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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 29 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 381 384 351
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -33
Contract jobs citing Sun 62 55 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.56% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 58
Median daily rate £486 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £364 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £625 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.84% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +56.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £10.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+234.88% -76.11%
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
9739 9816 11195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.67% 41.96% 45.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6433 6503 7265
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 203 246
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.23 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the London region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 6 £463 +2.77% 3
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Sun.

1 76 (62.81%) Unix
2 62 (51.24%) Linux
3 59 (48.76%) Oracle
4 52 (42.98%) Solaris
5 47 (38.84%) Windows
6 45 (37.19%) Finance
7 35 (28.93%) Banking
7 35 (28.93%) ITIL
8 33 (27.27%) Red Hat
9 28 (23.14%) SAN
9 28 (23.14%) VMware
10 27 (22.31%) HP
11 26 (21.49%) Java
12 24 (19.83%) LDAP
13 23 (19.01%) Migration
13 23 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (18.18%) Data Centre
15 21 (17.36%) SQL
15 21 (17.36%) Veritas
16 20 (16.53%) Perl
16 20 (16.53%) SQL Server
16 20 (16.53%) Python
16 20 (16.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (15.70%) Firewall
17 19 (15.70%) Project Management
18 18 (14.88%) NetBackup
18 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (14.05%) IBM
20 16 (13.22%) AIX

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (12.40%) Apache
2 14 (11.57%) WebLogic
3 9 (7.44%) WebSphere
4 8 (6.61%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.79%) GlassFish
6 6 (4.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (3.31%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (3.31%) iPlanet
8 3 (2.48%) IIS
8 3 (2.48%) JBoss
8 3 (2.48%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.65%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.65%) SAS
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) RMDS
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.65%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.83%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.83%) Maximo
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.65%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.14%) SAN
2 24 (19.83%) LDAP
3 19 (15.70%) Firewall
4 12 (9.92%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.26%) DNS
6 8 (6.61%) BIG-IP
7 7 (5.79%) Network Security
8 6 (4.96%) NAS
9 5 (4.13%) HTTP
10 4 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (3.31%) LAN
10 4 (3.31%) WAN
11 3 (2.48%) Internet
11 3 (2.48%) MPLS
12 2 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.65%) SSH
12 2 (1.65%) SSL
12 2 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.65%) Wireless
13 1 (0.83%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.57%) MySQL
3 10 (8.26%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.13%) OLTP
4 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.31%) BODI
5 4 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.48%) DB2
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.65%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.65%) VLDB
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.83%) QlikView
8 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.31%) Gerrit
2 4 (3.31%) Subversion
3 3 (2.48%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.65%) Hudson
4 2 (1.65%) Introscope
4 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.65%) JMeter
4 2 (1.65%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.65%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.83%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 45 (37.19%) Finance
2 35 (28.93%) Banking
3 8 (6.61%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.79%) Front Office
5 6 (4.96%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.31%) International Banking
6 4 (3.31%) Legal
6 4 (3.31%) Retail
7 3 (2.48%) Back Office
8 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.83%) Advertising
9 1 (0.83%) Automotive
9 1 (0.83%) Billing
9 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.83%) Local Government
9 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (18.18%) Administrator
2 18 (14.88%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (13.22%) Architect
3 16 (13.22%) Unix Administrator
4 15 (12.40%) Analyst
5 14 (11.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 10 (8.26%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.26%) Unix Support
7 9 (7.44%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (7.44%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.79%) Solaris Administrator
10 6 (4.96%) FX Support Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Incident Manager
10 6 (4.96%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.96%) Unix Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Unix Support Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.92%) Middleware
2 11 (9.09%) XML
3 9 (7.44%) J2EE
3 9 (7.44%) LAMP
4 6 (4.96%) EJB
4 6 (4.96%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (4.96%) SOAP
5 5 (4.13%) .NET
5 5 (4.13%) HTML
5 5 (4.13%) Rendezvous
6 4 (3.31%) JSP
6 4 (3.31%) OAuth
6 4 (3.31%) OpenID
6 4 (3.31%) SailPoint
6 4 (3.31%) SPML
6 4 (3.31%) Web Services
6 4 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (2.48%) JAX-WS
7 3 (2.48%) JMS
7 3 (2.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (10.74%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (5.79%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.96%) Clustering
6 6 (4.96%) PKI
6 6 (4.96%) SWIFT
7 5 (4.13%) Fixed Income
7 5 (4.13%) SCADA
8 4 (3.31%) Derivative
8 4 (3.31%) Equities
8 4 (3.31%) Mainframe
8 4 (3.31%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (2.48%) Fintech
9 3 (2.48%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (2.48%) Symmetrix DMX
10 2 (1.65%) FMCG
10 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 76 (62.81%) Unix
2 62 (51.24%) Linux
3 52 (42.98%) Solaris
4 47 (38.84%) Windows
5 20 (16.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (13.22%) AIX
8 8 (6.61%) Windows Server
8 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.48%) HPUX
10 3 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.48%) SUSE
10 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.93%) ITIL
2 23 (19.01%) Migration
3 19 (15.70%) Project Management
4 15 (12.40%) E-Commerce
4 15 (12.40%) Problem Management
5 14 (11.57%) Change Management
6 12 (9.92%) Incident Management
6 12 (9.92%) Low Latency
7 11 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (9.09%) Service Management
8 10 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (8.26%) ITSM
9 9 (7.44%) High Availability
9 9 (7.44%) Load Balancing
10 8 (6.61%) Electronic Trading
10 8 (6.61%) ITIL V3
11 7 (5.79%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (5.79%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.49%) Java
2 21 (17.36%) SQL
3 20 (16.53%) Perl
3 20 (16.53%) Python
4 13 (10.74%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.61%) Ruby
6 7 (5.79%) Korn
7 6 (4.96%) SystemTap
8 5 (4.13%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.65%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.65%) R
10 1 (0.83%) C#
10 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.83%) Tcl
10 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.31%) CISM
1 4 (3.31%) CISSP
1 4 (3.31%) CNA
1 4 (3.31%) Degree
1 4 (3.31%) GCIA
1 4 (3.31%) GCIH
1 4 (3.31%) GIAC
1 4 (3.31%) Network+ Certification
1 4 (3.31%) Novell Certification
1 4 (3.31%) SANS
2 3 (2.48%) CCSA
2 3 (2.48%) CCSE
2 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.48%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.48%) PMP
3 2 (1.65%) MAPM
3 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.26%) NFS
4 9 (7.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 9 (7.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (4.96%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.13%) KVM
7 4 (3.31%) NDS
7 4 (3.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 4 (3.31%) Samba
7 4 (3.31%) vSphere
8 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.48%) Squid
8 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.83%) XenApp
10 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (14.88%) NetBackup
2 16 (13.22%) Puppet
3 13 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (7.44%) OpenView
4 9 (7.44%) Oracle ZFS
5 7 (5.79%) Ansible
6 6 (4.96%) BladeLogic
6 6 (4.96%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (4.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (4.13%) Nagios
7 5 (4.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (3.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (3.31%) OpenAM
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (3.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (2.48%) OpenSSO
9 3 (2.48%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.65%) Control-M
10 2 (1.65%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 59 (48.76%) Oracle
2 33 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 28 (23.14%) VMware
4 27 (22.31%) HP
5 21 (17.36%) Veritas
6 17 (14.05%) IBM
7 12 (9.92%) Cisco
8 8 (6.61%) Citrix
8 8 (6.61%) F5
8 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
9 7 (5.79%) EMC
9 7 (5.79%) SAP
9 7 (5.79%) Sybase
9 7 (5.79%) TIBCO
10 6 (4.96%) BMC
10 6 (4.96%) Brocade
10 6 (4.96%) Dell
10 6 (4.96%) NetApp
11 5 (4.13%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.13%) Cognos