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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 234 226 222
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Sun 35 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.99% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 14
Median daily rate £390 £481 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £339 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £548 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%
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
4306 4565 4250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.53% 47.73% 46.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2514 2550 2097
Median daily rate £390 £376 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 212 243
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Surrey -2 14 £390 +15.55% 1
West Sussex -1 8 £365 +4.28%
Berkshire -5 8 £475 -4.28% 2
Hampshire -7 4 £392 -21.60% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 64 (71.91%) Solaris
2 60 (67.42%) Oracle
3 56 (62.92%) Linux
4 50 (56.18%) Unix
5 44 (49.44%) Veritas
6 42 (47.19%) SAN
7 40 (44.94%) Red Hat
8 38 (42.70%) NetBackup
9 32 (35.96%) Brocade
10 31 (34.83%) High Availability
11 29 (32.58%) Fibre Channel
11 29 (32.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (32.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (31.46%) EMC
13 27 (30.34%) StorageTek
13 27 (30.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 27 (30.34%) Oracle ZFS
13 27 (30.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 23 (25.84%) Finance
15 20 (22.47%) VLDB
16 19 (21.35%) Computer Science
17 18 (20.22%) EMC VMAX
17 18 (20.22%) GlusterFS
17 18 (20.22%) Red Hat Satellite
17 18 (20.22%) OLTP
17 18 (20.22%) MySQL
18 17 (19.10%) Migration
19 15 (16.85%) Firewall
19 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
20 14 (15.73%) Cisco

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 (6.74%) iPlanet
1 6 (6.74%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.49%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.12%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 42 (47.19%) SAN
2 29 (32.58%) Fibre Channel
3 15 (16.85%) Firewall
3 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
4 11 (12.36%) LDAP
5 9 (10.11%) NAS
6 6 (6.74%) BIG-IP
6 6 (6.74%) DHCP
6 6 (6.74%) SSH
7 5 (5.62%) LAN
7 5 (5.62%) Network Security
7 5 (5.62%) SSL
7 5 (5.62%) VPN
7 5 (5.62%) WAN
8 3 (3.37%) FTP
9 1 (1.12%) HTTP
9 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.47%) VLDB
2 18 (20.22%) MySQL
2 18 (20.22%) OLTP
3 9 (10.11%) Oracle Database
4 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.12%) DB2
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) JUnit
1 4 (4.49%) Maven
1 4 (4.49%) Selenium
2 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (25.84%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Banking
2 11 (12.36%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Automotive
3 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (55.06%) Administrator
2 37 (41.57%) Unix Administrator
3 20 (22.47%) Solaris Administrator
4 11 (12.36%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (10.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 7 (7.87%) Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) DBA
7 6 (6.74%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (5.62%) Network Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Network Security Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) Developer
9 4 (4.49%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.49%) LAN Security Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) LAN/WAN Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) SQL DBA
9 4 (4.49%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) J2EE
2 7 (7.87%) JSP
3 4 (4.49%) .NET
3 4 (4.49%) Hibernate
3 4 (4.49%) Spring
4 3 (3.37%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) jQuery
5 2 (2.25%) RESTful
5 2 (2.25%) Servlets
5 2 (2.25%) Struts
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.12%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Computer Science
2 18 (20.22%) EMC VMAX
3 11 (12.36%) Clustering
4 5 (5.62%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (4.49%) Replication
6 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.25%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.12%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.12%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.12%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.12%) iSeries
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (71.91%) Solaris
2 56 (62.92%) Linux
3 50 (56.18%) Unix
4 29 (32.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (14.61%) AIX
5 13 (14.61%) Windows
6 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.25%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) High Availability
2 29 (32.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (19.10%) Migration
4 13 (14.61%) Project Management
5 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.48%) ITIL
6 9 (10.11%) CRM
7 6 (6.74%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (6.74%) Server Patching
8 5 (5.62%) DevOps
8 5 (5.62%) ITIL V3
8 5 (5.62%) ITSM
8 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.62%) Service Management
8 5 (5.62%) Six Sigma
9 4 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.49%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Validation
9 4 (4.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) Java
2 8 (8.99%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.74%) Bourne shell
3 6 (6.74%) Perl
4 4 (4.49%) Python
4 4 (4.49%) SQL
4 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.49%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.12%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Degree
2 4 (4.49%) CCSP
2 4 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.49%) Sun Certification
3 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) CCA
5 1 (1.12%) CISA
5 1 (1.12%) CISM
5 1 (1.12%) CISSP
5 1 (1.12%) IISP
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) JSP 440
2 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.37%) SLA
3 2 (2.25%) ISO27005
System Software
1 27 (30.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 18 (20.22%) GlusterFS
3 8 (8.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.74%) Veritas File System
5 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.37%) RHEV
7 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.25%) NFS
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (42.70%) NetBackup
2 27 (30.34%) Oracle ZFS
2 27 (30.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 18 (20.22%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (6.74%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (6.74%) Legato
4 6 (6.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.12%) OpenView
6 1 (1.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 60 (67.42%) Oracle
2 44 (49.44%) Veritas
3 40 (44.94%) Red Hat
4 32 (35.96%) Brocade
5 28 (31.46%) EMC
6 27 (30.34%) StorageTek
7 14 (15.73%) Cisco
8 10 (11.24%) VMware
9 7 (7.87%) HP
9 7 (7.87%) IBM
10 6 (6.74%) BEA
10 6 (6.74%) Dell
10 6 (6.74%) F5
10 6 (6.74%) NetApp
11 5 (5.62%) Blue Coat
11 5 (5.62%) CheckPoint
11 5 (5.62%) Juniper
11 5 (5.62%) Palo Alto
12 4 (4.49%) Infor
12 4 (4.49%) Microsoft