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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 387 346 282
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -64
Contract jobs citing Sun 198 230 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.49% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 1.07% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 129 163
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £279 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £571 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 8
Average hourly rate £31.15 £25.88 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.38% -5.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £19.69 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.38 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+48.10% +5.55%
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
22428 21583 20994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.51% 46.09% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13629 12530 11266
Average daily rate £390 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +4.66%
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1021 1287
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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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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 -59 63 £423 +2.42% 10
South East +4 55 £325 -21.45% 10
West Midlands +14 26 £350 -6.66%
South West -14 19 £478 +54.19% 3
East of England -27 13 £239 -43.76% 2
Yorkshire -18 11 £336 +12.08%
North West 0 7 £400 +19.18% 1
East Midlands +1 1 £375 +97.36% 1
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 190 (47.86%) UNIX
2 174 (43.83%) Oracle
3 165 (41.56%) Linux
4 158 (39.80%) Solaris
5 141 (35.52%) SQL
6 139 (35.01%) Finance
7 107 (26.95%) Java
8 105 (26.45%) Windows
9 81 (20.40%) Perl
10 79 (19.90%) HP
11 77 (19.40%) IBM
11 77 (19.40%) Red Hat
12 70 (17.63%) Banking
13 69 (17.38%) SAN
13 69 (17.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 57 (14.36%) Microsoft
15 56 (14.11%) Tomcat
16 52 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
17 49 (12.34%) SQL Server
17 49 (12.34%) Cisco
18 48 (12.09%) DNS
18 48 (12.09%) AIX
19 45 (11.34%) EMC
19 45 (11.34%) VMware
20 43 (10.83%) J2EE
20 43 (10.83%) Veritas
21 42 (10.58%) WebLogic
21 42 (10.58%) Oracle Database
22 40 (10.08%) JavaScript
22 40 (10.08%) Apache

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 56 (14.11%) Tomcat
2 42 (10.58%) WebLogic
3 40 (10.08%) Apache
4 23 (5.79%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.78%) SharePoint
6 14 (3.53%) JBoss
7 8 (2.02%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.02%) GlassFish
7 8 (2.02%) Apache Solr
7 8 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.51%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.26%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.76%) Drupal
11 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.76%) Magnolia
11 3 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.76%) IIS
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.26%) MS Office
5 4 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Maximo
2 5 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.25%) Summit
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.25%) Agresso
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.76%) SaaS
3 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 69 (17.38%) SAN
2 48 (12.09%) DNS
3 38 (9.57%) LDAP
4 36 (9.07%) TCP/IP
5 34 (8.56%) Firewall
6 26 (6.55%) Internet
6 26 (6.55%) NAS
7 16 (4.03%) DHCP
8 14 (3.53%) FTP
8 14 (3.53%) HTTP
9 8 (2.02%) SSH
9 8 (2.02%) Network Security
10 6 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.51%) DMZ
10 6 (1.51%) Kerberos
10 6 (1.51%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.26%) SSL
11 5 (1.26%) VPN
11 5 (1.26%) LAN
11 5 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.58%) Oracle Database
3 36 (9.07%) Relational Database
4 26 (6.55%) DB2
5 23 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (5.54%) RDBMS
7 19 (4.79%) MySQL
8 15 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (3.27%) Sybase ASE
10 10 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.51%) NoSQL
14 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (1.01%) Big Data
15 4 (1.01%) SQLPlus
16 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (4.53%) Subversion
1 18 (4.53%) Maven
2 16 (4.03%) Ant
3 13 (3.27%) Eclipse
4 12 (3.02%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.02%) Apache Ivy
5 11 (2.77%) ClearCase
5 11 (2.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (2.02%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 6 (1.51%) JUnit
8 5 (1.26%) Log4j
9 4 (1.01%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.76%) Hudson
11 2 (0.50%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.25%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 139 (35.01%) Finance
2 70 (17.63%) Banking
3 25 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.05%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.52%) Retail
7 6 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.26%) Advertising
9 4 (1.01%) Legal
10 3 (0.76%) Publishing
11 2 (0.50%) Front Office
11 2 (0.50%) Local Government
11 2 (0.50%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 89 (22.42%) Analyst
2 62 (15.62%) Developer
3 42 (10.58%) Architect
4 29 (7.30%) Administrator
5 25 (6.30%) Java Developer
5 25 (6.30%) DBA
6 23 (5.79%) Support Analyst
7 21 (5.29%) Consultant
8 20 (5.04%) Business Analyst
9 18 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (4.53%) Service Analyst
9 18 (4.53%) Support Engineer
9 18 (4.53%) UNIX Administrator
10 17 (4.28%) UNIX Engineer
10 17 (4.28%) Applications Support
11 15 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.53%) Technical Architect
12 14 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.83%) J2EE
2 32 (8.06%) HTML
3 27 (6.80%) XML
4 22 (5.54%) Web Services
5 18 (4.53%) XSLT
6 17 (4.28%) Servlets
6 17 (4.28%) Middleware
7 15 (3.78%) SOAP
8 14 (3.53%) CSS
8 14 (3.53%) J2SE
9 9 (2.27%) YUI
10 8 (2.02%) .NET
10 8 (2.02%) JAXB
10 8 (2.02%) Hibernate
10 8 (2.02%) Spring
10 8 (2.02%) JSON
11 7 (1.76%) Struts
11 7 (1.76%) JMS
12 6 (1.51%) CGI
12 6 (1.51%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.82%) Clustering
2 30 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.54%) Enterprise Storage
4 20 (5.04%) Replication
5 19 (4.79%) Open Source
6 16 (4.03%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.27%) CLARiiON
7 13 (3.27%) Symmetrix DMX
8 12 (3.02%) Symmetrix
9 10 (2.52%) IVR
9 10 (2.52%) Wiki
10 9 (2.27%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.76%) IBM Mainframe
11 7 (1.76%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.51%) HACMP
12 6 (1.51%) Derivative
13 5 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 190 (47.86%) UNIX
2 165 (41.56%) Linux
3 158 (39.80%) Solaris
4 105 (26.45%) Windows
5 69 (17.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (12.09%) AIX
7 31 (7.81%) HPUX
8 20 (5.04%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.27%) SUSE
11 12 (3.02%) zOS
12 7 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.26%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.26%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.76%) Debian
15 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.50%) CentOS
15 2 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (9.57%) ITIL
3 37 (9.32%) Migration
4 27 (6.80%) UML
5 25 (6.30%) Change Management
6 24 (6.05%) Web Development
6 24 (6.05%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (5.79%) OO
8 19 (4.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 19 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 19 (4.79%) Release Management
9 18 (4.53%) Scrum
10 17 (4.28%) Information Security
11 15 (3.78%) TOGAF
11 15 (3.78%) OOD
11 15 (3.78%) Multithreading
12 13 (3.27%) Service Management
12 13 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (3.02%) Software Engineering
13 12 (3.02%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 141 (35.52%) SQL
2 107 (26.95%) Java
3 81 (20.40%) Perl
4 40 (10.08%) JavaScript
4 40 (10.08%) Shell Script
5 28 (7.05%) Korn
6 21 (5.29%) PHP
7 18 (4.53%) Python
7 18 (4.53%) Bash Shell
8 16 (4.03%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.53%) C#
9 14 (3.53%) C++
10 12 (3.02%) C
11 11 (2.77%) Lua
12 10 (2.52%) Delphi
13 8 (2.02%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.76%) VB
15 6 (1.51%) VBScript
15 6 (1.51%) Ruby
15 6 (1.51%) AWK
Qualifications
1 39 (9.82%) Sun Certification
1 39 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.04%) Degree
3 18 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.78%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.02%) CCNA
7 8 (2.02%) CISSP
8 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.76%) JNCIA
8 7 (1.76%) GIAC
9 6 (1.51%) GCIA
9 6 (1.51%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (1.51%) CNA
9 6 (1.51%) Novell Certification
9 6 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.26%) MCSA
10 5 (1.26%) OCPJP
10 5 (1.26%) RHCE
11 4 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.02%) QA
1 8 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.51%) SLA
3 6 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.26%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.76%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.25%) UCITS
6 1 (0.25%) GAAP
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.25%) IAS 39
System Software
1 26 (6.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 23 (5.79%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 16 (4.03%) NFS
6 9 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (2.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 8 (2.02%) vSphere
8 7 (1.76%) Veritas File System
9 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (1.51%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (1.26%) Squid
11 4 (1.01%) Firmware
11 4 (1.01%) OCFS2
12 3 (0.76%) Samba
12 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (4.03%) NetBackup
2 13 (3.27%) Tivoli
3 9 (2.27%) Data Guard
4 7 (1.76%) Puppet
5 6 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.26%) OpenView
6 5 (1.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.01%) SCCM
7 4 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.76%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.76%) SCOM
8 3 (0.76%) Control-M
9 2 (0.50%) Nagios
9 2 (0.50%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.50%) Foglight
9 2 (0.50%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.50%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 174 (43.83%) Oracle
2 79 (19.90%) HP
3 77 (19.40%) IBM
3 77 (19.40%) Red Hat
4 57 (14.36%) Microsoft
5 49 (12.34%) Cisco
6 45 (11.34%) EMC
6 45 (11.34%) VMware
7 43 (10.83%) Veritas
8 37 (9.32%) Sybase
9 31 (7.81%) Dell
10 23 (5.79%) SAP
11 16 (4.03%) Cognos
12 14 (3.53%) Symantec
13 13 (3.27%) Atlassian
13 13 (3.27%) AccuRev
13 13 (3.27%) Citrix
14 12 (3.02%) NetApp
14 12 (3.02%) Juniper
14 12 (3.02%) Infor
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