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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certification
Rank 559 564 524
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -40
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 41 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.057% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 21
Average daily rate
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£458 £319 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.57% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £252 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £265 £319
% change year-on-year
+73.67% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.80 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% -4.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.80 £37.40
% change year-on-year
- -4.27%

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
10726 10600 8778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.22% 19.46% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6064 6039 4703
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 536 472
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 1 May 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 24 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 1 May 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 +2 36 £458 +34.70% 7
London +3 16 £413 +10.00% 3
South East -4 8 £475 +79.24% 1
South West +10 7 £463 +38.05%
Gloucestershire - 7 £463 -
Cheltenham - 7 £463 -
Berkshire - 7 - -
Reading - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
Wales - 4 - -
East Midlands -5 2 £410 +54.71% 2
Essex -4 1 £280 -34.11%
Scotland -5 1 £365 +46.00%
East of England -5 1 £280 +5.66%
City of London -6 1 £463 +23.33% 1
Yorkshire -9 1 £475 +79.24% 1
South Yorkshire -13 1 £475 +79.24%
Surrey - 1 £475 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £365 -
North West - 1 £483 -
Sheffield - 1 £475 -
Uxbridge - 1 £180 -
Guildford - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 £483 -

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 82 (89.13%) Java
2 55 (59.78%) J2EE
3 53 (57.61%) Sun
4 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (53.26%) SQL
5 45 (48.91%) Oracle
6 40 (43.48%) UNIX
7 35 (38.04%) Security Cleared
8 33 (35.87%) Maven
8 33 (35.87%) Ant
9 32 (34.78%) PL/SQL
10 31 (33.70%) JavaScript
11 30 (32.61%) Web Services
11 30 (32.61%) Spring
12 29 (31.52%) Subversion
13 27 (29.35%) HTML
14 26 (28.26%) Hibernate
15 25 (27.17%) JUnit
15 25 (27.17%) XML
15 25 (27.17%) OO
16 23 (25.00%) Relational Database
17 22 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (23.91%) Degree
17 22 (23.91%) ClearCase
18 21 (22.83%) OCPJP
18 21 (22.83%) Jenkins
19 20 (21.74%) DV Cleared
19 20 (21.74%) Eclipse
20 18 (19.57%) Linux
20 18 (19.57%) SQL Server

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 18 (19.57%) WebLogic
2 13 (14.13%) JBoss
3 11 (11.96%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.61%) GlassFish
5 6 (6.52%) Apache
6 5 (5.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 4 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.09%) CMS
8 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Office
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) Firewall
2 8 (8.70%) DNS
3 5 (5.43%) Internet
4 4 (4.35%) LDAP
4 4 (4.35%) ATM
4 4 (4.35%) Broadband
4 4 (4.35%) VoIP
4 4 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 4 (4.35%) SAN
4 4 (4.35%) PPP
4 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.35%) VPN
4 4 (4.35%) DSLAM
4 4 (4.35%) xDSL
5 3 (3.26%) SSL
6 1 (1.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 18 (19.57%) SQL Server
3 16 (17.39%) Oracle Database
4 10 (10.87%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.26%) MySQL
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (35.87%) Maven
1 33 (35.87%) Ant
2 29 (31.52%) Subversion
3 25 (27.17%) JUnit
4 22 (23.91%) ClearCase
5 21 (22.83%) Jenkins
6 20 (21.74%) Eclipse
7 14 (15.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 14 (15.22%) Apache Ivy
8 12 (13.04%) JIRA
9 9 (9.78%) Toad
9 9 (9.78%) ClearQuest
10 8 (8.70%) Artifactory
11 7 (7.61%) Eclipse RCP
12 6 (6.52%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (6.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 4 (4.35%) AccuRev
14 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
15 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
15 2 (2.17%) Gradle
General
1 8 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Publishing
3 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (73.91%) Developer
2 50 (54.35%) Java Developer
3 6 (6.52%) Senior Developer
3 6 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.43%) J2EE Developer
4 5 (5.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (3.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (3.26%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (3.26%) Lead Developer
5 3 (3.26%) Administrator
6 2 (2.17%) Programmer
6 2 (2.17%) Web Developer
6 2 (2.17%) Consultant
6 2 (2.17%) Software Developer
6 2 (2.17%) Architect
6 2 (2.17%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (2.17%) Java Programmer
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (59.78%) J2EE
2 30 (32.61%) Web Services
2 30 (32.61%) Spring
3 27 (29.35%) HTML
4 26 (28.26%) Hibernate
5 25 (27.17%) XML
6 15 (16.30%) Servlets
6 15 (16.30%) Struts
7 14 (15.22%) CSS
8 13 (14.13%) JSP
9 12 (13.04%) EJB
9 12 (13.04%) Java EE
10 9 (9.78%) Apache CXF
11 7 (7.61%) SWT
11 7 (7.61%) Ajax
11 7 (7.61%) HTML5
11 7 (7.61%) Swing
12 6 (6.52%) JAXB
13 5 (5.43%) jQuery
13 5 (5.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Clustering
4 3 (3.26%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.17%) Open Source
6 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.09%) Wiki
6 1 (1.09%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 40 (43.48%) UNIX
2 18 (19.57%) Linux
3 12 (13.04%) Windows
4 9 (9.78%) Solaris
5 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.35%) Windows NT
7 3 (3.26%) SUSE
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.26%) AIX
8 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.17%) OO
3 22 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (17.39%) UML
4 16 (17.39%) Web Development
5 13 (14.13%) Service Management
6 12 (13.04%) ITIL
6 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 12 (13.04%) Release Management
6 12 (13.04%) Scrum
7 11 (11.96%) ITSM
8 9 (9.78%) Waterfall
8 9 (9.78%) Unit Testing
8 9 (9.78%) OOP
9 8 (8.70%) Test Scripting
9 8 (8.70%) User Stories
9 8 (8.70%) TDD
10 6 (6.52%) OOD
10 6 (6.52%) Multithreading
10 6 (6.52%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (89.13%) Java
2 49 (53.26%) SQL
3 32 (34.78%) PL/SQL
4 31 (33.70%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.04%) Python
5 12 (13.04%) Perl
5 12 (13.04%) PHP
5 12 (13.04%) Lua
6 10 (10.87%) Ruby
6 10 (10.87%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.52%) C++
8 2 (2.17%) C
8 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.09%) XPath
9 1 (1.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 35 (38.04%) Security Cleared
2 22 (23.91%) Degree
3 21 (22.83%) OCPJP
4 20 (21.74%) DV Cleared
5 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.78%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (8.70%) SCSA
8 5 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.35%) CCNP
9 4 (4.35%) CCNA
10 2 (2.17%) HND
10 2 (2.17%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) WAI
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Veritas File System
1 4 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 4 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.09%) SCOM
2 1 (1.09%) Legato
2 1 (1.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 53 (57.61%) Sun
2 45 (48.91%) Oracle
3 8 (8.70%) Veritas
4 7 (7.61%) IBM
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.61%) HP
4 7 (7.61%) Sybase
5 6 (6.52%) Adobe
6 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.35%) Apple
6 4 (4.35%) Huawei
7 3 (3.26%) hybris
7 3 (3.26%) Dell
8 2 (2.17%) Endeca
9 1 (1.09%) VMware
9 1 (1.09%) Pega
9 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.09%) Remedy
9 1 (1.09%) Cisco
9 1 (1.09%) BMC
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