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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
UK / England
Rank 453 454 426
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -28
Contract jobs citing Sun 114 150 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 71 84
Median daily rate £380 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £522 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 13
Median hourly rate £33.50 £50.50 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.66% +62.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £8.50 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £61.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £50.25 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.85%

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
18459 19999 21199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.24% 43.00% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11474 11915 12658
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 815 938
Median hourly rate £19.77 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.42 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 39 £489 -2.25% 17
South East +2 31 £393 -1.87% 7
North East -17 11 £340 -6.20%
East Midlands -7 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +22 8 £350 +12.00% 1
East of England +2 8 £175 -
South West +12 4 £350 -17.64% 1
West Midlands -1 2 - - 2
North West +4 1 £413 -2.94% 3
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 183 (64.89%) Unix
2 170 (60.28%) Linux
3 159 (56.38%) Oracle
4 147 (52.13%) Solaris
5 116 (41.13%) Windows
6 112 (39.72%) Red Hat
7 86 (30.50%) Finance
8 82 (29.08%) Veritas
9 79 (28.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (26.24%) Java
11 72 (25.53%) VMware
12 68 (24.11%) HP
13 67 (23.76%) ITIL
14 65 (23.05%) SQL
14 65 (23.05%) WebLogic
15 64 (22.70%) SAN
16 63 (22.34%) Cisco
16 63 (22.34%) IBM
16 63 (22.34%) Firewall
17 61 (21.63%) AIX
18 60 (21.28%) LDAP
18 60 (21.28%) TCP/IP
19 59 (20.92%) Perl
19 59 (20.92%) High Availability
20 53 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
21 48 (17.02%) J2EE
22 46 (16.31%) Security Cleared
23 44 (15.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
23 44 (15.60%) DNS
23 44 (15.60%) F5

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 65 (23.05%) WebLogic
2 41 (14.54%) Apache
3 39 (13.83%) iPlanet
3 39 (13.83%) Tomcat
4 37 (13.12%) JBoss
5 35 (12.41%) WebSphere
6 33 (11.70%) Oracle Application Server
7 22 (7.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (4.26%) IIS
9 11 (3.90%) MS Exchange
10 10 (3.55%) MQSeries
11 9 (3.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (3.19%) Tuxedo
12 8 (2.84%) FileNet
13 7 (2.48%) Confluence
14 6 (2.13%) AquaLogic
14 6 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 12 (4.26%) MS Office
2 10 (3.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.84%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (2.13%) OpenText MBPM
3 5 (1.77%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.42%) RMDS
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (1.06%) SAP BPC
5 3 (1.06%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.71%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.35%) Maximo
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.13%) OpenShift
4 4 (1.42%) Office 365
5 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 64 (22.70%) SAN
2 63 (22.34%) Firewall
3 60 (21.28%) LDAP
3 60 (21.28%) TCP/IP
4 44 (15.60%) DNS
5 33 (11.70%) NAS
6 20 (7.09%) SSL
7 19 (6.74%) BIG-IP
8 17 (6.03%) SSH
9 15 (5.32%) FTP
9 15 (5.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (5.32%) LAN
10 14 (4.96%) Network Security
11 12 (4.26%) DHCP
11 12 (4.26%) WAN
12 9 (3.19%) Internet
13 7 (2.48%) iSCSI
13 7 (2.48%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.48%) VoIP
14 5 (1.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.80%) Oracle Database
3 18 (6.38%) MySQL
4 17 (6.03%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.84%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (2.13%) OLTP
8 6 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.77%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.06%) DB2
11 3 (1.06%) SAP BW
11 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.71%) BODI
12 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (3.55%) JIRA
2 9 (3.19%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.13%) JUnit
5 5 (1.77%) ProC
5 5 (1.77%) PVCS
6 4 (1.42%) Gerrit
6 4 (1.42%) Subversion
7 3 (1.06%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.71%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.71%) Introscope
8 2 (0.71%) JMeter
8 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.71%) Toad
9 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 86 (30.50%) Finance
2 22 (7.80%) Banking
3 17 (6.03%) Legal
4 14 (4.96%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.55%) Retail
6 9 (3.19%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.77%) Front Office
8 3 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.71%) Automotive
9 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.71%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (25.89%) Administrator
2 46 (16.31%) Unix Administrator
3 44 (15.60%) Systems Administrator
4 35 (12.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 25 (8.87%) Analyst
5 25 (8.87%) Architect
5 25 (8.87%) Developer
6 22 (7.80%) Linux Administrator
6 22 (7.80%) Linux Engineer
7 17 (6.03%) Storage Administrator
8 16 (5.67%) Solaris Administrator
9 15 (5.32%) Unix Engineer
10 14 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (4.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 12 (4.26%) Solaris Engineer
13 11 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
14 10 (3.55%) Java Developer
14 10 (3.55%) Storage Systems Administrator
14 10 (3.55%) Support Analyst
14 10 (3.55%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (17.02%) J2EE
2 18 (6.38%) Middleware
2 18 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (6.03%) JSP
4 16 (5.67%) XML
5 14 (4.96%) HTML
6 13 (4.61%) Software Packaging
7 9 (3.19%) Spring
8 8 (2.84%) SAML
8 8 (2.84%) Swing
8 8 (2.84%) Web Services
8 8 (2.84%) XSLT
9 7 (2.48%) CSS
9 7 (2.48%) OAuth
9 7 (2.48%) OpenID
9 7 (2.48%) SailPoint
9 7 (2.48%) SOAP
9 7 (2.48%) SPML
9 7 (2.48%) Struts
10 6 (2.13%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.25%) Clustering
2 36 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (10.64%) Data Centre
4 19 (6.74%) Enterprise Storage
5 16 (5.67%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.26%) Replication
7 11 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.84%) DataPower
8 8 (2.84%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.84%) Symmetrix
9 7 (2.48%) Equities
9 7 (2.48%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (2.48%) Virtual Team
10 6 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.13%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (2.13%) PKI
10 6 (2.13%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.77%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.77%) Derivative
11 5 (1.77%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 183 (64.89%) Unix
2 170 (60.28%) Linux
3 147 (52.13%) Solaris
4 116 (41.13%) Windows
5 79 (28.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (21.63%) AIX
7 42 (14.89%) Windows Server
8 28 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (8.16%) HPUX
9 23 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (6.74%) SUSE
11 10 (3.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (2.13%) OS/390
13 5 (1.77%) VMS
13 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.42%) Windows 7
15 3 (1.06%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (23.76%) ITIL
2 59 (20.92%) High Availability
3 43 (15.25%) Load Balancing
4 41 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (13.12%) Configuration Management
6 33 (11.70%) Change Control
7 29 (10.28%) Change Management
7 29 (10.28%) ITIL V3
8 27 (9.57%) Migration
9 26 (9.22%) Problem Management
10 25 (8.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (7.80%) OO
11 22 (7.80%) Service Delivery
12 21 (7.45%) DevOps
13 19 (6.74%) Project Management
14 17 (6.03%) Release Management
14 17 (6.03%) Workflow
15 16 (5.67%) Service Management
16 15 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
17 14 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (26.24%) Java
2 65 (23.05%) SQL
3 59 (20.92%) Perl
4 32 (11.35%) Shell Script
5 23 (8.16%) Python
6 17 (6.03%) Bash Shell
7 12 (4.26%) C
7 12 (4.26%) Korn
7 12 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 12 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.90%) C++
8 11 (3.90%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.13%) Ruby
10 5 (1.77%) Bourne shell
10 5 (1.77%) C-shell
11 4 (1.42%) SystemTap
12 3 (1.06%) VBScript
13 2 (0.71%) C#
14 1 (0.35%) PHP
14 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (16.31%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.03%) Sun Certification
4 11 (3.90%) Degree
5 7 (2.48%) CISM
5 7 (2.48%) CISSP
5 7 (2.48%) CNA
5 7 (2.48%) GCIA
5 7 (2.48%) GCIH
5 7 (2.48%) GIAC
5 7 (2.48%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (2.48%) Novell Certification
5 7 (2.48%) SANS
6 6 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.06%) AAT
8 3 (1.06%) CCNP
8 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.71%) CCNA
9 2 (0.71%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.61%) SLA
2 10 (3.55%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (15.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 40 (14.18%) NFS
4 38 (13.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 33 (11.70%) Active Directory
6 23 (8.16%) Veritas File System
7 17 (6.03%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (4.26%) Samba
9 11 (3.90%) vSphere
10 8 (2.84%) Docker
10 8 (2.84%) Hyper-V
10 8 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.48%) NDS
11 7 (2.48%) SRDF
12 6 (2.13%) KVM
12 6 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (2.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 5 (1.77%) VMware ESX
13 5 (1.77%) XenApp
13 5 (1.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (13.12%) NetBackup
2 36 (12.77%) Puppet
3 23 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (6.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 16 (5.67%) OpenView
6 14 (4.96%) Nagios
7 13 (4.61%) Red Hat Satellite
8 12 (4.26%) EMC NetWorker
8 12 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 11 (3.90%) SCCM
10 9 (3.19%) OpenAM
10 9 (3.19%) Tivoli
11 8 (2.84%) Oracle ZFS
12 7 (2.48%) Ansible
12 7 (2.48%) EMC Navisphere
12 7 (2.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
13 6 (2.13%) SCOM
14 5 (1.77%) Control-M
15 4 (1.42%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 159 (56.38%) Oracle
2 112 (39.72%) Red Hat
3 82 (29.08%) Veritas
4 72 (25.53%) VMware
5 68 (24.11%) HP
6 63 (22.34%) Cisco
6 63 (22.34%) IBM
7 44 (15.60%) F5
8 34 (12.06%) Microsoft
9 33 (11.70%) EMC
10 29 (10.28%) NetApp
11 20 (7.09%) Symantec
12 18 (6.38%) Brocade
12 18 (6.38%) SAP
13 14 (4.96%) Axway
14 13 (4.61%) 3PAR
15 12 (4.26%) Citrix
16 10 (3.55%) BEA
16 10 (3.55%) BMC
16 10 (3.55%) Informatica
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