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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 330 284 254
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -30
Contract jobs citing Sun 65 119 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.54% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 1.22% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 71 82
Average daily rate
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£423 £419 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +4.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -63.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £39.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-5.70% +68.00%
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
9537 9776 9100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.84% 44.54% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6249 6246 5798
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 215 243
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -2 19 £478 +0.52% 7
Croydon -4 1 £300 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Bromley - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 61 (46.21%) UNIX
2 56 (42.42%) Finance
3 52 (39.39%) Linux
4 51 (38.64%) Oracle
5 46 (34.85%) SQL
6 42 (31.82%) Solaris
7 34 (25.76%) SQL Server
8 33 (25.00%) Banking
9 26 (19.70%) Java
9 26 (19.70%) Tomcat
10 23 (17.42%) Windows
10 23 (17.42%) Microsoft
11 21 (15.91%) Veritas
12 18 (13.64%) Shell Script
12 18 (13.64%) SAN
12 18 (13.64%) SharePoint
12 18 (13.64%) Sybase
12 18 (13.64%) Migration
13 17 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (12.88%) HP
14 16 (12.12%) IBM
14 16 (12.12%) VMware
14 16 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (11.36%) Red Hat
15 15 (11.36%) Cognos
15 15 (11.36%) .NET
16 14 (10.61%) EMC
17 13 (9.85%) Active Directory

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 26 (19.70%) Tomcat
2 18 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 13 (9.85%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (6.82%) WebLogic
4 9 (6.82%) IIS
4 9 (6.82%) GlassFish
4 9 (6.82%) Apache Solr
5 8 (6.06%) MS Exchange
6 7 (5.30%) JBoss
6 7 (5.30%) Apache
7 5 (3.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (3.79%) Lync
8 3 (2.27%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.52%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.03%) MS Office
3 3 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.76%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (3.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.27%) Cognos Controller
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (1.52%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.64%) SAN
2 9 (6.82%) Firewall
2 9 (6.82%) HTTP
2 9 (6.82%) DNS
3 7 (5.30%) LDAP
4 6 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.79%) DHCP
6 4 (3.03%) VPN
6 4 (3.03%) WAN
7 3 (2.27%) LAN
7 3 (2.27%) VoIP
7 3 (2.27%) Internet
7 3 (2.27%) Multicast
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.52%) NAS
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.52%) SSL
8 2 (1.52%) IGMP
8 2 (1.52%) VLAN
8 2 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 10 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (6.82%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (3.03%) MySQL
9 4 (3.03%) Data Mart
9 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (2.27%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.52%) MarkLogic
11 2 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.52%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.79%) Eclipse RCP
2 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.27%) Gradle
4 3 (2.27%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.27%) Hudson
4 3 (2.27%) Ant
4 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.27%) Subversion
4 3 (2.27%) Maven
5 2 (1.52%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.52%) Xcode
5 2 (1.52%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.76%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.76%) JIRA
6 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (42.42%) Finance
2 33 (25.00%) Banking
3 13 (9.85%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.27%) Local Government
4 3 (2.27%) Legal
4 3 (2.27%) Front Office
5 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (23.48%) Analyst
2 18 (13.64%) Developer
2 18 (13.64%) Administrator
3 13 (9.85%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) DBA
4 12 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
5 11 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 10 (7.58%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.82%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.82%) Applications Support
8 8 (6.06%) SQL DBA
8 8 (6.06%) UNIX Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.30%) Consultant
10 6 (4.55%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.55%) UNIX Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) Oracle DBA
11 4 (3.03%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.03%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.36%) .NET
2 9 (6.82%) J2EE
2 9 (6.82%) Middleware
3 5 (3.79%) Swing
3 5 (3.79%) EJB
3 5 (3.79%) Web Services
3 5 (3.79%) XML
3 5 (3.79%) SWT
4 4 (3.03%) HTML
4 4 (3.03%) SailPoint
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.27%) CGI
5 3 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.52%) Lucene
6 2 (1.52%) Ajax
6 2 (1.52%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.52%) XSL
6 2 (1.52%) CSS
6 2 (1.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Clustering
2 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.33%) Replication
4 8 (6.06%) Symmetrix DMX
5 7 (5.30%) Wiki
6 6 (4.55%) Derivative
7 5 (3.79%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (3.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.03%) PKI
8 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.27%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.52%) CLARiiON
10 2 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.52%) Equities
10 2 (1.52%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.52%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 61 (46.21%) UNIX
2 52 (39.39%) Linux
3 42 (31.82%) Solaris
4 23 (17.42%) Windows
5 16 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.06%) SUSE
7 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.79%) HPUX
9 4 (3.03%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.27%) AIX
10 3 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.27%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.52%) Android
11 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.64%) Migration
2 16 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (9.09%) Change Management
4 11 (8.33%) ITIL
4 11 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (7.58%) Release Management
5 10 (7.58%) Problem Management
5 10 (7.58%) Data Cleansing
6 8 (6.06%) Data Migration
6 8 (6.06%) Data Modelling
7 7 (5.30%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.30%) Physical Data Model
8 6 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.79%) Workflow
9 5 (3.79%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.85%) SQL
2 26 (19.70%) Java
3 18 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 12 (9.09%) Korn
5 11 (8.33%) Perl
6 10 (7.58%) PL/SQL
7 7 (5.30%) VB
8 6 (4.55%) VBScript
9 5 (3.79%) C#
9 5 (3.79%) C++
9 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.03%) Python
11 2 (1.52%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.76%) VB6
12 1 (0.76%) XQuery
12 1 (0.76%) Tcl
12 1 (0.76%) C
12 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.30%) Sun Certification
3 5 (3.79%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.03%) Degree
4 4 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.27%) CISSP
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.27%) GIAC
6 2 (1.52%) GCIA
6 2 (1.52%) RHCE
6 2 (1.52%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.76%) CITP
7 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.76%) CNA
7 1 (0.76%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.76%) OCP
7 1 (0.76%) ACCA
7 1 (0.76%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) GAAP
2 7 (5.30%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) UCITS
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 9 (6.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.79%) Squid
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (2.27%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.52%) NFS
8 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) Puppet
2 4 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (3.03%) Data Guard
2 4 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.03%) BladeLogic
3 3 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (2.27%) Control-M
3 3 (2.27%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.52%) SCOM
4 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.52%) CFEngine
4 2 (1.52%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.52%) Nagios
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (38.64%) Oracle
2 23 (17.42%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.91%) Veritas
4 18 (13.64%) Sybase
5 17 (12.88%) HP
6 16 (12.12%) IBM
6 16 (12.12%) VMware
7 15 (11.36%) Cognos
7 15 (11.36%) Red Hat
8 14 (10.61%) EMC
9 10 (7.58%) Cisco
10 8 (6.06%) Citrix
11 5 (3.79%) Dell
11 5 (3.79%) Murex
12 4 (3.03%) Avaya
12 4 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (3.03%) NetApp
12 4 (3.03%) Symantec
13 3 (2.27%) Remedy
13 3 (2.27%) CA
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