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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 239 236 224
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Sun 24 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.85% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 11
Median daily rate £390 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £406 £405
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +0.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £7.19 £38.11
% change year-on-year
+400.69% -81.13%
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
4178 4681 4274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.22% 48.17% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2472 2668 2207
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 234
Median hourly rate £19.44 £19.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +16.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -1 10 £390 -0.95% 1
Berkshire -1 7 £481 -3.02% 4
West Sussex -6 6 £365 -7.30%
Buckinghamshire +15 1 £500 +36.05%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 46 (71.88%) Solaris
1 46 (71.88%) Linux
2 42 (65.63%) Oracle
3 40 (62.50%) Unix
4 33 (51.56%) Veritas
5 32 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 31 (48.44%) NetBackup
7 30 (46.88%) SAN
8 24 (37.50%) Brocade
8 24 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
9 22 (34.38%) Oracle ZFS
9 22 (34.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 22 (34.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 22 (34.38%) StorageTek
10 21 (32.81%) High Availability
11 20 (31.25%) EMC
12 19 (29.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (25.00%) Finance
13 16 (25.00%) OLTP
13 16 (25.00%) VLDB
14 13 (20.31%) AIX
14 13 (20.31%) MySQL
14 13 (20.31%) Red Hat Satellite
14 13 (20.31%) GlusterFS
14 13 (20.31%) EMC VMAX
15 12 (18.75%) Computer Science
15 12 (18.75%) Project Management
16 11 (17.19%) Windows
16 11 (17.19%) 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 (9.38%) iPlanet
1 6 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (3.13%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.13%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.56%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (46.88%) SAN
2 24 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (15.63%) LDAP
3 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 9 (14.06%) Firewall
5 6 (9.38%) BIG-IP
5 6 (9.38%) DHCP
6 3 (4.69%) FTP
6 3 (4.69%) LAN
6 3 (4.69%) NAS
6 3 (4.69%) Network Security
6 3 (4.69%) SSH
6 3 (4.69%) SSL
6 3 (4.69%) VPN
6 3 (4.69%) WAN
7 1 (1.56%) HTTP
7 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) OLTP
1 16 (25.00%) VLDB
2 13 (20.31%) MySQL
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.56%) DB2
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) JUnit
1 1 (1.56%) Maven
1 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
2 6 (9.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Automotive
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) Administrator
2 29 (45.31%) Unix Administrator
3 12 (18.75%) Solaris Administrator
4 8 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) DBA
7 4 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) SQL DBA
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) J2EE
2 5 (7.81%) JSP
3 3 (4.69%) .NET
4 2 (3.13%) Web Services
5 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.56%) POSIX
5 1 (1.56%) RESTful
5 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) EMC VMAX
2 12 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 10 (15.63%) Clustering
4 3 (4.69%) Replication
4 3 (4.69%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.56%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.56%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.56%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.56%) iSeries
6 1 (1.56%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (71.88%) Linux
1 46 (71.88%) Solaris
2 40 (62.50%) Unix
3 24 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (20.31%) AIX
5 11 (17.19%) Windows
6 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) High Availability
2 19 (29.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (18.75%) Project Management
4 9 (14.06%) ITIL
5 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.94%) CRM
5 7 (10.94%) Migration
6 6 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (9.38%) Server Patching
7 5 (7.81%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.81%) Six Sigma
8 4 (6.25%) DevOps
9 3 (4.69%) Change Management
9 3 (4.69%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.69%) Database Mirroring
9 3 (4.69%) ITSM
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) Java
2 6 (9.38%) Bourne shell
2 6 (9.38%) Perl
2 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.25%) Python
4 3 (4.69%) SQL
4 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) CCSP
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.56%) CCA
4 1 (1.56%) CISA
4 1 (1.56%) CISM
4 1 (1.56%) CISSP
4 1 (1.56%) IISP
4 1 (1.56%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) JSP 440
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
3 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.56%) ISO27005
System Software
1 22 (34.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 13 (20.31%) GlusterFS
3 8 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (9.38%) Veritas File System
6 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
7 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.13%) NFS
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (48.44%) NetBackup
2 22 (34.38%) Oracle ZFS
2 22 (34.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 13 (20.31%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (9.38%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (9.38%) Legato
4 6 (9.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.13%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.56%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (65.63%) Oracle
2 33 (51.56%) Veritas
3 32 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 24 (37.50%) Brocade
5 22 (34.38%) StorageTek
6 20 (31.25%) EMC
7 11 (17.19%) Cisco
8 9 (14.06%) VMware
9 7 (10.94%) HP
9 7 (10.94%) IBM
10 6 (9.38%) BEA
10 6 (9.38%) Dell
10 6 (9.38%) F5
11 4 (6.25%) Infor
12 3 (4.69%) Blue Coat
12 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
12 3 (4.69%) Juniper
12 3 (4.69%) NetApp
12 3 (4.69%) Palo Alto
12 3 (4.69%) Symantec