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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 328 263 254
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -9
Contract jobs citing Sun 58 139 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.64% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 1.41% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 86 76
Average daily rate
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£415 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £44.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.05% +93.40%
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
9396 9881 8972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.43% 45.20% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6255 6389 5683
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 221 283
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.61 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £33.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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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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 -6 14 £500 +15.60% 8
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 63 (46.67%) UNIX
2 60 (44.44%) Finance
3 57 (42.22%) Linux
4 48 (35.56%) SQL
5 47 (34.81%) Solaris
6 42 (31.11%) Oracle
7 38 (28.15%) Banking
8 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
9 26 (19.26%) Sybase
10 25 (18.52%) Windows
11 24 (17.78%) Java
12 23 (17.04%) Tomcat
12 23 (17.04%) Veritas
13 20 (14.81%) Red Hat
13 20 (14.81%) IBM
13 20 (14.81%) EMC
14 19 (14.07%) SAN
15 18 (13.33%) HP
15 18 (13.33%) Investment Banking
15 18 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
17 16 (11.85%) Perl
17 16 (11.85%) VMware
18 15 (11.11%) Replication
18 15 (11.11%) SharePoint
18 15 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 14 (10.37%) Performance Tuning
19 14 (10.37%) Shell Script
20 13 (9.63%) Firewall

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (17.04%) Tomcat
2 15 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.67%) Apache Solr
4 9 (6.67%) GlassFish
4 9 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (5.93%) JBoss
6 6 (4.44%) WebLogic
6 6 (4.44%) MS Exchange
7 5 (3.70%) Apache
8 4 (2.96%) IIS
9 3 (2.22%) Lync
10 2 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (1.48%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.22%) MS Office
3 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (2.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.74%) Maximo
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.74%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.07%) SAN
2 13 (9.63%) Firewall
2 13 (9.63%) DNS
3 12 (8.89%) LDAP
4 11 (8.15%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.44%) Network Security
5 6 (4.44%) DHCP
6 5 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (2.96%) Internet
7 4 (2.96%) HTTP
8 3 (2.22%) LAN
8 3 (2.22%) VPN
8 3 (2.22%) WAN
9 2 (1.48%) VLAN
9 2 (1.48%) Wireless
9 2 (1.48%) VoIP
10 1 (0.74%) SNMP
10 1 (0.74%) SSL
10 1 (0.74%) SMTP
10 1 (0.74%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.15%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.19%) DB2
5 7 (5.19%) Sybase ASE
5 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (4.44%) MySQL
7 5 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (2.22%) Big Data
10 2 (1.48%) MarkLogic
10 2 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.48%) Data Mart
10 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.70%) Eclipse RCP
3 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.22%) Hudson
5 2 (1.48%) Gradle
5 2 (1.48%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (1.48%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.48%) Xcode
5 2 (1.48%) Maven
5 2 (1.48%) Subversion
5 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.48%) Ant
6 1 (0.74%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 60 (44.44%) Finance
2 38 (28.15%) Banking
3 18 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.48%) Local Government
5 2 (1.48%) Front Office
5 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (28.89%) Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) Developer
3 16 (11.85%) Administrator
4 14 (10.37%) DBA
5 13 (9.63%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (9.63%) Support Analyst
6 11 (8.15%) Business Analyst
6 11 (8.15%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 11 (8.15%) UNIX Administrator
7 10 (7.41%) Consultant
7 10 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (6.67%) Applications Support
8 9 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) SQL DBA
9 7 (5.19%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Security Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) UNIX Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) Information Security Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Information Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.41%) .NET
2 9 (6.67%) J2EE
3 5 (3.70%) Swing
3 5 (3.70%) EJB
3 5 (3.70%) SWT
4 4 (2.96%) Middleware
4 4 (2.96%) Web Services
5 3 (2.22%) CGI
5 3 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.22%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.48%) Ajax
6 2 (1.48%) HTML5
6 2 (1.48%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.48%) Lucene
6 2 (1.48%) XML
6 2 (1.48%) CSS
6 2 (1.48%) HTML
7 1 (0.74%) Flash
7 1 (0.74%) XSLT
7 1 (0.74%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Replication
2 13 (9.63%) Clustering
2 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.67%) Symmetrix DMX
4 7 (5.19%) CLARiiON
4 7 (5.19%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (5.19%) Wiki
5 6 (4.44%) Derivative
5 6 (4.44%) Symmetrix
6 5 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.22%) PKI
8 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.48%) Open Source
8 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.48%) Equities
9 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 63 (46.67%) UNIX
2 57 (42.22%) Linux
3 47 (34.81%) Solaris
4 25 (18.52%) Windows
5 18 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.19%) SUSE
7 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.70%) HPUX
9 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.96%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.22%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.48%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.48%) Android
12 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.74%) AIX
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.74%) Debian
12 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (10.37%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (8.89%) Migration
3 10 (7.41%) ITIL
3 10 (7.41%) Change Management
4 9 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (5.19%) Data Migration
5 7 (5.19%) Software Engineering
6 6 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (4.44%) Physical Data Model
6 6 (4.44%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.44%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (4.44%) Information Security
6 6 (4.44%) Data Modelling
7 5 (3.70%) Network Design
7 5 (3.70%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.70%) Workflow
7 5 (3.70%) Service Management
7 5 (3.70%) Risk Management
7 5 (3.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (35.56%) SQL
2 24 (17.78%) Java
3 16 (11.85%) Perl
4 14 (10.37%) Shell Script
5 12 (8.89%) Korn
6 7 (5.19%) VB
7 6 (4.44%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.44%) VBScript
7 6 (4.44%) C++
8 5 (3.70%) Python
8 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.96%) C#
10 3 (2.22%) C
10 3 (2.22%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.48%) PHP
11 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.74%) VBA
12 1 (0.74%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.19%) Sun Certification
3 6 (4.44%) GIAC
3 6 (4.44%) CISSP
4 5 (3.70%) CNA
4 5 (3.70%) Novell Certification
4 5 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.70%) GCIA
4 5 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.96%) Degree
5 4 (2.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.74%) CCNA
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.74%) OCP
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.74%) CISA
6 1 (0.74%) CIMA
6 1 (0.74%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) GAAP
3 2 (1.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.74%) UCITS
System Software
1 10 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 10 (7.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 10 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.70%) Squid
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.48%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.48%) NFS
7 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) NetBackup
1 5 (3.70%) Puppet
2 4 (2.96%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.22%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (1.48%) Nagios
5 1 (0.74%) OpenView
5 1 (0.74%) Control-M
5 1 (0.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (31.11%) Oracle
2 26 (19.26%) Sybase
3 23 (17.04%) Veritas
4 20 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 20 (14.81%) IBM
4 20 (14.81%) EMC
5 18 (13.33%) HP
6 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
7 16 (11.85%) VMware
8 12 (8.89%) Cognos
9 5 (3.70%) Cisco
9 5 (3.70%) Murex
9 5 (3.70%) Dell
10 4 (2.96%) Avaya
10 4 (2.96%) Symantec
10 4 (2.96%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (2.22%) Citrix
11 3 (2.22%) CA
12 2 (1.48%) Netezza
12 2 (1.48%) Veeam
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