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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Certification
UK
Rank 579 599 575
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -24
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 23 28 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.054% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.25% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 37
Median daily rate £425 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £496 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £415
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -21.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £40.50 - £35.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - £35.71

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
9336 11066 10626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.85% 21.28% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6009 6879 6087
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 445 498
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 2017.

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 16 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +32 23 £425 +30.76% 7
London +26 9 £450 -7.69% 2
South East +15 5 £425 +30.76%
West Midlands +1 4 £484 +48.92% 2
Reading +17 3 £425 -12.82%
Berkshire +13 3 £425 -12.82%
East of England - 3 - - 1
East Midlands +5 2 £360 +15.20% 1
Birmingham +4 2 £484 +10.62% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £360 +15.20%
Coventry -8 2 - -
Milton Keynes -8 2 £360 +15.20%
Basildon - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 42 (93.33%) Java
2 41 (91.11%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (82.22%) Oracle
4 34 (75.56%) SQL
5 33 (73.33%) Spring
6 26 (57.78%) PL/SQL
7 25 (55.56%) Hibernate
8 23 (51.11%) XML
9 21 (46.67%) OOA/OOD
9 21 (46.67%) OO
10 20 (44.44%) SOA
11 19 (42.22%) Java EE
11 19 (42.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 17 (37.78%) Subversion
12 17 (37.78%) UML
12 17 (37.78%) Sun
13 16 (35.56%) TDD
13 16 (35.56%) JIRA
14 15 (33.33%) Scrum
15 14 (31.11%) SDLC
16 13 (28.89%) Web Services
16 13 (28.89%) J2EE
16 13 (28.89%) JUnit
17 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
17 12 (26.67%) EJB
18 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
18 11 (24.44%) Enterprise Architecture
19 10 (22.22%) JSF
19 10 (22.22%) Ajax
19 10 (22.22%) WebLogic Portal

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 (42.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
3 10 (22.22%) WebLogic Portal
4 9 (20.00%) JBoss
5 6 (13.33%) WebSphere
6 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
7 4 (8.89%) Confluence
7 4 (8.89%) Liferay
7 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (4.44%) GlassFish
10 1 (2.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) LDAP
2 2 (4.44%) ATM
2 2 (4.44%) Broadband
2 2 (4.44%) DSLAM
2 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) PPP
2 2 (4.44%) VoIP
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
2 2 (4.44%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Subversion
2 16 (35.56%) JIRA
3 13 (28.89%) JUnit
4 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (13.33%) Maven
6 5 (11.11%) PVCS
7 4 (8.89%) Bitbucket
8 3 (6.67%) jMock
9 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
9 2 (4.44%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (4.44%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (2.22%) Mockito
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (91.11%) Developer
2 35 (77.78%) Java Developer
3 14 (31.11%) Senior Developer
4 13 (28.89%) Oracle Developer
4 13 (28.89%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (22.22%) Agile Developer
5 10 (22.22%) Agile Java Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Senior Agile Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 6 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
7 6 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (13.33%) Senior J2EE Developer
7 6 (13.33%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (6.67%) Architect
9 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
9 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Applications Developer
10 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (73.33%) Spring
2 25 (55.56%) Hibernate
3 23 (51.11%) XML
4 19 (42.22%) Java EE
5 13 (28.89%) J2EE
5 13 (28.89%) Web Services
6 12 (26.67%) EJB
7 10 (22.22%) Ajax
7 10 (22.22%) JSF
7 10 (22.22%) XSLT
8 9 (20.00%) REST
9 7 (15.56%) SOAP
10 6 (13.33%) JPA
10 6 (13.33%) Swing
10 6 (13.33%) XSD
11 5 (11.11%) HTML
12 4 (8.89%) CSS
12 4 (8.89%) JSP
12 4 (8.89%) Servlets
12 4 (8.89%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.78%) Virtual Team
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Unix
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (91.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) OO
2 21 (46.67%) OOA/OOD
3 20 (44.44%) SOA
4 17 (37.78%) UML
5 16 (35.56%) TDD
6 15 (33.33%) Scrum
7 14 (31.11%) SDLC
8 11 (24.44%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (22.22%) BDD
9 10 (22.22%) Defect Management
9 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (17.78%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (17.78%) Multithreading
10 8 (17.78%) Programme Management
11 7 (15.56%) OOD
11 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
12 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (13.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 42 (93.33%) Java
2 34 (75.56%) SQL
3 26 (57.78%) PL/SQL
4 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.11%) C++
5 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.44%) C
6 2 (4.44%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) OCMJD
4 3 (6.67%) OCPJWCD
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 2 (4.44%) CCNP
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 37 (82.22%) Oracle
2 17 (37.78%) Sun
3 10 (22.22%) BEA
4 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Huawei
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) Sybase
5 2 (4.44%) Veritas
6 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
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