The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 341 318 287
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Contract jobs citing Sun 62 77 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.77% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 84
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £366 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £341
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.04 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-41.17% +27.50%
Sun
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9887 9951 9935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.61% 43.98% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6465 6509 6240
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 206 296
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in London

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the London region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in London

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in London

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the London region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in London

Sun
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
City of London -4 16 £455 +7.05% 6
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £180 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 69 (53.49%) Oracle
2 62 (48.06%) UNIX
3 56 (43.41%) Linux
4 49 (37.98%) SQL
5 43 (33.33%) Java
5 43 (33.33%) Finance
6 35 (27.13%) Solaris
7 31 (24.03%) SQL Server
8 26 (20.16%) Windows
9 24 (18.60%) Tomcat
10 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
10 22 (17.05%) Banking
11 21 (16.28%) Perl
12 20 (15.50%) J2EE
12 20 (15.50%) Red Hat
12 20 (15.50%) Migration
12 20 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (13.95%) Veritas
14 17 (13.18%) IBM
14 17 (13.18%) .NET
15 16 (12.40%) HP
15 16 (12.40%) WebSphere
16 15 (11.63%) Relational Database
16 15 (11.63%) Sun Certification
17 14 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (10.08%) Sybase
18 13 (10.08%) XML
18 13 (10.08%) Shell Script
19 12 (9.30%) SAN

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 24 (18.60%) Tomcat
2 16 (12.40%) WebSphere
3 12 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.30%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (9.30%) Apache Solr
4 10 (7.75%) WebLogic
4 10 (7.75%) GlassFish
5 9 (6.98%) IIS
6 8 (6.20%) JBoss
7 7 (5.43%) MS Exchange
7 7 (5.43%) Apache
8 5 (3.88%) Lync
9 4 (3.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.55%) iPlanet
12 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.78%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.55%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Cognos TM1
1 5 (3.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (3.10%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.78%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.55%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.30%) SAN
2 9 (6.98%) HTTP
3 8 (6.20%) LDAP
4 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.65%) VLAN
5 5 (3.88%) NAS
5 5 (3.88%) SNMP
5 5 (3.88%) DNS
6 4 (3.10%) VoIP
6 4 (3.10%) WAN
6 4 (3.10%) Firewall
7 3 (2.33%) Multicast
7 3 (2.33%) VPN
8 2 (1.55%) Internet
8 2 (1.55%) SSL
8 2 (1.55%) IGMP
8 2 (1.55%) BGP
8 2 (1.55%) OSPF
8 2 (1.55%) IPsec
8 2 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.63%) Relational Database
3 14 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.20%) MySQL
4 8 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.43%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.65%) Data Mart
7 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.88%) MarkLogic
8 3 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.33%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.55%) Star Schema
9 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.78%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 6 (4.65%) Ant
2 6 (4.65%) Eclipse RCP
3 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.10%) Gradle
3 4 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.33%) Subversion
4 3 (2.33%) Maven
5 2 (1.55%) Xcode
5 2 (1.55%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.55%) Hudson
5 2 (1.55%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.78%) JIRA
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
General
1 43 (33.33%) Finance
2 22 (17.05%) Banking
3 9 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.43%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.33%) Local Government
6 2 (1.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.55%) International Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Developer
2 19 (14.73%) Analyst
3 16 (12.40%) Administrator
4 14 (10.85%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (7.75%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.98%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 9 (6.98%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (6.20%) Architect
7 8 (6.20%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Consultant
8 7 (5.43%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) DBA
9 6 (4.65%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.88%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) UNIX Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) SQL DBA
11 4 (3.10%) Applications Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) J2EE
2 17 (13.18%) .NET
3 13 (10.08%) XML
4 9 (6.98%) EJB
4 9 (6.98%) HTML
4 9 (6.98%) Web Services
4 9 (6.98%) Middleware
5 8 (6.20%) Spring
6 7 (5.43%) JSP
7 6 (4.65%) Swing
7 6 (4.65%) SWT
7 6 (4.65%) SailPoint
8 5 (3.88%) Ajax
8 5 (3.88%) Java EE
8 5 (3.88%) Lucene
8 5 (3.88%) Hibernate
8 5 (3.88%) Servlets
8 5 (3.88%) SOAP
8 5 (3.88%) CSS
9 4 (3.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.65%) Clustering
2 6 (4.65%) Replication
3 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.10%) Open Source
5 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.33%) PKI
5 3 (2.33%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.55%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.55%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) Wiki
7 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.78%) FMCG
7 1 (0.78%) iPhone
7 1 (0.78%) iSeries
7 1 (0.78%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 62 (48.06%) UNIX
2 56 (43.41%) Linux
3 35 (27.13%) Solaris
4 26 (20.16%) Windows
5 20 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.98%) AIX
7 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.33%) Windows NT
7 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.55%) HPUX
8 2 (1.55%) SUSE
8 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.55%) Android
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.50%) Migration
2 13 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (7.75%) ITIL
4 10 (7.75%) Software Engineering
4 10 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.98%) Data Cleansing
6 8 (6.20%) Change Management
6 8 (6.20%) Data Migration
6 8 (6.20%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (6.20%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.43%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.43%) Release Management
7 7 (5.43%) Risk Management
7 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.65%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.65%) Project Management
8 6 (4.65%) Identity Management
8 6 (4.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 49 (37.98%) SQL
2 43 (33.33%) Java
3 21 (16.28%) Perl
4 13 (10.08%) Shell Script
5 12 (9.30%) PL/SQL
5 12 (9.30%) JavaScript
6 11 (8.53%) Bash Shell
7 8 (6.20%) Python
7 8 (6.20%) Korn
8 5 (3.88%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.10%) C#
9 4 (3.10%) C++
9 4 (3.10%) C-shell
10 3 (2.33%) Ruby
10 3 (2.33%) VBA
11 2 (1.55%) C
11 2 (1.55%) BeanShell
11 2 (1.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.78%) XPath
12 1 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (11.63%) Sun Certification
2 10 (7.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.33%) Degree
5 3 (2.33%) CISSP
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.55%) RHCE
6 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.55%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.78%) CITP
7 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) GIAC
7 1 (0.78%) CISA
7 1 (0.78%) CCNP
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) CCDP
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) QA
1 9 (6.98%) GAAP
2 6 (4.65%) Solvency II
3 4 (3.10%) WAI
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (4.65%) NFS
6 4 (3.10%) Xen
7 3 (2.33%) iptables
7 3 (2.33%) Squid
7 3 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (5.43%) Puppet
2 6 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (3.10%) Control-M
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (3.10%) BladeLogic
5 3 (2.33%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.33%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.33%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.55%) OpenView
6 2 (1.55%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.55%) CFEngine
6 2 (1.55%) Iperf
7 1 (0.78%) Kibana
7 1 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.78%) SCCM
7 1 (0.78%) SCOM
7 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (53.49%) Oracle
2 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
3 20 (15.50%) Red Hat
4 18 (13.95%) Veritas
5 17 (13.18%) IBM
6 16 (12.40%) HP
7 13 (10.08%) Sybase
8 12 (9.30%) Cognos
9 10 (7.75%) Cisco
9 10 (7.75%) VMware
10 8 (6.20%) Citrix
11 7 (5.43%) Remedy
12 5 (3.88%) Splunk
12 5 (3.88%) Dell
13 4 (3.10%) Avaya
13 4 (3.10%) Juniper
13 4 (3.10%) NetApp
13 4 (3.10%) Apple
13 4 (3.10%) EMC
13 4 (3.10%) Symantec
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 26 days ago