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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 373 349 282
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -67
Contract jobs citing Sun 35 66 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.31% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.69% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 76
Average daily rate £440 £423 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £314 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.05%
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
8591 9589 9860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.57% 45.21% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5620 6357 6319
Average daily rate £438 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 198 221
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 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
City of London +23 8 £400 -20.00% 4
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 47 (52.22%) Unix
2 39 (43.33%) Linux
3 37 (41.11%) Oracle
3 37 (41.11%) Banking
4 35 (38.89%) Finance
5 34 (37.78%) Solaris
6 32 (35.56%) Perl
7 24 (26.67%) SQL
7 24 (26.67%) Windows
8 23 (25.56%) Shell Script
8 23 (25.56%) Investment Banking
9 22 (24.44%) HP
10 21 (23.33%) Veritas
11 20 (22.22%) Java
12 18 (20.00%) Red Hat
13 17 (18.89%) NFS
13 17 (18.89%) VMware
14 15 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (14.44%) Patch Management
15 13 (14.44%) SAN
15 13 (14.44%) Python
15 13 (14.44%) LDAP
16 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
17 11 (12.22%) HTML
17 11 (12.22%) Cisco
18 10 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
18 10 (11.11%) IBM
18 10 (11.11%) EMC

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 9 (10.00%) Apache
2 7 (7.78%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.67%) Node.js
4 5 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.44%) JBoss
6 3 (3.33%) Confluence
6 3 (3.33%) Jetty
6 3 (3.33%) nginx
6 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.11%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.11%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Office
2 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Sentinel
2 3 (3.33%) Misys Opics
3 2 (2.22%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.11%) ION MarketView
4 1 (1.11%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.11%) RMDS
4 1 (1.11%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.33%) GitHub
2 3 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.44%) LDAP
1 13 (14.44%) SAN
2 9 (10.00%) DNS
3 8 (8.89%) Firewall
4 5 (5.56%) NAS
5 4 (4.44%) Kerberos
5 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.44%) VPN
6 3 (3.33%) DMZ
6 3 (3.33%) HTTP
7 2 (2.22%) Internet
7 2 (2.22%) LAN
7 2 (2.22%) SSL
7 2 (2.22%) WAN
8 1 (1.11%) DHCP
8 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.11%) OSPF
8 1 (1.11%) SNMP
8 1 (1.11%) VRRP
8 1 (1.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) MySQL
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.11%) BODI
6 1 (1.11%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Ant
1 4 (4.44%) Eclipse
1 4 (4.44%) Maven
1 4 (4.44%) Subversion
2 3 (3.33%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (3.33%) Artifactory
2 3 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.33%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.33%) CruiseControl
2 3 (3.33%) FishEye
2 3 (3.33%) Gerrit
2 3 (3.33%) Gradle
2 3 (3.33%) Hudson
2 3 (3.33%) Jasmine
2 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.33%) JMeter
2 3 (3.33%) Mercurial
2 3 (3.33%) PhantomJS
2 3 (3.33%) PVCS
2 3 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (41.11%) Banking
2 35 (38.89%) Finance
3 23 (25.56%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.56%) Front Office
5 4 (4.44%) Back Office
6 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.22%) International Banking
7 2 (2.22%) Legal
7 2 (2.22%) Retail
8 1 (1.11%) Marketing
8 1 (1.11%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Administrator
2 17 (18.89%) Unix Administrator
3 16 (17.78%) Analyst
3 16 (17.78%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (17.78%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 13 (14.44%) Solaris Administrator
5 11 (12.22%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 9 (10.00%) Applications Support
7 7 (7.78%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) Developer
8 6 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.44%) Cutover Manager
10 4 (4.44%) DBA
10 4 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 4 (4.44%) SQL DBA
10 4 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) HTML
2 6 (6.67%) XML
3 5 (5.56%) JNDI
3 5 (5.56%) Web Services
4 4 (4.44%) CSS
4 4 (4.44%) jQuery
4 4 (4.44%) LAMP
5 3 (3.33%) CGI
5 3 (3.33%) HTML5
5 3 (3.33%) J2EE
5 3 (3.33%) Java EE
5 3 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (3.33%) Middleware
5 3 (3.33%) Servlets
5 3 (3.33%) Spring
6 2 (2.22%) CSS3
6 2 (2.22%) JDBC
6 2 (2.22%) React
6 2 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.78%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.44%) Derivative
3 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.33%) Clustering
4 3 (3.33%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.33%) Tandem
5 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (1.11%) iPad
6 1 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.11%) RIA
6 1 (1.11%) SecurID
6 1 (1.11%) User Experience
6 1 (1.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (52.22%) Unix
2 39 (43.33%) Linux
3 34 (37.78%) Solaris
4 24 (26.67%) Windows
5 15 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.44%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.33%) CentOS
8 3 (3.33%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.22%) AIX
10 1 (1.11%) HPUX
10 1 (1.11%) VMS
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (14.44%) Patch Management
3 12 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (11.11%) High Availability
5 8 (8.89%) ITIL
5 8 (8.89%) Project Management
6 7 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.78%) Line Management
7 5 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.56%) Change Management
7 5 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (5.56%) Migration
7 5 (5.56%) Scrum
7 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.56%) Web Application Development
8 4 (4.44%) Identity Management
8 4 (4.44%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.56%) Perl
2 24 (26.67%) SQL
3 23 (25.56%) Shell Script
4 20 (22.22%) Java
5 13 (14.44%) Python
6 10 (11.11%) C-shell
7 9 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (7.78%) Korn
9 4 (4.44%) PHP
9 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.44%) Ruby
9 4 (4.44%) VBA
10 3 (3.33%) C
10 3 (3.33%) C++
11 2 (2.22%) ES6
12 1 (1.11%) Bourne shell
12 1 (1.11%) C#
12 1 (1.11%) Jython
12 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) ISEB
2 3 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) ACCA
3 2 (2.22%) CIMA
4 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.11%) APMP
4 1 (1.11%) CCIE
4 1 (1.11%) CCNP
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.11%) GxP
3 1 (1.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (18.89%) NFS
2 9 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
6 4 (4.44%) Docker
6 4 (4.44%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.33%) Samba
7 3 (3.33%) vCloud
8 2 (2.22%) vSphere
9 1 (1.11%) BIND 9
9 1 (1.11%) KVM
9 1 (1.11%) Novell eDirectory
9 1 (1.11%) pfSense
9 1 (1.11%) RHEV
9 1 (1.11%) Snort
9 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) Puppet
2 8 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.33%) HAProxy
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.22%) Control-M
5 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.11%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.11%) Icinga
6 1 (1.11%) OpenSSO
6 1 (1.11%) OpenView
6 1 (1.11%) Packer
6 1 (1.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.11%) vRealize
6 1 (1.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 37 (41.11%) Oracle
2 22 (24.44%) HP
3 21 (23.33%) Veritas
4 18 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 17 (18.89%) VMware
6 11 (12.22%) Cisco
7 10 (11.11%) EMC
7 10 (11.11%) IBM
8 6 (6.67%) SAP
9 5 (5.56%) Splunk
10 4 (4.44%) Cyber-Ark
10 4 (4.44%) Google
10 4 (4.44%) Infor
11 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
11 3 (3.33%) BMC
11 3 (3.33%) Misys
11 3 (3.33%) Rally
11 3 (3.33%) Siebel
11 3 (3.33%) Sybase
11 3 (3.33%) Trayport
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago