The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 386 289 249
Rank change year-on-year
-97 -40
Contract jobs citing Sun 188 283 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.61% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 1.30% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 170 197
Average daily rate
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£403 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £25.50 £23.75 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.50 £22.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.99 £43.50 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22443 21822 24527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.46% 46.91% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12742 12175 12864
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1014 1126 1280
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Sun
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -61 96 £410 +5.87% 28
South East -16 32 £375 -5.06% 17
East of England -1 28 £425 +18.05% 6
West Midlands -32 12 £425 +21.42% 2
East Midlands -4 8 £280 +300.00% 6
North West -6 7 £275 -27.86% 1
North East -8 6 £259 -28.57% 1
Yorkshire +8 4 - - 2
South West -32 2 £488 +50.00% 2
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 180 (48.78%) Oracle
2 178 (48.24%) UNIX
3 171 (46.34%) Linux
4 154 (41.73%) Solaris
5 136 (36.86%) Finance
6 101 (27.37%) SQL
7 96 (26.02%) Red Hat
8 88 (23.85%) Java
9 79 (21.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (20.87%) Windows
11 69 (18.70%) IBM
12 68 (18.43%) Perl
12 68 (18.43%) HP
13 65 (17.62%) Banking
14 62 (16.80%) SAN
15 61 (16.53%) Shell Script
16 57 (15.45%) Tomcat
17 50 (13.55%) Migration
18 49 (13.28%) Oracle Database
19 46 (12.47%) VMware
20 45 (12.20%) ITIL
21 43 (11.65%) LDAP
22 42 (11.38%) WebLogic
23 41 (11.11%) Apache
24 39 (10.57%) AIX
25 38 (10.30%) WebSphere
26 37 (10.03%) SQL Server
26 37 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
27 36 (9.76%) EMC
27 36 (9.76%) NetApp

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 57 (15.45%) Tomcat
2 42 (11.38%) WebLogic
3 41 (11.11%) Apache
4 38 (10.30%) WebSphere
5 15 (4.07%) IIS
6 11 (2.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (2.71%) MQSeries
7 10 (2.71%) MS Exchange
8 9 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.17%) SharePoint
9 8 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.63%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.08%) FileNet
12 4 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.81%) Documentum
Applications
1 15 (4.07%) MS Office
2 14 (3.79%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.08%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.54%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.25%) Maximo
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.08%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.27%) BASE24
5 1 (0.27%) Agresso
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (2.98%) Amazon S3
2 11 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.98%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.54%) Force.com
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
3 2 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (16.80%) SAN
2 43 (11.65%) LDAP
3 35 (9.49%) DNS
4 31 (8.40%) NAS
5 29 (7.86%) Firewall
6 25 (6.78%) TCP/IP
7 17 (4.61%) HTTP
8 16 (4.34%) SSH
9 15 (4.07%) Internet
9 15 (4.07%) FTP
10 13 (3.52%) SSL
11 11 (2.98%) Kerberos
12 8 (2.17%) LAN
13 7 (1.90%) 3G
13 7 (1.90%) 2G
13 7 (1.90%) 4G
14 6 (1.63%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.63%) OpenLDAP
14 6 (1.63%) SMTP
15 5 (1.36%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.28%) Oracle Database
2 37 (10.03%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.96%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (4.07%) DB2
6 14 (3.79%) RDBMS
7 13 (3.52%) MySQL
8 12 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (2.98%) SQLPlus
9 11 (2.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.98%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (2.71%) Oracle9i Database
10 10 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.17%) Sybase ASE
12 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.23%) Maven
2 20 (5.42%) Ant
2 20 (5.42%) Subversion
3 17 (4.61%) Eclipse
4 12 (3.25%) Selenium
5 11 (2.98%) Apache Ivy
5 11 (2.98%) JUnit
5 11 (2.98%) JIRA
6 10 (2.71%) Git (software)
6 10 (2.71%) SoapUI
7 8 (2.17%) Toad
8 7 (1.90%) LoadRunner
8 7 (1.90%) eggPlant
9 4 (1.08%) Log4j
10 3 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.81%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 3 (0.81%) Hudson
10 3 (0.81%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 136 (36.86%) Finance
2 65 (17.62%) Banking
3 30 (8.13%) Investment Banking
4 20 (5.42%) Retail
5 13 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.90%) Front Office
7 7 (1.90%) Private Banking
8 6 (1.63%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.81%) Back Office
9 3 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Games
10 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 77 (20.87%) Analyst
2 49 (13.28%) Developer
3 31 (8.40%) Architect
4 30 (8.13%) Business Analyst
5 29 (7.86%) Administrator
6 27 (7.32%) Support Analyst
7 24 (6.50%) Project Manager
8 22 (5.96%) Applications Support
9 19 (5.15%) Java Developer
9 19 (5.15%) DBA
9 19 (5.15%) UNIX Administrator
10 15 (4.07%) Applications Support Analyst
11 14 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.52%) Oracle DBA
12 13 (3.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 11 (2.98%) Support Engineer
13 11 (2.98%) Technical Architect
13 11 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (2.98%) Incident Manager
14 10 (2.71%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.49%) J2EE
2 33 (8.94%) XML
3 31 (8.40%) Web Services
4 29 (7.86%) HTML
5 23 (6.23%) Servlets
5 23 (6.23%) SOAP
6 16 (4.34%) Spring
7 15 (4.07%) Hibernate
7 15 (4.07%) Struts
7 15 (4.07%) XSLT
8 14 (3.79%) J2SE
9 13 (3.52%) JSP
10 12 (3.25%) CSS
11 11 (2.98%) REST
12 10 (2.71%) CGI
12 10 (2.71%) WebSphere MQ
12 10 (2.71%) Middleware
13 9 (2.44%) EJB
13 9 (2.44%) Ajax
14 8 (2.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.15%) Clustering
2 12 (3.25%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.98%) Replication
3 11 (2.98%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (2.71%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.44%) CLARiiON
5 9 (2.44%) PKI
6 8 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.90%) Handset
8 6 (1.63%) CESG
8 6 (1.63%) Derivative
8 6 (1.63%) Symmetrix
9 5 (1.36%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.36%) HACMP
9 5 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.36%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.36%) Open Source
10 4 (1.08%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 178 (48.24%) UNIX
2 171 (46.34%) Linux
3 154 (41.73%) Solaris
4 79 (21.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (20.87%) Windows
6 39 (10.57%) AIX
7 24 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (6.23%) Oracle Linux
9 16 (4.34%) HPUX
10 14 (3.79%) Windows 7
11 12 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (3.25%) SUSE
12 8 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.81%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.54%) Debian
14 2 (0.54%) zOS
14 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.27%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.55%) Migration
2 45 (12.20%) ITIL
3 31 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (5.96%) Change Management
5 22 (5.96%) UML
6 21 (5.69%) Service Delivery
6 21 (5.69%) Incident Management
6 21 (5.69%) Web Development
7 19 (5.15%) Project Management
8 18 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (4.34%) Change Control
9 16 (4.34%) OO
9 16 (4.34%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.07%) Scrum
10 15 (4.07%) E-Commerce
10 15 (4.07%) Multithreading
10 15 (4.07%) Data Migration
11 14 (3.79%) Unit Testing
12 13 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (27.37%) SQL
2 88 (23.85%) Java
3 68 (18.43%) Perl
4 61 (16.53%) Shell Script
5 29 (7.86%) Korn
6 24 (6.50%) PL/SQL
7 22 (5.96%) JavaScript
8 19 (5.15%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.07%) C
10 14 (3.79%) C++
10 14 (3.79%) Python
11 9 (2.44%) AWK
12 7 (1.90%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.36%) XPath
14 4 (1.08%) Ruby
14 4 (1.08%) C#
14 4 (1.08%) PHP
15 3 (0.81%) VB
15 3 (0.81%) sed
Qualifications
1 33 (8.94%) Degree
2 28 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.59%) Sun Certification
3 19 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.36%) CCNA
7 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.08%) RHCE
7 4 (1.08%) JNCIA
8 3 (0.81%) CIMA
8 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.81%) CISSP
9 2 (0.54%) MCSE
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.54%) PMP
9 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.54%) ACCA
10 1 (0.27%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.27%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.61%) QA
2 14 (3.79%) Solvency II
3 9 (2.44%) SLA
4 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.54%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.27%) HL7
6 1 (0.27%) UCITS
System Software
1 37 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (6.23%) NFS
3 20 (5.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 13 (3.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 12 (3.25%) Active Directory
5 12 (3.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 12 (3.25%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (2.98%) vSphere
7 8 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (1.90%) Xen
8 7 (1.90%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.90%) Sendmail
8 7 (1.90%) RHEV
9 5 (1.36%) OCFS2
10 3 (0.81%) XenApp
10 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.81%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.54%) Samba
12 1 (0.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 25 (6.78%) Tivoli
2 13 (3.52%) NetBackup
3 12 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 11 (2.98%) Puppet
5 10 (2.71%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (2.44%) Data Guard
7 8 (2.17%) OpenSSO
8 7 (1.90%) Nagios
9 6 (1.63%) CA SiteMinder
9 6 (1.63%) Cobbler
10 5 (1.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 5 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.81%) Control-M
12 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.54%) OpenView
13 2 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 180 (48.78%) Oracle
2 96 (26.02%) Red Hat
3 69 (18.70%) IBM
4 68 (18.43%) HP
5 46 (12.47%) VMware
6 36 (9.76%) NetApp
6 36 (9.76%) EMC
7 31 (8.40%) Microsoft
7 31 (8.40%) Sybase
8 22 (5.96%) Citrix
8 22 (5.96%) Veritas
9 21 (5.69%) Dell
10 17 (4.61%) SAP
11 16 (4.34%) Cisco
12 14 (3.79%) Cognos
13 12 (3.25%) JBoss
14 11 (2.98%) Siebel
14 11 (2.98%) CA
14 11 (2.98%) StorageTek
14 11 (2.98%) Atlassian
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £27,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £395 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago