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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 468 440 405
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -35
Contract jobs citing Sun 163 172 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.75% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 98 99
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £386 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.20% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Median hourly rate £51.00 £35.00 £17.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% +99.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.23 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.90 £45.00 £33.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £18.00 £32.90
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -45.28%
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
22424 22990 22410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.00% 45.36% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13988 13379 12931
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 1002 1002
Median hourly rate £18.28 £18.55 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 4 May 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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
South East +12 54 £375 -9.09% 17
London -27 46 £475 +18.60% 17
North East -17 20 £323 +21.69%
East Midlands +16 15 £370 +6.48%
West Midlands -3 11 £325 -16.12%
North West -7 11 £400 -20.00% 1
South West -9 11 £425 -7.20% 1
Yorkshire -8 3 £375 +20.00%
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 162 (52.94%) Oracle
2 158 (51.63%) Solaris
3 153 (50.00%) Unix
4 148 (48.37%) Linux
5 99 (32.35%) Red Hat
6 91 (29.74%) SAN
7 90 (29.41%) Windows
8 88 (28.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 79 (25.82%) IBM
10 78 (25.49%) HP
11 77 (25.16%) Java
12 76 (24.84%) AIX
12 76 (24.84%) VMware
13 67 (21.90%) Finance
13 67 (21.90%) Veritas
14 62 (20.26%) Perl
15 61 (19.93%) ITIL
16 60 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (17.65%) Data Centre
17 54 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
18 51 (16.67%) Security Cleared
19 49 (16.01%) Microsoft
20 46 (15.03%) Shell Script
20 46 (15.03%) Banking
21 45 (14.71%) NetBackup
21 45 (14.71%) High Availability
22 44 (14.38%) WebSphere
23 42 (13.73%) Clustering
24 40 (13.07%) Cisco
24 40 (13.07%) EMC

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 44 (14.38%) WebSphere
2 36 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 30 (9.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 24 (7.84%) JBoss
5 22 (7.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 20 (6.54%) Apache
7 19 (6.21%) Tomcat
8 17 (5.56%) IIS
9 15 (4.90%) Oracle Application Server
10 12 (3.92%) iPlanet
10 12 (3.92%) MQSeries
11 9 (2.94%) AquaLogic
11 9 (2.94%) Tuxedo
12 7 (2.29%) GlassFish
12 7 (2.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.96%) Jetty
13 6 (1.96%) nginx
13 6 (1.96%) Oracle 10gAS
14 5 (1.63%) IBM HTTP Server
14 5 (1.63%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.96%) MS Office
3 4 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.94%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (2.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.63%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.98%) Misys Opics
6 2 (0.65%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.33%) RMDS
7 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.63%) OpenShift
2 4 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (29.74%) SAN
2 33 (10.78%) Firewall
2 33 (10.78%) TCP/IP
3 31 (10.13%) SSL
4 28 (9.15%) Fibre Channel
5 27 (8.82%) NAS
6 21 (6.86%) LDAP
7 17 (5.56%) DNS
7 17 (5.56%) Network Security
8 16 (5.23%) WAN
9 15 (4.90%) HTTP
10 13 (4.25%) DHCP
10 13 (4.25%) Internet
11 10 (3.27%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.94%) LAN
13 8 (2.61%) FTP
14 7 (2.29%) BIG-IP
15 6 (1.96%) IPsec
16 5 (1.63%) SSH
17 4 (1.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.50%) Oracle Database
3 23 (7.52%) MySQL
4 20 (6.54%) VLDB
5 17 (5.56%) OLTP
6 15 (4.90%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (2.94%) DB2
7 9 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.29%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.96%) PowerCenter
10 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.98%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.98%) MarkLogic
12 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.59%) Maven
1 11 (3.59%) Subversion
2 10 (3.27%) ClearCase
2 10 (3.27%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 8 (2.61%) JUnit
4 8 (2.61%) Selenium
5 7 (2.29%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.96%) Log4j
6 6 (1.96%) Travis CI
7 5 (1.63%) Ant
7 5 (1.63%) Introscope
7 5 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.31%) Apache Ivy
9 3 (0.98%) JIRA
10 2 (0.65%) Hudson
10 2 (0.65%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.33%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.33%) QUnit
General
1 67 (21.90%) Finance
2 46 (15.03%) Banking
3 21 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.61%) Back Office
5 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.63%) Front Office
5 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.31%) Legal
7 3 (0.98%) Marketing
7 3 (0.98%) Retail
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (22.55%) Administrator
2 51 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
3 47 (15.36%) Architect
4 32 (10.46%) Systems Administrator
5 28 (9.15%) Analyst
6 25 (8.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 22 (7.19%) Developer
8 18 (5.88%) Java Developer
8 18 (5.88%) Solaris Administrator
9 15 (4.90%) Consultant
10 12 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
10 12 (3.92%) Security Architect
10 12 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (3.59%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (2.94%) Solaris Consultant
14 8 (2.61%) Linux Engineer
14 8 (2.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.07%) J2EE
2 26 (8.50%) Middleware
3 21 (6.86%) Software Packaging
4 18 (5.88%) JSP
5 17 (5.56%) Servlets
6 16 (5.23%) XML
7 13 (4.25%) Hibernate
7 13 (4.25%) Web Services
8 11 (3.59%) .NET
8 11 (3.59%) JMS
8 11 (3.59%) Struts
9 10 (3.27%) EJB
9 10 (3.27%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (2.94%) IBM Integration Bus
10 9 (2.94%) Spring
11 8 (2.61%) jQuery
11 8 (2.61%) POSIX
12 7 (2.29%) SOAP
13 6 (1.96%) HTML
13 6 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 54 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 42 (13.73%) Clustering
3 34 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 23 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (6.21%) EMC VMAX
6 16 (5.23%) Management Information System
7 15 (4.90%) Driving Licence
8 11 (3.59%) Client/Server
8 11 (3.59%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (3.59%) Smartcard
9 9 (2.94%) iSeries
10 8 (2.61%) DataPower
10 8 (2.61%) FlexPod
10 8 (2.61%) VCE vBlock
11 7 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (2.29%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.96%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.63%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.63%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (1.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 158 (51.63%) Solaris
2 153 (50.00%) Unix
3 148 (48.37%) Linux
4 90 (29.41%) Windows
5 88 (28.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 76 (24.84%) AIX
7 22 (7.19%) Windows Server
8 17 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (4.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 11 (3.59%) HPUX
12 9 (2.94%) OS/390
12 9 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.96%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.98%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.33%) CentOS
16 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.33%) SUSE
16 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.93%) ITIL
2 54 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (14.71%) High Availability
4 39 (12.75%) Migration
4 39 (12.75%) Project Management
5 36 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (8.82%) CRM
7 25 (8.17%) Change Management
8 23 (7.52%) Configuration Management
9 21 (6.86%) DevOps
10 19 (6.21%) Service Management
10 19 (6.21%) Waterfall
11 18 (5.88%) Security Management
12 17 (5.56%) TOGAF
13 16 (5.23%) OO
13 16 (5.23%) Performance Monitoring
13 16 (5.23%) PRINCE2
14 15 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (4.90%) Information Security
14 15 (4.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (25.16%) Java
2 62 (20.26%) Perl
3 46 (15.03%) Shell Script
4 36 (11.76%) SQL
5 23 (7.52%) JavaScript
5 23 (7.52%) Korn
6 18 (5.88%) C
6 18 (5.88%) Python
7 17 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.94%) C++
9 7 (2.29%) Bourne shell
10 6 (1.96%) C-shell
10 6 (1.96%) PHP
11 5 (1.63%) Assembly Language
11 5 (1.63%) COBOL
11 5 (1.63%) Jython
11 5 (1.63%) Lua
12 4 (1.31%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.31%) VBA
13 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.42%) Degree
3 28 (9.15%) SC Cleared
4 22 (7.19%) Sun Certification
5 12 (3.92%) CISM
5 12 (3.92%) CISSP
6 11 (3.59%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.27%) CISA
7 10 (3.27%) IISP
8 7 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.96%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.31%) CCSP
11 4 (1.31%) ISEB
11 4 (1.31%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.98%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.98%) CCNA
12 3 (0.98%) CCNP
12 3 (0.98%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (4.25%) SLA
3 12 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.92%) PCI DSS
4 11 (3.59%) ISO27005
5 9 (2.94%) QA
6 8 (2.61%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (2.61%) ISO 9001
7 7 (2.29%) JSP 440
8 4 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.33%) GxP
9 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 60 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (11.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 26 (8.50%) Active Directory
4 25 (8.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 22 (7.19%) Hyper-V
6 21 (6.86%) Veritas File System
7 19 (6.21%) GlusterFS
8 14 (4.58%) vSphere
9 11 (3.59%) NFS
9 11 (3.59%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (2.29%) Xen
12 6 (1.96%) Docker
13 4 (1.31%) RHEV
13 4 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.98%) GPFS
14 3 (0.98%) KVM
14 3 (0.98%) Squid
15 2 (0.65%) Firmware
15 2 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (14.71%) NetBackup
2 32 (10.46%) Oracle ZFS
3 24 (7.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 20 (6.54%) Red Hat Satellite
5 17 (5.56%) Puppet
6 16 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (4.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 10 (3.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (2.94%) OpenView
10 8 (2.61%) vRealize
11 6 (1.96%) Legato
12 5 (1.63%) CA Wily
13 4 (1.31%) Foglight
13 4 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (1.31%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (1.31%) nmon
13 4 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.98%) Control-M
14 3 (0.98%) Packer
14 3 (0.98%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 162 (52.94%) Oracle
2 99 (32.35%) Red Hat
3 79 (25.82%) IBM
4 78 (25.49%) HP
5 76 (24.84%) VMware
6 67 (21.90%) Veritas
7 49 (16.01%) Microsoft
8 40 (13.07%) Cisco
8 40 (13.07%) EMC
9 30 (9.80%) Brocade
9 30 (9.80%) StorageTek
10 22 (7.19%) Axway
11 20 (6.54%) Dell
12 17 (5.56%) Citrix
13 16 (5.23%) Siebel
14 15 (4.90%) SAP
15 14 (4.58%) Informatica
15 14 (4.58%) Opsware
16 10 (3.27%) Qualys
17 9 (2.94%) NetApp
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