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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 456 496 418
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -78
Contract jobs citing Sun 169 138 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.60% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 66 110
Median daily rate £400 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £563 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
Median hourly rate £37.00 £22.00 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -34.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £7.27 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £25.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £9.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+284.21% -78.88%
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
21962 22834 23762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.67% 43.28% 45.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13575 13770 13653
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 986 1097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.79 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -6.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the England region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 61 £486 -0.25% 12
North East +3 32 £310 -1.58% 5
North West +20 18 £388 -20.51% 2
South West +21 16 £400 -11.11% 1
East of England +16 12 £490 +8.88% 1
South East -9 11 £468 +8.40% 6
West Midlands -17 8 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +6 3 - -
East Midlands -6 3 £77 -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Sun.

1 189 (59.25%) Oracle
2 187 (58.62%) Unix
3 170 (53.29%) Solaris
4 148 (46.39%) Linux
5 122 (38.24%) Windows
6 105 (32.92%) Java
7 98 (30.72%) ITIL
8 93 (29.15%) Red Hat
9 87 (27.27%) Finance
10 84 (26.33%) AIX
11 73 (22.88%) IBM
12 72 (22.57%) SAN
13 70 (21.94%) WebLogic
14 62 (19.44%) VMware
15 59 (18.50%) NetBackup
15 59 (18.50%) HP
16 57 (17.87%) Veritas
17 56 (17.55%) LDAP
17 56 (17.55%) SQL
18 55 (17.24%) J2EE
19 53 (16.61%) Perl
19 53 (16.61%) Firewall
20 52 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
21 50 (15.67%) WebSphere
22 49 (15.36%) Oracle Database
23 47 (14.73%) Cisco
23 47 (14.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 46 (14.42%) Project Management
25 45 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
26 43 (13.48%) Microsoft

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 70 (21.94%) WebLogic
2 50 (15.67%) WebSphere
3 33 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
4 31 (9.72%) iPlanet
5 26 (8.15%) Apache
5 26 (8.15%) JBoss
6 22 (6.90%) Oracle Application Server
7 21 (6.58%) MQSeries
7 21 (6.58%) Tomcat
8 17 (5.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 17 (5.33%) Tuxedo
9 14 (4.39%) AquaLogic
10 11 (3.45%) IIS
11 9 (2.82%) GlassFish
11 9 (2.82%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (2.19%) MS Exchange
13 6 (1.88%) FileNet
14 5 (1.57%) WebLogic Portal
15 4 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
15 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.51%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.39%) OpenText MBPM
2 9 (2.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (1.57%) RMDS
4 4 (1.25%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (1.25%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.63%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.31%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.31%) Lawson
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.25%) Office 365
2 4 (1.25%) OpenShift
3 3 (0.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.63%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 72 (22.57%) SAN
2 56 (17.55%) LDAP
3 53 (16.61%) Firewall
4 31 (9.72%) BIG-IP
4 31 (9.72%) TCP/IP
5 29 (9.09%) SSL
6 20 (6.27%) Fibre Channel
7 18 (5.64%) Network Security
8 16 (5.02%) DNS
9 15 (4.70%) LAN
9 15 (4.70%) WAN
10 13 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (3.76%) NAS
12 9 (2.82%) DHCP
13 7 (2.19%) FTP
13 7 (2.19%) HTTP
13 7 (2.19%) Internet
13 7 (2.19%) VPN
14 6 (1.88%) SNMP
14 6 (1.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.36%) Oracle Database
2 43 (13.48%) SQL Server
3 29 (9.09%) MySQL
4 19 (5.96%) OLTP
5 15 (4.70%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (4.08%) VLDB
7 12 (3.76%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (2.51%) DB2
11 7 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.25%) BODI
14 4 (1.25%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.82%) Subversion
3 8 (2.51%) Eclipse
4 7 (2.19%) ProC
5 6 (1.88%) JUnit
6 5 (1.57%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.57%) JIRA
7 4 (1.25%) Ant
7 4 (1.25%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.94%) Checkstyle
8 3 (0.94%) Eclipse RCP
8 3 (0.94%) QUnit
8 3 (0.94%) Selenium
9 2 (0.63%) Hudson
9 2 (0.63%) Introscope
9 2 (0.63%) JMeter
9 2 (0.63%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.63%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 87 (27.27%) Finance
2 42 (13.17%) Banking
3 11 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.82%) Front Office
5 8 (2.51%) Back Office
6 5 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.25%) International Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Retail
8 3 (0.94%) Legal
8 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.63%) Automotive
9 2 (0.63%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (21.00%) Administrator
2 48 (15.05%) Unix Administrator
3 32 (10.03%) Analyst
4 31 (9.72%) Systems Administrator
5 30 (9.40%) Architect
6 24 (7.52%) Solaris Administrator
7 23 (7.21%) Developer
7 23 (7.21%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 15 (4.70%) Java Developer
9 14 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.08%) Consultant
10 13 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.08%) Linux Administrator
10 13 (4.08%) Service Analyst
11 12 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (3.76%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.76%) Unix Support
12 11 (3.45%) Applications Support
12 11 (3.45%) DBA
12 11 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.24%) J2EE
2 35 (10.97%) Middleware
3 26 (8.15%) JSP
4 23 (7.21%) WebSphere MQ
5 17 (5.33%) XML
6 15 (4.70%) IBM Integration Bus
7 14 (4.39%) HTML
7 14 (4.39%) Web Services
8 11 (3.45%) EJB
8 11 (3.45%) Software Packaging
9 10 (3.13%) SAML
10 9 (2.82%) LAMP
10 9 (2.82%) SOAP
10 9 (2.82%) Spring
11 8 (2.51%) .NET
11 8 (2.51%) CSS
12 7 (2.19%) OAuth
12 7 (2.19%) OpenID
12 7 (2.19%) SailPoint
12 7 (2.19%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.34%) Clustering
2 31 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.40%) Data Centre
4 18 (5.64%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.33%) Computer Science
6 14 (4.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (3.13%) DataPower
7 10 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.82%) PKI
8 9 (2.82%) Virtual Team
9 8 (2.51%) SWIFT
10 7 (2.19%) EMC VMAX
11 6 (1.88%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (1.88%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.57%) Grid Computing
12 5 (1.57%) HP Storage
12 5 (1.57%) HP StoreVirtual
12 5 (1.57%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.57%) Replication
12 5 (1.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 187 (58.62%) Unix
2 170 (53.29%) Solaris
3 148 (46.39%) Linux
4 122 (38.24%) Windows
5 84 (26.33%) AIX
6 47 (14.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (11.29%) Windows Server
9 22 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (5.02%) HPUX
11 15 (4.70%) OS/390
12 14 (4.39%) SUSE
13 8 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.88%) Windows 7
14 6 (1.88%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (30.72%) ITIL
2 46 (14.42%) Project Management
3 42 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (11.60%) High Availability
4 37 (11.60%) ITIL V3
5 34 (10.66%) Migration
6 32 (10.03%) Change Management
6 32 (10.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (9.72%) Configuration Management
8 29 (9.09%) Problem Management
9 27 (8.46%) Kalman Filter
9 27 (8.46%) Release Management
10 24 (7.52%) QMS
10 24 (7.52%) Six Sigma
11 23 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
11 23 (7.21%) Service Delivery
12 22 (6.90%) Service Management
13 21 (6.58%) DevOps
13 21 (6.58%) E-Commerce
13 21 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 105 (32.92%) Java
2 56 (17.55%) SQL
3 53 (16.61%) Perl
4 30 (9.40%) Shell Script
5 25 (7.84%) Python
6 22 (6.90%) C
7 14 (4.39%) C++
8 11 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 11 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.51%) Korn
10 7 (2.19%) Ruby
11 6 (1.88%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.88%) SystemTap
12 4 (1.25%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.94%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.63%) C#
14 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.63%) R
15 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.64%) Degree
4 12 (3.76%) Sun Certification
5 9 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.88%) CISM
6 6 (1.88%) CISSP
7 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.25%) PMP
8 3 (0.94%) CCSE
8 3 (0.94%) CISA
8 3 (0.94%) CNA
8 3 (0.94%) GCIA
8 3 (0.94%) GCIH
8 3 (0.94%) IISP
8 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.94%) Novell Certification
8 3 (0.94%) OCMJD
8 3 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.58%) JSP 440
2 15 (4.70%) SLA
3 7 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.57%) QA
6 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.63%) ISO27005
System Software
1 52 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 33 (10.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 26 (8.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 16 (5.02%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (3.76%) NFS
6 7 (2.19%) GlusterFS
6 7 (2.19%) NDS
6 7 (2.19%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.88%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 6 (1.88%) vSphere
8 5 (1.57%) KVM
9 4 (1.25%) Docker
9 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.25%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (1.25%) Samba
9 4 (1.25%) Shibboleth
9 4 (1.25%) Veritas File System
10 3 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (18.50%) NetBackup
2 34 (10.66%) Oracle ZFS
3 27 (8.46%) Puppet
4 26 (8.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 24 (7.52%) EMC NetWorker
6 23 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (6.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 18 (5.64%) OpenView
9 12 (3.76%) Red Hat Satellite
10 11 (3.45%) OpenAM
11 10 (3.13%) Control-M
11 10 (3.13%) SCOM
12 7 (2.19%) Ansible
12 7 (2.19%) ITRS Geneos
12 7 (2.19%) OpenSSO
13 6 (1.88%) BladeLogic
13 6 (1.88%) Nagios
13 6 (1.88%) SCCM
13 6 (1.88%) Tivoli
14 5 (1.57%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 189 (59.25%) Oracle
2 93 (29.15%) Red Hat
3 73 (22.88%) IBM
4 62 (19.44%) VMware
5 59 (18.50%) HP
6 57 (17.87%) Veritas
7 47 (14.73%) Cisco
8 43 (13.48%) Microsoft
9 38 (11.91%) F5
10 29 (9.09%) EMC
11 24 (7.52%) Brocade
12 23 (7.21%) Axway
13 21 (6.58%) BEA
14 18 (5.64%) StorageTek
15 16 (5.02%) Sybase
16 15 (4.70%) SAP
17 13 (4.08%) Fujitsu
18 12 (3.76%) BMC
18 12 (3.76%) Dell
18 12 (3.76%) Informatica
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