The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certification
Rank 562 540 518
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -22
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 27 23 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.045% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.26% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 37
Average daily rate
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£280 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £375 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10438 9016 9842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.11% 17.63% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5875 4833 5081
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 610
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 25 £280 -25.33% 12
East of England - 14 £280 - 1
South East -6 8 £280 - 1
London -2 7 £380 - 3
Bedfordshire - 6 £265 -
Suffolk - 6 £394 -
East Midlands -8 5 £265 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 5 £265 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £265 - 2
Milton Keynes - 5 £265 -
Northampton - 5 £265 - 2
Bedford - 5 £265 -
Ipswich - 4 £381 -
Hampshire -8 2 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
City of London - 2 £378 - 1
Watford - 2 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 - 1
South West - 1 £425 - 1
Surrey - 1 £675 - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 3

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 50 (87.72%) Java
2 38 (66.67%) Oracle
2 38 (66.67%) XML
3 34 (59.65%) Sun
4 28 (49.12%) UNIX
5 27 (47.37%) SQL
6 26 (45.61%) Spring
7 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
8 24 (42.11%) Servlets
8 24 (42.11%) Hibernate
9 23 (40.35%) J2EE
9 23 (40.35%) Linux
10 22 (38.60%) Web Services
11 21 (36.84%) HTML
12 19 (33.33%) Maven
13 18 (31.58%) Degree
13 18 (31.58%) Struts
13 18 (31.58%) Eclipse
14 16 (28.07%) Subversion
15 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (26.32%) Ant
15 15 (26.32%) JUnit
15 15 (26.32%) JSON
16 14 (24.56%) JSP
16 14 (24.56%) TCP/IP
16 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
16 14 (24.56%) Firewall
17 13 (22.81%) Finance
17 13 (22.81%) Solaris
18 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (14.04%) Tomcat
2 7 (12.28%) MQSeries
3 6 (10.53%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.75%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) Jetty
5 1 (1.75%) nginx
5 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Force.com
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) TCP/IP
1 14 (24.56%) Firewall
2 12 (21.05%) SAN
3 9 (15.79%) VPN
3 9 (15.79%) DNS
3 9 (15.79%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (12.28%) HTTP
5 6 (10.53%) Internet
6 5 (8.77%) SSH
7 1 (1.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database
1 12 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) RDBMS
3 9 (15.79%) NoSQL
4 7 (12.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.75%) DB2
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Maven
2 18 (31.58%) Eclipse
3 16 (28.07%) Subversion
4 15 (26.32%) Ant
4 15 (26.32%) JUnit
5 6 (10.53%) Selenium
5 6 (10.53%) Log4j
6 3 (5.26%) ClearCase
6 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.26%) Artifactory
6 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.51%) Hudson
7 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 2 (3.51%) PVCS
7 2 (3.51%) JDeveloper
8 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.75%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Retail
3 6 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.02%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Automotive
6 1 (1.75%) Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.75%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (82.46%) Developer
2 25 (43.86%) Java Developer
3 13 (22.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 8 (14.04%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (7.02%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Test Architect
8 1 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (1.75%) .NET Developer
8 1 (1.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Server Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) UNIX Specialist
8 1 (1.75%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (1.75%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (66.67%) XML
2 26 (45.61%) Spring
3 24 (42.11%) Hibernate
3 24 (42.11%) Servlets
4 23 (40.35%) J2EE
5 22 (38.60%) Web Services
6 21 (36.84%) HTML
7 18 (31.58%) Struts
8 15 (26.32%) JSON
9 14 (24.56%) JSP
10 12 (21.05%) XSLT
11 9 (15.79%) EJB
11 9 (15.79%) CSS
11 9 (15.79%) JMS
12 8 (14.04%) jQuery
13 7 (12.28%) SOAP
14 6 (10.53%) XMLBeans
14 6 (10.53%) Ajax
14 6 (10.53%) REST
15 5 (8.77%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.79%) Replication
3 6 (10.53%) Web 2.0
4 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (49.12%) UNIX
2 23 (40.35%) Linux
3 13 (22.81%) Solaris
4 10 (17.54%) Windows
5 6 (10.53%) HPUX
6 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.54%) OO
3 9 (15.79%) UML
3 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
5 6 (10.53%) MVC
5 6 (10.53%) Content Management
5 6 (10.53%) Web Development
6 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.77%) OOD
6 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.77%) DevOps
7 4 (7.02%) TDD
8 3 (5.26%) OOP
8 3 (5.26%) Logistics
9 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.51%) Validation
9 2 (3.51%) Release Management
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (87.72%) Java
2 27 (47.37%) SQL
3 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
4 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
5 9 (15.79%) PowerShell
6 8 (14.04%) PL/SQL
7 7 (12.28%) XPath
8 4 (7.02%) C++
9 2 (3.51%) Python
9 2 (3.51%) Perl
9 2 (3.51%) PHP
9 2 (3.51%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.75%) Lua
10 1 (1.75%) Scala
10 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) OCPJP
3 3 (5.26%) ISEB
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Brainbench
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) RHEV
2 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (7.02%) KVM
3 1 (1.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Puppet
1 9 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) Oracle
2 34 (59.65%) Sun
3 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) IBM
4 6 (10.53%) Interwoven
5 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.77%) AccuRev
6 2 (3.51%) ForgeRock
6 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.51%) Sybase
7 1 (1.75%) NetApp
7 1 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) VMware