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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 436 386 309
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -77
Contract jobs citing Sun 157 205 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.41% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.89% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 106 170
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £576 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £373
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 9
Average hourly rate £22.25 £38.11 £25.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.62% +48.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £24.05 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £45.00 £44.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £45.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-78.88% +89.47%
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
23242 23019 21938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.82% 45.54% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14080 13196 12462
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £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 996 1040 1023
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -24 59 £450 +5.88% 16
South East -5 46 £431 +15.00% 10
South West -6 13 £425 -26.08%
Yorkshire -20 12 £314 - 2
East of England -19 8 £450 +5.88% 1
North West -46 8 £525 +35.48% 5
North East -27 5 £315 +21.15%
West Midlands +7 4 - -
East Midlands -13 2 - -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 186 (57.59%) Linux
2 175 (54.18%) UNIX
3 169 (52.32%) Oracle
4 148 (45.82%) Solaris
5 121 (37.46%) Windows
6 99 (30.65%) Java
7 96 (29.72%) Red Hat
8 94 (29.10%) SQL
9 90 (27.86%) Perl
10 82 (25.39%) Finance
11 73 (22.60%) HP
12 70 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 62 (19.20%) AIX
13 62 (19.20%) SAN
14 57 (17.65%) TCP/IP
15 56 (17.34%) IBM
15 56 (17.34%) LDAP
16 55 (17.03%) Security Cleared
17 53 (16.41%) DNS
18 51 (15.79%) Veritas
18 51 (15.79%) Firewall
19 50 (15.48%) JavaScript
20 49 (15.17%) J2EE
20 49 (15.17%) Shell Script
21 48 (14.86%) Microsoft
21 48 (14.86%) VMware
22 46 (14.24%) Banking
22 46 (14.24%) Data Centre
23 45 (13.93%) SQL Server
24 43 (13.31%) Agile Software Development

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 33 (10.22%) Tomcat
2 32 (9.91%) Apache
3 30 (9.29%) WebLogic
4 29 (8.98%) WebSphere
5 25 (7.74%) JBoss
6 11 (3.41%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (2.48%) MQSeries
8 8 (2.48%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (2.17%) IIS
10 6 (1.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (1.86%) iPlanet
10 6 (1.86%) Confluence
10 6 (1.86%) GlassFish
11 5 (1.55%) Jetty
11 5 (1.55%) nginx
11 5 (1.55%) AquaLogic
11 5 (1.55%) Node.js
11 5 (1.55%) FileNet
11 5 (1.55%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 18 (5.57%) MS Office
2 11 (3.41%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.93%) MS Project
6 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.41%) Maximo
2 5 (1.55%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.93%) Agresso
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.31%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.31%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.93%) SaaS
3 3 (0.93%) PaaS
3 3 (0.93%) IaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (19.20%) SAN
2 57 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 56 (17.34%) LDAP
4 53 (16.41%) DNS
5 51 (15.79%) Firewall
6 30 (9.29%) SSH
7 28 (8.67%) NAS
8 22 (6.81%) Internet
9 19 (5.88%) VPN
10 16 (4.95%) SSL
10 16 (4.95%) WAN
11 12 (3.72%) DHCP
12 11 (3.41%) ATM
12 11 (3.41%) VoIP
13 10 (3.10%) SNMP
13 10 (3.10%) Network Security
14 9 (2.79%) iSCSI
14 9 (2.79%) VLAN
14 9 (2.79%) DMZ
14 9 (2.79%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 38 (11.76%) MySQL
3 23 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.95%) RDBMS
5 15 (4.64%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.55%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.24%) MarkLogic
10 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.62%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.31%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 28 (8.67%) Ant
2 27 (8.36%) Maven
3 22 (6.81%) Subversion
4 20 (6.19%) ClearCase
4 20 (6.19%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (4.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 11 (3.41%) Eclipse
6 11 (3.41%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (3.10%) Git (software)
8 9 (2.79%) Toad
8 9 (2.79%) JIRA
9 7 (2.17%) Selenium
9 7 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (1.86%) Gerrit
10 6 (1.86%) Gradle
11 5 (1.55%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.55%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.55%) PhantomJS
11 5 (1.55%) FishEye
General
1 82 (25.39%) Finance
2 46 (14.24%) Banking
3 21 (6.50%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.95%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.17%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.24%) Retail
6 4 (1.24%) Back Office
6 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.24%) Online Betting
7 3 (0.93%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.93%) Legal
8 2 (0.62%) German Language
8 2 (0.62%) International Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Publishing
8 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (13.93%) Administrator
2 43 (13.31%) Analyst
3 41 (12.69%) Developer
4 35 (10.84%) Systems Administrator
5 27 (8.36%) UNIX Administrator
6 26 (8.05%) Java Developer
7 25 (7.74%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 25 (7.74%) Architect
8 22 (6.81%) UNIX Engineer
9 14 (4.33%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (4.33%) Consultant
10 12 (3.72%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.10%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.10%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.10%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 9 (2.79%) Designer
12 9 (2.79%) Senior Designer
13 8 (2.48%) Storage Administrator
13 8 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (2.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.17%) J2EE
2 34 (10.53%) HTML
3 21 (6.50%) XML
4 20 (6.19%) SOAP
5 19 (5.88%) Web Services
5 19 (5.88%) JSP
6 18 (5.57%) Middleware
7 17 (5.26%) Servlets
8 14 (4.33%) CSS
8 14 (4.33%) .NET
9 13 (4.02%) Java EE
10 12 (3.72%) SailPoint
11 11 (3.41%) SPML
11 11 (3.41%) Spring
12 9 (2.79%) EJB
13 8 (2.48%) Hibernate
13 8 (2.48%) Ajax
14 6 (1.86%) LAMP
14 6 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
15 5 (1.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.24%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.64%) Clustering
4 14 (4.33%) Client/Server
5 11 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.10%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.17%) Replication
7 7 (2.17%) HACMP
8 6 (1.86%) GIS
9 5 (1.55%) Tandem
9 5 (1.55%) PKI
9 5 (1.55%) DataPower
10 4 (1.24%) iSeries
10 4 (1.24%) Wiki
10 4 (1.24%) SecurID
10 4 (1.24%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.93%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.93%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 186 (57.59%) Linux
2 175 (54.18%) UNIX
3 148 (45.82%) Solaris
4 121 (37.46%) Windows
5 70 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (19.20%) AIX
7 19 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (5.26%) HPUX
9 13 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.48%) CentOS
12 7 (2.17%) SUSE
13 6 (1.86%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.55%) OS/390
14 5 (1.55%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.31%) VMS
17 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (12.69%) ITIL
3 29 (8.98%) Project Management
4 28 (8.67%) Release Management
5 24 (7.43%) Migration
6 20 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 19 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (5.88%) DevOps
8 18 (5.57%) Change Management
8 18 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (5.57%) Identity Management
9 17 (5.26%) Configuration Management
10 16 (4.95%) Service Management
10 16 (4.95%) OO
10 16 (4.95%) Problem Management
11 15 (4.64%) Test Scripting
12 14 (4.33%) Capacity Management
12 14 (4.33%) Scrum
13 13 (4.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 99 (30.65%) Java
2 94 (29.10%) SQL
3 90 (27.86%) Perl
4 50 (15.48%) JavaScript
5 49 (15.17%) Shell Script
6 42 (13.00%) Python
7 29 (8.98%) Bash Shell
8 23 (7.12%) Korn
8 23 (7.12%) PHP
9 17 (5.26%) Ruby
10 15 (4.64%) Lua
11 14 (4.33%) C-shell
12 12 (3.72%) BeanShell
13 11 (3.41%) C
14 10 (3.10%) C++
15 9 (2.79%) PowerShell
16 8 (2.48%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.86%) Bourne shell
18 4 (1.24%) VBA
18 4 (1.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (17.03%) Security Cleared
2 42 (13.00%) Sun Certification
3 29 (8.98%) DV Cleared
4 25 (7.74%) SC Cleared
4 25 (7.74%) Degree
5 18 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (4.02%) CCNP
6 13 (4.02%) CCNA
7 11 (3.41%) OCPJP
8 9 (2.79%) RHCE
9 7 (2.17%) CISSP
10 6 (1.86%) OCMJD
10 6 (1.86%) SCSA
11 4 (1.24%) OCPJWCD
11 4 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.93%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.93%) CCSP
12 3 (0.93%) CEH
13 2 (0.62%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.17%) QA
2 4 (1.24%) Solvency II
2 4 (1.24%) SLA
2 4 (1.24%) WAI
3 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.62%) GAAP
System Software
1 41 (12.69%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 23 (7.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 21 (6.50%) NFS
6 15 (4.64%) Samba
7 11 (3.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 10 (3.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (3.10%) Oracle Clusterware
9 9 (2.79%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.48%) Hyper-V
10 8 (2.48%) vSphere
10 8 (2.48%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 6 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (1.86%) Veritas File System
12 5 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.55%) vCloud
12 5 (1.55%) KVM
12 5 (1.55%) Docker
13 4 (1.24%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 27 (8.36%) Oracle ZFS
2 24 (7.43%) NetBackup
3 23 (7.12%) Tivoli
3 23 (7.12%) Puppet
4 14 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (4.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (3.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 9 (2.79%) OpenView
9 8 (2.48%) CA Single Sign-On
9 8 (2.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 7 (2.17%) Novell Identity Manager
11 5 (1.55%) Control-M
11 5 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (1.55%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.24%) WSUS
12 4 (1.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 3 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
13 3 (0.93%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 169 (52.32%) Oracle
2 96 (29.72%) Red Hat
3 73 (22.60%) HP
4 56 (17.34%) IBM
5 51 (15.79%) Veritas
6 48 (14.86%) Microsoft
6 48 (14.86%) VMware
7 38 (11.76%) Cisco
8 24 (7.43%) EMC
8 24 (7.43%) Symantec
9 23 (7.12%) Sybase
10 19 (5.88%) SAP
11 13 (4.02%) Dell
12 12 (3.72%) Cognos
13 11 (3.41%) Novell
14 10 (3.10%) Informatica
14 10 (3.10%) CA
14 10 (3.10%) Juniper
14 10 (3.10%) Axway
15 9 (2.79%) Remedy
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