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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 479 453 418
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -35
Contract jobs citing Sun 150 178 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.78% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 98 105
Median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.88% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 4
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -2.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £8.15 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.40 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%
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
21908 22784 21998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.42% 44.78% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13748 13655 12696
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 1036 978
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £41.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -15 57 £478 +19.50% 16
South East -6 36 £388 -8.82% 7
North East -35 24 £320 +20.75% 1
Yorkshire 0 7 £300 -11.76% 1
East Midlands +4 6 £360 +37.14%
North West -5 6 £425 -13.53% 3
South West -8 6 £450 +12.78%
West Midlands -23 6 £375 +33.92%
East of England +6 2 £463 +42.85% 3
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 158 (52.32%) Oracle
2 157 (51.99%) Unix
3 149 (49.34%) Solaris
4 142 (47.02%) Linux
5 91 (30.13%) SAN
6 85 (28.15%) Red Hat
7 80 (26.49%) Windows
8 79 (26.16%) Java
9 75 (24.83%) Finance
10 74 (24.50%) Veritas
11 73 (24.17%) ITIL
12 68 (22.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 66 (21.85%) IBM
14 65 (21.52%) NetBackup
15 64 (21.19%) HP
16 60 (19.87%) AIX
17 51 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
18 50 (16.56%) Banking
19 47 (15.56%) EMC
20 46 (15.23%) Perl
21 45 (14.90%) Oracle ZFS
22 43 (14.24%) Disaster Recovery
22 43 (14.24%) Brocade
23 41 (13.58%) Project Management
23 41 (13.58%) Microsoft
23 41 (13.58%) Fibre Channel
23 41 (13.58%) High Availability
24 40 (13.25%) J2EE
25 39 (12.91%) WebSphere
26 38 (12.58%) Veritas Cluster Server

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 39 (12.91%) WebSphere
2 36 (11.92%) WebLogic
3 25 (8.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 23 (7.62%) JBoss
5 16 (5.30%) MQSeries
5 16 (5.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 12 (3.97%) Tuxedo
7 11 (3.64%) AquaLogic
7 11 (3.64%) Oracle Application Server
8 10 (3.31%) Apache
8 10 (3.31%) iPlanet
8 10 (3.31%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.32%) GlassFish
9 7 (2.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.99%) IIS
11 5 (1.66%) CICS
12 4 (1.32%) FileNet
12 4 (1.32%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.99%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.99%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.66%) MS Project
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.64%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (2.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (1.99%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.99%) Misys Opics
5 2 (0.66%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.66%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.33%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.33%) RMDS
6 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.33%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.66%) OpenShift
2 3 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.99%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.66%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 91 (30.13%) SAN
2 41 (13.58%) Fibre Channel
3 34 (11.26%) Firewall
4 33 (10.93%) LDAP
5 32 (10.60%) TCP/IP
6 27 (8.94%) NAS
7 26 (8.61%) SSL
8 22 (7.28%) Network Security
9 14 (4.64%) LAN
9 14 (4.64%) WAN
10 11 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (3.31%) DNS
12 8 (2.65%) BIG-IP
12 8 (2.65%) DHCP
13 7 (2.32%) SSH
13 7 (2.32%) VPN
14 6 (1.99%) HTTP
14 6 (1.99%) Internet
15 4 (1.32%) FTP
15 4 (1.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.27%) MySQL
2 28 (9.27%) Oracle Database
3 26 (8.61%) VLDB
4 23 (7.62%) OLTP
5 12 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.64%) DB2
7 10 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.30%) Subversion
2 9 (2.98%) ClearCase
2 9 (2.98%) Eclipse
2 9 (2.98%) JUnit
2 9 (2.98%) Maven
2 9 (2.98%) Selenium
3 7 (2.32%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.99%) Ant
4 6 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.32%) JIRA
5 4 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.99%) Apache Ivy
6 3 (0.99%) Checkstyle
6 3 (0.99%) QUnit
7 2 (0.66%) Hudson
7 2 (0.66%) Introscope
7 2 (0.66%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.33%) PowerBuilder
General
1 75 (24.83%) Finance
2 50 (16.56%) Banking
3 15 (4.97%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.31%) Back Office
5 7 (2.32%) Front Office
6 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.66%) Legal
7 4 (1.32%) International Banking
8 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.99%) Retail
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
9 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (27.48%) Administrator
2 65 (21.52%) Unix Administrator
3 37 (12.25%) Analyst
4 35 (11.59%) Systems Administrator
5 30 (9.93%) Solaris Administrator
6 27 (8.94%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 25 (8.28%) Developer
8 22 (7.28%) Architect
9 21 (6.95%) Java Developer
10 17 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
11 15 (4.97%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.97%) Consultant
12 12 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (3.31%) Cloud Engineer
14 10 (3.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 10 (3.31%) Service Analyst
14 10 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
15 9 (2.98%) Project Manager
15 9 (2.98%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.25%) J2EE
2 29 (9.60%) Middleware
3 19 (6.29%) JSP
4 18 (5.96%) XML
5 16 (5.30%) Web Services
6 14 (4.64%) Hibernate
7 13 (4.30%) EJB
8 12 (3.97%) IBM Integration Bus
8 12 (3.97%) Struts
9 11 (3.64%) JMS
9 11 (3.64%) Servlets
9 11 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (3.31%) Spring
11 9 (2.98%) HTML
11 9 (2.98%) jQuery
11 9 (2.98%) Software Packaging
12 7 (2.32%) CSS
13 6 (1.99%) LAMP
13 6 (1.99%) XSD
14 5 (1.66%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.92%) Data Centre
2 30 (9.93%) Clustering
2 30 (9.93%) Computer Science
3 25 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (7.28%) EMC VMAX
5 15 (4.97%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.64%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.65%) DataPower
7 8 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.32%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.32%) Mainframe
8 7 (2.32%) Smartcard
9 6 (1.99%) RSA SecurID
9 6 (1.99%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.66%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (1.66%) PMI
11 4 (1.32%) HACMP
11 4 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 157 (51.99%) Unix
2 149 (49.34%) Solaris
3 142 (47.02%) Linux
4 80 (26.49%) Windows
5 68 (22.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (19.87%) AIX
7 24 (7.95%) Windows Server
8 17 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.97%) OS/390
10 10 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.99%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.99%) HPUX
13 3 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.99%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.66%) SUSE
15 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (24.17%) ITIL
2 51 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (14.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 41 (13.58%) High Availability
4 41 (13.58%) Project Management
5 33 (10.93%) Migration
6 29 (9.60%) Change Management
7 22 (7.28%) Service Management
8 21 (6.95%) Configuration Management
8 21 (6.95%) E-Commerce
9 20 (6.62%) CRM
9 20 (6.62%) DevOps
10 17 (5.63%) QMS
10 17 (5.63%) Security Management
10 17 (5.63%) Service Delivery
11 16 (5.30%) Low Latency
11 16 (5.30%) Release Management
11 16 (5.30%) Waterfall
12 15 (4.97%) OO
12 15 (4.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.16%) Java
2 46 (15.23%) Perl
3 36 (11.92%) SQL
4 25 (8.28%) Shell Script
5 24 (7.95%) JavaScript
6 22 (7.28%) Python
7 20 (6.62%) C
8 10 (3.31%) C++
9 8 (2.65%) Bourne shell
10 5 (1.66%) Assembly Language
10 5 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.66%) COBOL
10 5 (1.66%) Korn
10 5 (1.66%) PHP
10 5 (1.66%) SystemTap
11 4 (1.32%) Lua
11 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.32%) Ruby
11 4 (1.32%) VBA
12 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.28%) Degree
3 23 (7.62%) Sun Certification
4 22 (7.28%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.98%) CISM
5 9 (2.98%) CISSP
6 8 (2.65%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (2.32%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.99%) CISA
8 6 (1.99%) IISP
9 5 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.32%) CCSA
10 4 (1.32%) CCSE
10 4 (1.32%) CCSP
10 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.32%) ISEB
10 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.99%) GIAC
11 3 (0.99%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.97%) SLA
2 9 (2.98%) QA
2 9 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.65%) JSP 440
3 8 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.32%) ISO27005
5 6 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (1.32%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (1.32%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (12.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 30 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.95%) Active Directory
4 22 (7.28%) GlusterFS
5 21 (6.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 11 (3.64%) vSphere
7 9 (2.98%) Hyper-V
8 8 (2.65%) Veritas File System
8 8 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.99%) Docker
10 6 (1.99%) NFS
10 6 (1.99%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.66%) KVM
12 4 (1.32%) Firmware
12 4 (1.32%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.99%) GPFS
13 3 (0.99%) RHEV
13 3 (0.99%) Squid
14 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (21.52%) NetBackup
2 45 (14.90%) Oracle ZFS
3 36 (11.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 23 (7.62%) Red Hat Satellite
5 16 (5.30%) Puppet
6 15 (4.97%) EMC NetWorker
6 15 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (2.65%) Legato
8 8 (2.65%) vRealize
9 7 (2.32%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (2.32%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (1.99%) OpenView
11 5 (1.66%) Ansible
11 5 (1.66%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.32%) Foglight
12 4 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.32%) nmon
13 3 (0.99%) Control-M
13 3 (0.99%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 158 (52.32%) Oracle
2 85 (28.15%) Red Hat
3 74 (24.50%) Veritas
4 66 (21.85%) IBM
5 64 (21.19%) HP
6 47 (15.56%) EMC
7 43 (14.24%) Brocade
8 41 (13.58%) Microsoft
9 37 (12.25%) StorageTek
9 37 (12.25%) VMware
10 28 (9.27%) Cisco
11 18 (5.96%) Axway
12 13 (4.30%) Dell
13 12 (3.97%) Citrix
13 12 (3.97%) NetApp
14 11 (3.64%) Siebel
15 10 (3.31%) CheckPoint
15 10 (3.31%) Fujitsu
15 10 (3.31%) Symantec
16 9 (2.98%) Sybase
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