The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 239 234 231
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Sun 11 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.71% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 11
Median daily rate £468 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £463 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £10.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £9.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+284.21% -78.88%
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4029 4657 4291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.61% 47.75% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2370 2680 2212
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 206 273
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the South East region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the South East region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire +8 7 £481 +4.05% 1
Surrey -5 3 £425 -5.55% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 1 £500 +36.05% 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Sun.

1 33 (71.74%) Linux
2 31 (67.39%) Solaris
3 30 (65.22%) Oracle
4 28 (60.87%) Unix
5 25 (54.35%) SAN
6 21 (45.65%) Veritas
6 21 (45.65%) NetBackup
7 20 (43.48%) Red Hat
8 17 (36.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (36.96%) Brocade
8 17 (36.96%) Fibre Channel
9 15 (32.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (32.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 15 (32.61%) Oracle ZFS
9 15 (32.61%) StorageTek
10 13 (28.26%) High Availability
11 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (26.09%) Finance
12 10 (21.74%) Project Management
12 10 (21.74%) OLTP
12 10 (21.74%) VLDB
12 10 (21.74%) EMC
12 10 (21.74%) Windows
12 10 (21.74%) LDAP
12 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
13 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database
13 9 (19.57%) AIX
13 9 (19.57%) Cisco
14 8 (17.39%) ITIL
14 8 (17.39%) Firewall

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (13.04%) iPlanet
1 6 (13.04%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (4.35%) SAP CO
2 2 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 2 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.17%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) SAN
2 17 (36.96%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (21.74%) LDAP
4 8 (17.39%) Firewall
5 6 (13.04%) BIG-IP
5 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.52%) DHCP
6 3 (6.52%) FTP
6 3 (6.52%) NAS
6 3 (6.52%) SSH
7 2 (4.35%) LAN
7 2 (4.35%) Network Security
7 2 (4.35%) SSL
7 2 (4.35%) VPN
7 2 (4.35%) WAN
8 1 (2.17%) HTTP
8 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) OLTP
1 10 (21.74%) VLDB
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database
3 6 (13.04%) MySQL
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.17%) DB2
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Administrator
2 18 (39.13%) Unix Administrator
3 10 (21.74%) Solaris Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) DBA
4 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (6.52%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) J2EE
2 5 (10.87%) JSP
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.22%) Clustering
3 6 (13.04%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (6.52%) Replication
5 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.17%) Grid Computing
6 1 (2.17%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.17%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (71.74%) Linux
2 31 (67.39%) Solaris
3 28 (60.87%) Unix
4 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (21.74%) Windows
6 9 (19.57%) AIX
7 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (28.26%) High Availability
3 10 (21.74%) Project Management
4 8 (17.39%) ITIL
5 6 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
6 5 (10.87%) Six Sigma
7 4 (8.70%) CRM
7 4 (8.70%) DevOps
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) Change Management
8 3 (6.52%) Database Mirroring
8 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.52%) Server Patching
9 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.35%) ITSM
9 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) Python
3 3 (6.52%) Bourne shell
3 3 (6.52%) Perl
3 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.17%) ABAP
4 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) CCA
3 1 (2.17%) CCSP
3 1 (2.17%) CISA
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.17%) CISM
3 1 (2.17%) CISSP
3 1 (2.17%) IISP
3 1 (2.17%) SAP Certification
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) JSP 440
2 3 (6.52%) SLA
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.04%) GlusterFS
4 5 (10.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Veritas File System
6 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
6 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.35%) NFS
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (45.65%) NetBackup
2 15 (32.61%) Oracle ZFS
2 15 (32.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 6 (13.04%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Legato
5 2 (4.35%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Oracle
2 21 (45.65%) Veritas
3 20 (43.48%) Red Hat
4 17 (36.96%) Brocade
5 15 (32.61%) StorageTek
6 10 (21.74%) EMC
7 9 (19.57%) Cisco
8 8 (17.39%) VMware
9 6 (13.04%) BEA
9 6 (13.04%) F5
10 4 (8.70%) HP
10 4 (8.70%) Infor
11 3 (6.52%) Dell
11 3 (6.52%) IBM
11 3 (6.52%) NetApp
11 3 (6.52%) Symantec
12 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
12 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
12 2 (4.35%) Juniper
12 2 (4.35%) Sybase