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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certification
Rank 569 557 545
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 32 18 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.034% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.19% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 39
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £375 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-14.33% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.73 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 - £30.00

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
10416 9394 10251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.80% 17.66% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5899 5140 5257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 491 640
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.85 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 -15 29 £369 -1.66% 6
East of England - 16 £321 - 1
London +17 9 £450 - 4
South East +2 6 £328 - 1
Suffolk - 6 £394 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £280 -
Ipswich - 4 £381 -
East Midlands +9 3 £280 -
Bedford - 3 £280 -
Watford - 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £280 -
Northampton - 3 £280 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £280 -
Essex - 3 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £280 -
Hampshire -14 2 £375 -
City of London - 1 £380 - 2
South West - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £675 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £375 -
Cheltenham - 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £375 - 1
North East - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 51 (87.93%) Java
2 38 (65.52%) XML
3 37 (63.79%) Oracle
4 33 (56.90%) UNIX
4 33 (56.90%) Sun
5 30 (51.72%) SQL
6 25 (43.10%) JavaScript
6 25 (43.10%) Servlets
6 25 (43.10%) Linux
6 25 (43.10%) Spring
7 24 (41.38%) HTML
8 22 (37.93%) Hibernate
9 21 (36.21%) Web Services
10 19 (32.76%) Maven
10 19 (32.76%) Degree
11 18 (31.03%) J2EE
11 18 (31.03%) Shell Script
12 17 (29.31%) Struts
12 17 (29.31%) JSON
13 16 (27.59%) JUnit
13 16 (27.59%) Eclipse
13 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (25.86%) Firewall
14 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
14 15 (25.86%) XSLT
15 14 (24.14%) Ant
15 14 (24.14%) Solaris
15 14 (24.14%) Finance
15 14 (24.14%) Subversion
16 13 (22.41%) SAN

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (17.24%) Tomcat
2 8 (13.79%) MQSeries
2 8 (13.79%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (3.45%) Jetty
3 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) Documentum
4 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.72%) nginx
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.72%) Confluence
4 1 (1.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Force.com
2 1 (1.72%) GitHub
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) Firewall
1 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.41%) SAN
3 10 (17.24%) VPN
3 10 (17.24%) DNS
3 10 (17.24%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (13.79%) HTTP
5 7 (12.07%) Internet
6 5 (8.62%) SSH
7 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) Oracle Database
2 10 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 10 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 9 (15.52%) RDBMS
3 9 (15.52%) MySQL
3 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (32.76%) Maven
2 16 (27.59%) JUnit
2 16 (27.59%) Eclipse
3 14 (24.14%) Ant
3 14 (24.14%) Subversion
4 7 (12.07%) Log4j
5 6 (10.34%) Selenium
6 3 (5.17%) ClearCase
6 3 (5.17%) Artifactory
6 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.45%) Hudson
8 1 (1.72%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.72%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.72%) Toad
8 1 (1.72%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Retail
3 7 (12.07%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.72%) French Language
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (81.03%) Developer
2 22 (37.93%) Java Developer
3 12 (20.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (8.62%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (6.90%) UNIX Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.72%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.72%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.72%) Support Specialist
8 1 (1.72%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.72%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) UNIX Support
8 1 (1.72%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (65.52%) XML
2 25 (43.10%) Servlets
2 25 (43.10%) Spring
3 24 (41.38%) HTML
4 22 (37.93%) Hibernate
5 21 (36.21%) Web Services
6 18 (31.03%) J2EE
7 17 (29.31%) Struts
7 17 (29.31%) JSON
8 15 (25.86%) XSLT
9 12 (20.69%) CSS
10 11 (18.97%) jQuery
10 11 (18.97%) JSP
11 9 (15.52%) REST
11 9 (15.52%) SOAP
12 7 (12.07%) XMLBeans
12 7 (12.07%) Ajax
12 7 (12.07%) JMS
13 5 (8.62%) EJB
14 3 (5.17%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Computer Science
2 10 (17.24%) Replication
3 8 (13.79%) Web 2.0
4 5 (8.62%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (56.90%) UNIX
2 25 (43.10%) Linux
3 14 (24.14%) Solaris
4 11 (18.97%) Windows
5 7 (12.07%) HPUX
6 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.97%) OO
3 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
3 10 (17.24%) UML
3 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 8 (13.79%) Content Management
5 7 (12.07%) Web Development
5 7 (12.07%) OOD
6 6 (10.34%) Unit Testing
7 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.62%) DevOps
7 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.62%) MVC
8 4 (6.90%) TDD
9 3 (5.17%) Logistics
10 2 (3.45%) Release Management
10 2 (3.45%) Performance Testing
10 2 (3.45%) System Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (3.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 51 (87.93%) Java
2 30 (51.72%) SQL
3 25 (43.10%) JavaScript
4 18 (31.03%) Shell Script
5 11 (18.97%) PL/SQL
6 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
7 7 (12.07%) XPath
7 7 (12.07%) C++
8 2 (3.45%) Apex Code
8 2 (3.45%) Python
8 2 (3.45%) Perl
8 2 (3.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) C#
9 1 (1.72%) Scala
9 1 (1.72%) Lua
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) Degree
2 6 (10.34%) OCPJP
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (5.17%) ISEB
3 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.72%) MCITP
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
1 5 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (8.62%) KVM
1 5 (8.62%) RHEV
2 1 (1.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) Puppet
1 10 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 37 (63.79%) Oracle
2 33 (56.90%) Sun
3 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.07%) AccuRev
4 7 (12.07%) Interwoven
4 7 (12.07%) IBM
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.45%) ForgeRock
6 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.72%) NetApp
7 1 (1.72%) VMware
7 1 (1.72%) Sybase
7 1 (1.72%) HP
7 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
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