The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 376 316 260
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -56
Contract jobs citing Sun 193 213 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 1.06% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 140 197
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.86% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
Average hourly rate £16.04 £23.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.46% -40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £19.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £27.00 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22805 20031 25394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.89% 46.57% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13131 11003 13370
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £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 1006 1113 1224
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Sun
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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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -46 92 £431 +7.81% 11
South East +16 44 £375 +0.67% 12
East of England -5 29 £425 +21.42% 3
South West -10 13 £363 -19.44% 1
Yorkshire -12 7 £463 +76.19%
North East -23 3 £375 +44.23%
West Midlands -24 3 - - 1
East Midlands -23 1 £265 +15.21% 2
North West -24 1 £400 +6.66% 1
Midlands - - - -
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Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 234 (55.58%) UNIX
2 232 (55.11%) Solaris
3 217 (51.54%) Oracle
4 200 (47.51%) Linux
5 138 (32.78%) Finance
6 119 (28.27%) Java
7 117 (27.79%) Red Hat
8 113 (26.84%) SAN
9 110 (26.13%) SQL
10 108 (25.65%) Perl
11 103 (24.47%) Windows
12 99 (23.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 91 (21.62%) HP
14 79 (18.76%) Shell Script
14 79 (18.76%) VMware
15 69 (16.39%) Banking
16 66 (15.68%) ITIL
16 66 (15.68%) Tomcat
17 62 (14.73%) NAS
18 61 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
19 60 (14.25%) Apache
19 60 (14.25%) Veritas
20 58 (13.78%) EMC
21 57 (13.54%) DNS
22 56 (13.30%) IBM
23 55 (13.06%) Firewall
24 54 (12.83%) Cisco
24 54 (12.83%) Oracle Database
25 52 (12.35%) XML
26 46 (10.93%) Clustering

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 66 (15.68%) Tomcat
2 60 (14.25%) Apache
3 37 (8.79%) WebSphere
4 30 (7.13%) WebLogic
5 29 (6.89%) IIS
6 20 (4.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (3.09%) IBM HTTP Server
8 12 (2.85%) GlassFish
9 11 (2.61%) SharePoint
10 9 (2.14%) MS Exchange
11 8 (1.90%) MQSeries
12 6 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.95%) Site Server
15 3 (0.71%) iPlanet
15 3 (0.71%) FileNet
15 3 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (4.51%) MS Office
2 13 (3.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.48%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.24%) CATIA
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.38%) Maximo
2 4 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.71%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.48%) Agresso
4 2 (0.48%) Line 500
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.48%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 2 (0.48%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) BASE24
5 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.14%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.71%) SaaS
4 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.71%) Joyent
5 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 113 (26.84%) SAN
2 62 (14.73%) NAS
3 57 (13.54%) DNS
4 55 (13.06%) Firewall
5 43 (10.21%) TCP/IP
6 34 (8.08%) LDAP
7 25 (5.94%) SSH
8 24 (5.70%) HTTP
9 21 (4.99%) Internet
10 17 (4.04%) FTP
11 13 (3.09%) VLAN
11 13 (3.09%) Kerberos
12 12 (2.85%) DHCP
13 11 (2.61%) OpenLDAP
14 10 (2.38%) LAN
15 9 (2.14%) SSL
15 9 (2.14%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.90%) VPN
17 7 (1.66%) Network Security
17 7 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.83%) Oracle Database
2 38 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (3.80%) MySQL
5 14 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (3.33%) DB2
6 12 (2.85%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.38%) Data Mart
7 10 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
8 9 (2.14%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.66%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.95%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.71%) VLDB
12 3 (0.71%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 3 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.71%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 23 (5.46%) Eclipse
2 21 (4.99%) Subversion
3 14 (3.33%) Ant
4 12 (2.85%) Maven
5 11 (2.61%) JIRA
5 11 (2.61%) Git (software)
6 10 (2.38%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 7 (1.66%) Selenium
8 6 (1.43%) LoadRunner
8 6 (1.43%) JUnit
8 6 (1.43%) Hudson
8 6 (1.43%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (1.19%) eggPlant
9 5 (1.19%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.19%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.19%) Toad
10 4 (0.95%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.71%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
General
1 138 (32.78%) Finance
2 69 (16.39%) Banking
3 31 (7.36%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.51%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.80%) Retail
7 8 (1.90%) Back Office
8 7 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.43%) Front Office
10 4 (0.95%) Advertising
11 3 (0.71%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Marketing
12 2 (0.48%) Games
12 2 (0.48%) Military
12 2 (0.48%) Legal
12 2 (0.48%) Billing
13 1 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 66 (15.68%) Administrator
2 55 (13.06%) Developer
3 48 (11.40%) UNIX Administrator
4 47 (11.16%) Analyst
5 39 (9.26%) Architect
6 29 (6.89%) Systems Administrator
7 23 (5.46%) Support Analyst
8 21 (4.99%) Consultant
8 21 (4.99%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 20 (4.75%) Project Manager
10 19 (4.51%) Java Developer
11 18 (4.28%) DBA
11 18 (4.28%) UNIX Engineer
11 18 (4.28%) Incident Manager
12 15 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (3.56%) Oracle DBA
13 14 (3.33%) Business Analyst
13 14 (3.33%) Murex Developer
14 13 (3.09%) Technical Manager
14 13 (3.09%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.35%) XML
2 45 (10.69%) J2EE
3 39 (9.26%) Web Services
4 28 (6.65%) XSLT
5 24 (5.70%) HTML
6 18 (4.28%) CGI
7 17 (4.04%) Middleware
8 16 (3.80%) SOAP
9 15 (3.56%) CSS
10 14 (3.33%) Servlets
10 14 (3.33%) JAXB
11 12 (2.85%) .NET
11 12 (2.85%) Murex MxML
12 11 (2.61%) REST
13 10 (2.38%) JSP
14 9 (2.14%) J2SE
15 8 (1.90%) Hibernate
16 7 (1.66%) Spring
16 7 (1.66%) Java EE
16 7 (1.66%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.93%) Clustering
2 23 (5.46%) CLARiiON
3 15 (3.56%) PKI
4 13 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.61%) Celerra
5 11 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.14%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.90%) Derivative
8 7 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.43%) Symmetrix DMX
9 6 (1.43%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.43%) Replication
9 6 (1.43%) Wiki
9 6 (1.43%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.19%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.19%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.19%) Handset
10 5 (1.19%) CESG
11 4 (0.95%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 234 (55.58%) UNIX
2 232 (55.11%) Solaris
3 200 (47.51%) Linux
4 103 (24.47%) Windows
5 99 (23.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (8.55%) HPUX
7 31 (7.36%) AIX
8 20 (4.75%) Windows 7
9 18 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (3.56%) Windows XP
11 13 (3.09%) VMS
11 13 (3.09%) SUSE
12 12 (2.85%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.95%) zOS
13 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.95%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.71%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.71%) Debian
15 2 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (15.68%) ITIL
2 35 (8.31%) Load Balancing
3 34 (8.08%) Project Management
3 34 (8.08%) Migration
4 32 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (6.18%) UML
6 26 (6.18%) Problem Management
7 21 (4.99%) Web Development
7 21 (4.99%) Service Delivery
8 20 (4.75%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
10 18 (4.28%) Change Management
10 18 (4.28%) OO
10 18 (4.28%) E-Commerce
11 17 (4.04%) PRINCE2
11 17 (4.04%) Incident Management
12 15 (3.56%) OOD
13 13 (3.09%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 119 (28.27%) Java
2 110 (26.13%) SQL
3 108 (25.65%) Perl
4 79 (18.76%) Shell Script
5 37 (8.79%) PL/SQL
6 31 (7.36%) C++
7 24 (5.70%) Korn
8 22 (5.23%) Python
9 21 (4.99%) C
10 18 (4.28%) JavaScript
11 14 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.61%) Ruby
13 9 (2.14%) PHP
13 9 (2.14%) VB
14 8 (1.90%) C#
15 6 (1.43%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.19%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.95%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.71%) AWK
18 3 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (8.79%) Sun Certification
2 34 (8.08%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.36%) Degree
4 24 (5.70%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.56%) OCP
5 15 (3.56%) Oracle Certification
6 13 (3.09%) OCA
7 11 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.14%) MCSE
10 7 (1.66%) CCNA
11 6 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.95%) MCSA
12 4 (0.95%) MCSD
12 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.71%) GIAC
13 3 (0.71%) GCIA
13 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.89%) QA
2 9 (2.14%) SLA
3 3 (0.71%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.71%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 61 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (8.31%) NFS
3 28 (6.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 26 (6.18%) Sendmail
5 23 (5.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 20 (4.75%) VMware ESX
7 16 (3.80%) vSphere
8 15 (3.56%) Samba
9 14 (3.33%) Active Directory
9 14 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
10 12 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (2.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 6 (1.43%) Hyper-V
12 6 (1.43%) Veritas File System
13 5 (1.19%) RHEV
13 5 (1.19%) Xen
14 4 (0.95%) Squid
14 4 (0.95%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 24 (5.70%) Puppet
2 19 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (4.51%) Tivoli
2 19 (4.51%) NetBackup
3 17 (4.04%) Nagios
4 14 (3.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 11 (2.61%) EMC NetWorker
5 11 (2.61%) Ganglia
6 10 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (1.66%) OpenSSO
8 7 (1.66%) Data Guard
9 5 (1.19%) WSUS
9 5 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.95%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.71%) YUM
11 3 (0.71%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.71%) Control-M
11 3 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 217 (51.54%) Oracle
2 117 (27.79%) Red Hat
3 91 (21.62%) HP
4 79 (18.76%) VMware
5 60 (14.25%) Veritas
6 58 (13.78%) EMC
7 56 (13.30%) IBM
8 54 (12.83%) Cisco
9 40 (9.50%) Sybase
10 38 (9.03%) Microsoft
11 33 (7.84%) NetApp
12 21 (4.99%) Murex
12 21 (4.99%) SAP
13 16 (3.80%) Dell
14 14 (3.33%) Citrix
15 13 (3.09%) Juniper
16 12 (2.85%) StorageTek
16 12 (2.85%) Reuters
16 12 (2.85%) F5
17 11 (2.61%) Splunk
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