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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certification
Rank 571 569 547
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 42 8 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.015% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.089% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 0 21
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£450 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £383
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.36 - £32.97
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.27 - £32.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 - £33.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.36 - £32.97

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
11667 8979 9939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.99% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6589 5120 5187
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 385 577
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +4 39 £450 - 9
East of England -5 13 £300 - 2
London 0 11 £475 - 1
South West - 7 £450 - 4
South East - 6 £450 -
Surrey - 6 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Fareham - - - -
Gateshead - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 64 (96.97%) Java
2 35 (53.03%) XML
3 34 (51.52%) Sun
4 31 (46.97%) UNIX
4 31 (46.97%) JavaScript
4 31 (46.97%) SQL
4 31 (46.97%) Oracle
5 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (40.91%) Spring
7 26 (39.39%) Maven
8 22 (33.33%) Hibernate
9 21 (31.82%) Web Services
10 20 (30.30%) Servlets
10 20 (30.30%) HTML
11 19 (28.79%) J2EE
12 18 (27.27%) Subversion
13 17 (25.76%) Shell Script
13 17 (25.76%) XSLT
13 17 (25.76%) JUnit
13 17 (25.76%) Linux
13 17 (25.76%) Unit Testing
14 16 (24.24%) Ant
15 15 (22.73%) OO
16 14 (21.21%) Degree
16 14 (21.21%) JSON
17 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
17 12 (18.18%) Struts
17 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
17 12 (18.18%) Finance
18 11 (16.67%) Eclipse

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 7 (10.61%) MQSeries
2 7 (10.61%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (4.55%) Jetty
4 2 (3.03%) JBoss
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) CMS
5 1 (1.52%) Drupal
5 1 (1.52%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.52%) Documentum
5 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.52%) Liferay
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.52%) Facebook Platform
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Force.com
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
1 10 (15.15%) SAN
1 10 (15.15%) Firewall
2 9 (13.64%) Reverse Proxy
2 9 (13.64%) VPN
2 9 (13.64%) DNS
3 6 (9.09%) HTTP
4 5 (7.58%) Internet
5 1 (1.52%) NAS
5 1 (1.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
3 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.12%) MySQL
4 5 (7.58%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (39.39%) Maven
2 18 (27.27%) Subversion
3 17 (25.76%) JUnit
4 16 (24.24%) Ant
5 11 (16.67%) Eclipse
6 8 (12.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (12.12%) ClearCase
6 8 (12.12%) Jenkins
6 8 (12.12%) Apache Ivy
7 5 (7.58%) Log4j
8 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Selenium
9 2 (3.03%) Artifactory
9 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.58%) Retail
3 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.03%) Dutch Language
5 2 (3.03%) French Language
6 1 (1.52%) Automotive
6 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (81.82%) Developer
2 30 (45.45%) Java Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (10.61%) J2EE Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (4.55%) C++ Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Test Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Flex Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Flex Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (53.03%) XML
2 27 (40.91%) Spring
3 22 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 21 (31.82%) Web Services
5 20 (30.30%) HTML
5 20 (30.30%) Servlets
6 19 (28.79%) J2EE
7 17 (25.76%) XSLT
8 14 (21.21%) JSON
9 12 (18.18%) Struts
10 10 (15.15%) CSS
10 10 (15.15%) jQuery
11 9 (13.64%) REST
11 9 (13.64%) JSP
11 9 (13.64%) SOAP
12 7 (10.61%) Ajax
13 6 (9.09%) Java EE
14 5 (7.58%) XMLBeans
14 5 (7.58%) SAML
14 5 (7.58%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Replication
2 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.09%) Web 2.0
4 5 (7.58%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.52%) Wiki
6 1 (1.52%) Open Source
6 1 (1.52%) Social Media
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.97%) UNIX
2 17 (25.76%) Linux
3 9 (13.64%) Windows
4 7 (10.61%) Solaris
5 5 (7.58%) HPUX
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) Unit Testing
3 15 (22.73%) OO
4 9 (13.64%) UML
4 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 9 (13.64%) OOD
4 9 (13.64%) Release Management
4 9 (13.64%) Web Development
4 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (10.61%) Content Management
6 6 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.58%) Scrum
7 5 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.58%) DevOps
8 3 (4.55%) TDD
9 2 (3.03%) SOA
9 2 (3.03%) MVC
9 2 (3.03%) ITIL
9 2 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (96.97%) Java
2 31 (46.97%) JavaScript
2 31 (46.97%) SQL
3 17 (25.76%) Shell Script
4 10 (15.15%) PL/SQL
5 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
6 8 (12.12%) Lua
6 8 (12.12%) Python
6 8 (12.12%) Perl
6 8 (12.12%) PHP
7 6 (9.09%) C++
8 5 (7.58%) XPath
9 2 (3.03%) Ruby
9 2 (3.03%) Apex Code
9 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Degree
2 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) OCPJP
5 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (6.06%) KVM
2 1 (1.52%) RHEV
2 1 (1.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Puppet
1 9 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (51.52%) Sun
2 31 (46.97%) Oracle
3 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.64%) AccuRev
4 5 (7.58%) IBM
4 5 (7.58%) Interwoven
5 4 (6.06%) HP
6 3 (4.55%) Adobe
7 2 (3.03%) ForgeRock
7 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.52%) Google
8 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.52%) hybris
8 1 (1.52%) Facebook
8 1 (1.52%) Twitter
8 1 (1.52%) Sybase
8 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
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