The table below looks at the statistics 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 2015 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.

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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 460 413 305
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -108
Contract jobs citing Sun 169 207 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.38% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.84% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 118 177
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £264 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.20% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 11
Average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £15.40 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £34.69 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.60 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-65.10% +37.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24962 24573 23789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.75% 44.94% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14721 13575 12861
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1080 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 2015.

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 -57 157 £400 - 36
London -36 60 £400 -2.43% 17
South East -6 40 £413 +10.00% 7
South West +12 17 £399 -18.15% 2
Surrey +5 13 £338 -10.00% 2
City of London -18 13 £430 +5.19% 4
East of England -15 12 £350 -17.64% 1
Berkshire +11 11 £496 - 4
Yorkshire -21 11 £340 - 3
Scotland +3 9 £390 +20.00% 3
Gloucestershire +2 8 £463 +8.82% 1
Hertfordshire -6 8 £335 +7.20% 1
Edinburgh -2 7 £390 +20.00% 2
West Sussex - 7 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £338 - 1
West Midlands -5 6 £200 -52.94% 1
Cheltenham -4 5 £463 +8.82%
Hampshire -11 5 £500 +33.33% 1
North West -20 5 £450 +63.63% 4
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Epsom - 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City -7 4 £335 +7.20%
West Yorkshire -24 4 £340 - 2
Worcestershire - 4 - -
Sheffield - 4 £338 - 1
Redditch - 4 - -
Horsham - 4 £350 -
Bristol - 4 £370 -
Watford -2 3 £313 -
East Midlands -12 3 - -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 195 (54.47%) Linux
2 179 (50.00%) Oracle
3 170 (47.49%) UNIX
4 159 (44.41%) Solaris
5 119 (33.24%) SQL
6 114 (31.84%) Windows
7 97 (27.09%) Java
8 96 (26.82%) Red Hat
9 93 (25.98%) Finance
10 86 (24.02%) Perl
11 77 (21.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 76 (21.23%) HP
13 62 (17.32%) AIX
14 60 (16.76%) Security Cleared
15 59 (16.48%) IBM
15 59 (16.48%) SAN
16 57 (15.92%) TCP/IP
17 55 (15.36%) Veritas
18 53 (14.80%) Shell Script
18 53 (14.80%) Microsoft
18 53 (14.80%) LDAP
19 50 (13.97%) J2EE
20 49 (13.69%) ITIL
20 49 (13.69%) DNS
21 47 (13.13%) Data Centre
22 46 (12.85%) Firewall
22 46 (12.85%) SQL Server
22 46 (12.85%) JavaScript
23 45 (12.57%) Sun Certification
24 44 (12.29%) Cisco

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 35 (9.78%) Tomcat
2 32 (8.94%) Apache
3 27 (7.54%) WebLogic
4 26 (7.26%) WebSphere
5 22 (6.15%) JBoss
6 11 (3.07%) IIS
6 11 (3.07%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.23%) Confluence
8 7 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (1.68%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.40%) iPlanet
10 5 (1.40%) FileNet
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.12%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.12%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.84%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (4.75%) MS Office
2 14 (3.91%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.84%) MS Project
6 2 (0.56%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.07%) Maximo
2 5 (1.40%) Cognos Controller
2 5 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.56%) Agresso
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (16.48%) SAN
2 57 (15.92%) TCP/IP
3 53 (14.80%) LDAP
4 49 (13.69%) DNS
5 46 (12.85%) Firewall
6 24 (6.70%) NAS
7 22 (6.15%) SSH
8 21 (5.87%) Internet
9 19 (5.31%) VPN
9 19 (5.31%) WAN
10 14 (3.91%) SSL
11 11 (3.07%) SNMP
11 11 (3.07%) ATM
12 10 (2.79%) LAN
12 10 (2.79%) DHCP
12 10 (2.79%) VLAN
12 10 (2.79%) Network Security
12 10 (2.79%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.51%) FTP
13 9 (2.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.66%) Relational Database
3 30 (8.38%) Oracle Database
3 30 (8.38%) MySQL
4 22 (6.15%) RDBMS
5 17 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.40%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (1.12%) Data Mart
10 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.12%) MarkLogic
11 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.84%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.56%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 36 (10.06%) Ant
2 28 (7.82%) Maven
3 22 (6.15%) Subversion
4 19 (5.31%) ClearCase
5 17 (4.75%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (3.91%) Git (software)
6 14 (3.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (3.35%) JIRA
8 11 (3.07%) Toad
9 10 (2.79%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (2.23%) Gerrit
10 8 (2.23%) JUnit
11 7 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.68%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.40%) Selenium
13 5 (1.40%) PVCS
13 5 (1.40%) Gradle
14 4 (1.12%) Mercurial
14 4 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 93 (25.98%) Finance
2 43 (12.01%) Banking
3 22 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.96%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.40%) Retail
7 4 (1.12%) International Banking
7 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.84%) Back Office
8 3 (0.84%) Legal
8 3 (0.84%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.84%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.56%) German Language
9 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (13.69%) Analyst
2 47 (13.13%) Developer
3 46 (12.85%) Administrator
4 39 (10.89%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (8.94%) Java Developer
6 24 (6.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 24 (6.70%) UNIX Administrator
6 24 (6.70%) Linux Engineer
7 23 (6.42%) Consultant
8 22 (6.15%) Architect
9 21 (5.87%) UNIX Engineer
10 16 (4.47%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 16 (4.47%) Support Analyst
11 15 (4.19%) DBA
12 14 (3.91%) Support Engineer
13 13 (3.63%) Applications Support
13 13 (3.63%) Designer
13 13 (3.63%) Senior Designer
14 10 (2.79%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.79%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.97%) J2EE
2 31 (8.66%) HTML
3 25 (6.98%) Web Services
4 23 (6.42%) XML
5 19 (5.31%) SOAP
6 18 (5.03%) .NET
7 16 (4.47%) Middleware
8 15 (4.19%) Spring
8 15 (4.19%) CSS
8 15 (4.19%) JSP
9 13 (3.63%) Java EE
10 12 (3.35%) Servlets
11 9 (2.51%) SailPoint
12 8 (2.23%) SPML
12 8 (2.23%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.96%) Ajax
13 7 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (1.68%) EJB
15 5 (1.40%) Struts
15 5 (1.40%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 44 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.19%) Clustering
3 15 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.63%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.79%) Replication
5 10 (2.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.96%) GIS
8 6 (1.68%) HACMP
8 6 (1.68%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.68%) PKI
9 5 (1.40%) Wiki
9 5 (1.40%) DataPower
10 4 (1.12%) iSeries
10 4 (1.12%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.12%) Tandem
10 4 (1.12%) SecurID
11 3 (0.84%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 195 (54.47%) Linux
2 170 (47.49%) UNIX
3 159 (44.41%) Solaris
4 114 (31.84%) Windows
5 77 (21.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (17.32%) AIX
7 23 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (4.47%) SUSE
9 16 (4.47%) HPUX
10 8 (2.23%) Ubuntu
10 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.68%) CentOS
12 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.84%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.56%) Debian
14 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.69%) ITIL
2 43 (12.01%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (9.22%) Migration
4 28 (7.82%) Project Management
5 23 (6.42%) Release Management
6 22 (6.15%) Service Management
6 22 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (5.31%) DevOps
8 18 (5.03%) Problem Management
8 18 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (4.75%) OO
9 17 (4.75%) Change Management
10 16 (4.47%) Identity Management
10 16 (4.47%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.47%) Test Scripting
11 15 (4.19%) Scrum
12 14 (3.91%) Web Development
12 14 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (3.91%) Capacity Management
13 13 (3.63%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 119 (33.24%) SQL
2 97 (27.09%) Java
3 86 (24.02%) Perl
4 53 (14.80%) Shell Script
5 46 (12.85%) JavaScript
6 41 (11.45%) Python
7 34 (9.50%) Bash Shell
8 25 (6.98%) Korn
8 25 (6.98%) PL/SQL
9 21 (5.87%) PHP
10 17 (4.75%) Ruby
11 14 (3.91%) Lua
12 12 (3.35%) PowerShell
13 11 (3.07%) C-shell
14 8 (2.23%) BeanShell
14 8 (2.23%) C++
15 7 (1.96%) VBScript
16 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.84%) VBA
17 3 (0.84%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 60 (16.76%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.57%) Sun Certification
3 36 (10.06%) SC Cleared
4 26 (7.26%) DV Cleared
5 24 (6.70%) Degree
6 17 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.19%) RHCE
8 14 (3.91%) CCNP
8 14 (3.91%) OCPJP
9 13 (3.63%) CCNA
10 7 (1.96%) CISSP
10 7 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.68%) OCMJD
11 6 (1.68%) SCSA
12 5 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (1.12%) OCPJWCD
14 3 (0.84%) CEH
14 3 (0.84%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.84%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.84%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.23%) QA
2 6 (1.68%) GAAP
3 5 (1.40%) Solvency II
4 4 (1.12%) WAI
4 4 (1.12%) SLA
5 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (11.73%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (6.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 24 (6.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 23 (6.42%) NFS
5 18 (5.03%) Samba
6 11 (3.07%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 11 (3.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (2.79%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.79%) Oracle Clusterware
8 8 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.23%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.96%) vSphere
9 7 (1.96%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 6 (1.68%) KVM
10 6 (1.68%) Veritas File System
11 5 (1.40%) Xen
12 4 (1.12%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.12%) iptables
Systems Management
1 26 (7.26%) Oracle ZFS
2 24 (6.70%) NetBackup
3 23 (6.42%) Puppet
4 22 (6.15%) Tivoli
5 15 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (3.35%) OpenView
8 10 (2.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 10 (2.79%) Control-M
8 10 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 7 (1.96%) CA Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.68%) Novell Identity Manager
12 4 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.12%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.84%) WSUS
13 3 (0.84%) SCCM
13 3 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 3 (0.84%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 179 (50.00%) Oracle
2 96 (26.82%) Red Hat
3 76 (21.23%) HP
4 59 (16.48%) IBM
5 55 (15.36%) Veritas
6 53 (14.80%) Microsoft
7 44 (12.29%) Cisco
8 43 (12.01%) VMware
9 24 (6.70%) Symantec
10 18 (5.03%) SAP
11 17 (4.75%) Cognos
11 17 (4.75%) Sybase
12 16 (4.47%) NetApp
13 15 (4.19%) Dell
13 15 (4.19%) EMC
13 15 (4.19%) Remedy
14 14 (3.91%) Citrix
15 11 (3.07%) Informatica
15 11 (3.07%) F5
16 10 (2.79%) Novell
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