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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 408 331 314
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -17
Contract jobs citing Sun 145 233 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.51% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 1.11% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 130 129
Average daily rate
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£411 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £566 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 7
Average hourly rate £39.00 £16.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.75% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £14.50 £20.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.54 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.80 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.93% +50.73%
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
21697 21002 19019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.49% 45.54% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12640 11746 10308
Average daily rate £400 £393 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £221 £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 895 927 1159
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 £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 -55 65 £423 +1.62% 24
South East -45 25 £325 -13.33% 11
South West -4 16 £458 +34.70% 1
North West -5 15 £450 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire -24 9 £313 -16.44% 2
West Midlands -4 7 £350 -38.59% 4
East of England -16 5 £280 -33.13% 5
East Midlands +6 3 £400 +138.80% 3
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 168 (48.41%) UNIX
2 166 (47.84%) Oracle
3 142 (40.92%) Linux
4 121 (34.87%) Solaris
5 112 (32.28%) SQL
6 107 (30.84%) Finance
7 103 (29.68%) Windows
8 89 (25.65%) Java
9 63 (18.16%) HP
10 59 (17.00%) Red Hat
11 58 (16.71%) SQL Server
12 56 (16.14%) SAN
13 55 (15.85%) Perl
14 53 (15.27%) Security Cleared
14 53 (15.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 52 (14.99%) ITIL
15 52 (14.99%) Microsoft
15 52 (14.99%) Banking
16 51 (14.70%) Shell Script
17 50 (14.41%) IBM
18 48 (13.83%) Cisco
19 47 (13.54%) Oracle Database
20 45 (12.97%) Tomcat
21 42 (12.10%) Migration
21 42 (12.10%) VMware
22 41 (11.82%) LDAP
22 41 (11.82%) Sun Certification
23 40 (11.53%) Veritas
23 40 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
24 39 (11.24%) DNS

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 45 (12.97%) Tomcat
2 32 (9.22%) WebSphere
3 30 (8.65%) Apache
4 29 (8.36%) WebLogic
5 25 (7.20%) SharePoint
6 18 (5.19%) IIS
7 14 (4.03%) JBoss
8 10 (2.88%) MS Exchange
8 10 (2.88%) GlassFish
9 9 (2.59%) Apache Solr
9 9 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (2.02%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.44%) Lync
11 5 (1.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.15%) iPlanet
12 4 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (1.15%) Confluence
13 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.44%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.15%) Maximo
2 4 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle Utilities
3 3 (0.86%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.58%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.29%) Agresso
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.86%) SaaS
2 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.86%) GitHub
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (16.14%) SAN
2 41 (11.82%) LDAP
3 39 (11.24%) DNS
4 37 (10.66%) TCP/IP
5 29 (8.36%) Firewall
6 16 (4.61%) NAS
7 13 (3.75%) WAN
8 12 (3.46%) Internet
8 12 (3.46%) DHCP
8 12 (3.46%) HTTP
9 11 (3.17%) FTP
10 10 (2.88%) LAN
11 9 (2.59%) SSH
12 8 (2.31%) SSL
13 7 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.73%) DMZ
14 6 (1.73%) HTTPS
15 5 (1.44%) VoIP
15 5 (1.44%) Kerberos
15 5 (1.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.71%) SQL Server
2 47 (13.54%) Oracle Database
3 24 (6.92%) Relational Database
4 23 (6.63%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (2.88%) MySQL
8 10 (2.88%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.59%) DB2
10 7 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.15%) Data Mart
13 3 (0.86%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.86%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 23 (6.63%) Ant
2 22 (6.34%) Maven
3 21 (6.05%) Subversion
4 18 (5.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 16 (4.61%) ClearCase
5 16 (4.61%) Apache Ivy
6 11 (3.17%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.88%) AccuRev
7 10 (2.88%) Git (software)
8 9 (2.59%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 6 (1.73%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.73%) Eclipse RCP
10 5 (1.44%) JIRA
11 4 (1.15%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.86%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.86%) Hudson
12 3 (0.86%) Gradle
12 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.58%) Xcode
General
1 107 (30.84%) Finance
2 52 (14.99%) Banking
3 21 (6.05%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.44%) Retail
7 3 (0.86%) Local Government
7 3 (0.86%) Publishing
7 3 (0.86%) Legal
7 3 (0.86%) Front Office
7 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 65 (18.73%) Analyst
2 53 (15.27%) Developer
3 37 (10.66%) Administrator
4 27 (7.78%) DBA
5 24 (6.92%) Java Developer
6 22 (6.34%) Consultant
6 22 (6.34%) Systems Engineer
6 22 (6.34%) UNIX Administrator
7 21 (6.05%) Systems Administrator
7 21 (6.05%) Architect
8 19 (5.48%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.61%) Support Engineer
9 16 (4.61%) Applications Support
9 16 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (4.61%) Oracle DBA
9 16 (4.61%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 15 (4.32%) UNIX Engineer
11 13 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (3.75%) Service Analyst
12 11 (3.17%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.37%) J2EE
2 20 (5.76%) .NET
2 20 (5.76%) HTML
2 20 (5.76%) XML
3 18 (5.19%) Middleware
4 16 (4.61%) Web Services
5 11 (3.17%) XSLT
6 9 (2.59%) JAXB
7 7 (2.02%) EJB
7 7 (2.02%) Servlets
8 6 (1.73%) TopLink
8 6 (1.73%) Swing
8 6 (1.73%) SailPoint
8 6 (1.73%) SWT
9 5 (1.44%) SOAP
9 5 (1.44%) Spring
10 4 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.15%) CSS
10 4 (1.15%) Flash
11 3 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.22%) Clustering
2 30 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.32%) Replication
3 15 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.46%) Wiki
5 11 (3.17%) Symmetrix DMX
5 11 (3.17%) IVR
6 9 (2.59%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.02%) Open Source
8 6 (1.73%) Derivative
8 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.44%) HACMP
9 5 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.44%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.44%) PKI
9 5 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.15%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 168 (48.41%) UNIX
2 142 (40.92%) Linux
3 121 (34.87%) Solaris
4 103 (29.68%) Windows
5 53 (15.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (9.51%) AIX
7 27 (7.78%) HPUX
8 21 (6.05%) SUSE
9 17 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.02%) zOS
12 6 (1.73%) Windows NT
13 5 (1.44%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.44%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.86%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.58%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.99%) ITIL
2 42 (12.10%) Migration
3 40 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (7.49%) Release Management
4 26 (7.49%) Performance Tuning
5 25 (7.20%) Change Management
6 21 (6.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (5.19%) Web Development
8 16 (4.61%) OO
9 15 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (4.03%) ITSM
10 14 (4.03%) Scrum
11 13 (3.75%) Problem Management
11 13 (3.75%) Service Management
11 13 (3.75%) Project Management
12 12 (3.46%) UML
12 12 (3.46%) OOD
12 12 (3.46%) ERP
12 12 (3.46%) Process Improvement
13 11 (3.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (32.28%) SQL
2 89 (25.65%) Java
3 55 (15.85%) Perl
4 51 (14.70%) Shell Script
5 32 (9.22%) JavaScript
6 28 (8.07%) Korn
6 28 (8.07%) Bash Shell
7 26 (7.49%) PL/SQL
8 23 (6.63%) Python
9 22 (6.34%) PHP
10 14 (4.03%) Lua
11 13 (3.75%) C++
12 12 (3.46%) C#
13 10 (2.88%) VBScript
14 9 (2.59%) Ruby
15 8 (2.31%) VB
15 8 (2.31%) C
16 6 (1.73%) AWK
16 6 (1.73%) Delphi
16 6 (1.73%) sed
Qualifications
1 53 (15.27%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.82%) Sun Certification
3 28 (8.07%) SC Cleared
4 21 (6.05%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.59%) OCPJP
7 8 (2.31%) Degree
7 8 (2.31%) RHCE
7 8 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.31%) VCP4
8 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.73%) CCNA
9 4 (1.15%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.15%) SCSA
9 4 (1.15%) MCSA
9 4 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.86%) MCSE
10 3 (0.86%) CISSP
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.17%) QA
2 10 (2.88%) SLA
3 8 (2.31%) GAAP
4 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.58%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) UCITS
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 28 (8.07%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 21 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 14 (4.03%) NFS
6 7 (2.02%) vSphere
6 7 (2.02%) Veritas File System
6 7 (2.02%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.02%) Samba
7 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (1.44%) Squid
8 5 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.15%) Firmware
9 4 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.86%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 15 (4.32%) NetBackup
2 13 (3.75%) CA Single Sign-On
3 9 (2.59%) Puppet
4 7 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.73%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.73%) Control-M
6 5 (1.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (1.44%) Data Guard
6 5 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.44%) OpenView
7 4 (1.15%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (1.15%) SCOM
8 3 (0.86%) SCCM
8 3 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.58%) Nagios
Vendors
1 166 (47.84%) Oracle
2 63 (18.16%) HP
3 59 (17.00%) Red Hat
4 52 (14.99%) Microsoft
5 50 (14.41%) IBM
6 48 (13.83%) Cisco
7 42 (12.10%) VMware
8 40 (11.53%) Veritas
9 27 (7.78%) Dell
10 26 (7.49%) EMC
11 22 (6.34%) Sybase
12 16 (4.61%) Citrix
12 16 (4.61%) NetApp
12 16 (4.61%) Cognos
12 16 (4.61%) Infor
13 15 (4.32%) SAP
14 13 (3.75%) Symantec
15 10 (2.88%) Brocade
16 9 (2.59%) CA
17 8 (2.31%) CheckPoint
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