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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 383 307 281
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -26
Contract jobs citing Sun 199 274 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.57% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 1.22% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 173 190
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £547 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £33.73 £23.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £23.75 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.93 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £19.29
% change year-on-year
+89.47% +23.15%
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
23525 22433 24925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.76% 46.54% 46.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13614 12887 13057
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
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 1075 1028 1245
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 -69 88 £450 +20.00% 23
South East -21 29 £375 -6.25% 11
East of England -1 28 £425 +13.33% 7
North West +10 22 £375 -1.63%
South West -6 18 £525 +75.00% 3
West Midlands -14 7 - - 2
East Midlands +5 4 £340 +385.71% 6
Yorkshire -8 2 - - 3
North East -33 2 - -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 179 (47.73%) UNIX
2 176 (46.93%) Linux
3 169 (45.07%) Oracle
4 153 (40.80%) Solaris
5 149 (39.73%) Finance
6 137 (36.53%) SQL
7 106 (28.27%) Java
8 85 (22.67%) Red Hat
8 85 (22.67%) Perl
9 81 (21.60%) IBM
10 78 (20.80%) Windows
11 73 (19.47%) Banking
12 71 (18.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 68 (18.13%) HP
14 64 (17.07%) Tomcat
15 53 (14.13%) LDAP
15 53 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
16 49 (13.07%) SAN
16 49 (13.07%) Shell Script
17 47 (12.53%) Apache
18 46 (12.27%) AIX
18 46 (12.27%) WebLogic
19 42 (11.20%) Migration
20 41 (10.93%) J2EE
20 41 (10.93%) EMC
21 40 (10.67%) Microsoft
22 39 (10.40%) HTML
23 38 (10.13%) Sybase
24 37 (9.87%) SQL Server
24 37 (9.87%) JavaScript

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 64 (17.07%) Tomcat
2 47 (12.53%) Apache
3 46 (12.27%) WebLogic
4 28 (7.47%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.13%) IIS
6 7 (1.87%) MQSeries
6 7 (1.87%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (1.60%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (1.33%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.07%) Drupal
9 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.07%) Magnolia
9 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.80%) FileNet
10 3 (0.80%) Documentum
11 2 (0.53%) Confluence
11 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (2.40%) MS Office
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.07%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.13%) Maximo
2 5 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.80%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.53%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) Agresso
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (2.93%) Amazon ELB
2 11 (2.93%) Amazon S3
2 11 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.53%) Force.com
3 2 (0.53%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.13%) LDAP
2 49 (13.07%) SAN
3 32 (8.53%) DNS
4 31 (8.27%) Firewall
5 30 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 24 (6.40%) NAS
7 20 (5.33%) Internet
8 16 (4.27%) HTTP
9 14 (3.73%) SSL
10 11 (2.93%) Kerberos
11 9 (2.40%) FTP
12 8 (2.13%) DHCP
12 8 (2.13%) SSH
13 7 (1.87%) LAN
13 7 (1.87%) VPN
13 7 (1.87%) Network Security
14 6 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (1.33%) OpenLDAP
16 4 (1.07%) Fibre Channel
16 4 (1.07%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.80%) Relational Database
3 32 (8.53%) Oracle Database
4 23 (6.13%) RDBMS
5 21 (5.60%) DB2
6 17 (4.53%) MySQL
6 17 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (3.47%) Sybase ASE
9 11 (2.93%) SQLPlus
9 11 (2.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.87%) NoSQL
13 6 (1.60%) Oracle9i Database
14 5 (1.33%) Big Data
14 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (6.67%) Maven
2 24 (6.40%) Subversion
3 22 (5.87%) Ant
4 16 (4.27%) Git (software)
5 15 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 12 (3.20%) JUnit
7 11 (2.93%) Apache Ivy
8 7 (1.87%) Log4j
8 7 (1.87%) Selenium
9 6 (1.60%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.60%) JIRA
10 5 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (1.33%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.07%) Toad
12 3 (0.80%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.80%) eggPlant
12 3 (0.80%) Hudson
12 3 (0.80%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 149 (39.73%) Finance
2 73 (19.47%) Banking
3 34 (9.07%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.07%) Retail
4 19 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.20%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.87%) Private Banking
7 6 (1.60%) Advertising
7 6 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.33%) Legal
9 4 (1.07%) Front Office
10 3 (0.80%) Back Office
10 3 (0.80%) Marketing
11 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 87 (23.20%) Analyst
2 55 (14.67%) Developer
3 50 (13.33%) Architect
4 29 (7.73%) Business Analyst
5 27 (7.20%) Support Analyst
6 25 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 21 (5.60%) Administrator
8 18 (4.80%) Applications Support
9 17 (4.53%) Technical Architect
10 16 (4.27%) DBA
10 16 (4.27%) Project Manager
10 16 (4.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 15 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.73%) Consultant
13 13 (3.47%) UNIX Administrator
13 13 (3.47%) Java Architect
14 12 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (3.20%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (3.20%) Applications Support Analyst
15 11 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.93%) J2EE
2 39 (10.40%) HTML
3 31 (8.27%) XML
4 27 (7.20%) Servlets
4 27 (7.20%) Web Services
5 25 (6.67%) SOAP
6 22 (5.87%) J2SE
7 20 (5.33%) CSS
8 18 (4.80%) Spring
9 17 (4.53%) Struts
10 15 (4.00%) Hibernate
11 14 (3.73%) JSP
12 13 (3.47%) XSLT
13 11 (2.93%) JSON
13 11 (2.93%) CGI
13 11 (2.93%) JMS
14 10 (2.67%) jQuery
14 10 (2.67%) REST
14 10 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
14 10 (2.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.87%) Clustering
3 18 (4.80%) Replication
4 17 (4.53%) Enterprise Storage
4 17 (4.53%) Open Source
5 12 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.20%) CLARiiON
5 12 (3.20%) Symmetrix
6 11 (2.93%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.93%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.67%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.87%) Web 2.0
9 6 (1.60%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.33%) Derivative
10 5 (1.33%) HACMP
11 4 (1.07%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.07%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 179 (47.73%) UNIX
2 176 (46.93%) Linux
3 153 (40.80%) Solaris
4 78 (20.80%) Windows
5 71 (18.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (12.27%) AIX
7 32 (8.53%) Oracle Linux
8 17 (4.53%) HPUX
9 14 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (2.67%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.87%) zOS
12 6 (1.60%) SUSE
13 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.80%) Debian
14 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.27%) Tru64
15 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.27%) VMS
15 1 (0.27%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (11.20%) Migration
3 27 (7.20%) UML
4 25 (6.67%) OO
5 24 (6.40%) ITIL
6 23 (6.13%) Multithreading
7 20 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (5.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 20 (5.33%) Web Development
7 20 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (5.07%) Load Balancing
8 19 (5.07%) Change Management
9 18 (4.80%) Scrum
10 16 (4.27%) Unit Testing
10 16 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (4.27%) Information Security
11 15 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
12 14 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (3.73%) Data Migration
12 14 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 137 (36.53%) SQL
2 106 (28.27%) Java
3 85 (22.67%) Perl
4 49 (13.07%) Shell Script
5 37 (9.87%) JavaScript
6 26 (6.93%) Korn
7 18 (4.80%) PL/SQL
8 17 (4.53%) Python
8 17 (4.53%) Bash Shell
9 12 (3.20%) C++
10 10 (2.67%) C
10 10 (2.67%) PHP
11 9 (2.40%) AWK
12 8 (2.13%) C#
12 8 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.87%) XPath
14 6 (1.60%) Delphi
15 5 (1.33%) Ruby
15 5 (1.33%) Lua
16 4 (1.07%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (9.33%) Degree
2 31 (8.27%) Sun Certification
3 19 (5.07%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.20%) CCNA
6 8 (2.13%) CISSP
6 8 (2.13%) JNCIA
7 7 (1.87%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.60%) RHCE
8 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.60%) CNA
8 6 (1.60%) Novell Certification
8 6 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (1.33%) GCIA
9 5 (1.33%) GIAC
10 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.07%) MCSA
10 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.80%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.73%) Solvency II
2 8 (2.13%) SLA
2 8 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.87%) QA
4 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) UCITS
5 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.53%) IAS 39
System Software
1 24 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.60%) NFS
3 19 (5.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 14 (3.73%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.47%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (3.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 12 (3.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 7 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (1.87%) Xen
7 7 (1.87%) RHEV
7 7 (1.87%) vSphere
8 5 (1.33%) OCFS2
9 4 (1.07%) Veritas File System
9 4 (1.07%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.80%) Samba
10 3 (0.80%) XenApp
11 2 (0.53%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.27%) Squid
12 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (6.93%) Tivoli
2 12 (3.20%) Puppet
3 10 (2.67%) Data Guard
4 8 (2.13%) OpenSSO
4 8 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (2.13%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (1.60%) Cobbler
5 6 (1.60%) CA SiteMinder
6 5 (1.33%) Nagios
6 5 (1.33%) OpenView
6 5 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.07%) SCCM
7 4 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (0.53%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.53%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 169 (45.07%) Oracle
2 85 (22.67%) Red Hat
3 81 (21.60%) IBM
4 68 (18.13%) HP
5 41 (10.93%) EMC
6 40 (10.67%) Microsoft
7 38 (10.13%) Sybase
8 34 (9.07%) VMware
9 26 (6.93%) Veritas
10 24 (6.40%) NetApp
11 23 (6.13%) Cisco
12 20 (5.33%) Citrix
12 20 (5.33%) SAP
13 19 (5.07%) Atlassian
14 18 (4.80%) Dell
15 15 (4.00%) JBoss
16 12 (3.20%) Cognos
16 12 (3.20%) Juniper
17 10 (2.67%) BMC
18 9 (2.40%) CA
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £30 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
Lincolnshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £495 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £410 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago