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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certification
Rank 572 582 547
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -35
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 34 10 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.019% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.11% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 1 41
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£403 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £375 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.73 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 - £30.00

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
11008 9153 10328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.15% 17.33% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6126 5088 5351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 438 630
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 2014.

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 30 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 16 September 2014. 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 +19 31 £403 +7.33% 9
East of England -22 13 £321 - 1
London +22 10 £425 - 2
Cheltenham - 5 £450 - 2
South West - 5 £450 - 3
Gloucestershire - 5 £450 - 2
South East - 4 £328 - 1
Essex -8 3 £275 -
Watford - 3 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £280 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
Suffolk - 3 £419 -
East Midlands +4 2 £280 - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £280 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £280 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £280 -
Northampton - 2 £280 - 2
Bedford - 2 £280 -
Ipswich - 2 £363 -
Scotland - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 £375 -
Middlesex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 54 (88.52%) Java
2 35 (57.38%) XML
3 34 (55.74%) Oracle
3 34 (55.74%) UNIX
4 33 (54.10%) Sun
5 27 (44.26%) SQL
5 27 (44.26%) Spring
6 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
7 24 (39.34%) Linux
7 24 (39.34%) Maven
8 22 (36.07%) Servlets
8 22 (36.07%) Hibernate
9 21 (34.43%) Web Services
10 20 (32.79%) HTML
10 20 (32.79%) Subversion
11 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (31.15%) Degree
12 18 (29.51%) Ant
13 17 (27.87%) J2EE
14 16 (26.23%) JUnit
14 16 (26.23%) Struts
14 16 (26.23%) JSON
15 15 (24.59%) XSLT
15 15 (24.59%) OO
15 15 (24.59%) Eclipse
15 15 (24.59%) Shell Script
16 14 (22.95%) Firewall
16 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
16 14 (22.95%) Solaris
17 12 (19.67%) CSS

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 11 (18.03%) Tomcat
2 9 (14.75%) MQSeries
2 9 (14.75%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (4.92%) Jetty
4 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.28%) Apache
4 2 (3.28%) CMS
5 1 (1.64%) Drupal
5 1 (1.64%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.64%) Documentum
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.64%) nginx
5 1 (1.64%) Liferay
5 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.64%) Confluence
5 1 (1.64%) Facebook Platform
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Force.com
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
1 14 (22.95%) Firewall
2 12 (19.67%) SAN
3 9 (14.75%) VPN
3 9 (14.75%) DNS
3 9 (14.75%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (13.11%) HTTP
5 7 (11.48%) Internet
6 5 (8.20%) SSH
7 1 (1.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) MySQL
2 9 (14.75%) NoSQL
2 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
3 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
3 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
4 7 (11.48%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.64%) DB2
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (39.34%) Maven
2 20 (32.79%) Subversion
3 18 (29.51%) Ant
4 16 (26.23%) JUnit
5 15 (24.59%) Eclipse
6 7 (11.48%) ClearCase
6 7 (11.48%) Log4j
7 6 (9.84%) Selenium
8 5 (8.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
8 5 (8.20%) Apache Ivy
9 4 (6.56%) Artifactory
10 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
11 2 (3.28%) Hudson
12 1 (1.64%) Gerrit
12 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.64%) NetBeans
12 1 (1.64%) JIRA
12 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.64%) Toad
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Retail
3 7 (11.48%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.28%) Dutch Language
5 2 (3.28%) French Language
6 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (80.33%) Developer
2 27 (44.26%) Java Developer
3 12 (19.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (8.20%) J2EE Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Architect
5 4 (6.56%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Flex Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Flex Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (1.64%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (1.64%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (1.64%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (57.38%) XML
2 27 (44.26%) Spring
3 22 (36.07%) Hibernate
3 22 (36.07%) Servlets
4 21 (34.43%) Web Services
5 20 (32.79%) HTML
6 17 (27.87%) J2EE
7 16 (26.23%) Struts
7 16 (26.23%) JSON
8 15 (24.59%) XSLT
9 12 (19.67%) CSS
9 12 (19.67%) jQuery
10 10 (16.39%) REST
10 10 (16.39%) JSP
10 10 (16.39%) SOAP
11 8 (13.11%) Ajax
12 7 (11.48%) JMS
12 7 (11.48%) XMLBeans
13 4 (6.56%) Java EE
14 3 (4.92%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
2 9 (14.75%) Replication
3 8 (13.11%) Web 2.0
4 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) Open Source
5 1 (1.64%) Social Media
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) UNIX
2 24 (39.34%) Linux
3 14 (22.95%) Solaris
4 10 (16.39%) Windows
5 7 (11.48%) HPUX
6 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) OO
3 11 (18.03%) Unit Testing
4 10 (16.39%) E-Commerce
5 9 (14.75%) Configuration Management
5 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (14.75%) Content Management
6 8 (13.11%) UML
7 6 (9.84%) Release Management
8 5 (8.20%) DevOps
8 5 (8.20%) OOD
8 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.20%) Web Development
9 4 (6.56%) TDD
10 3 (4.92%) MVC
10 3 (4.92%) Logistics
11 2 (3.28%) System Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Validation
11 2 (3.28%) SOA
11 2 (3.28%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 54 (88.52%) Java
2 27 (44.26%) SQL
3 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
4 15 (24.59%) Shell Script
5 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
5 9 (14.75%) PL/SQL
6 7 (11.48%) XPath
7 6 (9.84%) Perl
7 6 (9.84%) PHP
7 6 (9.84%) Python
8 5 (8.20%) C++
8 5 (8.20%) Lua
9 2 (3.28%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.64%) Scala
10 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) OCPJP
4 3 (4.92%) ISEB
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
1 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) RHEV
2 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (6.56%) KVM
3 1 (1.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Puppet
1 9 (14.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (55.74%) Oracle
2 33 (54.10%) Sun
3 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.48%) Interwoven
4 7 (11.48%) IBM
5 5 (8.20%) AccuRev
5 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.92%) Adobe
7 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.28%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.64%) Facebook
8 1 (1.64%) Twitter
8 1 (1.64%) VMware
8 1 (1.64%) Google
8 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.64%) Sybase
8 1 (1.64%) JBoss
8 1 (1.64%) NetApp
8 1 (1.64%) HP
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