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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 332 298 264
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -34
Contract jobs citing Sun 67 122 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 1.11% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 70 80
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £320 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
- -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.77 £28.24 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.09% -29.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+48.10% +5.55%
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
10170 11013 9778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.49% 45.85% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6921 7246 6110
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 231 300
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 -18 17 £500 +11.11% 4
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 72 (45.86%) Finance
2 68 (43.31%) UNIX
3 65 (41.40%) Linux
4 61 (38.85%) Solaris
5 59 (37.58%) SQL
6 45 (28.66%) Oracle
6 45 (28.66%) Banking
7 31 (19.75%) Sybase
8 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
8 28 (17.83%) EMC
8 28 (17.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (17.20%) Windows
9 27 (17.20%) Red Hat
10 25 (15.92%) IBM
10 25 (15.92%) SAN
11 24 (15.29%) Java
12 23 (14.65%) Veritas
13 22 (14.01%) HP
14 21 (13.38%) Perl
14 21 (13.38%) Tomcat
14 21 (13.38%) Investment Banking
15 19 (12.10%) Replication
16 18 (11.46%) Microsoft
17 17 (10.83%) Enterprise Storage
18 16 (10.19%) VMware
19 15 (9.55%) Cognos
19 15 (9.55%) Data Warehouse
19 15 (9.55%) DNS
19 15 (9.55%) Migration
20 14 (8.92%) TCP/IP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 21 (13.38%) Tomcat
2 11 (7.01%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.10%) Apache Solr
3 8 (5.10%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (4.46%) GlassFish
5 6 (3.82%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.18%) Apache
6 5 (3.18%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.55%) JBoss
8 3 (1.91%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.27%) Lync
9 2 (1.27%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.82%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.18%) MS Office
5 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.64%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.64%) Maximo
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.92%) SAN
2 15 (9.55%) DNS
3 14 (8.92%) TCP/IP
3 14 (8.92%) Firewall
4 13 (8.28%) LDAP
5 8 (5.10%) HTTP
6 7 (4.46%) DHCP
6 7 (4.46%) Internet
6 7 (4.46%) Network Security
6 7 (4.46%) NAS
7 6 (3.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.91%) LAN
8 3 (1.91%) VoIP
9 2 (1.27%) WAN
9 2 (1.27%) SMTP
9 2 (1.27%) Wireless
9 2 (1.27%) VPN
10 1 (0.64%) DSL
10 1 (0.64%) VLAN
10 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.55%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (8.28%) DB2
3 13 (8.28%) Sybase ASE
3 13 (8.28%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.73%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.46%) MySQL
7 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.55%) Big Data
9 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.91%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.91%) Subversion
2 3 (1.91%) Maven
2 3 (1.91%) Hudson
2 3 (1.91%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.27%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.27%) Log4j
3 2 (1.27%) Ant
3 2 (1.27%) JUnit
4 1 (0.64%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.64%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.64%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 72 (45.86%) Finance
2 45 (28.66%) Banking
3 21 (13.38%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.18%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.18%) Legal
5 4 (2.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Front Office
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Local Government
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (29.30%) Analyst
2 23 (14.65%) Developer
3 17 (10.83%) DBA
3 17 (10.83%) Support Analyst
4 14 (8.92%) Administrator
4 14 (8.92%) Business Analyst
5 13 (8.28%) Applications Support
6 12 (7.64%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.73%) UNIX Administrator
8 9 (5.73%) UNIX Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) Consultant
9 8 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.46%) Architect
10 7 (4.46%) Security Analyst
10 7 (4.46%) Sybase DBA
10 7 (4.46%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.82%) Applications Support Analyst
11 6 (3.82%) SQL DBA
11 6 (3.82%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.10%) J2EE
1 8 (5.10%) Web Services
2 5 (3.18%) .NET
3 4 (2.55%) EJB
3 4 (2.55%) Middleware
3 4 (2.55%) Hibernate
3 4 (2.55%) Spring
4 3 (1.91%) JMS
4 3 (1.91%) CGI
4 3 (1.91%) Ajax
4 3 (1.91%) SWT
4 3 (1.91%) Struts
4 3 (1.91%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (1.91%) Swing
4 3 (1.91%) HTML
4 3 (1.91%) Servlets
5 2 (1.27%) SOAP
5 2 (1.27%) CSS
5 2 (1.27%) XML
5 2 (1.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.10%) Replication
2 17 (10.83%) Enterprise Storage
3 13 (8.28%) CLARiiON
3 13 (8.28%) Clustering
4 12 (7.64%) Symmetrix
5 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (6.37%) Symmetrix DMX
7 7 (4.46%) Wiki
8 6 (3.82%) Derivative
8 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
9 5 (3.18%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.91%) Equities
10 3 (1.91%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.91%) PKI
10 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.91%) Open Source
11 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.27%) Web 2.0
11 2 (1.27%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 68 (43.31%) UNIX
2 65 (41.40%) Linux
3 61 (38.85%) Solaris
4 28 (17.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (17.20%) Windows
6 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.46%) SUSE
7 7 (4.46%) HPUX
8 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.18%) AIX
10 4 (2.55%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.27%) Debian
12 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (9.55%) Migration
2 13 (8.28%) Change Management
2 13 (8.28%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (7.01%) ITIL
4 9 (5.73%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (5.10%) Data Migration
5 8 (5.10%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.46%) Data Modelling
6 7 (4.46%) Service Management
6 7 (4.46%) Information Security
6 7 (4.46%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (4.46%) Test Planning
7 6 (3.82%) Physical Data Model
7 6 (3.82%) Risk Management
7 6 (3.82%) Asset Management
7 6 (3.82%) Software Engineering
7 6 (3.82%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.82%) ETL
7 6 (3.82%) Release Management
7 6 (3.82%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (37.58%) SQL
2 24 (15.29%) Java
3 21 (13.38%) Perl
4 13 (8.28%) Shell Script
5 11 (7.01%) Korn
6 8 (5.10%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.46%) VB
8 6 (3.82%) VBScript
8 6 (3.82%) Python
9 4 (2.55%) C++
9 4 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.91%) PHP
10 3 (1.91%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.91%) C
10 3 (1.91%) C#
10 3 (1.91%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.27%) XPath
11 2 (1.27%) Erlang
12 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (4.46%) CISSP
1 7 (4.46%) GIAC
1 7 (4.46%) Degree
1 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.82%) Network+ Certification
2 6 (3.82%) GCIA
2 6 (3.82%) Sun Certification
2 6 (3.82%) CNA
2 6 (3.82%) Novell Certification
3 5 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.91%) ACCA
4 3 (1.91%) CIMA
4 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.27%) CCNA
5 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.64%) OCP
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) IAS 39
3 1 (0.64%) UCITS
3 1 (0.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) GAAP
System Software
1 11 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 10 (6.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (5.10%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.18%) Squid
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (1.27%) NFS
7 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.10%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.18%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.18%) Puppet
3 3 (1.91%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.91%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.27%) Nagios
5 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.64%) Control-M
5 1 (0.64%) OpenView
5 1 (0.64%) SCOM
5 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.64%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 45 (28.66%) Oracle
2 31 (19.75%) Sybase
3 28 (17.83%) EMC
4 27 (17.20%) Red Hat
5 25 (15.92%) IBM
6 23 (14.65%) Veritas
7 22 (14.01%) HP
8 18 (11.46%) Microsoft
9 16 (10.19%) VMware
10 15 (9.55%) Cognos
11 6 (3.82%) Cisco
12 5 (3.18%) Dell
12 5 (3.18%) Murex
12 5 (3.18%) Avaya
12 5 (3.18%) Netezza
13 4 (2.55%) Citrix
13 4 (2.55%) PeopleSoft
14 3 (1.91%) SAP
14 3 (1.91%) Symantec
15 2 (1.27%) Bloomberg
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