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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
UK / England
Rank 468 468 445
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing Sun 99 145 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.71% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 68 73
Median daily rate £394 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £497 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.27% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £52.50 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.80% +49.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £50.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £63.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £52.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-58.57% +44.82%

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
18552 20482 21459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.35% 42.94% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11656 12435 12578
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 793 895
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.05 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £55.00 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +33 43 £438 +6.06% 12
South East +2 25 £413 +13.08% 7
East Midlands -2 10 £450 +38.46% 1
East of England +9 8 £175 -
Yorkshire +18 5 £350 - 1
West Midlands -1 3 - - 8
South West -3 2 £350 -17.64% 1
North East -18 2 - - 3
North West -11 1 £413 -2.94% 4
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Sun.

1 165 (64.96%) Unix
2 163 (64.17%) Linux
3 133 (52.36%) Oracle
4 128 (50.39%) Solaris
5 117 (46.06%) Red Hat
6 87 (34.25%) Veritas
7 85 (33.46%) Windows
8 82 (32.28%) Finance
8 82 (32.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 63 (24.80%) HP
10 62 (24.41%) Perl
11 59 (23.23%) SAN
12 58 (22.83%) TCP/IP
12 58 (22.83%) High Availability
13 57 (22.44%) Cisco
14 56 (22.05%) Java
14 56 (22.05%) WebLogic
15 54 (21.26%) LDAP
16 53 (20.87%) ITIL
16 53 (20.87%) VMware
17 52 (20.47%) Firewall
18 50 (19.69%) SQL
19 48 (18.90%) AIX
19 48 (18.90%) IBM
20 45 (17.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
21 41 (16.14%) DNS
21 41 (16.14%) J2EE
22 40 (15.75%) Clustering
22 40 (15.75%) Security Cleared
22 40 (15.75%) Load Balancing

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (22.05%) WebLogic
2 38 (14.96%) Tomcat
3 37 (14.57%) Apache
3 37 (14.57%) JBoss
4 34 (13.39%) iPlanet
5 31 (12.20%) Oracle Application Server
6 24 (9.45%) WebSphere
7 18 (7.09%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (4.72%) IIS
9 11 (4.33%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (3.54%) Confluence
11 8 (3.15%) FileNet
12 7 (2.76%) MQSeries
12 7 (2.76%) MS Exchange
13 6 (2.36%) Tuxedo
14 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 4 (1.57%) Liferay
14 4 (1.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (4.33%) MS Office
2 6 (2.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (1.57%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (1.57%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.18%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.18%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.39%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.39%) Maximo
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.39%) RMDS
5 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.36%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.79%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (23.23%) SAN
2 58 (22.83%) TCP/IP
3 54 (21.26%) LDAP
4 52 (20.47%) Firewall
5 41 (16.14%) DNS
6 39 (15.35%) NAS
7 18 (7.09%) SSL
8 17 (6.69%) SSH
9 15 (5.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (5.51%) FTP
10 14 (5.51%) Network Security
11 12 (4.72%) LAN
12 11 (4.33%) BIG-IP
12 11 (4.33%) DHCP
13 8 (3.15%) iSCSI
13 8 (3.15%) WAN
14 7 (2.76%) Internet
15 6 (2.36%) VoIP
16 5 (1.97%) Kerberos
16 5 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.91%) BusinessObjects
3 14 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (4.33%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.76%) MySQL
6 6 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.97%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.18%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.79%) DB2
10 2 (0.79%) OLTP
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.79%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 13 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (4.72%) JIRA
3 6 (2.36%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.97%) PVCS
5 4 (1.57%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.57%) JUnit
6 3 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.18%) Subversion
7 2 (0.79%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.79%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (0.79%) ERwin
7 2 (0.79%) Introscope
7 2 (0.79%) JMeter
7 2 (0.79%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.79%) Log4Net
7 2 (0.79%) NUnit
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.79%) Toad
8 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 82 (32.28%) Finance
2 22 (8.66%) Legal
3 20 (7.87%) Banking
4 15 (5.91%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.94%) Retail
6 9 (3.54%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.97%) Front Office
8 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.79%) Automotive
9 2 (0.79%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Finnish Language
10 1 (0.39%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 74 (29.13%) Administrator
2 53 (20.87%) Unix Administrator
3 49 (19.29%) Systems Administrator
4 40 (15.75%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 25 (9.84%) Linux Engineer
6 24 (9.45%) Analyst
6 24 (9.45%) Linux Administrator
7 23 (9.06%) Storage Administrator
8 22 (8.66%) Developer
9 17 (6.69%) Unix Engineer
10 15 (5.91%) Solaris Administrator
10 15 (5.91%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 14 (5.51%) Architect
11 14 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (5.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 12 (4.72%) Applications Support
12 12 (4.72%) Solaris Engineer
12 12 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (4.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
14 9 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.14%) J2EE
2 13 (5.12%) Software Packaging
3 12 (4.72%) JSP
3 12 (4.72%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (4.33%) XML
5 10 (3.94%) Middleware
6 8 (3.15%) HTML
6 8 (3.15%) Spring
7 6 (2.36%) Swing
8 5 (1.97%) CSS
8 5 (1.97%) SOAP
8 5 (1.97%) Struts
8 5 (1.97%) Web Services
8 5 (1.97%) XSLT
9 4 (1.57%) AWT
9 4 (1.57%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (1.57%) JMS
9 4 (1.57%) Servlets
10 3 (1.18%) EJB
10 3 (1.18%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.75%) Clustering
2 32 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (10.24%) Data Centre
4 25 (9.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 14 (5.51%) Replication
6 12 (4.72%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.94%) Symmetrix
8 9 (3.54%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.54%) Fixed Income
9 8 (3.15%) DataPower
10 7 (2.76%) Equities
10 7 (2.76%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (2.36%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.97%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.97%) SCADA
13 4 (1.57%) Derivative
13 4 (1.57%) EMC VNX
14 3 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 165 (64.96%) Unix
2 163 (64.17%) Linux
3 128 (50.39%) Solaris
4 85 (33.46%) Windows
5 82 (32.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (18.90%) AIX
7 34 (13.39%) Windows Server
8 22 (8.66%) HPUX
9 19 (7.48%) SUSE
9 19 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (4.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (2.76%) VMS
13 4 (1.57%) OS/390
13 4 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.18%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.83%) High Availability
2 53 (20.87%) ITIL
3 40 (15.75%) Load Balancing
4 38 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (14.57%) Change Control
6 33 (12.99%) Configuration Management
7 30 (11.81%) Change Management
7 30 (11.81%) Problem Management
8 24 (9.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (9.45%) Service Delivery
9 22 (8.66%) ITIL V3
9 22 (8.66%) OO
10 20 (7.87%) DevOps
11 17 (6.69%) Workflow
12 16 (6.30%) Migration
13 13 (5.12%) Release Management
14 12 (4.72%) Project Management
14 12 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (3.94%) Capacity Management
15 10 (3.94%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 62 (24.41%) Perl
2 56 (22.05%) Java
3 50 (19.69%) SQL
4 28 (11.02%) Python
4 28 (11.02%) Shell Script
5 17 (6.69%) Bash Shell
6 13 (5.12%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.33%) C++
8 10 (3.94%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.15%) C
9 8 (3.15%) Korn
9 8 (3.15%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.76%) Bourne shell
10 7 (2.76%) C-shell
11 4 (1.57%) C#
11 4 (1.57%) SystemTap
11 4 (1.57%) VBScript
12 3 (1.18%) Ruby
13 1 (0.39%) PHP
13 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (15.75%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.42%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.69%) Sun Certification
4 10 (3.94%) Degree
5 7 (2.76%) CISM
5 7 (2.76%) CISSP
5 7 (2.76%) CNA
5 7 (2.76%) GCIA
5 7 (2.76%) GCIH
5 7 (2.76%) GIAC
5 7 (2.76%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (2.76%) Novell Certification
5 7 (2.76%) SANS
6 6 (2.36%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.57%) AAT
7 4 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.18%) ACCA
8 3 (1.18%) CCNP
8 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.54%) SLA
2 5 (1.97%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (17.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 39 (15.35%) NFS
3 38 (14.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 33 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (12.20%) Veritas File System
6 21 (8.27%) Active Directory
7 14 (5.51%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (4.33%) Samba
9 10 (3.94%) vSphere
10 9 (3.54%) Hyper-V
10 9 (3.54%) SRDF
10 9 (3.54%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (3.15%) Docker
12 6 (2.36%) KVM
13 3 (1.18%) NDS
13 3 (1.18%) VMware ESX
13 3 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (1.18%) XenApp
13 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 34 (13.39%) NetBackup
2 33 (12.99%) Puppet
3 22 (8.66%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (8.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 15 (5.91%) Nagios
6 14 (5.51%) Red Hat Satellite
7 9 (3.54%) OpenView
7 9 (3.54%) SCCM
8 8 (3.15%) Ansible
8 8 (3.15%) EMC Navisphere
8 8 (3.15%) Forum Sentry
9 7 (2.76%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (2.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (2.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (2.36%) Oracle ZFS
11 5 (1.97%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.57%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (1.57%) OpenAM
12 4 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 133 (52.36%) Oracle
2 117 (46.06%) Red Hat
3 87 (34.25%) Veritas
4 63 (24.80%) HP
5 57 (22.44%) Cisco
6 53 (20.87%) VMware
7 48 (18.90%) IBM
8 37 (14.57%) F5
9 30 (11.81%) EMC
9 30 (11.81%) NetApp
10 27 (10.63%) Microsoft
11 24 (9.45%) Symantec
12 18 (7.09%) Brocade
13 16 (6.30%) SAP
14 12 (4.72%) Axway
15 10 (3.94%) 3PAR
16 9 (3.54%) Atlassian
16 9 (3.54%) Informatica
16 9 (3.54%) Siebel
17 8 (3.15%) Citrix
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