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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certification
Rank 552 571 525
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -46
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 44 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.045% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.23% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 10
Average daily rate
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£442 £303 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.95% -6.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £265 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £265 £319
% change year-on-year
+77.35% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
10111 10309 8643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 19.47% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5816 6000 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 532 472
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 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 21 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 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 -5 40 £442 +29.85% 15
London +11 19 £413 +10.00% 3
South East +3 10 £375 +41.50% 3
Berkshire - 9 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £470 -
Cheltenham - 7 £470 -
South West - 7 £470 - 2
Reading - 5 £375 -
South Wales - 4 - -
Wales - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 2
City of London +5 1 £463 +23.33% 1
East Midlands -3 1 £420 +58.49% 4
North West - 1 £483 -
Sheffield - 1 £475 -
Uxbridge - 1 £180 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £483 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 (88.17%) Java
2 55 (59.14%) J2EE
3 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (51.61%) Sun
4 45 (48.39%) SQL
5 40 (43.01%) Oracle
6 37 (39.78%) UNIX
7 36 (38.71%) Maven
8 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
9 34 (36.56%) Ant
10 33 (35.48%) JavaScript
10 33 (35.48%) PL/SQL
11 32 (34.41%) Spring
12 29 (31.18%) Subversion
12 29 (31.18%) HTML
13 27 (29.03%) Web Services
13 27 (29.03%) Hibernate
14 26 (27.96%) JUnit
15 25 (26.88%) OO
16 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
17 22 (23.66%) Relational Database
17 22 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (23.66%) Degree
17 22 (23.66%) ClearCase
18 21 (22.58%) Eclipse
19 20 (21.51%) XML
19 20 (21.51%) OCPJP
20 19 (20.43%) DV Cleared
20 19 (20.43%) CSS
21 18 (19.35%) Linux

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 17 (18.28%) WebLogic
2 12 (12.90%) JBoss
3 10 (10.75%) WebSphere
4 9 (9.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (8.60%) Apache
6 6 (6.45%) GlassFish
7 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
7 4 (4.30%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.08%) CMS
8 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Office
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.83%) Firewall
2 8 (8.60%) DNS
3 5 (5.38%) Internet
4 4 (4.30%) LDAP
4 4 (4.30%) ATM
4 4 (4.30%) Broadband
4 4 (4.30%) VoIP
4 4 (4.30%) Ethernet
4 4 (4.30%) DSLAM
4 4 (4.30%) SAN
4 4 (4.30%) PPP
4 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.30%) VPN
4 4 (4.30%) xDSL
5 3 (3.23%) SSL
6 1 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.66%) Relational Database
2 15 (16.13%) Oracle Database
3 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
4 10 (10.75%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.23%) MySQL
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (38.71%) Maven
2 34 (36.56%) Ant
3 29 (31.18%) Subversion
4 26 (27.96%) JUnit
5 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
6 22 (23.66%) ClearCase
7 21 (22.58%) Eclipse
8 14 (15.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 14 (15.05%) Apache Ivy
9 12 (12.90%) JIRA
10 9 (9.68%) Toad
10 9 (9.68%) ClearQuest
11 8 (8.60%) Artifactory
12 6 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (6.45%) Eclipse RCP
13 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
14 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
14 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 2 (2.15%) Gradle
14 2 (2.15%) QUnit
General
1 9 (9.68%) Publishing
2 7 (7.53%) Finance
3 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 69 (74.19%) Developer
2 51 (54.84%) Java Developer
3 6 (6.45%) Senior Developer
4 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (5.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (3.23%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (3.23%) Consultant
5 3 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (3.23%) Lead Developer
5 3 (3.23%) Administrator
5 3 (3.23%) Applications Developer
6 2 (2.15%) Programmer
6 2 (2.15%) Web Developer
6 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 2 (2.15%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Developer
6 2 (2.15%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (59.14%) J2EE
2 32 (34.41%) Spring
3 29 (31.18%) HTML
4 27 (29.03%) Web Services
4 27 (29.03%) Hibernate
5 20 (21.51%) XML
6 19 (20.43%) CSS
7 16 (17.20%) Struts
8 15 (16.13%) Servlets
9 14 (15.05%) JSP
10 13 (13.98%) Java EE
10 13 (13.98%) EJB
11 11 (11.83%) HTML5
12 9 (9.68%) CSS3
12 9 (9.68%) Apache CXF
12 9 (9.68%) jQuery
13 8 (8.60%) Ajax
14 7 (7.53%) JMS
15 6 (6.45%) Swing
15 6 (6.45%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) Clustering
4 3 (3.23%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.08%) Wiki
5 1 (1.08%) Equities
5 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 37 (39.78%) UNIX
2 18 (19.35%) Linux
3 11 (11.83%) Windows
4 9 (9.68%) Solaris
5 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.23%) SUSE
6 3 (3.23%) Windows NT
6 3 (3.23%) AIX
7 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.88%) OO
3 22 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (17.20%) E-Commerce
5 13 (13.98%) Scrum
5 13 (13.98%) UML
6 12 (12.90%) Service Management
6 12 (12.90%) Release Management
7 11 (11.83%) Unit Testing
7 11 (11.83%) Web Development
7 11 (11.83%) ITSM
7 11 (11.83%) ITIL
8 10 (10.75%) Content Management
8 10 (10.75%) Waterfall
8 10 (10.75%) Mobile Development
9 9 (9.68%) OOP
10 8 (8.60%) TDD
10 8 (8.60%) Test Scripting
10 8 (8.60%) User Stories
11 6 (6.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 82 (88.17%) Java
2 45 (48.39%) SQL
3 33 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 33 (35.48%) PL/SQL
4 12 (12.90%) Python
4 12 (12.90%) Perl
4 12 (12.90%) PHP
4 12 (12.90%) Lua
5 9 (9.68%) Bash Shell
5 9 (9.68%) Ruby
6 5 (5.38%) C++
7 2 (2.15%) C
8 1 (1.08%) XPath
8 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
2 22 (23.66%) Degree
3 20 (21.51%) OCPJP
4 19 (20.43%) DV Cleared
5 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.68%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (8.60%) SCSA
8 7 (7.53%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.30%) CCNP
10 4 (4.30%) CCNA
11 2 (2.15%) HND
11 2 (2.15%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) WAI
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Veritas File System
1 4 (4.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Tivoli
1 4 (4.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.08%) SCOM
2 1 (1.08%) OpenView
2 1 (1.08%) Legato
Vendors
1 48 (51.61%) Sun
2 40 (43.01%) Oracle
3 10 (10.75%) Adobe
4 8 (8.60%) Veritas
5 7 (7.53%) IBM
5 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.45%) Sybase
6 6 (6.45%) HP
7 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.30%) Apple
7 4 (4.30%) Huawei
8 3 (3.23%) hybris
8 3 (3.23%) Dell
9 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.15%) Endeca
10 1 (1.08%) VMware
10 1 (1.08%) Pega
10 1 (1.08%) Cisco
10 1 (1.08%) EMC
10 1 (1.08%) BMC
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