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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 429 370 317
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -53
Contract jobs citing Sun 144 201 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.93% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 110 126
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £390 £333
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +17.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 7
Average hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.33% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £14.50 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.22 £38.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.80 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.93% +32.59%
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
22109 21507 19301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.47% 45.48% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12853 12106 10598
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 996 1103
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £11.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -40 57 £425 - 25
South East -54 23 £325 -13.33% 9
South West +1 18 £458 +32.75% 1
North West +2 17 £425 - 1
Yorkshire -21 9 £313 -26.47% 3
East of England -8 8 £315 -22.46% 5
East Midlands -1 6 £400 +50.94% 1
West Midlands -3 5 £350 - 2
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 176 (51.76%) Oracle
2 168 (49.41%) UNIX
3 154 (45.29%) Linux
4 129 (37.94%) Solaris
5 103 (30.29%) SQL
6 102 (30.00%) Windows
7 95 (27.94%) Finance
8 86 (25.29%) Java
9 71 (20.88%) Red Hat
10 67 (19.71%) HP
11 61 (17.94%) Perl
12 58 (17.06%) SAN
13 57 (16.76%) Shell Script
13 57 (16.76%) Security Cleared
14 56 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 55 (16.18%) SQL Server
15 55 (16.18%) ITIL
16 53 (15.59%) Microsoft
17 52 (15.29%) Cisco
18 49 (14.41%) Tomcat
19 48 (14.12%) IBM
20 45 (13.24%) Veritas
21 44 (12.94%) Sun Certification
21 44 (12.94%) LDAP
21 44 (12.94%) VMware
21 44 (12.94%) Oracle Database
22 43 (12.65%) Banking
22 43 (12.65%) TCP/IP
22 43 (12.65%) J2EE
23 39 (11.47%) Migration

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 49 (14.41%) Tomcat
2 36 (10.59%) Apache
3 33 (9.71%) WebSphere
4 32 (9.41%) WebLogic
5 27 (7.94%) SharePoint
6 18 (5.29%) JBoss
6 18 (5.29%) IIS
7 11 (3.24%) GlassFish
8 10 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (2.94%) Apache Solr
8 10 (2.94%) MS Exchange
9 7 (2.06%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (1.76%) iPlanet
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (1.47%) Confluence
11 5 (1.47%) Lync
12 4 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.88%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.94%) MS Office
3 7 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.59%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Maximo
2 4 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (1.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.88%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.29%) Agresso
5 1 (0.29%) Summit
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.88%) SaaS
2 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.88%) GitHub
3 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (17.06%) SAN
2 44 (12.94%) LDAP
3 43 (12.65%) TCP/IP
4 38 (11.18%) DNS
5 33 (9.71%) Firewall
6 17 (5.00%) NAS
7 16 (4.71%) WAN
8 13 (3.82%) SSH
9 12 (3.53%) HTTP
10 11 (3.24%) FTP
10 11 (3.24%) LAN
10 11 (3.24%) Internet
11 8 (2.35%) VoIP
11 8 (2.35%) VPN
11 8 (2.35%) SSL
12 7 (2.06%) HTTPS
12 7 (2.06%) Kerberos
12 7 (2.06%) DHCP
12 7 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.76%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 44 (12.94%) Oracle Database
3 21 (6.18%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (4.12%) MySQL
8 13 (3.82%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.06%) DB2
12 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.47%) Data Mart
12 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 23 (6.76%) Maven
2 22 (6.47%) Ant
3 19 (5.59%) Subversion
4 15 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (3.82%) ClearCase
5 13 (3.82%) Eclipse
5 13 (3.82%) Apache Ivy
6 11 (3.24%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.94%) AccuRev
8 9 (2.65%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 7 (2.06%) Eclipse RCP
10 6 (1.76%) JIRA
11 5 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.47%) Gerrit
12 4 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (1.18%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.88%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.88%) Gradle
13 3 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 95 (27.94%) Finance
2 43 (12.65%) Banking
3 19 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.76%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.76%) Retail
6 3 (0.88%) Publishing
6 3 (0.88%) Local Government
7 2 (0.59%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.59%) International Banking
7 2 (0.59%) Front Office
7 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (16.47%) Analyst
2 48 (14.12%) Developer
3 40 (11.76%) Administrator
4 25 (7.35%) Systems Administrator
5 24 (7.06%) Java Developer
6 23 (6.76%) UNIX Administrator
6 23 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
7 22 (6.47%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (6.47%) UNIX Engineer
8 20 (5.88%) DBA
8 20 (5.88%) Consultant
9 17 (5.00%) Support Analyst
10 16 (4.71%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 15 (4.41%) Architect
12 14 (4.12%) Support Engineer
12 14 (4.12%) Applications Support
13 13 (3.82%) Systems Support
13 13 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (3.82%) Service Analyst
14 11 (3.24%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.65%) J2EE
2 23 (6.76%) .NET
3 22 (6.47%) HTML
4 20 (5.88%) XML
5 19 (5.59%) Middleware
6 18 (5.29%) Web Services
7 11 (3.24%) XSLT
8 10 (2.94%) EJB
9 9 (2.65%) JAXB
10 8 (2.35%) CSS
11 7 (2.06%) Swing
11 7 (2.06%) SWT
11 7 (2.06%) Spring
12 6 (1.76%) TopLink
12 6 (1.76%) Servlets
13 5 (1.47%) Java EE
14 4 (1.18%) SailPoint
14 4 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (1.18%) Flash
15 3 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (9.41%) Clustering
3 16 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.41%) Replication
5 11 (3.24%) IVR
5 11 (3.24%) Wiki
6 9 (2.65%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.65%) Symmetrix DMX
7 8 (2.35%) HACMP
8 7 (2.06%) PKI
9 6 (1.76%) Open Source
10 5 (1.47%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.88%) CMDB
12 3 (0.88%) Derivative
12 3 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 168 (49.41%) UNIX
2 154 (45.29%) Linux
3 129 (37.94%) Solaris
4 102 (30.00%) Windows
5 56 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (11.47%) AIX
7 27 (7.94%) HPUX
8 23 (6.76%) SUSE
9 19 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.76%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.76%) Windows NT
13 5 (1.47%) zOS
13 5 (1.47%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.18%) ITIL
2 39 (11.47%) Migration
3 37 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (6.76%) Release Management
4 23 (6.76%) Change Management
5 20 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 20 (5.88%) Web Development
6 15 (4.41%) Problem Management
7 14 (4.12%) Scrum
8 13 (3.82%) OO
8 13 (3.82%) ITSM
9 12 (3.53%) Test Scripting
9 12 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (3.53%) Service Management
9 12 (3.53%) Project Management
9 12 (3.53%) OOD
9 12 (3.53%) UML
10 11 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (3.24%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (30.29%) SQL
2 86 (25.29%) Java
3 61 (17.94%) Perl
4 57 (16.76%) Shell Script
5 37 (10.88%) Bash Shell
6 32 (9.41%) JavaScript
7 27 (7.94%) PL/SQL
7 27 (7.94%) Korn
8 24 (7.06%) Python
9 17 (5.00%) PHP
10 12 (3.53%) C++
11 11 (3.24%) Ruby
11 11 (3.24%) Lua
12 10 (2.94%) C#
12 10 (2.94%) VBScript
13 9 (2.65%) C
14 8 (2.35%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.76%) sed
15 6 (1.76%) AWK
15 6 (1.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (16.76%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.94%) Sun Certification
3 34 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 22 (6.47%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.94%) Degree
6 10 (2.94%) OCPJP
7 8 (2.35%) RHCE
8 7 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.06%) SCSA
9 5 (1.47%) CCNP
9 5 (1.47%) CCNA
10 4 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.18%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.59%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.59%) OCMJD
12 2 (0.59%) GIAC
12 2 (0.59%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.24%) SLA
2 9 (2.65%) QA
3 8 (2.35%) GAAP
4 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.59%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 22 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (6.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 15 (4.41%) NFS
6 11 (3.24%) Samba
6 11 (3.24%) vSphere
7 10 (2.94%) VMware ESX
8 9 (2.65%) Hyper-V
9 7 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.76%) Veritas File System
10 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.47%) Firmware
11 5 (1.47%) Squid
12 3 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.88%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.88%) KVM
12 3 (0.88%) OCFS2
13 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 16 (4.71%) Puppet
3 13 (3.82%) CA Single Sign-On
4 10 (2.94%) OpenView
5 9 (2.65%) Control-M
5 9 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (1.47%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (1.18%) SCCM
7 4 (1.18%) SCOM
7 4 (1.18%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.88%) Nagios
8 3 (0.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.88%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 176 (51.76%) Oracle
2 71 (20.88%) Red Hat
3 67 (19.71%) HP
4 53 (15.59%) Microsoft
5 52 (15.29%) Cisco
6 48 (14.12%) IBM
7 45 (13.24%) Veritas
8 44 (12.94%) VMware
9 27 (7.94%) Dell
10 24 (7.06%) EMC
11 18 (5.29%) NetApp
12 16 (4.71%) Symantec
12 16 (4.71%) Citrix
12 16 (4.71%) Cognos
12 16 (4.71%) Infor
13 14 (4.12%) Sybase
14 12 (3.53%) SAP
15 10 (2.94%) F5
15 10 (2.94%) Brocade
16 9 (2.65%) CA
London
Eaglecliff
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day
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