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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 197 237 205
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -32
Contract jobs citing Sun 49 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.27% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 0.57% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 27
Average daily rate £394 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £418 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 2
Average hourly rate £52.50 £37.63 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -16.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.05%
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
4108 4530 4011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.98% 47.47% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 2359 1964
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 216 235
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £11.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Sun Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +7 26 £388 +19.23% 5
Buckinghamshire +21 9 £300 -
Hampshire +8 7 £415 -
Berkshire +8 3 - - 2
West Sussex - 3 £366 -
Oxfordshire +4 1 £825 +120.00%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 46 (58.23%) Oracle
2 44 (55.70%) Solaris
3 38 (48.10%) Linux
4 37 (46.84%) Unix
5 36 (45.57%) SAN
6 28 (35.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (32.91%) Red Hat
7 26 (32.91%) Brocade
7 26 (32.91%) Degree
8 24 (30.38%) EMC
9 21 (26.58%) NAS
9 21 (26.58%) High Availability
10 20 (25.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (25.32%) Windows
10 20 (25.32%) Computer Science
11 19 (24.05%) NetBackup
11 19 (24.05%) ITIL
11 19 (24.05%) StorageTek
11 19 (24.05%) Veritas
12 17 (21.52%) Firewall
12 17 (21.52%) Finance
12 17 (21.52%) VMware
13 16 (20.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 15 (18.99%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (18.99%) Data Centre
14 15 (18.99%) Cisco
15 14 (17.72%) IBM
15 14 (17.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 13 (16.46%) TOGAF
16 13 (16.46%) Oracle ZFS

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (10.13%) IIS
1 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.53%) Apache
3 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.53%) MS Office
4 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) IaaS
1 3 (3.80%) PaaS
1 3 (3.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (45.57%) SAN
2 21 (26.58%) NAS
3 17 (21.52%) Firewall
4 15 (18.99%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
6 9 (11.39%) SSH
7 7 (8.86%) Internet
7 7 (8.86%) LAN
7 7 (8.86%) LDAP
7 7 (8.86%) WAN
8 6 (7.59%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.06%) Network Security
9 4 (5.06%) SMTP
9 4 (5.06%) SSL
9 4 (5.06%) VPN
10 3 (3.80%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.80%) VoIP
10 3 (3.80%) WLAN
11 2 (2.53%) FCAPS
11 2 (2.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.92%) VLDB
3 10 (12.66%) MySQL
4 9 (11.39%) OLTP
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.53%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.27%) DB2
7 1 (1.27%) GIS
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Maven
2 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.06%) JUnit
2 4 (5.06%) Selenium
3 1 (1.27%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.27%) Ant
3 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 11 (13.92%) Banking
3 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Administrator
2 24 (30.38%) Unix Administrator
3 16 (20.25%) Architect
4 12 (15.19%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (13.92%) Storage Administrator
6 9 (11.39%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 8 (10.13%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 7 (8.86%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (8.86%) Security Architect
9 6 (7.59%) Analyst
9 6 (7.59%) Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Java Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Linux Specialist
9 6 (7.59%) Unix Specialist
10 5 (6.33%) EMC Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) J2EE Developer
10 5 (6.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 5 (6.33%) SAN Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) Solaris Administrator
10 5 (6.33%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) POSIX
2 5 (6.33%) J2EE
2 5 (6.33%) jQuery
2 5 (6.33%) Spring
3 4 (5.06%) .NET
3 4 (5.06%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.06%) JMS
3 4 (5.06%) JSP
3 4 (5.06%) Servlets
3 4 (5.06%) SOAP
3 4 (5.06%) Struts
4 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.27%) Ajax
4 1 (1.27%) Apache Wicket
4 1 (1.27%) Dojo
4 1 (1.27%) Java EE
4 1 (1.27%) JSF
4 1 (1.27%) Middleware
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Computer Science
2 15 (18.99%) Data Centre
3 11 (13.92%) Driving Licence
4 8 (10.13%) EMC VMAX
5 7 (8.86%) Client/Server
5 7 (8.86%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (8.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (8.86%) iSeries
5 7 (8.86%) Smartcard
6 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.33%) Clustering
6 5 (6.33%) Replication
7 4 (5.06%) EMC VNX
7 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
7 4 (5.06%) SecurID
8 2 (2.53%) CLARiiON
8 2 (2.53%) Contactless
8 2 (2.53%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.53%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.70%) Solaris
2 38 (48.10%) Linux
3 37 (46.84%) Unix
4 20 (25.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (25.32%) Windows
5 10 (12.66%) AIX
6 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.33%) HPUX
8 2 (2.53%) SUSE
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (26.58%) High Availability
3 19 (24.05%) ITIL
4 13 (16.46%) TOGAF
5 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.66%) Project Management
7 9 (11.39%) CRM
8 8 (10.13%) Capacity Management
9 7 (8.86%) Information Security
9 7 (8.86%) SABSA
9 7 (8.86%) Security Architecture
9 7 (8.86%) Security Management
9 7 (8.86%) Security Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Service Management
9 7 (8.86%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.59%) Business Development
10 6 (7.59%) Data Protection
10 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.59%) Quality Management
10 6 (7.59%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) Java
1 8 (10.13%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.33%) Perl
3 3 (3.80%) Korn
3 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.27%) AWK
4 1 (1.27%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (32.91%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) CISA
2 7 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.86%) CISM
2 7 (8.86%) CISSP
2 7 (8.86%) IISP
2 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) CCSP
4 5 (6.33%) Sun Certification
5 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.53%) IBM Certification
7 2 (2.53%) MBA
7 2 (2.53%) RHCE
8 1 (1.27%) CCNA
8 1 (1.27%) MCTS
8 1 (1.27%) OCMJD
8 1 (1.27%) OCPJP
8 1 (1.27%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (8.86%) ISO27005
1 7 (8.86%) PCI DSS
1 7 (8.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (7.59%) ISAE 3402
2 6 (7.59%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (20.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.13%) GlusterFS
4 7 (8.86%) RHEV
5 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.06%) NFS
6 4 (5.06%) Veritas File System
7 3 (3.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.80%) vSphere
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) NetBackup
2 14 (17.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 13 (16.46%) Oracle ZFS
4 8 (10.13%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (5.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (5.06%) OpenView
5 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.06%) Puppet
5 4 (5.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (3.80%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.53%) vRealize
8 1 (1.27%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 46 (58.23%) Oracle
2 26 (32.91%) Brocade
2 26 (32.91%) Red Hat
3 24 (30.38%) EMC
4 19 (24.05%) StorageTek
4 19 (24.05%) Veritas
5 17 (21.52%) VMware
6 15 (18.99%) Cisco
7 14 (17.72%) IBM
8 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
9 11 (13.92%) HP
10 6 (7.59%) ArcSight
10 6 (7.59%) Barracuda Networks
10 6 (7.59%) Intel Security
10 6 (7.59%) Qualys
10 6 (7.59%) Tripwire
11 4 (5.06%) Blue Coat
11 4 (5.06%) CheckPoint
11 4 (5.06%) Palo Alto
11 4 (5.06%) Symantec