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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 437 435 351
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -84
Contract jobs citing Sun 144 145 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.31% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.69% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 77 132
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 12
Average hourly rate £51.75 £33.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.04% +95.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.45 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £35.18 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+44.98% -20.05%
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
20222 21084 20149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.85% 45.74% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 12496 11397
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 899 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +19 46 £400 +6.66% 7
London -33 36 £455 +7.69% 18
North West -6 24 £450 - 4
East Midlands - 17 £385 - 3
South West -1 9 £438 -8.47% 1
North East - 8 £438 -
East of England -4 4 - -
West Midlands -28 3 £300 -14.28% 1
Yorkshire -9 2 £331 +1.92% 2
Midlands - 1 £445 -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 149 (53.02%) Unix
2 143 (50.89%) Solaris
3 140 (49.82%) Oracle
4 132 (46.98%) Linux
5 86 (30.60%) Windows
6 84 (29.89%) Perl
7 79 (28.11%) VMware
8 77 (27.40%) SAN
8 77 (27.40%) Red Hat
9 72 (25.62%) Java
10 69 (24.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (24.20%) HP
12 64 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (22.42%) Shell Script
14 60 (21.35%) Finance
15 59 (21.00%) Veritas
16 57 (20.28%) Security Cleared
17 54 (19.22%) Banking
18 52 (18.51%) IBM
18 52 (18.51%) Data Centre
19 51 (18.15%) High Availability
20 49 (17.44%) Degree
21 45 (16.01%) AIX
22 43 (15.30%) ITIL
23 41 (14.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
24 39 (13.88%) Disaster Recovery
24 39 (13.88%) SQL
24 39 (13.88%) Microsoft
25 38 (13.52%) Cisco
26 37 (13.17%) EMC

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (10.68%) WebSphere
2 28 (9.96%) WebLogic
3 24 (8.54%) Apache
4 22 (7.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 22 (7.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 19 (6.76%) Tomcat
6 16 (5.69%) Oracle Application Server
7 15 (5.34%) IIS
7 15 (5.34%) JBoss
8 10 (3.56%) AquaLogic
8 10 (3.56%) MQSeries
8 10 (3.56%) Tuxedo
9 9 (3.20%) Jetty
9 9 (3.20%) nginx
10 8 (2.85%) SharePoint
11 7 (2.49%) Node.js
12 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
12 6 (2.14%) Oracle 10gAS
13 5 (1.78%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.78%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (3.20%) MS Office
2 7 (2.49%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.42%) Sentinel
3 3 (1.07%) Misys Opics
3 3 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) BASE24
5 1 (0.36%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.36%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.36%) RMDS
5 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.42%) IaaS
2 3 (1.07%) GitHub
2 3 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.07%) PaaS
2 3 (1.07%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 77 (27.40%) SAN
2 31 (11.03%) NAS
3 28 (9.96%) TCP/IP
4 27 (9.61%) Firewall
5 25 (8.90%) LDAP
5 25 (8.90%) SSL
6 23 (8.19%) DNS
7 19 (6.76%) WAN
8 14 (4.98%) Fibre Channel
8 14 (4.98%) Internet
9 13 (4.63%) HTTP
9 13 (4.63%) SSH
10 12 (4.27%) LAN
11 11 (3.91%) DHCP
12 8 (2.85%) FTP
13 7 (2.49%) VPN
14 6 (2.14%) IPsec
14 6 (2.14%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.78%) VoIP
16 4 (1.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.05%) MySQL
3 16 (5.69%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.56%) VLDB
5 9 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (3.20%) OLTP
6 8 (2.85%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.14%) PowerCenter
9 5 (1.78%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.07%) Big Data
11 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.34%) Maven
2 13 (4.63%) Ant
3 11 (3.91%) Eclipse
3 11 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.56%) ClearCase
4 10 (3.56%) Subversion
5 9 (3.20%) Apache Ivy
6 7 (2.49%) Selenium
7 6 (2.14%) AccuRev
7 6 (2.14%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.14%) Log4j
8 5 (1.78%) Introscope
8 5 (1.78%) JUnit
8 5 (1.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.42%) JIRA
10 3 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.07%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.07%) JMeter
10 3 (1.07%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.07%) PVCS
General
1 60 (21.35%) Finance
2 54 (19.22%) Banking
3 32 (11.39%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.56%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.78%) Back Office
5 5 (1.78%) Front Office
5 5 (1.78%) Retail
6 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.42%) Marketing
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.71%) International Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.36%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (20.28%) Administrator
2 46 (16.37%) Unix Administrator
3 41 (14.59%) Architect
4 33 (11.74%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (11.39%) Developer
6 30 (10.68%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 27 (9.61%) Analyst
8 20 (7.12%) Java Developer
9 19 (6.76%) Solaris Administrator
10 14 (4.98%) Solaris Systems Administrator
11 13 (4.63%) Applications Support
12 12 (4.27%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.27%) Unix Engineer
13 11 (3.91%) Consultant
13 11 (3.91%) Storage Administrator
14 10 (3.56%) Infrastructure Architect
15 9 (3.20%) 1st Line Support
16 8 (2.85%) Applications Developer
16 8 (2.85%) Applications Support Analyst
16 8 (2.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.32%) J2EE
2 21 (7.47%) Middleware
3 19 (6.76%) Software Packaging
4 13 (4.63%) HTML
5 12 (4.27%) Servlets
6 11 (3.91%) .NET
7 10 (3.56%) jQuery
7 10 (3.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 9 (3.20%) XML
9 8 (2.85%) Spring
10 7 (2.49%) POSIX
10 7 (2.49%) Web Services
11 6 (2.14%) CSS
11 6 (2.14%) EJB
12 5 (1.78%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.78%) Java EE
12 5 (1.78%) JMS
12 5 (1.78%) JNDI
12 5 (1.78%) LAMP
12 5 (1.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.51%) Data Centre
2 32 (11.39%) Computer Science
3 23 (8.19%) Clustering
4 22 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.91%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.20%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.85%) FlexPod
7 8 (2.85%) VCE vBlock
8 7 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.49%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (2.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (2.49%) iSeries
8 7 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.49%) Replication
8 7 (2.49%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.78%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.42%) Derivative
10 4 (1.42%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.42%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 149 (53.02%) Unix
2 143 (50.89%) Solaris
3 132 (46.98%) Linux
4 86 (30.60%) Windows
5 69 (24.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (16.01%) AIX
7 19 (6.76%) HPUX
7 19 (6.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 11 (3.91%) Windows Server
9 10 (3.56%) OS/390
9 10 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.20%) Windows 7
11 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (1.42%) CentOS
14 3 (1.07%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.07%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.71%) SUSE
15 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.15%) High Availability
2 43 (15.30%) ITIL
3 39 (13.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (8.19%) Configuration Management
6 21 (7.47%) Change Management
6 21 (7.47%) Migration
7 20 (7.12%) Project Management
7 20 (7.12%) Release Management
8 19 (6.76%) CRM
9 18 (6.41%) Service Delivery
10 17 (6.05%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (6.05%) Unit Testing
11 16 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (5.69%) Security Management
12 15 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (5.34%) Patch Management
12 15 (5.34%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (5.34%) Problem Management
12 15 (5.34%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 84 (29.89%) Perl
2 72 (25.62%) Java
3 63 (22.42%) Shell Script
4 39 (13.88%) SQL
5 34 (12.10%) Korn
6 31 (11.03%) Bash Shell
7 24 (8.54%) JavaScript
8 21 (7.47%) Python
9 20 (7.12%) C++
10 17 (6.05%) C
11 13 (4.63%) C-shell
12 12 (4.27%) PHP
13 9 (3.20%) PowerShell
14 8 (2.85%) PL/SQL
15 7 (2.49%) Lua
16 5 (1.78%) Jython
17 4 (1.42%) Bourne shell
17 4 (1.42%) Ruby
17 4 (1.42%) VBA
18 3 (1.07%) C#
Qualifications
1 57 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 49 (17.44%) Degree
3 25 (8.90%) SC Cleared
4 24 (8.54%) Sun Certification
5 18 (6.41%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.49%) CISA
7 7 (2.49%) CISM
7 7 (2.49%) CISSP
7 7 (2.49%) IISP
8 5 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.42%) CCSP
10 3 (1.07%) CCNA
10 3 (1.07%) CCNP
10 3 (1.07%) ISEB
10 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.71%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.49%) ISO27005
2 7 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.14%) ISAE 3402
3 6 (2.14%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.14%) SLA
4 5 (1.78%) QA
5 1 (0.36%) GxP
5 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 64 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (14.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 32 (11.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 24 (8.54%) Veritas File System
5 21 (7.47%) NFS
6 20 (7.12%) Active Directory
7 15 (5.34%) Hyper-V
8 12 (4.27%) vSphere
9 8 (2.85%) RHEV
10 7 (2.49%) GlusterFS
10 7 (2.49%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.49%) Xen
11 6 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (2.14%) Samba
12 5 (1.78%) vCloud
12 5 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.42%) Docker
13 4 (1.42%) XenDesktop
14 3 (1.07%) GPFS
15 2 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (8.54%) NetBackup
2 21 (7.47%) Oracle ZFS
3 15 (5.34%) Puppet
3 15 (5.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 12 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.49%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.78%) CA Wily
7 5 (1.78%) OpenView
8 4 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.07%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.07%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.71%) Control-M
10 2 (0.71%) vMotion
11 1 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 140 (49.82%) Oracle
2 79 (28.11%) VMware
3 77 (27.40%) Red Hat
4 68 (24.20%) HP
5 59 (21.00%) Veritas
6 52 (18.51%) IBM
7 39 (13.88%) Microsoft
8 38 (13.52%) Cisco
9 37 (13.17%) EMC
10 25 (8.90%) Brocade
11 18 (6.41%) StorageTek
12 17 (6.05%) Opsware
13 16 (5.69%) Axway
14 15 (5.34%) SAP
15 11 (3.91%) Dell
16 10 (3.56%) Citrix
16 10 (3.56%) Fujitsu
16 10 (3.56%) Metastorm
17 8 (2.85%) Siebel
17 8 (2.85%) Symantec
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Rate: £325 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £340 - £375 per day
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London
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Rate: £51 per hour
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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Central London / West End
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Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
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