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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 325 267 284
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +17
Contract jobs citing Sun 90 174 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.69% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.50% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 118 74
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £378 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% -11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.88 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £24.78 £29.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.08 £32.98 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £19.29
% change year-on-year
+89.47% +23.15%
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
11238 11598 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.85% 46.16% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7287 7558 7287
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 246 336
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £45.00 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +10 28 £400 +6.66% 6
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 86 (47.51%) Finance
2 79 (43.65%) Linux
3 77 (42.54%) UNIX
4 68 (37.57%) Oracle
4 68 (37.57%) Solaris
5 62 (34.25%) SQL
6 56 (30.94%) Banking
7 37 (20.44%) Red Hat
8 35 (19.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (18.78%) HP
10 30 (16.57%) Sybase
11 29 (16.02%) Java
11 29 (16.02%) IBM
11 29 (16.02%) Investment Banking
12 28 (15.47%) Perl
13 27 (14.92%) Windows
14 25 (13.81%) LDAP
15 23 (12.71%) Tomcat
15 23 (12.71%) SQL Server
16 22 (12.15%) SAN
17 21 (11.60%) Apache
17 21 (11.60%) TCP/IP
18 20 (11.05%) EMC
19 19 (10.50%) Migration
20 18 (9.94%) Firewall
20 18 (9.94%) Veritas
20 18 (9.94%) Microsoft
21 17 (9.39%) Replication
21 17 (9.39%) Enterprise Storage
21 17 (9.39%) Relational Database

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 23 (12.71%) Tomcat
2 21 (11.60%) Apache
3 6 (3.31%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.21%) IIS
4 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.21%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.66%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.10%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.55%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.97%) MS Office
3 5 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.21%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.10%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.10%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.55%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.55%) Siebel Analytics
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.55%) Agresso
4 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (5.52%) Amazon S3
2 10 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.52%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.81%) LDAP
2 22 (12.15%) SAN
3 21 (11.60%) TCP/IP
4 18 (9.94%) Firewall
5 15 (8.29%) DNS
6 10 (5.52%) NAS
7 7 (3.87%) SSH
7 7 (3.87%) HTTP
8 6 (3.31%) LAN
8 6 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (3.31%) Network Security
9 5 (2.76%) Internet
10 4 (2.21%) VPN
10 4 (2.21%) WAN
11 3 (1.66%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.66%) DHCP
11 3 (1.66%) SSL
11 3 (1.66%) 3G
11 3 (1.66%) 2G
11 3 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.39%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.73%) DB2
4 13 (7.18%) Sybase ASE
5 11 (6.08%) Oracle Database
6 10 (5.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (5.52%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.42%) RDBMS
7 8 (4.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.31%) MySQL
10 5 (2.76%) Big Data
10 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (2.21%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.97%) Maven
2 7 (3.87%) Ant
3 6 (3.31%) Subversion
4 5 (2.76%) Apache Ivy
4 5 (2.76%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.21%) Toad
5 4 (2.21%) JIRA
5 4 (2.21%) Selenium
6 3 (1.66%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.66%) eggPlant
6 3 (1.66%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.10%) Hudson
7 2 (1.10%) Calabash
7 2 (1.10%) ERwin
7 2 (1.10%) Log4j
7 2 (1.10%) JUnit
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.55%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 86 (47.51%) Finance
2 56 (30.94%) Banking
3 29 (16.02%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.97%) Retail
5 5 (2.76%) Legal
5 5 (2.76%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.21%) Front Office
7 3 (1.66%) Back Office
7 3 (1.66%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (25.97%) Analyst
2 23 (12.71%) Developer
3 21 (11.60%) Support Analyst
4 16 (8.84%) Administrator
5 14 (7.73%) Applications Support
6 13 (7.18%) DBA
6 13 (7.18%) Business Analyst
7 12 (6.63%) Architect
8 10 (5.52%) Consultant
8 10 (5.52%) Applications Support Analyst
8 10 (5.52%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.52%) UNIX Administrator
9 9 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.42%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.87%) Sybase DBA
12 6 (3.31%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.31%) Security Analyst
12 6 (3.31%) Information Analyst
12 6 (3.31%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (3.31%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.29%) Web Services
2 10 (5.52%) HTML
3 9 (4.97%) J2EE
3 9 (4.97%) Servlets
3 9 (4.97%) XML
4 8 (4.42%) Spring
5 7 (3.87%) SOAP
5 7 (3.87%) Struts
6 6 (3.31%) JSP
7 5 (2.76%) JMS
7 5 (2.76%) Ajax
7 5 (2.76%) Hibernate
7 5 (2.76%) REST
8 4 (2.21%) CSS
9 3 (1.66%) EJB
9 3 (1.66%) WAP
9 3 (1.66%) J2ME
9 3 (1.66%) XSLT
9 3 (1.66%) CGI
9 3 (1.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.39%) Replication
1 17 (9.39%) Enterprise Storage
2 15 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.63%) CLARiiON
3 12 (6.63%) Symmetrix
4 10 (5.52%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.87%) Clustering
6 6 (3.31%) Derivative
7 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.21%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.66%) Handset
8 3 (1.66%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.66%) Equities
8 3 (1.66%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.66%) Symmetrix DMX
8 3 (1.66%) Open Source
9 2 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 79 (43.65%) Linux
2 77 (42.54%) UNIX
3 68 (37.57%) Solaris
4 35 (19.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (14.92%) Windows
6 7 (3.87%) AIX
6 7 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.31%) HPUX
8 5 (2.76%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.10%) SUSE
11 2 (1.10%) Debian
12 1 (0.55%) Tru64
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.50%) Migration
2 16 (8.84%) ITIL
3 14 (7.73%) Change Management
4 13 (7.18%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (7.18%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (6.08%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.52%) Asset Management
6 10 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.97%) Risk Management
7 9 (4.97%) Service Management
7 9 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (4.97%) Data Migration
7 9 (4.97%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.42%) Test Planning
8 8 (4.42%) ETL
8 8 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (3.87%) Data Modelling
9 7 (3.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 62 (34.25%) SQL
2 29 (16.02%) Java
3 28 (15.47%) Perl
4 12 (6.63%) Shell Script
5 11 (6.08%) Python
6 8 (4.42%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.31%) C++
7 6 (3.31%) Korn
7 6 (3.31%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.76%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.76%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.21%) C
9 4 (2.21%) Ruby
10 3 (1.66%) VBScript
10 3 (1.66%) VB
10 3 (1.66%) PHP
10 3 (1.66%) Groovy
11 2 (1.10%) XPath
11 2 (1.10%) Erlang
11 2 (1.10%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 14 (7.73%) Degree
2 9 (4.97%) Sun Certification
3 7 (3.87%) CISSP
4 6 (3.31%) CNA
4 6 (3.31%) Novell Certification
4 6 (3.31%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (2.76%) GIAC
5 5 (2.76%) GCIA
5 5 (2.76%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.10%) PMP
7 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.10%) ACCA
7 2 (1.10%) CIMA
7 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.10%) CCNA
7 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.66%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) UCITS
3 2 (1.10%) IAS 39
System Software
1 10 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (5.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (4.42%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (4.42%) NFS
3 7 (3.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (3.87%) RHEV
4 4 (2.21%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (1.66%) XenApp
5 3 (1.66%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.10%) Samba
6 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.55%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) Data Guard
2 5 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.76%) OpenSSO
3 4 (2.21%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.21%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.66%) OpenView
4 3 (1.66%) Nagios
4 3 (1.66%) Puppet
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.10%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.10%) Control-M
6 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 68 (37.57%) Oracle
2 37 (20.44%) Red Hat
3 34 (18.78%) HP
4 30 (16.57%) Sybase
5 29 (16.02%) IBM
6 20 (11.05%) EMC
7 18 (9.94%) Microsoft
7 18 (9.94%) Veritas
8 15 (8.29%) VMware
9 12 (6.63%) Cognos
10 11 (6.08%) Citrix
11 7 (3.87%) NetApp
11 7 (3.87%) Cisco
12 6 (3.31%) Infor
13 5 (2.76%) Netezza
13 5 (2.76%) Dell
14 4 (2.21%) CA
15 3 (1.66%) Apple
15 3 (1.66%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.66%) Murex
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: c425 - 475 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £410 per day
Posted: 22 days ago