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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 470 509 416
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -93
Contract jobs citing Sun 182 146 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.25% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.57% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 72 121
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £312 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.24% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 5
Median hourly rate £27.35 £24.50 £29.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.63% -16.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £7.19 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £32.00 £38.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £7.19 £38.11
% change year-on-year
+400.69% -81.13%

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
24523 25740 25862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.20% 44.05% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14991 15198 14398
Median daily rate £404 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
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 834 1098 1103
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 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
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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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 +29 170 £425 +1.73% 26
London -1 63 £464 +9.11% 13
South East -2 26 £390 -5.45% 6
North East -4 19 £263 -
Tyne and Wear -9 18 £263 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 18 £263 -
South West +14 16 £400 -5.88%
East of England +19 12 £490 +28.94%
Wiltshire +17 12 £435 -
North West +15 12 £425 -5.55% 3
Swindon - 12 £435 -
Surrey -2 11 £390 +15.55% 1
Manchester +1 8 £425 +21.42% 1
West Midlands -28 8 £425 - 3
Berkshire +6 7 £481 -3.02% 4
West Sussex -4 7 £365 -7.30%
Gatwick - 7 £365 -
City of London +34 6 £419 +6.68% 5
Yorkshire -2 6 £300 -4.38%
Northern Ireland - 6 £79 -
Norfolk - 6 £490 -
County Antrim - 6 £79 -
Bracknell - 6 £475 -
Belfast - 6 £79 -
Norwich - 5 £490 -
Ripon - 4 - -
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +25 3 £475 +25.00%
Hertfordshire +12 3 £600 +79.10%
Scotland +7 3 £425 +8.97%

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 197 (57.94%) Unix
2 196 (57.65%) Oracle
3 181 (53.24%) Solaris
4 153 (45.00%) Linux
5 114 (33.53%) Windows
6 105 (30.88%) Red Hat
7 101 (29.71%) Java
8 97 (28.53%) Finance
9 93 (27.35%) ITIL
10 91 (26.76%) SAN
11 81 (23.82%) AIX
12 76 (22.35%) IBM
13 70 (20.59%) NetBackup
14 67 (19.71%) Veritas
15 66 (19.41%) HP
16 64 (18.82%) VMware
17 61 (17.94%) Banking
18 60 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 56 (16.47%) Perl
19 56 (16.47%) Project Management
20 55 (16.18%) SQL
21 54 (15.88%) WebLogic
22 52 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
23 50 (14.71%) Oracle Database
24 49 (14.41%) LDAP
25 48 (14.12%) J2EE
26 47 (13.82%) Firewall
27 46 (13.53%) WebSphere
28 42 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
29 41 (12.06%) Oracle ZFS

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 54 (15.88%) WebLogic
2 46 (13.53%) WebSphere
3 29 (8.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 22 (6.47%) iPlanet
4 22 (6.47%) MQSeries
5 19 (5.59%) JBoss
6 18 (5.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 17 (5.00%) Apache
7 17 (5.00%) Tuxedo
8 15 (4.41%) AquaLogic
8 15 (4.41%) Oracle Application Server
9 10 (2.94%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.65%) SharePoint
10 9 (2.65%) WebLogic Portal
11 7 (2.06%) GlassFish
11 7 (2.06%) MS Exchange
11 7 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.47%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.18%) FileNet
13 4 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (4.41%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.06%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (1.76%) Infor SunSystems
4 5 (1.47%) RMDS
5 3 (0.88%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.59%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.59%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.29%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.29%) Lawson
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.18%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.18%) OpenShift
3 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.88%) Office 365
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.59%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 91 (26.76%) SAN
2 49 (14.41%) LDAP
3 47 (13.82%) Firewall
4 29 (8.53%) SSL
5 28 (8.24%) BIG-IP
5 28 (8.24%) Fibre Channel
6 26 (7.65%) TCP/IP
7 19 (5.59%) Network Security
8 16 (4.71%) LAN
8 16 (4.71%) NAS
8 16 (4.71%) WAN
9 12 (3.53%) DHCP
9 12 (3.53%) DNS
10 11 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (2.35%) Internet
11 8 (2.35%) VPN
12 7 (2.06%) FTP
12 7 (2.06%) SSH
13 6 (1.76%) HTTP
14 5 (1.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.71%) Oracle Database
2 30 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 29 (8.53%) MySQL
4 22 (6.47%) OLTP
5 18 (5.29%) VLDB
6 12 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (3.24%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.65%) DB2
8 9 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.88%) MarkLogic
13 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.35%) Subversion
3 7 (2.06%) Eclipse
3 7 (2.06%) ProC
4 6 (1.76%) JUnit
5 5 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.18%) Ant
6 4 (1.18%) Build Forge
6 4 (1.18%) JIRA
6 4 (1.18%) Selenium
7 3 (0.88%) Checkstyle
7 3 (0.88%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.88%) QUnit
8 2 (0.59%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.59%) Hudson
8 2 (0.59%) Maven
8 2 (0.59%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.29%) JProfiler
General
1 97 (28.53%) Finance
2 61 (17.94%) Banking
3 20 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.94%) Back Office
5 9 (2.65%) Front Office
6 8 (2.35%) International Banking
7 5 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.18%) Legal
8 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.18%) Retail
8 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.59%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (23.82%) Administrator
2 62 (18.24%) Unix Administrator
3 45 (13.24%) Analyst
4 38 (11.18%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (9.41%) Solaris Administrator
6 30 (8.82%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 27 (7.94%) Architect
8 21 (6.18%) Developer
9 17 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
9 17 (5.00%) Project Manager
10 16 (4.71%) Unix Support
11 14 (4.12%) Consultant
11 14 (4.12%) Java Developer
11 14 (4.12%) Service Analyst
12 13 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (3.82%) Support Analyst
13 12 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 12 (3.53%) Unix Analyst
14 11 (3.24%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (14.12%) J2EE
2 37 (10.88%) Middleware
3 25 (7.35%) JSP
4 18 (5.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 16 (4.71%) IBM Integration Bus
6 15 (4.41%) Web Services
7 14 (4.12%) XML
8 12 (3.53%) HTML
9 10 (2.94%) Software Packaging
10 9 (2.65%) EJB
10 9 (2.65%) LAMP
11 8 (2.35%) Spring
12 7 (2.06%) CSS
12 7 (2.06%) SAML
12 7 (2.06%) SOAP
13 6 (1.76%) .NET
13 6 (1.76%) FIX Protocol
13 6 (1.76%) JMS
14 5 (1.47%) JSON
14 5 (1.47%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 30 (8.82%) Clustering
3 27 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (3.82%) EMC VMAX
7 8 (2.35%) DataPower
7 8 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.35%) SWIFT
7 8 (2.35%) Virtual Team
8 7 (2.06%) PKI
9 5 (1.47%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.47%) Grid Computing
9 5 (1.47%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.47%) HP StoreVirtual
9 5 (1.47%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.47%) Replication
9 5 (1.47%) SCADA
10 4 (1.18%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 197 (57.94%) Unix
2 181 (53.24%) Solaris
3 153 (45.00%) Linux
4 114 (33.53%) Windows
5 81 (23.82%) AIX
6 60 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (8.82%) Windows Server
9 16 (4.71%) OS/390
10 14 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.06%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.76%) HPUX
14 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.88%) SUSE
15 3 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (27.35%) ITIL
2 56 (16.47%) Project Management
3 38 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (11.18%) Migration
4 35 (10.29%) Change Management
5 34 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (9.41%) High Availability
7 29 (8.53%) ITIL V3
8 28 (8.24%) Configuration Management
9 27 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
10 26 (7.65%) QMS
11 25 (7.35%) Incident Management
12 24 (7.06%) E-Commerce
12 24 (7.06%) Problem Management
12 24 (7.06%) Six Sigma
13 23 (6.76%) Service Delivery
14 21 (6.18%) Service Management
15 20 (5.88%) CRM
15 20 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (29.71%) Java
2 56 (16.47%) Perl
3 55 (16.18%) SQL
4 35 (10.29%) Shell Script
5 26 (7.65%) Python
6 24 (7.06%) C
7 16 (4.71%) C++
8 11 (3.24%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.94%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.94%) Korn
10 8 (2.35%) Bourne shell
11 7 (2.06%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.06%) Ruby
11 7 (2.06%) SystemTap
12 4 (1.18%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.59%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.59%) PHP
14 2 (0.59%) R
14 2 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.88%) Degree
4 11 (3.24%) Sun Certification
5 10 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.76%) CISM
6 6 (1.76%) CISSP
7 4 (1.18%) CCSA
7 4 (1.18%) CCSE
7 4 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.18%) PMP
8 3 (0.88%) CISA
8 3 (0.88%) GCIA
8 3 (0.88%) GCIH
8 3 (0.88%) GIAC
8 3 (0.88%) IISP
8 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.88%) OCMJD
8 3 (0.88%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.18%) JSP 440
2 15 (4.41%) SLA
3 9 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.76%) QA
4 6 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.18%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.88%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.59%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 52 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (11.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 31 (9.12%) Active Directory
4 28 (8.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 16 (4.71%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (3.82%) GlusterFS
7 12 (3.53%) NFS
8 9 (2.65%) Veritas File System
9 8 (2.35%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.76%) KVM
11 5 (1.47%) vSphere
12 4 (1.18%) Docker
12 4 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.18%) NDS
12 4 (1.18%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 4 (1.18%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.88%) Firmware
13 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
13 3 (0.88%) Samba
13 3 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 70 (20.59%) NetBackup
2 41 (12.06%) Oracle ZFS
3 27 (7.94%) EMC NetWorker
4 26 (7.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 26 (7.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 24 (7.06%) Puppet
6 21 (6.18%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (5.00%) Red Hat Satellite
8 15 (4.41%) OpenView
9 11 (3.24%) BladeLogic
9 11 (3.24%) Control-M
10 10 (2.94%) SCOM
11 8 (2.35%) Ansible
11 8 (2.35%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (2.35%) Legato
12 7 (2.06%) OpenAM
13 5 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (1.47%) Nagios
13 5 (1.47%) OpenSSO
13 5 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 196 (57.65%) Oracle
2 105 (30.88%) Red Hat
3 76 (22.35%) IBM
4 67 (19.71%) Veritas
5 66 (19.41%) HP
6 64 (18.82%) VMware
7 41 (12.06%) Cisco
7 41 (12.06%) EMC
8 40 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 30 (8.82%) Brocade
10 27 (7.94%) F5
11 24 (7.06%) StorageTek
12 22 (6.47%) Axway
13 21 (6.18%) BEA
14 17 (5.00%) Dell
15 16 (4.71%) Symantec
16 15 (4.41%) Citrix
16 15 (4.41%) Fujitsu
16 15 (4.41%) SAP
17 14 (4.12%) NetApp
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day Negotiable rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago