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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 470 512 432
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -80
Contract jobs citing Sun 187 142 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.57% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 69 112
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £308 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £555 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
Median hourly rate £37.00 £22.00 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -34.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £7.27 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £25.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £9.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+284.21% -78.88%

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
24044 24752 26246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.80% 43.26% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14682 14636 14796
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 1078 1181
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +57 179 £400 -11.11% 27
London +4 62 £486 +8.05% 11
North East +5 39 £316 +0.31% 6
Tyne and Wear +2 38 £316 +0.31% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 37 £320 - 5
North West +26 19 £381 -21.79% 1
South West +19 16 £400 -11.11%
East of England +11 12 £490 +8.88% 2
South East -5 11 £468 +13.33% 6
Wiltshire +19 10 £400 -
Swindon - 10 £400 -
Merseyside +16 9 £375 -16.66%
West Midlands -20 9 £375 - 1
Liverpool +21 8 £375 -16.66%
Berkshire +8 7 £481 +4.05% 2
City of London +11 6 £463 +2.77% 4
Manchester 0 6 £425 +70.00%
Bracknell - 6 £475 -
Norfolk - 6 £490 -
Norwich - 5 £490 -
Cambridgeshire +23 3 £475 -
West Yorkshire +11 3 - -
Yorkshire +4 3 - -
Hertfordshire -1 3 £625 - 1
East Midlands -4 3 £77 -
Surrey -5 3 £425 -5.55% 2
Coventry -11 3 - - 1
County Antrim - 3 £78 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £78 -
Somerset - 3 £365 -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun 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.

1 212 (59.89%) Oracle
2 206 (58.19%) Unix
3 186 (52.54%) Solaris
4 158 (44.63%) Linux
5 127 (35.88%) Windows
6 111 (31.36%) Java
7 109 (30.79%) ITIL
8 101 (28.53%) Red Hat
9 98 (27.68%) Finance
10 89 (25.14%) AIX
11 81 (22.88%) WebLogic
12 79 (22.32%) IBM
12 79 (22.32%) SAN
13 69 (19.49%) Veritas
14 66 (18.64%) SQL
14 66 (18.64%) J2EE
15 64 (18.08%) VMware
16 62 (17.51%) NetBackup
17 60 (16.95%) HP
17 60 (16.95%) Firewall
18 59 (16.67%) Perl
19 56 (15.82%) LDAP
19 56 (15.82%) WebSphere
20 54 (15.25%) Cisco
20 54 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
21 53 (14.97%) Project Management
22 51 (14.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 50 (14.12%) Banking
24 48 (13.56%) Microsoft
24 48 (13.56%) Oracle Database

Sun
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 81 (22.88%) WebLogic
2 56 (15.82%) WebSphere
3 38 (10.73%) Apache
3 38 (10.73%) iPlanet
3 38 (10.73%) WebSphere Application Server
4 37 (10.45%) JBoss
5 33 (9.32%) Oracle Application Server
6 29 (8.19%) Tomcat
7 25 (7.06%) MQSeries
8 21 (5.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 21 (5.93%) Tuxedo
9 18 (5.08%) AquaLogic
10 12 (3.39%) IIS
11 11 (3.11%) SharePoint
12 9 (2.54%) GlassFish
12 9 (2.54%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (2.54%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (1.98%) MS Exchange
14 6 (1.69%) FileNet
15 5 (1.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.26%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (5.08%) OpenText MBPM
2 9 (2.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.41%) Infor SunSystems
4 5 (1.41%) RMDS
5 4 (1.13%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.85%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.56%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.28%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.28%) Lawson
8 1 (0.28%) Maximo
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.41%) Office 365
3 4 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.13%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.56%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 79 (22.32%) SAN
2 60 (16.95%) Firewall
3 56 (15.82%) LDAP
4 38 (10.73%) TCP/IP
5 33 (9.32%) SSL
6 31 (8.76%) BIG-IP
7 19 (5.37%) Fibre Channel
7 19 (5.37%) Network Security
8 16 (4.52%) DNS
9 15 (4.24%) LAN
9 15 (4.24%) WAN
10 14 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (3.39%) NAS
12 9 (2.54%) DHCP
13 7 (1.98%) FTP
13 7 (1.98%) HTTP
13 7 (1.98%) Internet
13 7 (1.98%) SSH
13 7 (1.98%) VPN
14 6 (1.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.56%) Oracle Database
2 44 (12.43%) SQL Server
3 28 (7.91%) MySQL
4 18 (5.08%) OLTP
5 15 (4.24%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (3.67%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (3.39%) VLDB
8 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.26%) DB2
11 7 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.13%) BODI
13 4 (1.13%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.54%) Subversion
3 8 (2.26%) Eclipse
4 7 (1.98%) JUnit
4 7 (1.98%) ProC
5 6 (1.69%) JIRA
6 5 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.13%) Ant
7 4 (1.13%) Build Forge
7 4 (1.13%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.85%) Checkstyle
8 3 (0.85%) Eclipse RCP
8 3 (0.85%) QUnit
8 3 (0.85%) Selenium
9 2 (0.56%) Hudson
9 2 (0.56%) Introscope
9 2 (0.56%) JMeter
9 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.56%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 98 (27.68%) Finance
2 50 (14.12%) Banking
3 15 (4.24%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.54%) Front Office
5 8 (2.26%) Back Office
5 8 (2.26%) International Banking
6 5 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.13%) Legal
7 4 (1.13%) Retail
7 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Automotive
9 2 (0.56%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (20.62%) Administrator
2 54 (15.25%) Unix Administrator
3 40 (11.30%) Analyst
4 36 (10.17%) Systems Administrator
5 31 (8.76%) Solaris Administrator
6 30 (8.47%) Architect
7 28 (7.91%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 25 (7.06%) Developer
9 16 (4.52%) Java Developer
9 16 (4.52%) Linux Administrator
9 16 (4.52%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.52%) Unix Support
10 14 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (3.95%) Support Analyst
11 13 (3.67%) Consultant
11 13 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.67%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (3.67%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.39%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (18.64%) J2EE
2 39 (11.02%) Middleware
3 27 (7.63%) JSP
4 23 (6.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 19 (5.37%) IBM Integration Bus
6 18 (5.08%) XML
7 15 (4.24%) HTML
8 14 (3.95%) Web Services
9 12 (3.39%) Software Packaging
10 11 (3.11%) EJB
11 10 (2.82%) SAML
11 10 (2.82%) Spring
12 9 (2.54%) CSS
12 9 (2.54%) LAMP
12 9 (2.54%) SOAP
13 8 (2.26%) .NET
14 7 (1.98%) SailPoint
14 7 (1.98%) Struts
14 7 (1.98%) Swing
14 7 (1.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.30%) Clustering
2 31 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.47%) Data Centre
4 18 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 18 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.82%) DataPower
6 10 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.54%) PKI
7 9 (2.54%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.26%) SWIFT
9 6 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
9 6 (1.69%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (1.69%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.41%) Grid Computing
10 5 (1.41%) HP Storage
10 5 (1.41%) HP StoreVirtual
10 5 (1.41%) Replication
10 5 (1.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 206 (58.19%) Unix
2 186 (52.54%) Solaris
3 158 (44.63%) Linux
4 127 (35.88%) Windows
5 89 (25.14%) AIX
6 51 (14.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (11.58%) Windows Server
9 23 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (5.37%) OS/390
11 16 (4.52%) HPUX
12 14 (3.95%) SUSE
13 8 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.69%) Windows 7
14 6 (1.69%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (30.79%) ITIL
2 53 (14.97%) Project Management
3 45 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (12.43%) High Availability
5 38 (10.73%) ITIL V3
6 37 (10.45%) Change Management
7 35 (9.89%) Configuration Management
7 35 (9.89%) Migration
8 32 (9.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 32 (9.04%) Problem Management
9 31 (8.76%) Release Management
10 28 (7.91%) QMS
11 27 (7.63%) Kalman Filter
11 27 (7.63%) Service Delivery
12 26 (7.34%) Incident Management
13 25 (7.06%) Load Balancing
13 25 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
14 24 (6.78%) Six Sigma
15 22 (6.21%) Service Management
16 21 (5.93%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 111 (31.36%) Java
2 66 (18.64%) SQL
3 59 (16.67%) Perl
4 33 (9.32%) Shell Script
5 26 (7.34%) C
5 26 (7.34%) Python
6 18 (5.08%) C++
7 12 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.82%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.82%) Korn
9 8 (2.26%) Ruby
10 6 (1.69%) SystemTap
11 4 (1.13%) Bourne shell
11 4 (1.13%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.56%) C#
13 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.56%) R
14 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (12.43%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.32%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.37%) Degree
4 13 (3.67%) Sun Certification
5 12 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.69%) CISM
6 6 (1.69%) CISSP
7 4 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.13%) PMP
8 3 (0.85%) CCSA
8 3 (0.85%) CISA
8 3 (0.85%) CNA
8 3 (0.85%) GIAC
8 3 (0.85%) IISP
8 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.85%) Novell Certification
8 3 (0.85%) OCMJD
8 3 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.93%) JSP 440
2 15 (4.24%) SLA
3 9 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.41%) QA
6 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.56%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.56%) ISO27005
System Software
1 54 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (11.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 34 (9.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 33 (9.32%) Active Directory
5 16 (4.52%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (3.95%) NFS
7 7 (1.98%) NDS
7 7 (1.98%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.69%) GlusterFS
8 6 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.69%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 6 (1.69%) vSphere
9 5 (1.41%) KVM
9 5 (1.41%) Veritas File System
10 4 (1.13%) Docker
10 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (1.13%) Samba
10 4 (1.13%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (17.51%) NetBackup
2 33 (9.32%) Oracle ZFS
3 27 (7.63%) Puppet
4 26 (7.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 24 (6.78%) EMC NetWorker
6 23 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (5.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 18 (5.08%) OpenView
9 11 (3.11%) OpenAM
9 11 (3.11%) Red Hat Satellite
10 10 (2.82%) BladeLogic
10 10 (2.82%) Control-M
10 10 (2.82%) SCOM
11 7 (1.98%) Ansible
11 7 (1.98%) ITRS Geneos
11 7 (1.98%) OpenSSO
12 6 (1.69%) Nagios
12 6 (1.69%) SCCM
12 6 (1.69%) Tivoli
13 5 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 212 (59.89%) Oracle
2 101 (28.53%) Red Hat
3 79 (22.32%) IBM
4 69 (19.49%) Veritas
5 64 (18.08%) VMware
6 60 (16.95%) HP
7 54 (15.25%) Cisco
8 48 (13.56%) Microsoft
9 45 (12.71%) F5
10 28 (7.91%) EMC
11 27 (7.63%) Axway
12 23 (6.50%) Brocade
13 21 (5.93%) BEA
13 21 (5.93%) SAP
14 17 (4.80%) Fujitsu
14 17 (4.80%) StorageTek
15 16 (4.52%) Sybase
16 15 (4.24%) Symantec
17 14 (3.95%) NetApp
18 12 (3.39%) Informatica
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