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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certification
Rank 530 523 489
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -34
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 48 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.070% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.37% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 36
Average daily rate
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£438 £335 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.79% -25.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.09% -8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.71 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.03% +12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.71 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+2.03% +12.90%

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
10222 9072 7897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.62% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 4943 4163
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 428 558
Average hourly rate £19.45 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 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 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 23 January 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 -8 39 £478 +24.15% 9
London +9 20 £490 +28.94% 1
East of England +9 9 £274 - 1
Scotland -13 7 £415 +30.09% 1
South West -13 6 £478 +6.22% 1
South East -20 4 - - 1
East Sussex - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +2 2 £313 - 1
City of London +8 1 £490 +40.00%
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Exeter - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - - 3
Dunstable - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 86 (95.56%) Java
2 50 (55.56%) SQL
2 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (54.44%) Sun
4 48 (53.33%) J2EE
5 47 (52.22%) Oracle
6 44 (48.89%) UNIX
7 41 (45.56%) XML
8 40 (44.44%) Maven
9 34 (37.78%) Spring
9 34 (37.78%) Web Services
10 33 (36.67%) Ant
10 33 (36.67%) HTML
10 33 (36.67%) Subversion
11 32 (35.56%) JavaScript
12 31 (34.44%) PL/SQL
12 31 (34.44%) Security Cleared
13 29 (32.22%) Hibernate
14 28 (31.11%) JUnit
14 28 (31.11%) OO
15 25 (27.78%) UML
15 25 (27.78%) Servlets
16 24 (26.67%) Web Development
16 24 (26.67%) Relational Database
17 22 (24.44%) Jenkins
17 22 (24.44%) ClearCase
18 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (23.33%) Degree
19 20 (22.22%) Oracle Database
19 20 (22.22%) XSLT

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 10 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 9 (10.00%) JBoss
4 8 (8.89%) WebSphere
4 8 (8.89%) Apache
5 5 (5.56%) MQSeries
5 5 (5.56%) GlassFish
5 5 (5.56%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (4.44%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (3.33%) CMS
7 3 (3.33%) Jetty
8 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.11%) IIS
8 1 (1.11%) Documentum
8 1 (1.11%) Drupal
8 1 (1.11%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.11%) Liferay
8 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) Internet
2 5 (5.56%) Firewall
2 5 (5.56%) DNS
2 5 (5.56%) HTTP
2 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.44%) LDAP
4 1 (1.11%) SAN
4 1 (1.11%) VPN
4 1 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 20 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 20 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.33%) RDBMS
4 9 (10.00%) MySQL
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (44.44%) Maven
2 33 (36.67%) Ant
2 33 (36.67%) Subversion
3 28 (31.11%) JUnit
4 22 (24.44%) Jenkins
4 22 (24.44%) ClearCase
5 18 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 14 (15.56%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (15.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (13.33%) JIRA
8 10 (11.11%) Artifactory
9 9 (10.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 9 (10.00%) ClearQuest
9 9 (10.00%) Toad
10 4 (4.44%) Eclipse RCP
11 3 (3.33%) Log4j
11 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
12 2 (2.22%) Gradle
12 2 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Retail
4 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.22%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.22%) French Language
5 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.11%) Automotive
6 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (81.11%) Developer
2 50 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 8 (8.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (7.78%) Senior Developer
4 7 (7.78%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (7.78%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 4 (4.44%) C++ Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Architect
7 3 (3.33%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.22%) Senior Flex Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (53.33%) J2EE
2 41 (45.56%) XML
3 34 (37.78%) Spring
3 34 (37.78%) Web Services
4 33 (36.67%) HTML
5 29 (32.22%) Hibernate
6 25 (27.78%) Servlets
7 20 (22.22%) XSLT
8 16 (17.78%) Struts
9 15 (16.67%) JSP
10 11 (12.22%) CSS
11 10 (11.11%) Java EE
11 10 (11.11%) Ajax
12 9 (10.00%) JAXB
12 9 (10.00%) SOAP
12 9 (10.00%) Apache CXF
13 8 (8.89%) REST
14 6 (6.67%) jQuery
14 6 (6.67%) Swing
14 6 (6.67%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) Clustering
3 5 (5.56%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.44%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.22%) Wiki
6 1 (1.11%) Equities
6 1 (1.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Open Source
6 1 (1.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (48.89%) UNIX
2 16 (17.78%) Linux
3 9 (10.00%) Windows
4 7 (7.78%) Solaris
5 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.44%) Windows NT
6 3 (3.33%) SUSE
6 3 (3.33%) AIX
6 3 (3.33%) HPUX
7 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.22%) Android
7 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.11%) OO
3 25 (27.78%) UML
4 24 (26.67%) Web Development
5 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (16.67%) OOD
7 13 (14.44%) ITIL
7 13 (14.44%) Service Management
7 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Release Management
8 12 (13.33%) Scrum
9 11 (12.22%) TDD
10 10 (11.11%) ITSM
11 9 (10.00%) OOP
12 8 (8.89%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (6.67%) Content Management
14 5 (5.56%) E-Commerce
14 5 (5.56%) Test Scripting
14 5 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 86 (95.56%) Java
2 50 (55.56%) SQL
3 32 (35.56%) JavaScript
4 31 (34.44%) PL/SQL
5 12 (13.33%) Lua
5 12 (13.33%) Perl
5 12 (13.33%) PHP
5 12 (13.33%) Python
6 11 (12.22%) C++
7 9 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 7 (7.78%) Ruby
8 7 (7.78%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.44%) XPath
10 1 (1.11%) XQuery
10 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (34.44%) Security Cleared
2 21 (23.33%) Degree
3 18 (20.00%) OCPJP
4 15 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 15 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 10 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.44%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Veritas File System
1 4 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.11%) KVM
2 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (54.44%) Sun
2 47 (52.22%) Oracle
3 13 (14.44%) AccuRev
4 7 (7.78%) IBM
5 4 (4.44%) Sybase
5 4 (4.44%) HP
5 4 (4.44%) Veritas
5 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.44%) Adobe
6 3 (3.33%) Interwoven
7 2 (2.22%) hybris
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.11%) BEA
8 1 (1.11%) Google
8 1 (1.11%) Facebook
8 1 (1.11%) Twitter
8 1 (1.11%) Pega
8 1 (1.11%) Sitecore