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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 399 279 249
Rank change year-on-year
-120 -30
Contract jobs citing Sun 182 296 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 1.36% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 179 192
Average daily rate
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£405 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £19.50 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.24 £43.50 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.61 £20.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+53.06% -25.23%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22458 21809 24499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 46.81% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12735 12183 12822
Average daily rate £388 £389 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% +3.73%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1003 1112 1288
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -61 97 £408 +5.56% 26
East of England +5 28 £425 +16.43% 6
South East -26 28 £375 -6.25% 19
West Midlands -36 10 £425 +21.42% 3
North West +1 8 £275 -27.86% 2
East Midlands -3 7 £280 +300.00% 6
Yorkshire +5 4 - - 2
North East -11 4 £258 -28.92% 1
South West -26 1 £425 +30.76% 3
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Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 184 (49.33%) Oracle
2 178 (47.72%) UNIX
3 172 (46.11%) Linux
4 155 (41.55%) Solaris
5 139 (37.27%) Finance
6 107 (28.69%) SQL
7 94 (25.20%) Red Hat
8 92 (24.66%) Java
9 77 (20.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 76 (20.38%) Windows
11 71 (19.03%) IBM
12 69 (18.50%) HP
12 69 (18.50%) Perl
13 65 (17.43%) Banking
14 62 (16.62%) Shell Script
15 61 (16.35%) SAN
16 59 (15.82%) Tomcat
17 51 (13.67%) Migration
18 50 (13.40%) Oracle Database
19 45 (12.06%) VMware
20 44 (11.80%) ITIL
21 43 (11.53%) LDAP
22 42 (11.26%) WebLogic
23 41 (10.99%) Apache
23 41 (10.99%) AIX
24 38 (10.19%) J2EE
25 37 (9.92%) WebSphere
26 36 (9.65%) SQL Server
26 36 (9.65%) NetApp
26 36 (9.65%) EMC

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 59 (15.82%) Tomcat
2 42 (11.26%) WebLogic
3 41 (10.99%) Apache
4 37 (9.92%) WebSphere
5 14 (3.75%) IIS
6 12 (3.22%) MQSeries
7 10 (2.68%) MS Exchange
7 10 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.14%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.88%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.61%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (1.07%) FileNet
13 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.80%) Documentum
13 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (4.02%) MS Office
2 14 (3.75%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.07%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.54%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.22%) Maximo
2 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.07%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.54%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.27%) Agresso
5 1 (0.27%) BASE24
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (2.95%) Amazon ELB
2 11 (2.95%) Amazon S3
2 11 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.54%) Force.com
3 2 (0.54%) Office 365
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (16.35%) SAN
2 43 (11.53%) LDAP
3 34 (9.12%) DNS
4 31 (8.31%) NAS
5 29 (7.77%) Firewall
6 24 (6.43%) TCP/IP
7 19 (5.09%) HTTP
8 17 (4.56%) Internet
9 15 (4.02%) SSH
10 14 (3.75%) SSL
10 14 (3.75%) FTP
11 11 (2.95%) Kerberos
12 8 (2.14%) LAN
13 7 (1.88%) 4G
13 7 (1.88%) 3G
13 7 (1.88%) 2G
14 6 (1.61%) SMTP
14 6 (1.61%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.61%) OpenLDAP
15 5 (1.34%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.40%) Oracle Database
2 36 (9.65%) SQL Server
3 24 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (4.29%) RDBMS
6 15 (4.02%) DB2
6 15 (4.02%) MySQL
7 12 (3.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (2.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (2.95%) SQLPlus
9 10 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.68%) Oracle9i Database
10 8 (2.14%) Sybase ASE
11 7 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (6.70%) Maven
2 22 (5.90%) Ant
2 22 (5.90%) Subversion
3 20 (5.36%) Eclipse
4 13 (3.49%) JUnit
5 12 (3.22%) Selenium
6 11 (2.95%) Apache Ivy
6 11 (2.95%) JIRA
7 10 (2.68%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.68%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.14%) Toad
9 7 (1.88%) eggPlant
9 7 (1.88%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.61%) Log4j
11 3 (0.80%) Hudson
11 3 (0.80%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.54%) PVCS
12 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 2 (0.54%) ERwin
General
1 139 (37.27%) Finance
2 65 (17.43%) Banking
3 30 (8.04%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.90%) Retail
5 15 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.88%) Front Office
7 7 (1.88%) Private Banking
8 6 (1.61%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
9 3 (0.80%) Legal
9 3 (0.80%) Back Office
10 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing
11 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 78 (20.91%) Analyst
2 52 (13.94%) Developer
3 32 (8.58%) Architect
4 31 (8.31%) Business Analyst
5 29 (7.77%) Administrator
6 27 (7.24%) Support Analyst
7 24 (6.43%) Project Manager
8 22 (5.90%) Applications Support
9 21 (5.63%) Java Developer
10 19 (5.09%) DBA
10 19 (5.09%) UNIX Administrator
11 15 (4.02%) Applications Support Analyst
11 15 (4.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 14 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.49%) Oracle DBA
14 12 (3.22%) Technical Architect
15 11 (2.95%) Support Engineer
15 11 (2.95%) Incident Manager
16 10 (2.68%) Java Architect
16 10 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.19%) J2EE
2 35 (9.38%) XML
3 32 (8.58%) Web Services
3 32 (8.58%) HTML
4 26 (6.97%) Servlets
5 25 (6.70%) SOAP
6 18 (4.83%) Spring
7 17 (4.56%) Struts
7 17 (4.56%) XSLT
7 17 (4.56%) Hibernate
8 15 (4.02%) J2SE
8 15 (4.02%) CSS
9 13 (3.49%) REST
9 13 (3.49%) JSP
10 11 (2.95%) Ajax
11 10 (2.68%) CGI
11 10 (2.68%) JMS
11 10 (2.68%) Middleware
11 10 (2.68%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (2.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.09%) Clustering
2 12 (3.22%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.95%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.95%) Replication
4 10 (2.68%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (2.41%) PKI
6 8 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.14%) CLARiiON
6 8 (2.14%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.88%) Handset
8 6 (1.61%) CESG
8 6 (1.61%) Web 2.0
8 6 (1.61%) Derivative
8 6 (1.61%) Symmetrix
8 6 (1.61%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.34%) Open Source
9 5 (1.34%) HACMP
9 5 (1.34%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.34%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 178 (47.72%) UNIX
2 172 (46.11%) Linux
3 155 (41.55%) Solaris
4 77 (20.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (20.38%) Windows
6 41 (10.99%) AIX
7 24 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (6.43%) Oracle Linux
8 17 (4.56%) HPUX
9 14 (3.75%) Windows 7
10 12 (3.22%) SUSE
10 12 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.14%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.80%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.54%) Debian
13 2 (0.54%) zOS
13 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.27%) CentOS
14 1 (0.27%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (13.67%) Migration
2 44 (11.80%) ITIL
3 32 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (6.17%) UML
6 22 (5.90%) Change Management
6 22 (5.90%) Web Development
7 21 (5.63%) Incident Management
7 21 (5.63%) Service Delivery
8 18 (4.83%) Project Management
8 18 (4.83%) OO
8 18 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (4.56%) E-Commerce
10 16 (4.29%) Load Balancing
10 16 (4.29%) Multithreading
10 16 (4.29%) Change Control
11 15 (4.02%) Data Migration
11 15 (4.02%) Scrum
12 14 (3.75%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (28.69%) SQL
2 92 (24.66%) Java
3 69 (18.50%) Perl
4 62 (16.62%) Shell Script
5 29 (7.77%) Korn
6 26 (6.97%) JavaScript
7 24 (6.43%) PL/SQL
8 19 (5.09%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.02%) C
10 14 (3.75%) C++
11 13 (3.49%) Python
12 9 (2.41%) AWK
13 7 (1.88%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.88%) XPath
14 5 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.07%) Ruby
15 4 (1.07%) C#
15 4 (1.07%) PHP
16 3 (0.80%) C-shell
16 3 (0.80%) sed
Qualifications
1 35 (9.38%) Degree
2 30 (8.04%) Sun Certification
3 27 (7.24%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.83%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.34%) CCNA
8 4 (1.07%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.07%) RHCE
9 3 (0.80%) CISSP
9 3 (0.80%) CIMA
10 2 (0.54%) MCSE
10 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.54%) PMP
10 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.54%) ACCA
11 1 (0.27%) NCDA
11 1 (0.27%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.56%) QA
2 14 (3.75%) Solvency II
3 9 (2.41%) SLA
4 3 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.54%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.27%) UCITS
6 1 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 35 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.90%) NFS
3 20 (5.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 14 (3.75%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 12 (3.22%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (3.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 10 (2.68%) vSphere
8 8 (2.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (1.88%) RHEV
9 7 (1.88%) Sendmail
9 7 (1.88%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.88%) Xen
10 5 (1.34%) OCFS2
11 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.80%) XenApp
11 3 (0.80%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.54%) Samba
12 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (6.70%) Tivoli
2 12 (3.22%) NetBackup
2 12 (3.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 11 (2.95%) Puppet
4 10 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (2.41%) Data Guard
6 8 (2.14%) OpenSSO
7 7 (1.88%) Nagios
8 6 (1.61%) CA SiteMinder
8 6 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (1.61%) Cobbler
9 5 (1.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (1.07%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.80%) SCCM
11 3 (0.80%) Control-M
11 3 (0.80%) OpenView
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 184 (49.33%) Oracle
2 94 (25.20%) Red Hat
3 71 (19.03%) IBM
4 69 (18.50%) HP
5 45 (12.06%) VMware
6 36 (9.65%) NetApp
6 36 (9.65%) EMC
7 32 (8.58%) Microsoft
8 31 (8.31%) Sybase
9 22 (5.90%) Citrix
9 22 (5.90%) Veritas
10 21 (5.63%) Dell
11 17 (4.56%) SAP
12 16 (4.29%) Cisco
13 14 (3.75%) Cognos
14 12 (3.22%) JBoss
14 12 (3.22%) StorageTek
14 12 (3.22%) Atlassian
15 11 (2.95%) CA
15 11 (2.95%) Siebel
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