The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 311 249 240
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -9
Contract jobs citing Sun 91 167 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.69% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 1.50% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 114 101
Average daily rate
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£410 £387 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.87% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £21.75 £38.75 £24.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.87% +59.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £26.83 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.89 £47.23 £28.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10367 11115 11883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.64% 45.84% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6565 7068 7155
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £255 £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 218 290 328
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Sun
England

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 July 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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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
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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 +11 22 £409 +9.00% 8
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 89 (47.85%) Linux
2 88 (47.31%) Finance
3 80 (43.01%) Oracle
4 79 (42.47%) UNIX
5 71 (38.17%) Solaris
6 55 (29.57%) Banking
7 50 (26.88%) SQL
8 42 (22.58%) Red Hat
9 39 (20.97%) HP
10 36 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (18.82%) Java
11 35 (18.82%) Perl
12 33 (17.74%) Windows
12 33 (17.74%) SAN
13 30 (16.13%) VMware
14 25 (13.44%) Investment Banking
15 24 (12.90%) Apache
16 22 (11.83%) ITIL
16 22 (11.83%) IBM
16 22 (11.83%) EMC
16 22 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (11.29%) Migration
17 21 (11.29%) Tomcat
17 21 (11.29%) LDAP
17 21 (11.29%) Sybase
18 20 (10.75%) SQL Server
18 20 (10.75%) NAS
19 19 (10.22%) Shell Script
20 18 (9.68%) Veritas
21 17 (9.14%) Web Services

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (12.90%) Apache
2 21 (11.29%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.84%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.69%) IIS
4 5 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.69%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.69%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Drupal
7 1 (0.54%) Confluence
7 1 (0.54%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.54%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (5.91%) MS Office
1 11 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.15%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.08%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.15%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.08%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.08%) Agresso
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.54%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 1 (0.54%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.54%) Siebel Analytics
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (5.38%) Amazon S3
2 10 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.38%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.74%) SAN
2 21 (11.29%) LDAP
3 20 (10.75%) NAS
4 17 (9.14%) TCP/IP
5 14 (7.53%) Firewall
6 13 (6.99%) DNS
7 9 (4.84%) SSH
8 7 (3.76%) 2G
8 7 (3.76%) 3G
8 7 (3.76%) 4G
9 6 (3.23%) LAN
10 5 (2.69%) HTTP
11 4 (2.15%) WAN
12 3 (1.61%) VoIP
12 3 (1.61%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.61%) SSL
12 3 (1.61%) VPN
12 3 (1.61%) FTP
12 3 (1.61%) Internet
12 3 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.53%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (5.38%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (4.30%) DB2
6 7 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.23%) Sybase ASE
7 6 (3.23%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.15%) MySQL
8 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.15%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Maven
2 10 (5.38%) JIRA
2 10 (5.38%) Ant
3 9 (4.84%) Eclipse
3 9 (4.84%) Apache Ivy
4 8 (4.30%) Toad
4 8 (4.30%) Selenium
5 7 (3.76%) SoapUI
5 7 (3.76%) LoadRunner
5 7 (3.76%) eggPlant
6 6 (3.23%) Subversion
7 3 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.08%) ERwin
8 2 (1.08%) Hudson
8 2 (1.08%) Calabash
9 1 (0.54%) Gradle
9 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.54%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.54%) Log4j
9 1 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 88 (47.31%) Finance
2 55 (29.57%) Banking
3 25 (13.44%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.76%) Retail
4 7 (3.76%) Front Office
5 6 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.61%) Back Office
6 3 (1.61%) Legal
6 3 (1.61%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (16.67%) Analyst
2 24 (12.90%) Developer
3 22 (11.83%) Administrator
4 16 (8.60%) Applications Support
5 15 (8.06%) UNIX Administrator
6 14 (7.53%) Support Analyst
7 13 (6.99%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.91%) Architect
8 11 (5.91%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (5.91%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (4.84%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.84%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.30%) Murex Developer
10 8 (4.30%) UNIX Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Business Support Analyst
11 7 (3.76%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) DBA
12 6 (3.23%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.14%) Web Services
2 16 (8.60%) XML
3 12 (6.45%) HTML
4 11 (5.91%) SOAP
5 10 (5.38%) J2EE
5 10 (5.38%) Servlets
6 8 (4.30%) XSLT
6 8 (4.30%) REST
7 7 (3.76%) Murex MxML
7 7 (3.76%) J2ME
7 7 (3.76%) JSP
7 7 (3.76%) CSS
7 7 (3.76%) WAP
7 7 (3.76%) Spring
8 6 (3.23%) Middleware
8 6 (3.23%) Struts
8 6 (3.23%) Ajax
9 4 (2.15%) EJB
9 4 (2.15%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.15%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.06%) Clustering
2 12 (6.45%) CLARiiON
3 10 (5.38%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.30%) Replication
4 8 (4.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.76%) Handset
6 6 (3.23%) Derivative
6 6 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.23%) Symmetrix
7 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.15%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.15%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.15%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.08%) Open Source
10 2 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.08%) Online Games
11 1 (0.54%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 89 (47.85%) Linux
2 79 (42.47%) UNIX
3 71 (38.17%) Solaris
4 36 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (17.74%) Windows
6 13 (6.99%) HPUX
7 11 (5.91%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.69%) AIX
9 5 (2.69%) VMS
10 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.08%) SUSE
12 2 (1.08%) Debian
13 1 (0.54%) Tru64
13 1 (0.54%) zOS
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.83%) ITIL
2 21 (11.29%) Migration
3 14 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (6.99%) Service Delivery
4 13 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.45%) Change Management
5 12 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 10 (5.38%) Change Control
7 9 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (4.84%) Project Management
8 8 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (4.30%) Scrum
8 8 (4.30%) Data Migration
8 8 (4.30%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.30%) Test Automation
9 7 (3.76%) Automation Testing
9 7 (3.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (3.76%) Manual Testing
9 7 (3.76%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 50 (26.88%) SQL
2 35 (18.82%) Java
2 35 (18.82%) Perl
3 19 (10.22%) Shell Script
4 12 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 11 (5.91%) Python
6 9 (4.84%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.69%) C++
9 4 (2.15%) C
9 4 (2.15%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.15%) Korn
10 3 (1.61%) Ruby
10 3 (1.61%) C#
10 3 (1.61%) PHP
10 3 (1.61%) Groovy
11 2 (1.08%) C-shell
11 2 (1.08%) XPath
11 2 (1.08%) VB
12 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (9.14%) Degree
2 11 (5.91%) Sun Certification
3 6 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.69%) OCP
4 5 (2.69%) OCA
4 5 (2.69%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.61%) CISSP
6 2 (1.08%) PMP
6 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.08%) ACCA
6 2 (1.08%) CIMA
6 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) Brainbench
7 1 (0.54%) NCDA
7 1 (0.54%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.91%) QA
2 5 (2.69%) SLA
3 3 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.08%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.54%) UCITS
System Software
1 22 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 13 (6.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (4.84%) NFS
5 7 (3.76%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.76%) RHEV
6 6 (3.23%) Active Directory
7 5 (2.69%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.61%) XenApp
9 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.08%) Samba
10 1 (0.54%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.54%) RACF
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.30%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.23%) Nagios
4 5 (2.69%) OpenSSO
5 4 (2.15%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.61%) Control-M
6 3 (1.61%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.08%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.08%) OpenView
7 2 (1.08%) Puppet
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.54%) Sun Identity Manager
8 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (43.01%) Oracle
2 42 (22.58%) Red Hat
3 39 (20.97%) HP
4 30 (16.13%) VMware
5 22 (11.83%) EMC
5 22 (11.83%) IBM
6 21 (11.29%) Sybase
7 18 (9.68%) Veritas
8 16 (8.60%) Cisco
8 16 (8.60%) Microsoft
9 13 (6.99%) Citrix
9 13 (6.99%) Cognos
10 11 (5.91%) NetApp
11 8 (4.30%) Murex
12 7 (3.76%) CA
12 7 (3.76%) Apple
13 6 (3.23%) Reuters
13 6 (3.23%) SAP
14 5 (2.69%) Bloomberg
14 5 (2.69%) Brocade
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