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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 397 395 324
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -71
Contract jobs citing Sun 182 173 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.36% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.80% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 102 138
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 14
Average hourly rate £22.25 £25.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £16.04 £19.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £35.99 £38.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-56.36% +37.50%
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
22405 21642 20882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.02% 45.20% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13442 12404 11460
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 974 1158
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -4 72 £400 -1.84% 16
South East +7 49 £425 +13.33% 9
South West +9 19 £399 -25.76% 3
Yorkshire -17 9 £340 - 4
East of England -21 9 £335 -21.17% 1
West Midlands -3 8 £280 -34.11% 2
North West -16 7 £467 +38.22% 6
East Midlands -11 4 £263 -0.94% 4
North East -25 4 £265 +2.25%
Midlands - 1 - -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 186 (55.36%) Linux
2 175 (52.08%) Oracle
3 166 (49.40%) UNIX
4 146 (43.45%) Solaris
5 114 (33.93%) SQL
6 111 (33.04%) Windows
7 88 (26.19%) Java
8 86 (25.60%) Red Hat
9 82 (24.40%) Finance
10 80 (23.81%) Perl
11 72 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 68 (20.24%) HP
13 60 (17.86%) TCP/IP
14 59 (17.56%) AIX
15 58 (17.26%) IBM
16 56 (16.67%) SAN
17 55 (16.37%) Shell Script
17 55 (16.37%) LDAP
17 55 (16.37%) Security Cleared
18 54 (16.07%) Microsoft
19 53 (15.77%) SQL Server
20 52 (15.48%) Veritas
21 50 (14.88%) J2EE
22 47 (13.99%) ITIL
22 47 (13.99%) DNS
23 46 (13.69%) Cisco
24 44 (13.10%) Sun Certification
24 44 (13.10%) Firewall
25 43 (12.80%) JavaScript
26 42 (12.50%) Banking

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 37 (11.01%) Tomcat
2 34 (10.12%) WebSphere
3 30 (8.93%) Apache
4 25 (7.44%) WebLogic
5 22 (6.55%) JBoss
6 18 (5.36%) IIS
7 17 (5.06%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.38%) iPlanet
9 7 (2.08%) MS Exchange
9 7 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (1.79%) GlassFish
10 6 (1.79%) Confluence
11 5 (1.49%) FileNet
11 5 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.19%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.89%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (4.46%) MS Office
1 15 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) MS Project
5 2 (0.60%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.27%) Maximo
2 5 (1.49%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (1.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.19%) Cognos Controller
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.30%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.89%) GitHub
4 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.30%) PaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 60 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 56 (16.67%) SAN
3 55 (16.37%) LDAP
4 47 (13.99%) DNS
5 44 (13.10%) Firewall
6 23 (6.85%) NAS
7 21 (6.25%) SSH
7 21 (6.25%) WAN
8 18 (5.36%) VPN
9 16 (4.76%) Internet
10 15 (4.46%) SSL
11 11 (3.27%) SNMP
11 11 (3.27%) ATM
12 10 (2.98%) LAN
12 10 (2.98%) VoIP
12 10 (2.98%) VLAN
13 9 (2.68%) Network Security
13 9 (2.68%) HTTP
14 8 (2.38%) FTP
14 8 (2.38%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.33%) MySQL
3 27 (8.04%) Relational Database
4 24 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 20 (5.95%) RDBMS
6 19 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.79%) Data Mart
9 6 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.19%) MarkLogic
11 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (0.89%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.60%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 28 (8.33%) Ant
2 27 (8.04%) Maven
3 22 (6.55%) Subversion
4 17 (5.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 16 (4.76%) ClearCase
5 16 (4.76%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.98%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.68%) JIRA
8 9 (2.68%) Toad
9 8 (2.38%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.79%) Gerrit
12 5 (1.49%) Gradle
13 4 (1.19%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.89%) PVCS
14 3 (0.89%) Eclipse RCP
14 3 (0.89%) Selenium
15 2 (0.60%) Checkstyle
General
1 82 (24.40%) Finance
2 42 (12.50%) Banking
3 22 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.08%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.49%) Retail
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.89%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.60%) International Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Publishing
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (13.39%) Analyst
2 43 (12.80%) Developer
2 43 (12.80%) Administrator
3 34 (10.12%) Systems Administrator
4 28 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 23 (6.85%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (6.55%) Architect
7 21 (6.25%) Consultant
7 21 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
8 20 (5.95%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 20 (5.95%) UNIX Administrator
9 18 (5.36%) DBA
10 16 (4.76%) Support Analyst
10 16 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 13 (3.87%) Designer
11 13 (3.87%) Senior Designer
12 11 (3.27%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.98%) Applications Support
14 9 (2.68%) Technical Specialist
14 9 (2.68%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.88%) J2EE
2 26 (7.74%) HTML
3 24 (7.14%) .NET
4 21 (6.25%) XML
5 17 (5.06%) CSS
6 16 (4.76%) Web Services
7 15 (4.46%) SOAP
7 15 (4.46%) Spring
8 14 (4.17%) Middleware
8 14 (4.17%) JSP
9 11 (3.27%) Servlets
9 11 (3.27%) Java EE
10 9 (2.68%) SailPoint
11 8 (2.38%) Ajax
11 8 (2.38%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.38%) EJB
12 7 (2.08%) SPML
13 6 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (1.49%) JSON
14 5 (1.49%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (12.20%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.06%) Clustering
4 13 (3.87%) Replication
5 12 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.98%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.79%) PKI
8 6 (1.79%) GIS
8 6 (1.79%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.49%) HACMP
9 5 (1.49%) DataPower
10 4 (1.19%) iSeries
10 4 (1.19%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.19%) SecurID
10 4 (1.19%) Wiki
11 3 (0.89%) CMDB
11 3 (0.89%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 186 (55.36%) Linux
2 166 (49.40%) UNIX
3 146 (43.45%) Solaris
4 111 (33.04%) Windows
5 72 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (17.56%) AIX
7 23 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (4.76%) HPUX
9 15 (4.46%) SUSE
10 14 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.79%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.89%) CentOS
13 3 (0.89%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.60%) Android
14 2 (0.60%) Debian
14 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.99%) ITIL
2 37 (11.01%) Migration
3 35 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (7.44%) Project Management
4 25 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (6.55%) Release Management
6 17 (5.06%) Problem Management
6 17 (5.06%) Service Management
6 17 (5.06%) DevOps
7 16 (4.76%) Change Management
8 15 (4.46%) Identity Management
8 15 (4.46%) OO
8 15 (4.46%) Test Scripting
8 15 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 14 (4.17%) Scrum
10 13 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (3.87%) Configuration Management
10 13 (3.87%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 114 (33.93%) SQL
2 88 (26.19%) Java
3 80 (23.81%) Perl
4 55 (16.37%) Shell Script
5 43 (12.80%) JavaScript
6 37 (11.01%) Python
7 33 (9.82%) Bash Shell
8 24 (7.14%) Korn
9 21 (6.25%) PL/SQL
10 18 (5.36%) PHP
11 16 (4.76%) Ruby
12 13 (3.87%) Lua
13 10 (2.98%) C-shell
14 9 (2.68%) PowerShell
15 7 (2.08%) BeanShell
15 7 (2.08%) T-SQL
15 7 (2.08%) VBScript
16 6 (1.79%) C++
17 3 (0.89%) C
17 3 (0.89%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 55 (16.37%) Security Cleared
2 44 (13.10%) Sun Certification
3 33 (9.82%) SC Cleared
4 26 (7.74%) DV Cleared
5 19 (5.65%) Degree
6 18 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.46%) CCNP
7 15 (4.46%) RHCE
8 14 (4.17%) CCNA
9 13 (3.87%) OCPJP
10 12 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.38%) SCSA
12 7 (2.08%) CISSP
13 5 (1.49%) OCMJD
14 4 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.89%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.89%) CCSP
15 3 (0.89%) CEH
15 3 (0.89%) OCPJWCD
16 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.68%) GAAP
2 8 (2.38%) QA
3 6 (1.79%) Solvency II
4 5 (1.49%) SLA
5 4 (1.19%) WAI
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.85%) NFS
2 23 (6.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 20 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (5.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 18 (5.36%) Samba
6 11 (3.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 10 (2.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (2.98%) Oracle Clusterware
8 9 (2.68%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.68%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.08%) Veritas File System
9 7 (2.08%) vSphere
10 6 (1.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 5 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.19%) Xen
12 4 (1.19%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.19%) iptables
12 4 (1.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (6.55%) Oracle ZFS
2 21 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 19 (5.65%) NetBackup
3 19 (5.65%) Puppet
4 13 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (3.87%) CA Single Sign-On
5 11 (3.27%) OpenView
5 11 (3.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (2.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 9 (2.68%) Control-M
7 9 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (1.49%) Novell Identity Manager
10 4 (1.19%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.89%) SCCM
11 3 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.89%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.60%) Iperf
12 2 (0.60%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 175 (52.08%) Oracle
2 86 (25.60%) Red Hat
3 68 (20.24%) HP
4 58 (17.26%) IBM
5 54 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 52 (15.48%) Veritas
7 46 (13.69%) Cisco
8 33 (9.82%) VMware
9 21 (6.25%) Symantec
10 18 (5.36%) Cognos
10 18 (5.36%) Sybase
11 16 (4.76%) NetApp
12 14 (4.17%) Citrix
12 14 (4.17%) Dell
13 13 (3.87%) EMC
13 13 (3.87%) CA
13 13 (3.87%) Remedy
14 12 (3.57%) SAP
15 10 (2.98%) Siebel
15 10 (2.98%) Informatica
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