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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 387 354 344
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -10
Contract jobs citing Sun 46 67 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.68% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 45
Average daily rate £473 £413 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £523 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.05 £35.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.71% +141.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £18.00 £32.90
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -45.28%
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
9457 9916 10309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.10% 44.26% 44.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6407 6410 6718
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 218 205
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +29 8 £399 -11.76% 4
Croydon -11 2 £335 +11.66%
Brentford - 1 - - 1
Lewisham - 1 £400 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 45 (52.33%) Unix
2 36 (41.86%) Oracle
2 36 (41.86%) Finance
3 35 (40.70%) Linux
4 32 (37.21%) Solaris
5 30 (34.88%) Banking
6 23 (26.74%) Windows
6 23 (26.74%) HP
7 18 (20.93%) Shell Script
7 18 (20.93%) ITIL
7 18 (20.93%) Java
8 17 (19.77%) Perl
9 14 (16.28%) SQL
9 14 (16.28%) SAN
10 13 (15.12%) Veritas
11 12 (13.95%) VMware
11 12 (13.95%) Investment Banking
12 11 (12.79%) Firewall
12 11 (12.79%) Red Hat
12 11 (12.79%) IBM
12 11 (12.79%) Project Management
12 11 (12.79%) Python
12 11 (12.79%) E-Commerce
12 11 (12.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (11.63%) NFS
13 10 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (10.47%) AIX
14 9 (10.47%) XML
14 9 (10.47%) Performance Tuning

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (5.81%) Apache
1 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
1 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.65%) GlassFish
2 4 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.49%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.16%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.16%) JBoss
5 1 (1.16%) JCAPS
5 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Misys Opics
2 2 (2.33%) ION MarketView
2 2 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.16%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (1.16%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.16%) RMDS
3 1 (1.16%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.16%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) SAN
2 11 (12.79%) Firewall
3 6 (6.98%) Network Security
3 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.81%) NAS
5 4 (4.65%) HTTP
5 4 (4.65%) LDAP
6 3 (3.49%) DNS
6 3 (3.49%) LAN
6 3 (3.49%) WAN
7 2 (2.33%) Internet
7 2 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.33%) MPLS
7 2 (2.33%) SSL
7 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.33%) Wireless
8 1 (1.16%) DHCP
8 1 (1.16%) VPN
8 1 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.49%) MarkLogic
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.49%) MySQL
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.16%) BODI
6 1 (1.16%) DB2
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.16%) QlikView
6 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Eclipse
1 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.33%) Hudson
2 2 (2.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.16%) Introscope
3 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.16%) PowerBuilder
General
1 36 (41.86%) Finance
2 30 (34.88%) Banking
3 12 (13.95%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.81%) Back Office
4 5 (5.81%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.65%) Front Office
5 4 (4.65%) Legal
6 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.33%) Retail
7 1 (1.16%) Games
7 1 (1.16%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Administrator
1 14 (16.28%) Analyst
1 14 (16.28%) Systems Administrator
2 12 (13.95%) Unix Administrator
2 12 (13.95%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 8 (9.30%) Architect
4 6 (6.98%) Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.81%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Cutover Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Solaris Administrator
6 4 (4.65%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.65%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.49%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) XML
2 8 (9.30%) Middleware
3 5 (5.81%) HTML
3 5 (5.81%) LAMP
4 4 (4.65%) J2EE
5 3 (3.49%) Lucene
5 3 (3.49%) OpenJDK
5 3 (3.49%) SOAP
6 2 (2.33%) CSS
6 2 (2.33%) CSS3
6 2 (2.33%) HTML5
6 2 (2.33%) LESS
6 2 (2.33%) React
6 2 (2.33%) Sass
6 2 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.33%) XML Schema
6 2 (2.33%) XSL
7 1 (1.16%) JAXB
7 1 (1.16%) JMX
7 1 (1.16%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.81%) Fixed Income
6 4 (4.65%) SWIFT
7 3 (3.49%) Clustering
7 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.49%) Fintech
7 3 (3.49%) FMCG
7 3 (3.49%) Hedge funds
7 3 (3.49%) PKI
8 2 (2.33%) Derivative
8 2 (2.33%) Equities
8 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.16%) Celerra
9 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 45 (52.33%) Unix
2 35 (40.70%) Linux
3 32 (37.21%) Solaris
4 23 (26.74%) Windows
5 11 (12.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (10.47%) AIX
7 6 (6.98%) Windows Server
8 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) E-Commerce
2 11 (12.79%) Project Management
3 10 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (9.30%) CRM
5 8 (9.30%) Patch Management
5 8 (9.30%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.14%) Change Management
6 7 (8.14%) Low Latency
7 6 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.98%) ERP
7 6 (6.98%) Line Management
7 6 (6.98%) Migration
7 6 (6.98%) Risk Management
8 5 (5.81%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (5.81%) ITSM
8 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) Java
1 18 (20.93%) Shell Script
2 17 (19.77%) Perl
3 14 (16.28%) SQL
4 11 (12.79%) Python
5 7 (8.14%) C
5 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.98%) C-shell
7 4 (4.65%) VBA
8 3 (3.49%) Ruby
9 2 (2.33%) ES6
9 2 (2.33%) Korn
9 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.33%) SystemTap
10 1 (1.16%) BeanShell
10 1 (1.16%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.16%) Jython
10 1 (1.16%) PHP
10 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) ISEB
1 4 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.33%) CCSA
2 2 (2.33%) CCSE
2 2 (2.33%) CISM
2 2 (2.33%) CISSP
2 2 (2.33%) CNA
2 2 (2.33%) GCIA
2 2 (2.33%) GCIH
2 2 (2.33%) GIAC
2 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.33%) MAPM
2 2 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (2.33%) Novell Certification
2 2 (2.33%) SANS
3 1 (1.16%) CCIE
3 1 (1.16%) CIMA
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.16%) RHCA
3 1 (1.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.16%) GxP
3 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (11.63%) NFS
2 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.14%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.49%) KVM
4 3 (3.49%) Squid
5 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.33%) Docker
5 2 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.16%) RHEV
6 1 (1.16%) Samba
6 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.16%) Veritas File System
6 1 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.81%) Puppet
3 4 (4.65%) Control-M
3 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.49%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (3.49%) Packer
5 2 (2.33%) Ansible
5 2 (2.33%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.33%) OpenView
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.16%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.16%) Legato
6 1 (1.16%) Nagios
6 1 (1.16%) OpenSSO
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 36 (41.86%) Oracle
2 23 (26.74%) HP
3 13 (15.12%) Veritas
4 12 (13.95%) VMware
5 11 (12.79%) IBM
5 11 (12.79%) Red Hat
6 7 (8.14%) SAP
7 6 (6.98%) Cisco
7 6 (6.98%) Citrix
8 5 (5.81%) Dell
8 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.65%) BMC
9 4 (4.65%) Infor
9 4 (4.65%) JD Edwards
9 4 (4.65%) Siebel
9 4 (4.65%) Sybase
10 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.49%) Misys
10 3 (3.49%) OpenLink
10 3 (3.49%) Trayport
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