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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 350 333 276
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -57
Contract jobs citing Sun 74 79 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.34% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.77% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 55 100
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.54 £46.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -51.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £15.42 £44.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.89 £48.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-56.36% +37.50%
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
10425 10213 10562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.69% 44.57% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6885 6528 6618
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 208 303
Average hourly rate £19.88 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £32.03 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

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

Sun Hourly Rate Histogram 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 July 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 -14 16 £433 +4.84% 4
Romford - 2 - - 1
Croydon -9 1 £450 +80.00%
Twickenham - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £180 -
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 62 (45.93%) Linux
2 61 (45.19%) Oracle
3 60 (44.44%) UNIX
4 50 (37.04%) SQL
5 45 (33.33%) Finance
6 41 (30.37%) Solaris
7 37 (27.41%) Java
8 30 (22.22%) Windows
9 28 (20.74%) SQL Server
10 27 (20.00%) HP
10 27 (20.00%) Banking
11 25 (18.52%) Perl
12 24 (17.78%) Red Hat
13 23 (17.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (15.56%) Veritas
14 21 (15.56%) Microsoft
14 21 (15.56%) Migration
15 20 (14.81%) Data Centre
16 18 (13.33%) IBM
17 17 (12.59%) XML
18 16 (11.85%) ITIL
18 16 (11.85%) JavaScript
18 16 (11.85%) J2EE
18 16 (11.85%) SAN
19 15 (11.11%) Shell Script
19 15 (11.11%) Tomcat
20 14 (10.37%) AIX
20 14 (10.37%) .NET
20 14 (10.37%) Sybase
20 14 (10.37%) Sun Certification

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 12 (8.89%) WebSphere
3 10 (7.41%) IIS
4 8 (5.93%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.19%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.19%) Apache
6 6 (4.44%) JBoss
6 6 (4.44%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.96%) Apache Solr
7 4 (2.96%) iPlanet
7 4 (2.96%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.22%) Lync
8 3 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.74%) Confluence
9 1 (0.74%) Jetty
9 1 (0.74%) nginx
9 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.48%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Cognos TM1
1 5 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (2.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.96%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.74%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.74%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.48%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.48%) GitHub
2 2 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.85%) SAN
2 13 (9.63%) LDAP
3 9 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.67%) DNS
4 8 (5.93%) HTTP
5 7 (5.19%) SNMP
5 7 (5.19%) NAS
6 6 (4.44%) VLAN
6 6 (4.44%) WAN
7 5 (3.70%) VPN
8 4 (2.96%) Firewall
9 3 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.22%) Multicast
9 3 (2.22%) SSL
9 3 (2.22%) VoIP
10 2 (1.48%) PBX
10 2 (1.48%) ATM
10 2 (1.48%) MPLS
10 2 (1.48%) OSPF
10 2 (1.48%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.37%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (8.15%) MySQL
5 9 (6.67%) RDBMS
6 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (4.44%) Data Mart
8 4 (2.96%) MarkLogic
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.22%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.48%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.74%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Ant
2 6 (4.44%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.70%) Gradle
4 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.96%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (2.96%) Subversion
4 4 (2.96%) Maven
4 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.22%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (2.22%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.48%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.48%) Hudson
6 2 (1.48%) JIRA
6 2 (1.48%) Xcode
7 1 (0.74%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.74%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.74%) JMeter
General
1 45 (33.33%) Finance
2 27 (20.00%) Banking
3 12 (8.89%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.19%) General Ledger
5 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.48%) Retail
6 2 (1.48%) International Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Front Office
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Local Government
7 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (15.56%) Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) Administrator
3 18 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (11.85%) Developer
5 12 (8.89%) Architect
6 10 (7.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 10 (7.41%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (5.93%) Data Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.44%) UNIX Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Consultant
8 6 (4.44%) DBA
9 5 (3.70%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) SQL DBA
9 5 (3.70%) DevOps Specialist
9 5 (3.70%) Monitoring Specialist
10 4 (2.96%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) XML
2 16 (11.85%) J2EE
3 14 (10.37%) .NET
4 13 (9.63%) HTML
5 9 (6.67%) JSP
5 9 (6.67%) SOAP
6 8 (5.93%) Web Services
6 8 (5.93%) Spring
7 7 (5.19%) Servlets
7 7 (5.19%) Middleware
8 6 (4.44%) EJB
8 6 (4.44%) Java EE
8 6 (4.44%) SailPoint
9 5 (3.70%) Ajax
9 5 (3.70%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.70%) JSON
9 5 (3.70%) CSS
10 4 (2.96%) RESTful
10 4 (2.96%) Lucene
10 4 (2.96%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.44%) Replication
4 5 (3.70%) Clustering
5 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.96%) iSeries
6 3 (2.22%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.22%) AS400
6 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.48%) PKI
7 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.48%) Tandem
7 2 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.74%) SecurID
8 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.74%) HACMP
8 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 62 (45.93%) Linux
2 60 (44.44%) UNIX
3 41 (30.37%) Solaris
4 30 (22.22%) Windows
5 23 (17.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (10.37%) AIX
7 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.48%) HPUX
8 2 (1.48%) Android
8 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.74%) CentOS
9 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.74%) zOS
9 1 (0.74%) SUSE
9 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.56%) Migration
2 16 (11.85%) ITIL
3 13 (9.63%) Project Management
4 11 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (8.15%) Incident Management
4 11 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 9 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (5.93%) Data Cleansing
7 8 (5.93%) Data Migration
7 8 (5.93%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.93%) Change Management
7 8 (5.93%) DevOps
8 7 (5.19%) ERP
8 7 (5.19%) Service Management
8 7 (5.19%) Risk Management
8 7 (5.19%) Workflow
8 7 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.04%) SQL
2 37 (27.41%) Java
3 25 (18.52%) Perl
4 16 (11.85%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 13 (9.63%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.89%) Python
8 11 (8.15%) PL/SQL
9 8 (5.93%) Korn
10 7 (5.19%) Ruby
11 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.70%) C++
12 4 (2.96%) BeanShell
12 4 (2.96%) C-shell
13 3 (2.22%) VBA
14 2 (1.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (1.48%) C
14 2 (1.48%) C#
15 1 (0.74%) PHP
15 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (10.37%) Sun Certification
2 9 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.96%) Degree
5 3 (2.22%) CCNP
5 3 (2.22%) CCNA
5 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.48%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.48%) RHCE
6 2 (1.48%) CCDP
6 2 (1.48%) CISSP
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.74%) CITP
7 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) GAAP
2 8 (5.93%) QA
3 6 (4.44%) Solvency II
4 4 (2.96%) WAI
5 1 (0.74%) SLA
5 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (7.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (5.93%) NFS
2 8 (5.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (2.96%) Xen
5 3 (2.22%) iptables
6 2 (1.48%) Squid
6 2 (1.48%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.74%) vSphere
7 1 (0.74%) vCloud
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.74%) KVM
7 1 (0.74%) Docker
7 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.74%) Samba
7 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.74%) XenApp
7 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) Puppet
1 8 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.19%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (2.96%) BladeLogic
3 4 (2.96%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (2.96%) Control-M
4 3 (2.22%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.22%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.48%) Iperf
5 2 (1.48%) OpenView
5 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.48%) CFEngine
5 2 (1.48%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.74%) SCCM
6 1 (0.74%) SCOM
6 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 61 (45.19%) Oracle
2 27 (20.00%) HP
3 24 (17.78%) Red Hat
4 21 (15.56%) Veritas
4 21 (15.56%) Microsoft
5 18 (13.33%) IBM
6 14 (10.37%) Sybase
7 13 (9.63%) VMware
8 12 (8.89%) Remedy
8 12 (8.89%) Cognos
9 10 (7.41%) Cisco
10 7 (5.19%) Citrix
10 7 (5.19%) Splunk
11 6 (4.44%) NetApp
12 5 (3.70%) Juniper
12 5 (3.70%) EMC
12 5 (3.70%) Symantec
13 4 (2.96%) F5
13 4 (2.96%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (2.96%) Apple
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