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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 388 331 277
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -54
Contract jobs citing Sun 201 247 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 1.11% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 156 184
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 £300 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.61 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+90.63% -5.58%
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
23959 22340 24687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.41% 46.30% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13908 12910 12943
Average daily rate £398 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -
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 1126 1020 1287
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -43 92 £450 +16.88% 26
South East -24 30 £375 -6.25% 11
East of England -7 22 £425 +13.33% 5
North West +5 21 £375 -1.63% 2
South West -11 19 £500 - 3
West Midlands -15 8 £300 -16.66% 8
East Midlands +5 4 £356 +408.92% 6
Yorkshire -23 2 - - 3
North East -35 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 173 (46.26%) UNIX
2 172 (45.99%) Linux
3 165 (44.12%) Oracle
4 149 (39.84%) Solaris
5 146 (39.04%) Finance
6 139 (37.17%) SQL
7 99 (26.47%) Java
8 81 (21.66%) Perl
9 79 (21.12%) Windows
9 79 (21.12%) Red Hat
10 78 (20.86%) IBM
11 76 (20.32%) Banking
12 71 (18.98%) HP
13 69 (18.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 58 (15.51%) Tomcat
15 51 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
16 48 (12.83%) SAN
16 48 (12.83%) LDAP
17 45 (12.03%) WebLogic
18 44 (11.76%) Shell Script
19 43 (11.50%) EMC
19 43 (11.50%) AIX
19 43 (11.50%) Migration
20 42 (11.23%) Apache
20 42 (11.23%) Microsoft
21 40 (10.70%) Sybase
22 39 (10.43%) J2EE
22 39 (10.43%) Relational Database
23 38 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (10.16%) JavaScript

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 58 (15.51%) Tomcat
2 45 (12.03%) WebLogic
3 42 (11.23%) Apache
4 26 (6.95%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.87%) MQSeries
5 7 (1.87%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (1.60%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (1.60%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.34%) IIS
7 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.07%) Drupal
8 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.07%) Magnolia
9 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.80%) Documentum
9 3 (0.80%) FileNet
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.67%) MS Office
3 9 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.07%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.60%) Maximo
3 5 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.53%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.27%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 11 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.53%) Force.com
3 2 (0.53%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (12.83%) LDAP
1 48 (12.83%) SAN
2 36 (9.63%) DNS
3 30 (8.02%) TCP/IP
3 30 (8.02%) Firewall
4 24 (6.42%) NAS
5 19 (5.08%) Internet
6 12 (3.21%) HTTP
7 11 (2.94%) SSL
7 11 (2.94%) DHCP
8 9 (2.41%) FTP
9 8 (2.14%) LAN
9 8 (2.14%) VPN
10 7 (1.87%) Kerberos
10 7 (1.87%) SSH
10 7 (1.87%) Network Security
11 6 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.34%) WAN
13 4 (1.07%) OpenLDAP
13 4 (1.07%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.43%) Relational Database
2 37 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 34 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 25 (6.68%) RDBMS
5 21 (5.61%) DB2
6 20 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (4.55%) MySQL
8 15 (4.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (3.48%) Sybase ASE
10 11 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (2.94%) SQLPlus
10 11 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.87%) NoSQL
14 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (1.60%) Oracle9i Database
15 5 (1.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (6.15%) Maven
2 20 (5.35%) Subversion
3 19 (5.08%) Ant
4 14 (3.74%) Eclipse
4 14 (3.74%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.21%) JUnit
6 11 (2.94%) Apache Ivy
7 7 (1.87%) Log4j
8 6 (1.60%) Selenium
8 6 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.60%) ClearCase
8 6 (1.60%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.07%) Toad
10 3 (0.80%) JIRA
10 3 (0.80%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.80%) eggPlant
11 2 (0.53%) Calabash
11 2 (0.53%) Hudson
11 2 (0.53%) ERwin
General
1 146 (39.04%) Finance
2 76 (20.32%) Banking
3 32 (8.56%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.08%) Retail
5 11 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.87%) Private Banking
7 6 (1.60%) Advertising
7 6 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.34%) Legal
9 3 (0.80%) Front Office
9 3 (0.80%) Back Office
10 2 (0.53%) Marketing
10 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 84 (22.46%) Analyst
2 56 (14.97%) Developer
3 49 (13.10%) Architect
4 28 (7.49%) Business Analyst
5 27 (7.22%) Support Analyst
6 26 (6.95%) Java Developer
7 21 (5.61%) Administrator
8 20 (5.35%) Applications Support
8 20 (5.35%) DBA
9 17 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 17 (4.55%) Technical Architect
10 16 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (4.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 14 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (3.48%) Applications Support Analyst
12 13 (3.48%) UNIX Administrator
13 12 (3.21%) Systems Analyst
13 12 (3.21%) Support Engineer
13 12 (3.21%) Consultant
13 12 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.43%) J2EE
2 35 (9.36%) HTML
3 30 (8.02%) XML
4 27 (7.22%) Web Services
5 26 (6.95%) Servlets
5 26 (6.95%) SOAP
6 20 (5.35%) J2SE
7 19 (5.08%) CSS
8 18 (4.81%) Spring
9 17 (4.55%) Struts
10 15 (4.01%) Hibernate
11 14 (3.74%) JSP
12 12 (3.21%) XSLT
13 11 (2.94%) JMS
13 11 (2.94%) JSON
14 10 (2.67%) Ajax
14 10 (2.67%) jQuery
14 10 (2.67%) REST
14 10 (2.67%) CGI
14 10 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.08%) Replication
3 17 (4.55%) Clustering
3 17 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (4.28%) Open Source
5 13 (3.48%) CLARiiON
6 12 (3.21%) Symmetrix
6 12 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.21%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.94%) Mainframe
7 11 (2.94%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.67%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.87%) Web 2.0
10 6 (1.60%) Derivative
10 6 (1.60%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.34%) HACMP
12 4 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.07%) Mashup
12 4 (1.07%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 173 (46.26%) UNIX
2 172 (45.99%) Linux
3 149 (39.84%) Solaris
4 79 (21.12%) Windows
5 69 (18.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (11.50%) AIX
7 30 (8.02%) Oracle Linux
8 18 (4.81%) HPUX
9 14 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (2.41%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.87%) zOS
11 7 (1.87%) SUSE
12 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.80%) Debian
13 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.27%) Tru64
15 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (11.50%) Migration
3 25 (6.68%) UML
4 24 (6.42%) ITIL
4 24 (6.42%) OO
5 22 (5.88%) Change Management
5 22 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (5.61%) Multithreading
6 21 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (5.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 20 (5.35%) Web Development
8 18 (4.81%) Scrum
8 18 (4.81%) Performance Monitoring
9 16 (4.28%) Unit Testing
9 16 (4.28%) Information Security
10 15 (4.01%) Load Balancing
11 14 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (3.74%) ERP
11 14 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (3.74%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 139 (37.17%) SQL
2 99 (26.47%) Java
3 81 (21.66%) Perl
4 44 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 38 (10.16%) JavaScript
6 27 (7.22%) Korn
7 18 (4.81%) Python
8 17 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.74%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.21%) PHP
11 11 (2.94%) C++
12 9 (2.41%) C
12 9 (2.41%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.41%) AWK
13 8 (2.14%) C#
14 7 (1.87%) XPath
15 6 (1.60%) Lua
15 6 (1.60%) Delphi
16 4 (1.07%) VB
16 4 (1.07%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (9.36%) Degree
2 32 (8.56%) Sun Certification
3 21 (5.61%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.48%) CCNA
6 9 (2.41%) JNCIA
7 8 (2.14%) CISSP
8 7 (1.87%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.87%) RHCE
9 6 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (1.60%) CNA
9 6 (1.60%) Novell Certification
10 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.34%) GIAC
10 5 (1.34%) GCIA
10 5 (1.34%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.07%) CIMA
11 4 (1.07%) MCSA
11 4 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.74%) Solvency II
2 7 (1.87%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.87%) SLA
2 7 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.34%) QA
4 2 (0.53%) IAS 39
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.53%) UCITS
System Software
1 22 (5.88%) NFS
2 20 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 16 (4.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 14 (3.74%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (2.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 10 (2.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (2.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (1.87%) RHEV
9 6 (1.60%) Xen
9 6 (1.60%) vSphere
10 5 (1.34%) OCFS2
11 3 (0.80%) Veritas File System
11 3 (0.80%) Samba
11 3 (0.80%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.80%) XenApp
12 2 (0.53%) Squid
13 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (6.42%) Tivoli
2 11 (2.94%) Data Guard
3 8 (2.14%) Puppet
4 6 (1.60%) Cobbler
4 6 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (1.60%) CA SiteMinder
4 6 (1.60%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (1.34%) OpenView
6 4 (1.07%) SCCM
6 4 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.07%) OpenSSO
7 3 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.53%) Nagios
8 2 (0.53%) SCOM
8 2 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.53%) Foglight
8 2 (0.53%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.53%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 165 (44.12%) Oracle
2 79 (21.12%) Red Hat
3 78 (20.86%) IBM
4 71 (18.98%) HP
5 43 (11.50%) EMC
6 42 (11.23%) Microsoft
7 40 (10.70%) Sybase
8 32 (8.56%) VMware
9 29 (7.75%) Veritas
10 24 (6.42%) Cisco
11 22 (5.88%) NetApp
12 21 (5.61%) Citrix
13 20 (5.35%) Dell
14 19 (5.08%) SAP
15 17 (4.55%) Atlassian
16 15 (4.01%) JBoss
17 14 (3.74%) Cognos
18 13 (3.48%) Juniper
19 9 (2.41%) BMC
19 9 (2.41%) Siebel
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