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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Certification
UK
Rank 556 594 569
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -25
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 25 24 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.047% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.23% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 33
Median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £498 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +27.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £45.00 £32.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £45.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +27.93%

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
8945 10640 10339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 20.96% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5709 6468 6037
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 496 485
Median hourly rate £28.15 £38.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +108.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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 22 January 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 19 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 22 January 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 +38 25 £425 -2.85% 10
London +11 9 £413 -15.38% 2
South East +6 6 £425 -3.40% 1
East of England +4 6 £260 -
Reading +13 5 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire +12 5 £425 -5.55%
Essex +1 5 £260 -
Basildon -10 4 - -
East Midlands +6 2 £345 +15.00% 2
West Midlands -2 2 - - 3
Coventry -16 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £345 -
Leicester - 2 £345 -
Surrey +17 1 £425 -8.30% 1
Leatherhead +14 1 £425 -8.30%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 £260 -
Suffolk - 1 - -

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 35 (94.59%) Java
2 31 (83.78%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (72.97%) SQL
3 27 (72.97%) Oracle
4 24 (64.86%) Spring
5 19 (51.35%) OOA/OOD
5 19 (51.35%) OO
6 18 (48.65%) PL/SQL
7 17 (45.95%) UML
7 17 (45.95%) XML
7 17 (45.95%) Sun
7 17 (45.95%) Hibernate
8 14 (37.84%) JUnit
9 12 (32.43%) JIRA
9 12 (32.43%) J2EE
10 11 (29.73%) Web Services
10 11 (29.73%) Java EE
11 10 (27.03%) EJB
11 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
11 10 (27.03%) WebLogic
11 10 (27.03%) SOA
12 9 (24.32%) OOD
12 9 (24.32%) Unix
12 9 (24.32%) Subversion
12 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
12 9 (24.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (24.32%) Relational Database
13 8 (21.62%) BDD
13 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
13 8 (21.62%) Defect Management

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 10 (27.03%) WebLogic
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (21.62%) WebLogic Portal
3 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
4 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
4 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (8.11%) JBoss
6 2 (5.41%) Confluence
6 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (5.41%) GlassFish
6 2 (5.41%) Liferay
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) ATM
1 2 (5.41%) Broadband
1 2 (5.41%) DSLAM
1 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
1 2 (5.41%) LDAP
1 2 (5.41%) PPP
1 2 (5.41%) VoIP
1 2 (5.41%) VPN
1 2 (5.41%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Relational Database
2 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
2 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) JUnit
2 12 (32.43%) JIRA
3 9 (24.32%) Subversion
4 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
4 6 (16.22%) Maven
5 5 (13.51%) PVCS
6 3 (8.11%) jMock
7 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.41%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (89.19%) Developer
2 27 (72.97%) Java Developer
3 13 (35.14%) Senior Developer
4 12 (32.43%) Oracle Developer
4 12 (32.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (21.62%) Agile Developer
5 8 (21.62%) Agile Java Developer
6 6 (16.22%) J2EE Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior Agile Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior J2EE Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL Developer
8 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Architect
9 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (64.86%) Spring
2 17 (45.95%) Hibernate
2 17 (45.95%) XML
3 12 (32.43%) J2EE
4 11 (29.73%) Java EE
4 11 (29.73%) Web Services
5 10 (27.03%) EJB
6 8 (21.62%) Ajax
6 8 (21.62%) HTML
6 8 (21.62%) JSF
6 8 (21.62%) Swing
7 6 (16.22%) AWT
7 6 (16.22%) CSS
7 6 (16.22%) JSP
7 6 (16.22%) Servlets
7 6 (16.22%) Struts
7 6 (16.22%) XSLT
8 2 (5.41%) JMS
8 2 (5.41%) jQuery
8 2 (5.41%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Virtual Team
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Unix
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
4 1 (2.70%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (83.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) OO
2 19 (51.35%) OOA/OOD
3 17 (45.95%) UML
4 10 (27.03%) SOA
5 9 (24.32%) OOD
5 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
6 8 (21.62%) BDD
6 8 (21.62%) Defect Management
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
6 8 (21.62%) TDD
7 7 (18.92%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (18.92%) SDLC
7 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (16.22%) Multithreading
8 6 (16.22%) Programme Management
9 5 (13.51%) Web Development
10 4 (10.81%) Open Source
10 4 (10.81%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (94.59%) Java
2 27 (72.97%) SQL
3 18 (48.65%) PL/SQL
4 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.51%) C++
5 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.41%) C
6 2 (5.41%) C#
6 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) OCMJD
4 3 (8.11%) OCPJWCD
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (5.41%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) CCNP
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 27 (72.97%) Oracle
2 17 (45.95%) Sun
3 8 (21.62%) BEA
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Huawei
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.41%) Sybase
4 2 (5.41%) Veritas
5 1 (2.70%) Atlassian