss
6 24 (7.55%) SharePoint
7 19 (5.97%) IIS
8 12 (3.77%) Apache Solr
8 12 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (3.46%) GlassFish
10 10 (3.14%) MS Exchange
11 7 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (2.20%) iPlanet
11 7 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (1.57%) Confluence
13 5 (1.57%) Lync
14 4 (1.26%) FileNet
14 4 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (1.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.77%) MS Office
3 6 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.94%) MS Project
5 2 (0.63%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Maximo
2 5 (1.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.57%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (1.26%) Cognos Controller
4 3 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.31%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.94%) GitHub
2 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (16.67%) LDAP
2 50 (15.72%) SAN
3 49 (15.41%) TCP/IP
4 34 (10.69%) DNS
4 34 (10.69%) Firewall
5 21 (6.60%) SSH
6 20 (6.29%) NAS
7 18 (5.66%) WAN
8 15 (4.72%) Internet
9 12 (3.77%) VPN
9 12 (3.77%) SSL
10 10 (3.14%) VLAN
10 10 (3.14%) HTTP
11 9 (2.83%) VoIP
11 9 (2.83%) FTP
12 8 (2.52%) ATM
12 8 (2.52%) LAN
13 6 (1.89%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.89%) Telnet
14 5 (1.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.69%) Oracle Database
3 31 (9.75%) Relational Database
4 21 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (6.29%) RDBMS
6 18 (5.66%) MySQL
7 11 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.89%) Data Mart
10 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.57%) MarkLogic
11 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.94%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (0.94%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (7.86%) Ant
2 24 (7.55%) Maven
3 20 (6.29%) Subversion
4 16 (5.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 14 (4.40%) Git (software)
5 14 (4.40%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (4.40%) ClearCase
6 12 (3.77%) Eclipse
7 10 (3.14%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.20%) Toad
8 7 (2.20%) Eclipse RCP
9 6 (1.89%) JIRA
10 5 (1.57%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 5 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.57%) Gerrit
11 4 (1.26%) Gradle
11 4 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.63%) QUnit
12 2 (0.63%) Hudson
General
1 84 (26.42%) Finance
2 38 (11.95%) Banking
3 16 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.09%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.20%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.89%) Retail
7 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.26%) Publishing
9 3 (0.94%) Local Government
10 2 (0.63%) International Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.31%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (14.78%) Developer
2 42 (13.21%) Analyst
3 40 (12.58%) Administrator
4 29 (9.12%) Systems Administrator
5 28 (8.81%) Java Developer
6 25 (7.86%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (6.92%) UNIX Administrator
8 21 (6.60%) UNIX Engineer
8 21 (6.60%) Consultant
9 19 (5.97%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 18 (5.66%) DBA
11 17 (5.35%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (5.03%) Support Analyst
13 14 (4.40%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 14 (4.40%) Architect
14 12 (3.77%) Support Engineer
14 12 (3.77%) Applications Support
15 11 (3.46%) Designer
15 11 (3.46%) Senior Designer
16 10 (3.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (16.98%) J2EE
2 23 (7.23%) .NET
2 23 (7.23%) HTML
3 20 (6.29%) Middleware
4 18 (5.66%) Web Services
4 18 (5.66%) XML
5 15 (4.72%) CSS
6 14 (4.40%) Spring
7 12 (3.77%) EJB
8 10 (3.14%) Java EE
9 9 (2.83%) JSP
10 8 (2.52%) Hibernate
10 8 (2.52%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (2.20%) Swing
11 7 (2.20%) SWT
11 7 (2.20%) Application Packaging
12 6 (1.89%) SailPoint
12 6 (1.89%) Servlets
12 6 (1.89%) SOAP
13 5 (1.57%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.92%) Clustering
3 13 (4.09%) Client/Server
3 13 (4.09%) Replication
4 9 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.83%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (2.52%) Open Source
5 8 (2.52%) PKI
6 7 (2.20%) HACMP
7 5 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.57%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.26%) Data Extraction
8 4 (1.26%) DataPower
8 4 (1.26%) Wiki
9 3 (0.94%) CMDB
9 3 (0.94%) Symmetrix DMX
9 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.94%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.63%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 173 (54.40%) Linux
2 165 (51.89%) UNIX
3 130 (40.88%) Solaris
4 103 (32.39%) Windows
5 71 (22.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (14.78%) AIX
7 22 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (5.35%) SUSE
10 14 (4.40%) HPUX
11 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.57%) Windows NT
12 5 (1.57%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.26%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.63%) Android
15 2 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.21%) ITIL
2 39 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (11.64%) Migration
4 25 (7.86%) Release Management
5 24 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (4.72%) OO
6 15 (4.72%) Change Management
6 15 (4.72%) Web Development
6 15 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (4.40%) DevOps
7 14 (4.40%) Scrum
8 13 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (4.09%) Problem Management
8 13 (4.09%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (4.09%) Data Migration
9 12 (3.77%) Test Scripting
9 12 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (3.77%) Identity Management
10 11 (3.46%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (35.53%) SQL
2 90 (28.30%) Java
3 72 (22.64%) Perl
4 51 (16.04%) Shell Script
5 36 (11.32%) JavaScript
6 32 (10.06%) Bash Shell
7 31 (9.75%) Python
8 24 (7.55%) PL/SQL
9 22 (6.92%) Korn
10 19 (5.97%) PHP
11 13 (4.09%) Ruby
12 12 (3.77%) Lua
13 10 (3.14%) C-shell
14 9 (2.83%) PowerShell
15 7 (2.20%) T-SQL
15 7 (2.20%) VBScript
16 5 (1.57%) C++
17 4 (1.26%) C
17 4 (1.26%) C#
18 3 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 45 (14.15%) Sun Certification
3 28 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.81%) DV Cleared
4 13 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (4.09%) RHCE
5 11 (3.46%) Degree
5 11 (3.46%) OCPJP
6 9 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.52%) SCSA
7 8 (2.52%) CCNP
8 7 (2.20%) CCNA
9 4 (1.26%) CISSP
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.63%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.63%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.46%) QA
2 9 (2.83%) GAAP
3 6 (1.89%) Solvency II
3 6 (1.89%) SLA
4 4 (1.26%) WAI
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (11.95%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 20 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (5.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 15 (4.72%) NFS
5 15 (4.72%) Samba
6 10 (3.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (2.83%) vSphere
7 9 (2.83%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.83%) Veritas File System
8 7 (2.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (2.20%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.20%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (1.26%) KVM
9 4 (1.26%) iptables
9 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.26%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.26%) Xen
10 3 (0.94%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (5.97%) NetBackup
2 15 (4.72%) CA Single Sign-On
2 15 (4.72%) Tivoli
2 15 (4.72%) Puppet
3 10 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.14%) OpenView
4 9 (2.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 8 (2.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 8 (2.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (2.52%) Control-M
6 7 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.26%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.94%) Novell Identity Manager
8 3 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.94%) SCCM
8 3 (0.94%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.63%) Iperf
9 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.63%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 184 (57.86%) Oracle
2 82 (25.79%) Red Hat
3 56 (17.61%) Microsoft
4 53 (16.67%) HP
5 50 (15.72%) IBM
6 44 (13.84%) Veritas
7 41 (12.89%) Cisco
8 31 (9.75%) VMware
9 16 (5.03%) Symantec
9 16 (5.03%) Cognos
9 16 (5.03%) Dell
9 16 (5.03%) EMC
9 16 (5.03%) Citrix
10 15 (4.72%) Sybase
10 15 (4.72%) NetApp
11 13 (4.09%) CA
12 10 (3.14%) Infor
12 10 (3.14%) F5
12 10 (3.14%) Siebel
13 9 (2.83%) SAP
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