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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certification
Rank 535 537 513
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 57 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.064% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.36% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 15 40
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £319 £450
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.18 £35.00 £32.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% +6.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.06 £35.00 £32.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.82 £35.00 £33.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £35.00 £32.97
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +6.17%

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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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 December 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 -2 50 £450 +18.42% 10
London +20 22 £490 +28.94% 3
East of England -2 15 £300 - 2
South East -25 6 £450 -
South West - 6 £478 - 4
Surrey - 4 £450 -
Hertfordshire +8 2 £313 - 2
East Sussex - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 - -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Bristol - - - -

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 87 (97.75%) Java
2 51 (57.30%) SQL
3 48 (53.93%) Oracle
4 46 (51.69%) J2EE
4 46 (51.69%) UNIX
4 46 (51.69%) Sun
4 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (49.44%) XML
6 38 (42.70%) Maven
7 36 (40.45%) Spring
7 36 (40.45%) Web Services
8 33 (37.08%) HTML
9 32 (35.96%) JavaScript
9 32 (35.96%) Subversion
10 31 (34.83%) Ant
10 31 (34.83%) Hibernate
11 29 (32.58%) PL/SQL
11 29 (32.58%) OO
12 28 (31.46%) JUnit
13 27 (30.34%) Servlets
13 27 (30.34%) Security Cleared
14 25 (28.09%) Relational Database
14 25 (28.09%) UML
15 23 (25.84%) Degree
16 21 (23.60%) Oracle Database
16 21 (23.60%) ClearCase
16 21 (23.60%) XSLT
17 20 (22.47%) Eclipse
17 20 (22.47%) Web Development
17 20 (22.47%) Continuous Integration

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (16.85%) WebLogic
2 9 (10.11%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.87%) MQSeries
3 7 (7.87%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (6.74%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.74%) JBoss
5 5 (5.62%) Apache
5 5 (5.62%) GlassFish
6 3 (3.37%) Jetty
7 2 (2.25%) CMS
7 2 (2.25%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.12%) Documentum
8 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.12%) Liferay
8 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.12%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (1.12%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Internet
2 6 (6.74%) Firewall
2 6 (6.74%) HTTP
2 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.74%) DNS
3 4 (4.49%) SAN
3 4 (4.49%) VPN
3 4 (4.49%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (2.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.09%) Relational Database
2 21 (23.60%) Oracle Database
3 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
4 14 (15.73%) RDBMS
5 8 (8.99%) MySQL
6 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.12%) DB2
9 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (42.70%) Maven
2 32 (35.96%) Subversion
3 31 (34.83%) Ant
4 28 (31.46%) JUnit
5 21 (23.60%) ClearCase
6 20 (22.47%) Eclipse
7 18 (20.22%) Jenkins
8 12 (13.48%) JIRA
9 11 (12.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (12.36%) Apache Ivy
10 10 (11.24%) Artifactory
11 9 (10.11%) Toad
11 9 (10.11%) ClearQuest
12 8 (8.99%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 5 (5.62%) Log4j
14 4 (4.49%) Eclipse RCP
15 2 (2.25%) Selenium
15 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
15 2 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
16 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Retail
3 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.25%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.25%) French Language
6 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 75 (84.27%) Developer
2 49 (55.06%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (7.87%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Architect
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Developer
6 4 (4.49%) C++ Developer
7 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.37%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.37%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (2.25%) Flex Developer
8 2 (2.25%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.25%) Senior Flex Developer
8 2 (2.25%) Java Web Developer
8 2 (2.25%) Java Programmer
8 2 (2.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (51.69%) J2EE
2 44 (49.44%) XML
3 36 (40.45%) Web Services
3 36 (40.45%) Spring
4 33 (37.08%) HTML
5 31 (34.83%) Hibernate
6 27 (30.34%) Servlets
7 21 (23.60%) XSLT
8 19 (21.35%) Struts
9 15 (16.85%) JSP
10 10 (11.24%) SOAP
10 10 (11.24%) CSS
11 9 (10.11%) Ajax
11 9 (10.11%) JSON
11 9 (10.11%) jQuery
11 9 (10.11%) Apache CXF
11 9 (10.11%) REST
12 8 (8.99%) Java EE
12 8 (8.99%) JAXB
13 6 (6.74%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.74%) Web 2.0
3 5 (5.62%) Smart Meter
3 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.49%) Replication
5 3 (3.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) Equities
6 1 (1.12%) Wiki
6 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.12%) Open Source
6 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (51.69%) UNIX
2 16 (17.98%) Linux
3 10 (11.24%) Windows
4 7 (7.87%) Solaris
5 5 (5.62%) HPUX
6 4 (4.49%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.12%) SUSE
8 1 (1.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.58%) OO
3 25 (28.09%) UML
4 20 (22.47%) Web Development
4 20 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (16.85%) OOD
6 13 (14.61%) ITIL
6 13 (14.61%) Service Management
6 13 (14.61%) Unit Testing
7 12 (13.48%) Release Management
8 10 (11.24%) TDD
8 10 (11.24%) Scrum
8 10 (11.24%) ITSM
9 9 (10.11%) OOP
10 7 (7.87%) Content Management
11 6 (6.74%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.74%) E-Commerce
12 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
13 3 (3.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 87 (97.75%) Java
2 51 (57.30%) SQL
3 32 (35.96%) JavaScript
4 29 (32.58%) PL/SQL
5 13 (14.61%) Shell Script
6 11 (12.36%) Lua
6 11 (12.36%) Perl
6 11 (12.36%) PHP
6 11 (12.36%) Python
7 9 (10.11%) C++
8 5 (5.62%) Ruby
8 5 (5.62%) XPath
8 5 (5.62%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (30.34%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.84%) Degree
3 16 (17.98%) OCPJP
4 13 (14.61%) SC Cleared
4 13 (14.61%) DV Cleared
5 10 (11.24%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (10.11%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.25%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
1 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.25%) Veritas File System
1 2 (2.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (2.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Puppet
1 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (53.93%) Oracle
2 46 (51.69%) Sun
3 13 (14.61%) AccuRev
4 7 (7.87%) IBM
5 5 (5.62%) Sybase
5 5 (5.62%) HP
5 5 (5.62%) Interwoven
6 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.49%) Adobe
7 2 (2.25%) Veritas
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.12%) Google
8 1 (1.12%) Pega
8 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.12%) hybris
8 1 (1.12%) Facebook
8 1 (1.12%) Twitter
8 1 (1.12%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.12%) BEA
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