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 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Certification
Rank 641 633 604
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -29
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 12 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.052% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 24
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.73

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
11002 11389 11484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.61% 19.64% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6807 6865 6372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 526 486
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £46.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
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 13 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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 12 £500 +11.11% 5
South West +12 4 - - 1
Cheltenham +2 4 - -
Gloucestershire -1 4 - - 1
London -5 3 £500 +11.11% 2
West Midlands -30 3 - -
Coventry - 3 - -
North West +6 1 £525 -
East of England +6 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £525 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 - -

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 46 (95.83%) Java
2 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (47.92%) Oracle
4 20 (41.67%) J2EE
5 16 (33.33%) OO
5 16 (33.33%) Spring
5 16 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 16 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 15 (31.25%) UML
7 14 (29.17%) C
7 14 (29.17%) JSP
7 14 (29.17%) Web Services
8 13 (27.08%) Unix
8 13 (27.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (27.08%) Sun
8 13 (27.08%) Hibernate
8 13 (27.08%) Oracle Database
8 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (25.00%) SOA
9 12 (25.00%) Windows
10 11 (22.92%) OOP
10 11 (22.92%) JIRA
10 11 (22.92%) Apache CXF
10 11 (22.92%) Git (software)
10 11 (22.92%) Front End Development
11 10 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
11 10 (20.83%) Oracle Forms

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 16 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 13 (27.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (20.83%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (16.67%) JBoss
5 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
6 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
7 3 (6.25%) GlassFish
8 2 (4.17%) WildFly
9 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) DNS
1 2 (4.17%) LDAP
1 2 (4.17%) NAS
1 2 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle Database
2 10 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (20.83%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
4 6 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 11 (22.92%) Git (software)
2 11 (22.92%) JIRA
3 10 (20.83%) ClearQuest
3 10 (20.83%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (18.75%) Eclipse
4 9 (18.75%) PVCS
5 8 (16.67%) JUnit
6 6 (12.50%) Subversion
7 5 (10.42%) Ant
8 3 (6.25%) Checkstyle
8 3 (6.25%) Eclipse RCP
8 3 (6.25%) Maven
8 3 (6.25%) QUnit
8 3 (6.25%) Selenium
9 2 (4.17%) SonarQube
10 1 (2.08%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
10 1 (2.08%) Toad
10 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (85.42%) Developer
2 32 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (25.00%) J2EE Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Lead Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Lead Java Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Technical Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Technical Leader
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Storage Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) J2EE
2 16 (33.33%) Spring
3 14 (29.17%) JSP
3 14 (29.17%) Web Services
4 13 (27.08%) Hibernate
5 11 (22.92%) Apache CXF
6 10 (20.83%) HTML
7 9 (18.75%) CSS
7 9 (18.75%) XML
8 8 (16.67%) Struts
9 7 (14.58%) Swing
10 6 (12.50%) EJB
11 5 (10.42%) Servlets
12 4 (8.33%) AWT
12 4 (8.33%) jQuery
12 4 (8.33%) XSLT
13 3 (6.25%) EJB 3.0
13 3 (6.25%) JBoss Seam
13 3 (6.25%) JPA
13 3 (6.25%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.17%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Unix
2 12 (25.00%) Windows
3 9 (18.75%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Solaris
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) OO
3 15 (31.25%) UML
4 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (25.00%) SOA
5 11 (22.92%) Front End Development
5 11 (22.92%) OOP
6 10 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (20.83%) ETL
6 10 (20.83%) Workflow
7 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (8.33%) Data Architecture
8 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (8.33%) OOD
8 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (95.83%) Java
2 14 (29.17%) C
3 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.67%) R
4 8 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (8.33%) C++
5 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.25%) Perl
7 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.08%) C#
8 1 (2.08%) Lua
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) CEH
5 3 (6.25%) OCMJD
6 2 (4.17%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.08%) HND
7 1 (2.08%) OCPJP
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.17%) KVM
1 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Oracle
2 13 (27.08%) Sun
3 5 (10.42%) Sybase
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) Dell
4 2 (4.17%) F5
4 2 (4.17%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) IBM
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.17%) Veritas
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Endeca