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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 418 380 296
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -84
Contract jobs citing Sun 165 208 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.89% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 107 144
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £381 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.95% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -38.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £32.90 £22.13
% change year-on-year
-45.28% +48.70%
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
23033 23372 19990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.40% 45.62% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13388 13404 10969
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £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 993 1044 1105
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 -26 71 £401 -6.31% 15
South East -28 27 £345 -8.00% 16
South West +10 18 £458 +30.85% 1
North West -2 14 £500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +7 9 £347 +31.12% 2
Yorkshire -16 9 £313 -30.55%
East of England -9 8 £280 -25.33% 5
West Midlands -4 7 £350 -
North East -5 1 £265 -29.33%
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 166 (52.53%) Oracle
2 158 (50.00%) UNIX
2 158 (50.00%) Linux
3 125 (39.56%) Solaris
4 107 (33.86%) SQL
5 90 (28.48%) Finance
6 87 (27.53%) Windows
7 77 (24.37%) Java
8 72 (22.78%) Red Hat
9 60 (18.99%) Perl
10 59 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 58 (18.35%) HP
12 54 (17.09%) Shell Script
13 52 (16.46%) SQL Server
14 50 (15.82%) Microsoft
15 48 (15.19%) J2EE
15 48 (15.19%) SAN
16 47 (14.87%) LDAP
17 46 (14.56%) TCP/IP
17 46 (14.56%) ITIL
17 46 (14.56%) Veritas
17 46 (14.56%) Security Cleared
18 45 (14.24%) VMware
19 44 (13.92%) Tomcat
19 44 (13.92%) IBM
20 43 (13.61%) Cisco
21 42 (13.29%) Sun Certification
22 40 (12.66%) DNS
23 39 (12.34%) Banking
24 38 (12.03%) Analytical Skills

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 44 (13.92%) Tomcat
2 36 (11.39%) WebSphere
3 30 (9.49%) SharePoint
4 28 (8.86%) Apache
5 26 (8.23%) WebLogic
6 22 (6.96%) JBoss
7 18 (5.70%) IIS
8 11 (3.48%) GlassFish
8 11 (3.48%) Apache Solr
8 11 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (3.16%) MS Exchange
10 7 (2.22%) iPlanet
10 7 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.58%) Confluence
11 5 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.58%) Lync
11 5 (1.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 12 (3.80%) MS Office
1 12 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.63%) MS Project
3 2 (0.63%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Maximo
1 5 (1.58%) Cognos TM1
1 5 (1.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.95%) Cognos Controller
2 3 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) TeleForm
4 1 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.32%) Siebel Analytics
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.32%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.95%) SaaS
2 3 (0.95%) GitHub
2 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.19%) SAN
2 47 (14.87%) LDAP
3 46 (14.56%) TCP/IP
4 40 (12.66%) DNS
5 29 (9.18%) Firewall
6 17 (5.38%) WAN
7 15 (4.75%) SSH
8 13 (4.11%) NAS
9 12 (3.80%) HTTP
9 12 (3.80%) Internet
10 10 (3.16%) SSL
10 10 (3.16%) LAN
11 9 (2.85%) VPN
12 8 (2.53%) FTP
12 8 (2.53%) VoIP
13 7 (2.22%) DHCP
13 7 (2.22%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.22%) VLAN
14 6 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.76%) Oracle Database
3 23 (7.28%) Relational Database
4 21 (6.65%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (5.06%) MySQL
5 16 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (4.75%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.90%) Data Mart
10 5 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.27%) MarkLogic
11 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.95%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (6.65%) Ant
1 21 (6.65%) Maven
2 17 (5.38%) Subversion
3 15 (4.75%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.11%) Eclipse
4 13 (4.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (3.48%) ClearCase
5 11 (3.48%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.48%) Apache Ivy
6 7 (2.22%) Eclipse RCP
7 6 (1.90%) JIRA
7 6 (1.90%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 5 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.58%) Gerrit
9 4 (1.27%) AccuRev
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.95%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.95%) Hudson
10 3 (0.95%) Gradle
General
1 90 (28.48%) Finance
2 39 (12.34%) Banking
3 17 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.75%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.22%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.90%) Retail
6 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Publishing
7 3 (0.95%) Local Government
8 2 (0.63%) International Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Front Office
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (16.77%) Analyst
2 43 (13.61%) Developer
3 39 (12.34%) Administrator
4 28 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
5 25 (7.91%) Systems Engineer
5 25 (7.91%) Linux Engineer
6 23 (7.28%) UNIX Administrator
6 23 (7.28%) UNIX Engineer
6 23 (7.28%) Java Developer
7 18 (5.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 17 (5.38%) DBA
8 17 (5.38%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.06%) Consultant
10 14 (4.43%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.80%) Systems Support
11 12 (3.80%) Applications Support
12 11 (3.48%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 10 (3.16%) Architect
13 10 (3.16%) Technical Specialist
14 9 (2.85%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.19%) J2EE
2 22 (6.96%) .NET
3 21 (6.65%) HTML
4 20 (6.33%) Middleware
5 19 (6.01%) Web Services
6 17 (5.38%) XML
7 12 (3.80%) Spring
8 11 (3.48%) EJB
8 11 (3.48%) CSS
9 10 (3.16%) Java EE
10 7 (2.22%) SWT
10 7 (2.22%) Hibernate
10 7 (2.22%) Swing
11 6 (1.90%) JSP
11 6 (1.90%) JAXB
11 6 (1.90%) Application Packaging
12 5 (1.58%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (1.58%) XSLT
12 5 (1.58%) Catalyst
13 4 (1.27%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (10.44%) Clustering
3 15 (4.75%) Replication
4 10 (3.16%) Wiki
4 10 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.85%) PKI
5 9 (2.85%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.53%) HACMP
6 8 (2.53%) Symmetrix DMX
7 7 (2.22%) Open Source
8 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.58%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.27%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.95%) CMDB
10 3 (0.95%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.63%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.63%) iPhone
11 2 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 158 (50.00%) UNIX
1 158 (50.00%) Linux
2 125 (39.56%) Solaris
3 87 (27.53%) Windows
4 59 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (11.08%) AIX
6 24 (7.59%) SUSE
7 21 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (6.01%) HPUX
9 7 (2.22%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.58%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.58%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.58%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (14.56%) ITIL
2 36 (11.39%) Migration
2 36 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (7.28%) Release Management
4 20 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (5.38%) Web Development
6 15 (4.75%) Change Management
6 15 (4.75%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (4.11%) Data Migration
8 12 (3.80%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.80%) OO
8 12 (3.80%) Scrum
9 11 (3.48%) Configuration Management
10 10 (3.16%) Project Management
10 10 (3.16%) Software Engineering
10 10 (3.16%) Test Scripting
10 10 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (3.16%) DevOps
11 9 (2.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (33.86%) SQL
2 77 (24.37%) Java
3 60 (18.99%) Perl
4 54 (17.09%) Shell Script
5 30 (9.49%) JavaScript
6 29 (9.18%) Bash Shell
7 25 (7.91%) Korn
7 25 (7.91%) PL/SQL
7 25 (7.91%) Python
8 16 (5.06%) PHP
9 11 (3.48%) VBScript
10 10 (3.16%) Ruby
10 10 (3.16%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.85%) Lua
11 9 (2.85%) C-shell
12 8 (2.53%) C++
12 8 (2.53%) C
13 7 (2.22%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.90%) VB
15 5 (1.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 42 (13.29%) Sun Certification
3 25 (7.91%) SC Cleared
4 22 (6.96%) DV Cleared
5 13 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (3.48%) Degree
7 10 (3.16%) RHCE
8 9 (2.85%) OCPJP
9 7 (2.22%) SCSA
9 7 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.90%) CCNP
11 5 (1.58%) CCNA
12 4 (1.27%) CISSP
13 3 (0.95%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.63%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.63%) OCMJD
14 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.85%) QA
2 8 (2.53%) GAAP
3 6 (1.90%) SLA
3 6 (1.90%) Solvency II
4 4 (1.27%) WAI
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (9.81%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 24 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (6.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 15 (4.75%) NFS
6 14 (4.43%) Samba
7 12 (3.80%) vSphere
8 10 (3.16%) Hyper-V
9 9 (2.85%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (1.90%) Veritas File System
11 5 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.27%) Squid
12 4 (1.27%) KVM
13 3 (0.95%) OCFS2
13 3 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.95%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.63%) iptables
15 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (6.01%) Puppet
2 18 (5.70%) NetBackup
3 12 (3.80%) CA Single Sign-On
4 10 (3.16%) OpenView
4 10 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.85%) Control-M
6 6 (1.90%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.58%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (1.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 5 (1.58%) SCCM
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.27%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.95%) Nagios
9 3 (0.95%) SCOM
10 2 (0.63%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.63%) YaST
Vendors
1 166 (52.53%) Oracle
2 72 (22.78%) Red Hat
3 58 (18.35%) HP
4 50 (15.82%) Microsoft
5 46 (14.56%) Veritas
6 45 (14.24%) VMware
7 44 (13.92%) IBM
8 43 (13.61%) Cisco
9 25 (7.91%) Dell
10 22 (6.96%) EMC
11 18 (5.70%) NetApp
12 16 (5.06%) Symantec
12 16 (5.06%) Cognos
12 16 (5.06%) Infor
13 15 (4.75%) Sybase
13 15 (4.75%) Citrix
14 10 (3.16%) F5
15 8 (2.53%) BMC
15 8 (2.53%) CA
15 8 (2.53%) Siebel
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