The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 391 289 255
Rank change year-on-year
-102 -34
Contract jobs citing Sun 201 310 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.29% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 182 205
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -11.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £19.50 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.36 £43.50 £64.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.61 £20.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+53.06% -25.23%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sun
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun within the UK.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun within the UK.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sun
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Sun Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Sun
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -120 182 £405 +8.00% 68
London -61 97 £408 +5.56% 26
East of England +5 28 £425 +16.43% 7
South East -26 28 £375 -6.25% 18
City of London -4 24 £409 +9.00% 9
Hampshire +1 15 £375 +4.89% 3
West Midlands -36 10 £425 +21.42% 3
Cambridgeshire - 10 £425 - 5
Suffolk - 10 £450 -
North West +1 8 £275 -27.86% 2
Cambridge - 8 £438 - 5
East Midlands -3 7 £280 +300.00% 6
Manchester -10 6 - - 1
Scotland -27 5 £325 -18.75%
Yorkshire +5 4 - - 2
West Yorkshire +3 4 - - 2
Surrey -5 4 £375 -16.66% 5
Birmingham -5 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £273 -35.88% 1
North East -11 4 £258 -28.92% 1
Tyne and Wear -14 4 £258 -28.92% 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £273 - 2
Bedford - 4 £273 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £273 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £273 -
Northampton - 4 £273 - 2
Slough +5 3 - -
Berkshire -9 3 - - 7
Staines - 3 £375 - 2
Wales - 3 £400 - 1

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sun 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.

1 208 (49.76%) Oracle
2 196 (46.89%) UNIX
3 183 (43.78%) Linux
4 170 (40.67%) Solaris
5 151 (36.12%) Finance
6 117 (27.99%) SQL
7 102 (24.40%) Java
7 102 (24.40%) Red Hat
8 86 (20.57%) HP
9 84 (20.10%) Windows
9 84 (20.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 82 (19.62%) IBM
11 74 (17.70%) Perl
12 71 (16.99%) Banking
13 68 (16.27%) SAN
14 66 (15.79%) Shell Script
14 66 (15.79%) Tomcat
15 56 (13.40%) Oracle Database
16 53 (12.68%) ITIL
16 53 (12.68%) Migration
17 51 (12.20%) Apache
18 46 (11.00%) VMware
19 45 (10.77%) AIX
19 45 (10.77%) LDAP
20 44 (10.53%) Web Services
20 44 (10.53%) WebLogic
21 43 (10.29%) J2EE
22 41 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
23 40 (9.57%) XML
23 40 (9.57%) EMC

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sun 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 66 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 51 (12.20%) Apache
3 44 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 38 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 17 (4.07%) IIS
6 12 (2.87%) MQSeries
7 10 (2.39%) MS Exchange
7 10 (2.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.91%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.67%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.44%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.44%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.96%) FileNet
13 3 (0.72%) Confluence
13 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (3.59%) MS Office
2 14 (3.35%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.96%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.87%) Maximo
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.96%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.24%) BASE24
5 1 (0.24%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
2 11 (2.63%) Amazon S3
2 11 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.48%) SaaS
3 2 (0.48%) Force.com
3 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (16.27%) SAN
2 45 (10.77%) LDAP
3 35 (8.37%) DNS
4 33 (7.89%) Firewall
5 32 (7.66%) NAS
6 25 (5.98%) TCP/IP
7 23 (5.50%) HTTP
8 17 (4.07%) SSL
8 17 (4.07%) Internet
9 16 (3.83%) FTP
10 15 (3.59%) SSH
11 14 (3.35%) 3G
11 14 (3.35%) Kerberos
11 14 (3.35%) 2G
11 14 (3.35%) 4G
12 9 (2.15%) LAN
13 6 (1.44%) Broadband
13 6 (1.44%) SMTP
13 6 (1.44%) VPN
13 6 (1.44%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.40%) Oracle Database
2 36 (8.61%) SQL Server
3 29 (6.94%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.78%) RDBMS
5 18 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (3.59%) DB2
6 15 (3.59%) MySQL
7 12 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (2.63%) SQLPlus
9 10 (2.39%) Oracle9i Database
9 10 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.91%) Sybase ASE
11 7 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (9.09%) Maven
2 33 (7.89%) Ant
3 27 (6.46%) Subversion
4 22 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 20 (4.78%) JIRA
6 19 (4.55%) Selenium
7 18 (4.31%) Apache Ivy
8 17 (4.07%) SoapUI
9 15 (3.59%) Toad
10 14 (3.35%) LoadRunner
10 14 (3.35%) eggPlant
11 13 (3.11%) JUnit
12 10 (2.39%) Git (software)
13 6 (1.44%) Log4j
14 5 (1.20%) Fiddler
15 4 (0.96%) PVCS
15 4 (0.96%) Hudson
16 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
16 3 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
17 2 (0.48%) ERwin
General
1 151 (36.12%) Finance
2 71 (16.99%) Banking
3 30 (7.18%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.26%) Retail
5 15 (3.59%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.87%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.63%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.91%) Front Office
9 7 (1.67%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.96%) Legal
11 3 (0.72%) Advertising
11 3 (0.72%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Games
12 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.24%) Marketing
13 1 (0.24%) International Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Local Government
13 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 78 (18.66%) Analyst
2 61 (14.59%) Developer
3 37 (8.85%) Administrator
4 32 (7.66%) Architect
5 31 (7.42%) Business Analyst
6 28 (6.70%) Java Developer
7 27 (6.46%) Support Analyst
8 25 (5.98%) UNIX Administrator
9 24 (5.74%) Project Manager
10 22 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
10 22 (5.26%) Applications Support
11 19 (4.55%) DBA
12 16 (3.83%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.59%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 15 (3.59%) Applications Support Analyst
13 15 (3.59%) Incident Manager
14 14 (3.35%) Consultant
14 14 (3.35%) Support Engineer
15 13 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (3.11%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.53%) Web Services
2 43 (10.29%) J2EE
3 40 (9.57%) XML
4 39 (9.33%) HTML
5 32 (7.66%) SOAP
6 30 (7.18%) Servlets
7 24 (5.74%) Spring
8 21 (5.02%) Hibernate
8 21 (5.02%) Struts
9 20 (4.78%) REST
10 18 (4.31%) JSP
10 18 (4.31%) XSLT
11 16 (3.83%) CSS
12 15 (3.59%) J2SE
13 14 (3.35%) J2ME
13 14 (3.35%) WAP
13 14 (3.35%) EJB
14 12 (2.87%) JMS
15 11 (2.63%) Ajax
16 10 (2.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.98%) Clustering
2 18 (4.31%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.35%) Handset
4 13 (3.11%) Replication
4 13 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.87%) PKI
5 12 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.63%) Mainframe
7 10 (2.39%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.39%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.91%) CLARiiON
9 7 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.44%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.44%) Symmetrix
10 6 (1.44%) CESG
10 6 (1.44%) Web 2.0
10 6 (1.44%) Derivative
11 5 (1.20%) Open Source
11 5 (1.20%) Cryptography
11 5 (1.20%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 196 (46.89%) UNIX
2 183 (43.78%) Linux
3 170 (40.67%) Solaris
4 84 (20.10%) Windows
4 84 (20.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (10.77%) AIX
6 24 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (5.74%) Oracle Linux
7 22 (5.26%) HPUX
8 14 (3.35%) Windows 7
9 12 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (2.87%) SUSE
10 8 (1.91%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.72%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.48%) zOS
12 2 (0.48%) Debian
12 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.24%) CentOS
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (12.68%) ITIL
1 53 (12.68%) Migration
2 41 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (6.70%) Change Management
4 26 (6.22%) Service Delivery
5 25 (5.98%) Incident Management
6 24 (5.74%) UML
6 24 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (5.50%) Scrum
8 22 (5.26%) Project Management
8 22 (5.26%) Web Development
9 18 (4.31%) OO
9 18 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (4.07%) E-Commerce
11 16 (3.83%) Change Control
11 16 (3.83%) Multithreading
11 16 (3.83%) Problem Management
11 16 (3.83%) Load Balancing
12 15 (3.59%) Data Migration
12 15 (3.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 117 (27.99%) SQL
2 102 (24.40%) Java
3 74 (17.70%) Perl
4 66 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 34 (8.13%) Korn
6 31 (7.42%) JavaScript
7 25 (5.98%) PL/SQL
8 24 (5.74%) Bash Shell
9 15 (3.59%) C
10 14 (3.35%) C++
11 13 (3.11%) Python
12 10 (2.39%) AWK
13 7 (1.67%) XPath
13 7 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.96%) C#
15 4 (0.96%) PHP
15 4 (0.96%) Ruby
15 4 (0.96%) sed
16 3 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (8.37%) Degree
1 35 (8.37%) Sun Certification
2 27 (6.46%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.44%) CCNA
7 5 (1.20%) OCPJP
8 4 (0.96%) CISSP
8 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.96%) RHCE
8 4 (0.96%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.72%) CIMA
10 2 (0.48%) ACCA
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.48%) PMP
10 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.48%) MCSE
10 2 (0.48%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.74%) QA
2 16 (3.83%) SLA
3 14 (3.35%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.48%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) UCITS
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 36 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.26%) NFS
2 22 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 19 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 14 (3.35%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 12 (2.87%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (2.39%) vSphere
8 8 (1.91%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (1.91%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.67%) Xen
9 7 (1.67%) Sendmail
9 7 (1.67%) RHEV
10 5 (1.20%) Veritas File System
10 5 (1.20%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.96%) XenApp
12 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.48%) Samba
13 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.48%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 29 (6.94%) Tivoli
2 20 (4.78%) NetBackup
3 19 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 17 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (3.11%) Puppet
6 11 (2.63%) OpenSSO
7 10 (2.39%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (2.15%) Data Guard
9 7 (1.67%) Nagios
9 7 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (1.44%) Control-M
10 6 (1.44%) CA SiteMinder
10 6 (1.44%) Cobbler
11 5 (1.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.96%) Legato
12 4 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.72%) SCCM
13 3 (0.72%) OMEGAMON
13 3 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 208 (49.76%) Oracle
2 102 (24.40%) Red Hat
3 86 (20.57%) HP
4 82 (19.62%) IBM
5 46 (11.00%) VMware
6 40 (9.57%) EMC
7 37 (8.85%) NetApp
8 35 (8.37%) Microsoft
9 31 (7.42%) Sybase
10 30 (7.18%) Veritas
11 27 (6.46%) Dell
12 23 (5.50%) Citrix
13 21 (5.02%) SAP
14 18 (4.31%) Cisco
15 15 (3.59%) Apple
16 14 (3.35%) Cognos
17 12 (2.87%) StorageTek
17 12 (2.87%) JBoss
17 12 (2.87%) Atlassian
18 11 (2.63%) Siebel
Kent
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Flexible
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £27,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £395 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago