The table below looks at the statistics for Sun Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun Certification over the 3 months to 6 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certification
Rank 563 562 533
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -29
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 46 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.055% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 1
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£419 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £273 -
% change year-on-year
+52.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10276 10218 8842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.73% 19.31% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6039 5795 4729
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 462 498
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%

Sun Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Sun Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sun Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun Certification within the UK.

Sun Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sun Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Sun Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Sun Certification
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification within the UK.

Sun Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sun Certification
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 6 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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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
England +1 40 £438 +25.00% 12
London +10 16 £423 +2.54% 6
South East -8 10 £325 +16.07% 2
South West - 8 £463 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £463 -
Berkshire - 7 £375 -
Cheltenham - 7 £463 -
Edinburgh +8 6 £361 +44.50%
Scotland +6 6 £361 +44.50%
Yorkshire - 5 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
Reading - 4 £375 -
West Sussex - 2 £325 -
Horsham - 2 £325 -
Bradford - 2 - -
Surrey +4 1 - -
City of London -9 1 £325 -21.21% 2
North West - 1 £483 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £483 -
Leeds - 1 £475 - 1

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sun Certification 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 Certification.

1 73 (85.88%) Java
2 49 (57.65%) Sun
3 44 (51.76%) J2EE
4 43 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (43.53%) JavaScript
6 35 (41.18%) SQL
7 32 (37.65%) Oracle
8 28 (32.94%) UNIX
9 26 (30.59%) Maven
10 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
10 25 (29.41%) HTML
11 24 (28.24%) Ant
12 22 (25.88%) CSS
13 21 (24.71%) Spring
14 20 (23.53%) Linux
15 18 (21.18%) Web Services
15 18 (21.18%) PL/SQL
15 18 (21.18%) Jenkins
16 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (20.00%) DV Cleared
16 17 (20.00%) Subversion
16 17 (20.00%) JUnit
16 17 (20.00%) E-Commerce
16 17 (20.00%) Hibernate
17 15 (17.65%) OO
17 15 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 15 (17.65%) Degree
17 15 (17.65%) HTML5
17 15 (17.65%) Apache Ivy
18 14 (16.47%) SQL Server

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sun Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (14.12%) JBoss
2 10 (11.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (7.06%) Apache
4 5 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.53%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.35%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.18%) IIS
7 1 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (7.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) Firewall
2 7 (8.24%) DNS
3 6 (7.06%) PPP
3 6 (7.06%) LDAP
3 6 (7.06%) ATM
3 6 (7.06%) Broadband
3 6 (7.06%) VoIP
3 6 (7.06%) Ethernet
3 6 (7.06%) DSLAM
3 6 (7.06%) xDSL
3 6 (7.06%) VPN
4 5 (5.88%) SAN
5 3 (3.53%) SSL
6 2 (2.35%) Internet
6 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.18%) HTTP
7 1 (1.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.41%) MySQL
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (30.59%) Maven
2 24 (28.24%) Ant
3 18 (21.18%) Jenkins
4 17 (20.00%) Subversion
4 17 (20.00%) JUnit
5 15 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 15 (17.65%) Apache Ivy
6 13 (15.29%) ClearCase
6 13 (15.29%) Eclipse
7 6 (7.06%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (4.71%) Selenium
9 3 (3.53%) Mockito
9 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.53%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (2.35%) QUnit
10 2 (2.35%) Gradle
10 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.35%) Checkstyle
10 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.76%) Publishing
2 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.24%) Finance
4 3 (3.53%) Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (69.41%) Developer
2 43 (50.59%) Java Developer
3 6 (7.06%) Senior Developer
4 5 (5.88%) Consultant
4 5 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Applications Developer
6 3 (3.53%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.35%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Developer
7 2 (2.35%) Administrator
7 2 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.35%) Web Developer
7 2 (2.35%) Architect
7 2 (2.35%) Management Consultant
7 2 (2.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.35%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (2.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.35%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (51.76%) J2EE
2 25 (29.41%) HTML
3 22 (25.88%) CSS
4 21 (24.71%) Spring
5 18 (21.18%) Web Services
6 17 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 15 (17.65%) HTML5
8 13 (15.29%) jQuery
9 12 (14.12%) Java EE
9 12 (14.12%) Servlets
10 11 (12.94%) JSP
10 11 (12.94%) XML
11 10 (11.76%) CSS3
12 9 (10.59%) EJB
12 9 (10.59%) Ajax
13 8 (9.41%) SOAP
13 8 (9.41%) Struts
14 6 (7.06%) JMS
15 5 (5.88%) JSTL
16 4 (4.71%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.71%) Clustering
4 3 (3.53%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.35%) GIS
6 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) Ergonomics
6 1 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.94%) UNIX
2 20 (23.53%) Linux
3 10 (11.76%) Windows
3 10 (11.76%) Solaris
4 6 (7.06%) AIX
5 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.35%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.35%) SUSE
7 2 (2.35%) Android
8 1 (1.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (17.65%) OO
4 14 (16.47%) Scrum
5 13 (15.29%) Release Management
6 11 (12.94%) Unit Testing
6 11 (12.94%) Content Management
6 11 (12.94%) User Stories
6 11 (12.94%) Mobile Development
7 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 10 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 7 (8.24%) Web Development
8 7 (8.24%) TDD
9 6 (7.06%) Multithreading
10 5 (5.88%) MVC
10 5 (5.88%) Web Application Development
11 4 (4.71%) Project Management
11 4 (4.71%) Service Management
11 4 (4.71%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 73 (85.88%) Java
2 37 (43.53%) JavaScript
3 35 (41.18%) SQL
4 18 (21.18%) PL/SQL
5 14 (16.47%) Perl
6 13 (15.29%) PHP
6 13 (15.29%) Python
6 13 (15.29%) Lua
7 9 (10.59%) Bash Shell
7 9 (10.59%) Ruby
8 3 (3.53%) C++
8 3 (3.53%) BeanShell
9 2 (2.35%) C
10 1 (1.18%) XPath
10 1 (1.18%) XQuery
10 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 15 (17.65%) Degree
4 13 (15.29%) OCPJP
5 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.41%) SCSA
6 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (7.06%) CCNP
7 6 (7.06%) CCNA
8 4 (4.71%) OCMJD
9 2 (2.35%) CISSP
9 2 (2.35%) OCPJWCD
9 2 (2.35%) HND
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) WAI
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (2.35%) Veritas File System
3 1 (1.18%) vSphere
3 1 (1.18%) KVM
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Tivoli
1 4 (4.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (1.18%) SCOM
2 1 (1.18%) OpenView
2 1 (1.18%) Legato
Vendors
1 49 (57.65%) Sun
2 32 (37.65%) Oracle
3 12 (14.12%) HP
4 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.76%) Adobe
5 9 (10.59%) Veritas
6 7 (8.24%) IBM
7 6 (7.06%) Sybase
7 6 (7.06%) Huawei
8 4 (4.71%) hybris
8 4 (4.71%) Apple
9 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.53%) Dell
10 2 (2.35%) EMC
10 2 (2.35%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (2.35%) SAP
10 2 (2.35%) Novell
10 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.35%) VMware
10 2 (2.35%) Endeca