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 30 June 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Certification
Rank 611 582 602
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +20
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 36 51 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.091% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.48% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 20
Median daily rate £450 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.39% +19.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
11746 10607 10582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.89% 18.90% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7318 6199 6096
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 555 496
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

Sun Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sun Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
England +1 35 £450 +5.88% 2
West Midlands - 12 £483 -
East Midlands - 9 £440 - 1
Derbyshire - 6 £450 -
Birmingham - 6 £471 -
London -3 5 £450 +7.71%
Solihull - 5 £480 -
Yorkshire +7 4 £375 -21.05%
Manchester +2 3 £450 -6.83%
North West -8 3 £450 -6.83%
West Yorkshire -8 3 £375 -21.05%
Northamptonshire - 3 £420 -
South West +2 2 £550 +18.91% 1
Leeds 0 2 £300 -36.84%
Gloucestershire -8 2 £550 +18.91% 1
South Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £525 -
Gloucester - 1 £600 - 1
Barnsley - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £450 -

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 56 (96.55%) Java
2 46 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (70.69%) Oracle
4 37 (63.79%) J2EE
5 29 (50.00%) Hibernate
6 26 (44.83%) Web Services
7 25 (43.10%) Sun
8 24 (41.38%) JSP
9 23 (39.66%) Spring
10 20 (34.48%) OO
10 20 (34.48%) Jenkins
11 19 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
11 19 (32.76%) WebSphere
12 18 (31.03%) JBoss
12 18 (31.03%) Unix
13 17 (29.31%) Eclipse
13 17 (29.31%) Oracle Database
14 16 (27.59%) Apache CXF
14 16 (27.59%) UML
14 16 (27.59%) OOP
14 16 (27.59%) Windows
14 16 (27.59%) WebLogic
14 16 (27.59%) JavaScript
15 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
15 15 (25.86%) JUnit
15 15 (25.86%) Servlets
15 15 (25.86%) Maven
15 15 (25.86%) ClearQuest
15 15 (25.86%) JIRA

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills 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 19 (32.76%) WebSphere
2 18 (31.03%) JBoss
3 16 (27.59%) WebLogic
4 10 (17.24%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (15.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (8.62%) CICS
6 5 (8.62%) GlassFish
7 2 (3.45%) WildFly
8 1 (1.72%) CMS
8 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) DNS
1 2 (3.45%) LDAP
1 2 (3.45%) NAS
1 2 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) Oracle Database
2 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
3 13 (22.41%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (20.69%) Relational Database
5 10 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (10.34%) MySQL
6 6 (10.34%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (8.62%) DB2
7 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.45%) Big Data
8 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (34.48%) Jenkins
2 17 (29.31%) Eclipse
3 15 (25.86%) ClearQuest
3 15 (25.86%) JIRA
3 15 (25.86%) JUnit
3 15 (25.86%) Maven
4 14 (24.14%) PVCS
4 14 (24.14%) Subversion
5 13 (22.41%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (20.69%) Ant
7 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
8 9 (15.52%) ClearCase
8 9 (15.52%) Selenium
9 6 (10.34%) Artifactory
10 5 (8.62%) Toad
11 4 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (5.17%) Apache Ivy
12 3 (5.17%) Checkstyle
12 3 (5.17%) QUnit
13 2 (3.45%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (87.93%) Developer
2 43 (74.14%) Java Developer
3 19 (32.76%) J2EE Developer
3 19 (32.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 12 (20.69%) Lead Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Lead Java Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Leader
8 4 (6.90%) SQL Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Designer
10 2 (3.45%) Java Web Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Linux Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Solutions Designer
10 2 (3.45%) Storage Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) VMware Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (63.79%) J2EE
2 29 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 26 (44.83%) Web Services
4 24 (41.38%) JSP
5 23 (39.66%) Spring
6 16 (27.59%) Apache CXF
7 15 (25.86%) Servlets
8 13 (22.41%) EJB
8 13 (22.41%) Struts
8 13 (22.41%) XML
9 9 (15.52%) HTML
9 9 (15.52%) jQuery
10 8 (13.79%) JMS
11 5 (8.62%) CSS
11 5 (8.62%) WSDL
11 5 (8.62%) XSD
12 3 (5.17%) Java EE
12 3 (5.17%) JBoss Seam
12 3 (5.17%) JPA
12 3 (5.17%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (8.62%) Mainframe
3 5 (8.62%) PMI
4 2 (3.45%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) Unix
2 16 (27.59%) Windows
3 5 (8.62%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Solaris
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) OO
3 19 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (27.59%) OOP
4 16 (27.59%) UML
5 15 (25.86%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (20.69%) Automated Testing
6 12 (20.69%) SOA
7 11 (18.97%) Front End Development
8 10 (17.24%) ETL
8 10 (17.24%) Workflow
9 9 (15.52%) Service Management
10 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
11 7 (12.07%) Project Management
11 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
12 6 (10.34%) Validation
13 5 (8.62%) CMMI
13 5 (8.62%) PRINCE
13 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
13 5 (8.62%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 56 (96.55%) Java
2 16 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 14 (24.14%) SQL
4 12 (20.69%) C
5 9 (15.52%) PL/SQL
6 8 (13.79%) R
7 6 (10.34%) Perl
8 5 (8.62%) Assembly Language
8 5 (8.62%) C++
8 5 (8.62%) COBOL
8 5 (8.62%) VB
9 4 (6.90%) Lua
9 4 (6.90%) PHP
10 3 (5.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.79%) Degree
4 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.62%) PMI Certification
6 3 (5.17%) OCMJD
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (3.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.72%) HND
8 1 (1.72%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.45%) KVM
1 2 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (70.69%) Oracle
2 25 (43.10%) Sun
3 7 (12.07%) IBM
3 7 (12.07%) Sybase
4 5 (8.62%) Chordiant
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco
5 2 (3.45%) Dell
5 2 (3.45%) F5
5 2 (3.45%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.45%) Veritas
5 2 (3.45%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Endeca