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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 353 324 259
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -65
Contract jobs citing Sun 61 96 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.41% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.92% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 118
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.20% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -43.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £14.95 £26.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £28.89 £47.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-56.36% +37.50%
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
10269 10465 10977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.61% 44.31% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6811 6573 6967
Average daily rate £425 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 224 287
Average hourly rate £18.71 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.52% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £34.35 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 July 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 29 July 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 -7 13 £430 +5.19% 5
Croydon -17 2 £450 +80.00%
Romford - 2 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 61 (47.66%) Linux
2 57 (44.53%) UNIX
3 55 (42.97%) Oracle
4 46 (35.94%) SQL
5 43 (33.59%) Finance
6 42 (32.81%) Solaris
7 35 (27.34%) Java
8 31 (24.22%) Windows
8 31 (24.22%) HP
9 26 (20.31%) Red Hat
9 26 (20.31%) Perl
10 25 (19.53%) Banking
11 24 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (17.97%) SQL Server
13 21 (16.41%) Veritas
13 21 (16.41%) Data Centre
14 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
15 18 (14.06%) Migration
16 16 (12.50%) VMware
16 16 (12.50%) Project Management
16 16 (12.50%) JavaScript
16 16 (12.50%) XML
17 15 (11.72%) AIX
17 15 (11.72%) ITIL
17 15 (11.72%) IBM
17 15 (11.72%) SAN
18 14 (10.94%) J2EE
18 14 (10.94%) Sybase
18 14 (10.94%) Bash Shell
19 13 (10.16%) Shell Script

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 12 (9.38%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.25%) Apache
3 6 (4.69%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.69%) IIS
4 5 (3.91%) GlassFish
5 4 (3.13%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.13%) JBoss
5 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.34%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.56%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.56%) Confluence
7 2 (1.56%) Lync
7 2 (1.56%) Jetty
7 2 (1.56%) nginx
7 2 (1.56%) Node.js
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.91%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.56%) MS Office
4 2 (1.56%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Cognos Controller
1 4 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.56%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.78%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.72%) SAN
2 12 (9.38%) LDAP
3 10 (7.81%) DNS
4 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.25%) HTTP
5 7 (5.47%) NAS
6 6 (4.69%) Firewall
6 6 (4.69%) SNMP
6 6 (4.69%) WAN
7 5 (3.91%) VPN
7 5 (3.91%) VLAN
8 3 (2.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.34%) VoIP
9 2 (1.56%) PBX
9 2 (1.56%) ATM
9 2 (1.56%) SSL
9 2 (1.56%) DMZ
9 2 (1.56%) Internet
9 2 (1.56%) Multicast
9 2 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 11 (8.59%) MySQL
4 10 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (7.03%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.13%) Data Mart
7 4 (3.13%) MarkLogic
8 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.34%) Data Mining
8 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.56%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.78%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Ant
2 4 (3.13%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.13%) Gradle
3 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.34%) Subversion
3 3 (2.34%) Maven
3 3 (2.34%) JIRA
3 3 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.34%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.56%) Hudson
4 2 (1.56%) Gerrit
4 2 (1.56%) Selenium
4 2 (1.56%) JMeter
4 2 (1.56%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.56%) PVCS
4 2 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (1.56%) PhantomJS
General
1 43 (33.59%) Finance
2 25 (19.53%) Banking
3 11 (8.59%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.47%) General Ledger
5 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
6 2 (1.56%) International Banking
7 1 (0.78%) German Language
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (15.63%) Administrator
2 19 (14.84%) Analyst
3 18 (14.06%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (10.94%) Architect
5 13 (10.16%) Developer
6 10 (7.81%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 10 (7.81%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (6.25%) Data Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) UNIX Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) DevOps Specialist
9 5 (3.91%) Monitoring Specialist
10 4 (3.13%) Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.13%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.13%) DBA
10 4 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.34%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) XML
2 14 (10.94%) J2EE
3 13 (10.16%) HTML
4 10 (7.81%) JSP
4 10 (7.81%) SOAP
5 9 (7.03%) .NET
5 9 (7.03%) Web Services
6 8 (6.25%) Spring
6 8 (6.25%) Servlets
7 7 (5.47%) Middleware
8 6 (4.69%) Java EE
8 6 (4.69%) SailPoint
9 5 (3.91%) SPML
9 5 (3.91%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.91%) JSON
9 5 (3.91%) EJB
10 4 (3.13%) RESTful
10 4 (3.13%) Lucene
11 3 (2.34%) Ajax
11 3 (2.34%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.13%) Replication
3 4 (3.13%) Clustering
3 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.13%) iSeries
4 3 (2.34%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.34%) AS400
4 3 (2.34%) Tandem
5 2 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.56%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.56%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (47.66%) Linux
2 57 (44.53%) UNIX
3 42 (32.81%) Solaris
4 31 (24.22%) Windows
5 24 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (11.72%) AIX
7 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.56%) HPUX
8 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.56%) CentOS
8 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) SUSE
9 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.06%) Migration
2 16 (12.50%) Project Management
3 15 (11.72%) ITIL
4 11 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.81%) Incident Management
5 10 (7.81%) Problem Management
6 9 (7.03%) Service Delivery
6 9 (7.03%) DevOps
7 8 (6.25%) Change Management
7 8 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.25%) ERP
8 7 (5.47%) Service Management
8 7 (5.47%) Risk Management
8 7 (5.47%) Workflow
8 7 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.69%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.69%) Resource Management
9 6 (4.69%) Performance Testing
9 6 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.94%) SQL
2 35 (27.34%) Java
3 26 (20.31%) Perl
4 16 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.94%) Bash Shell
6 13 (10.16%) Python
6 13 (10.16%) Shell Script
7 8 (6.25%) Ruby
7 8 (6.25%) Korn
7 8 (6.25%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.91%) BeanShell
9 4 (3.13%) C-shell
9 4 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.34%) VBA
10 3 (2.34%) C++
11 2 (1.56%) PHP
11 2 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.56%) SystemTap
12 1 (0.78%) Clojure
12 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Sun Certification
2 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.13%) Degree
3 4 (3.13%) CCNP
3 4 (3.13%) CCNA
3 4 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.56%) RHCE
5 2 (1.56%) CCDP
5 2 (1.56%) CISSP
5 2 (1.56%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.78%) CITP
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) PMP
6 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) GAAP
3 5 (3.91%) Solvency II
4 4 (3.13%) WAI
5 1 (0.78%) SLA
5 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (6.25%) NFS
4 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (3.13%) Xen
6 3 (2.34%) iptables
7 2 (1.56%) KVM
7 2 (1.56%) Docker
7 2 (1.56%) Squid
7 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.56%) vCloud
7 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.78%) XenApp
8 1 (0.78%) XenServer
8 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.78%) Samba
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.78%) vSphere
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) Puppet
1 9 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (3.13%) BladeLogic
3 4 (3.13%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.13%) Control-M
4 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.34%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.56%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.56%) OpenView
5 2 (1.56%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.78%) SCCM
6 1 (0.78%) SCOM
6 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (42.97%) Oracle
2 31 (24.22%) HP
3 26 (20.31%) Red Hat
4 21 (16.41%) Veritas
5 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 16 (12.50%) VMware
7 15 (11.72%) IBM
8 14 (10.94%) Sybase
9 12 (9.38%) Remedy
10 10 (7.81%) Cisco
11 9 (7.03%) Cognos
12 8 (6.25%) Citrix
13 7 (5.47%) NetApp
13 7 (5.47%) Splunk
14 6 (4.69%) Juniper
15 5 (3.91%) EMC
15 5 (3.91%) Symantec
16 4 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
16 4 (3.13%) F5
16 4 (3.13%) Apple
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Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago