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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 383 295 262
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -33
Contract jobs citing Sun 209 296 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.62% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 1.32% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 189 202
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 £276 £248 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £33.73 £25.63 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.60% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £22.47 £21.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.10 £65.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £24.67 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+77.34% -10.29%
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
23558 22470 24594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.03% 46.69% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13539 12788 12898
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1040 1032 1243
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 -73 93 £419 +10.19% 22
East of England +1 33 £425 +0.59% 5
South East -37 29 £375 -6.25% 10
North West 0 21 £388 +1.63%
South West -28 11 £550 +69.23% 4
West Midlands -17 7 - - 4
East Midlands +1 6 £288 +310.71% 3
North East -19 5 £258 -28.88%
Yorkshire -3 4 - - 2
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 178 (48.77%) Linux
2 177 (48.49%) Oracle
3 171 (46.85%) UNIX
4 156 (42.74%) Solaris
5 142 (38.90%) Finance
6 131 (35.89%) SQL
7 106 (29.04%) Java
8 88 (24.11%) Red Hat
9 78 (21.37%) Perl
9 78 (21.37%) Windows
10 77 (21.10%) IBM
11 74 (20.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 71 (19.45%) Banking
13 70 (19.18%) HP
14 67 (18.36%) Tomcat
15 53 (14.52%) Shell Script
16 51 (13.97%) LDAP
17 50 (13.70%) SAN
18 49 (13.42%) Apache
19 47 (12.88%) WebLogic
20 45 (12.33%) AIX
21 43 (11.78%) J2EE
21 43 (11.78%) Migration
22 40 (10.96%) HTML
23 39 (10.68%) EMC
24 38 (10.41%) Oracle Database
25 37 (10.14%) VMware
26 36 (9.86%) Sybase
26 36 (9.86%) XML
27 35 (9.59%) Microsoft

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 67 (18.36%) Tomcat
2 49 (13.42%) Apache
3 47 (12.88%) WebLogic
4 30 (8.22%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.74%) IIS
6 9 (2.47%) MQSeries
7 7 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
8 6 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
8 6 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.37%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.10%) Drupal
10 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.10%) Magnolia
11 3 (0.82%) FileNet
11 3 (0.82%) Documentum
12 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.47%) MS Office
2 9 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.10%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.19%) Maximo
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.55%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.27%) Agresso
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (3.01%) Amazon S3
2 11 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.01%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.55%) Force.com
3 2 (0.55%) SaaS
3 2 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (13.97%) LDAP
2 50 (13.70%) SAN
3 30 (8.22%) Firewall
4 28 (7.67%) DNS
5 26 (7.12%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.85%) NAS
7 19 (5.21%) Internet
8 17 (4.66%) HTTP
9 14 (3.84%) SSL
10 11 (3.01%) Kerberos
11 9 (2.47%) FTP
12 8 (2.19%) SSH
13 7 (1.92%) Network Security
13 7 (1.92%) VPN
13 7 (1.92%) LAN
14 6 (1.64%) 3G
15 5 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (1.37%) 2G
15 5 (1.37%) DHCP
15 5 (1.37%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.41%) Oracle Database
2 30 (8.22%) Relational Database
2 30 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 23 (6.30%) RDBMS
4 20 (5.48%) DB2
5 14 (3.84%) MySQL
5 14 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (3.29%) Sybase ASE
7 11 (3.01%) SQLPlus
7 11 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 11 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.10%) Big Data
12 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (6.30%) Maven
2 20 (5.48%) Ant
2 20 (5.48%) Subversion
3 19 (5.21%) Eclipse
4 16 (4.38%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.29%) JUnit
6 10 (2.74%) Selenium
7 9 (2.47%) JIRA
7 9 (2.47%) Apache Ivy
8 8 (2.19%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.92%) Log4j
10 6 (1.64%) Toad
11 5 (1.37%) LoadRunner
11 5 (1.37%) eggPlant
12 3 (0.82%) Hudson
12 3 (0.82%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
13 2 (0.55%) ERwin
13 2 (0.55%) Gradle
13 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
General
1 142 (38.90%) Finance
2 71 (19.45%) Banking
3 32 (8.77%) Investment Banking
4 20 (5.48%) Retail
5 17 (4.66%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.84%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.92%) Private Banking
8 5 (1.37%) Advertising
8 5 (1.37%) Front Office
9 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.10%) Legal
10 3 (0.82%) Back Office
10 3 (0.82%) Marketing
11 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.27%) Local Government
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 81 (22.19%) Analyst
2 52 (14.25%) Developer
3 48 (13.15%) Architect
4 27 (7.40%) Business Analyst
5 26 (7.12%) Support Analyst
6 21 (5.75%) Administrator
6 21 (5.75%) Java Developer
7 18 (4.93%) Project Manager
8 17 (4.66%) Applications Support
9 16 (4.38%) Technical Architect
9 16 (4.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 14 (3.84%) DBA
10 14 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (3.56%) UNIX Administrator
11 13 (3.56%) Java Architect
12 12 (3.29%) Consultant
12 12 (3.29%) Applications Support Analyst
13 11 (3.01%) Systems Analyst
13 11 (3.01%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.78%) J2EE
2 40 (10.96%) HTML
3 36 (9.86%) XML
4 29 (7.95%) Web Services
5 28 (7.67%) Servlets
6 24 (6.58%) SOAP
7 22 (6.03%) J2SE
8 20 (5.48%) CSS
9 19 (5.21%) XSLT
10 18 (4.93%) Spring
11 17 (4.66%) Struts
12 15 (4.11%) Hibernate
13 12 (3.29%) JSP
13 12 (3.29%) REST
14 11 (3.01%) JSON
14 11 (3.01%) JMS
14 11 (3.01%) CGI
15 10 (2.74%) WebSphere MQ
15 10 (2.74%) Ajax
15 10 (2.74%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.48%) Clustering
2 16 (4.38%) Replication
2 16 (4.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 15 (4.11%) Open Source
4 12 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.01%) CLARiiON
5 11 (3.01%) Symmetrix
6 10 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.74%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.47%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.92%) Web 2.0
9 5 (1.37%) Handset
9 5 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.37%) HACMP
9 5 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.10%) PKI
10 4 (1.10%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 178 (48.77%) Linux
2 171 (46.85%) UNIX
3 156 (42.74%) Solaris
4 78 (21.37%) Windows
5 74 (20.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (12.33%) AIX
7 32 (8.77%) Oracle Linux
8 18 (4.93%) HPUX
9 16 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (3.84%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.19%) SUSE
12 6 (1.64%) zOS
13 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.82%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.82%) Debian
14 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.27%) CentOS
16 1 (0.27%) Tru64
16 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (11.78%) Migration
2 32 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (7.95%) UML
4 26 (7.12%) ITIL
5 24 (6.58%) Web Development
6 23 (6.30%) Multithreading
7 21 (5.75%) OO
8 19 (5.21%) Load Balancing
9 18 (4.93%) Enterprise Architecture
9 18 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (4.93%) Scrum
10 17 (4.66%) Change Management
11 16 (4.38%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (3.84%) Performance Monitoring
12 14 (3.84%) Data Migration
12 14 (3.84%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (3.84%) Project Management
12 14 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (3.56%) Service Delivery
13 13 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 131 (35.89%) SQL
2 106 (29.04%) Java
3 78 (21.37%) Perl
4 53 (14.52%) Shell Script
5 33 (9.04%) JavaScript
6 25 (6.85%) Korn
6 25 (6.85%) PL/SQL
7 18 (4.93%) Bash Shell
8 13 (3.56%) C++
9 12 (3.29%) Python
10 9 (2.47%) C
10 9 (2.47%) AWK
11 8 (2.19%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.92%) XPath
13 6 (1.64%) C#
14 5 (1.37%) PHP
14 5 (1.37%) Ruby
15 4 (1.10%) Delphi
16 3 (0.82%) Groovy
16 3 (0.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 34 (9.32%) Degree
2 29 (7.95%) Sun Certification
3 17 (4.66%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.47%) CCNA
5 9 (2.47%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.92%) JNCIA
6 7 (1.92%) CISSP
7 5 (1.37%) CNA
7 5 (1.37%) Novell Certification
7 5 (1.37%) RHCE
7 5 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (1.10%) GIAC
8 4 (1.10%) GCIA
8 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.82%) CIMA
10 2 (0.55%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.84%) Solvency II
2 9 (2.47%) SLA
3 8 (2.19%) QA
4 7 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.64%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.55%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.27%) UCITS
System Software
1 26 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 20 (5.48%) NFS
4 14 (3.84%) Active Directory
5 12 (3.29%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (3.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 11 (3.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 7 (1.92%) Xen
7 7 (1.92%) vSphere
7 7 (1.92%) RHEV
8 6 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.37%) Veritas File System
9 5 (1.37%) OCFS2
10 3 (0.82%) XenApp
11 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.55%) Samba
12 1 (0.27%) Squid
12 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (6.85%) Tivoli
2 12 (3.29%) Puppet
3 9 (2.47%) Data Guard
4 8 (2.19%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (2.19%) OpenSSO
5 6 (1.64%) Cobbler
5 6 (1.64%) Nagios
5 6 (1.64%) CA SiteMinder
5 6 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (1.37%) OpenView
7 4 (1.10%) SCCM
7 4 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.55%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.55%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.55%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 177 (48.49%) Oracle
2 88 (24.11%) Red Hat
3 77 (21.10%) IBM
4 70 (19.18%) HP
5 39 (10.68%) EMC
6 37 (10.14%) VMware
7 36 (9.86%) Sybase
8 35 (9.59%) Microsoft
9 25 (6.85%) NetApp
10 24 (6.58%) Veritas
11 21 (5.75%) Cisco
12 19 (5.21%) Citrix
12 19 (5.21%) Dell
12 19 (5.21%) Atlassian
13 16 (4.38%) SAP
14 15 (4.11%) JBoss
15 11 (3.01%) Juniper
16 10 (2.74%) BMC
16 10 (2.74%) CA
16 10 (2.74%) Cognos
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £401500 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £30 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago