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 23 September 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.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 411 323 287
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -36
Contract jobs citing Sun 213 284 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 1.16% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 174 202
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £541 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Average hourly rate £33.73 £23.75 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -15.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £23.58 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.90 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £19.29
% change year-on-year
+89.47% +23.15%

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
26444 24565 27318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.76% 46.60% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14953 13794 13926
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1180 1089 1385
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.34 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -70 200 £438 +16.66% 54
London -58 90 £450 +19.20% 21
City of London +10 28 £400 +6.66% 6
South East -27 28 £375 -5.06% 15
East of England -11 25 £425 +13.33% 3
North West +12 21 £375 -1.63% 1
South West -8 19 £500 +66.66% 4
Cambridgeshire +17 14 £450 - 1
Cambridge +3 13 £463 -
Berkshire +15 12 £375 +9.48% 4
West Midlands -10 8 £338 -6.25% 2
Cheshire - 8 £375 - 1
Manchester -11 7 £400 +10.34%
Hampshire -19 7 £381 -0.32% 4
Devon - 7 £600 -
Plymouth - 7 £600 -
Surrey -13 6 £450 +12.50% 3
Scotland -19 6 £338 -15.62% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £450 - 2
Cheltenham - 6 £450 - 2
Chester - 6 £388 - 1
East Midlands +2 4 £356 +408.92% 7
Birmingham 0 4 £338 - 1
Bristol -12 4 £120 - 1
Havant +2 3 £413 -
Hertfordshire -23 3 - - 1
Suffolk - 3 £425 -
Watford - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -8 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -11 2 - - 2

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 197 (47.36%) UNIX
2 189 (45.43%) Linux
3 188 (45.19%) Oracle
4 171 (41.11%) Solaris
5 160 (38.46%) Finance
6 151 (36.30%) SQL
7 114 (27.40%) Java
8 92 (22.12%) IBM
9 89 (21.39%) Red Hat
9 89 (21.39%) Perl
9 89 (21.39%) Windows
10 82 (19.71%) HP
10 82 (19.71%) Banking
11 76 (18.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 67 (16.11%) Tomcat
13 59 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
14 56 (13.46%) LDAP
15 53 (12.74%) Apache
15 53 (12.74%) Shell Script
15 53 (12.74%) SAN
16 49 (11.78%) WebLogic
17 48 (11.54%) AIX
18 46 (11.06%) Microsoft
19 45 (10.82%) Migration
20 43 (10.34%) Sybase
20 43 (10.34%) EMC
21 42 (10.10%) HTML
21 42 (10.10%) J2EE
22 39 (9.38%) JavaScript
23 38 (9.13%) SQL Server

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 67 (16.11%) Tomcat
2 53 (12.74%) Apache
3 49 (11.78%) WebLogic
4 30 (7.21%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.13%) IIS
6 7 (1.68%) MQSeries
6 7 (1.68%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (1.44%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.96%) Drupal
9 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.96%) Magnolia
10 3 (0.72%) FileNet
10 3 (0.72%) Documentum
11 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.64%) MS Office
3 9 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.96%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Maximo
2 6 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.48%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.48%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.24%) Agresso
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (2.64%) Amazon S3
2 11 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.64%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.48%) Force.com
3 2 (0.48%) SaaS
3 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (13.46%) LDAP
2 53 (12.74%) SAN
3 36 (8.65%) DNS
4 34 (8.17%) Firewall
5 30 (7.21%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.01%) NAS
7 21 (5.05%) HTTP
8 20 (4.81%) Internet
9 17 (4.09%) SSL
10 14 (3.37%) Kerberos
11 11 (2.64%) FTP
12 10 (2.40%) 3G
13 9 (2.16%) 2G
14 8 (1.92%) VPN
14 8 (1.92%) LAN
14 8 (1.92%) DHCP
14 8 (1.92%) 4G
15 7 (1.68%) Network Security
15 7 (1.68%) SSH
15 7 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.13%) SQL Server
1 38 (9.13%) Relational Database
2 34 (8.17%) Oracle Database
3 25 (6.01%) RDBMS
4 21 (5.05%) DB2
5 17 (4.09%) MySQL
5 17 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (3.13%) Sybase ASE
8 11 (2.64%) SQLPlus
8 11 (2.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.68%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.44%) Oracle9i Database
13 5 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (8.17%) Maven
2 28 (6.73%) Ant
3 27 (6.49%) Subversion
4 16 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 15 (3.61%) Apache Ivy
5 15 (3.61%) Eclipse
6 12 (2.88%) JUnit
7 10 (2.40%) JIRA
7 10 (2.40%) Selenium
7 10 (2.40%) SoapUI
8 8 (1.92%) Toad
9 7 (1.68%) LoadRunner
9 7 (1.68%) Log4j
9 7 (1.68%) eggPlant
10 6 (1.44%) ClearCase
10 6 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (1.20%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.72%) Hudson
13 2 (0.48%) NetBeans
General
1 160 (38.46%) Finance
2 82 (19.71%) Banking
3 34 (8.17%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.57%) Retail
6 11 (2.64%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.40%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.68%) Private Banking
9 6 (1.44%) Advertising
9 6 (1.44%) Legal
10 5 (1.20%) Front Office
11 3 (0.72%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Marketing
12 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.24%) International Banking
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 90 (21.63%) Analyst
2 62 (14.90%) Developer
3 49 (11.78%) Architect
4 30 (7.21%) Business Analyst
5 29 (6.97%) Support Analyst
5 29 (6.97%) Java Developer
6 24 (5.77%) Administrator
7 20 (4.81%) Consultant
8 19 (4.57%) Applications Support
9 18 (4.33%) DBA
10 17 (4.09%) Technical Architect
11 16 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 15 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (3.37%) UNIX Administrator
14 13 (3.13%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.13%) Applications Support Analyst
14 13 (3.13%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.10%) HTML
1 42 (10.10%) J2EE
2 33 (7.93%) Web Services
3 32 (7.69%) XML
4 31 (7.45%) SOAP
5 27 (6.49%) Servlets
6 22 (5.29%) J2SE
7 21 (5.05%) CSS
8 20 (4.81%) Spring
9 17 (4.09%) Struts
10 15 (3.61%) JSP
10 15 (3.61%) Hibernate
11 14 (3.37%) XSLT
11 14 (3.37%) REST
12 12 (2.88%) CGI
13 11 (2.64%) JMS
13 11 (2.64%) JSON
14 10 (2.40%) Ajax
14 10 (2.40%) jQuery
14 10 (2.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.25%) Clustering
3 20 (4.81%) Replication
4 17 (4.09%) Open Source
4 17 (4.09%) Enterprise Storage
5 16 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.37%) Mainframe
7 13 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.88%) CLARiiON
8 12 (2.88%) Symmetrix
9 11 (2.64%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.40%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.68%) Handset
11 7 (1.68%) PKI
11 7 (1.68%) Web 2.0
11 7 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.44%) Derivative
12 6 (1.44%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (1.20%) HACMP
14 4 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 197 (47.36%) UNIX
2 189 (45.43%) Linux
3 171 (41.11%) Solaris
4 89 (21.39%) Windows
5 76 (18.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (11.54%) AIX
7 32 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
8 24 (5.77%) HPUX
9 14 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (2.40%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.68%) zOS
11 7 (1.68%) SUSE
12 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.72%) Debian
13 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.24%) Tru64
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.24%) VMS
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (10.82%) Migration
3 28 (6.73%) UML
4 27 (6.49%) OO
5 26 (6.25%) ITIL
6 25 (6.01%) Change Management
7 23 (5.53%) Scrum
7 23 (5.53%) Multithreading
8 22 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
9 21 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (4.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 20 (4.81%) Web Development
11 18 (4.33%) Load Balancing
11 18 (4.33%) Performance Monitoring
12 17 (4.09%) Unit Testing
12 17 (4.09%) Information Security
13 16 (3.85%) Project Management
14 15 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (3.61%) Data Migration
15 14 (3.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (36.30%) SQL
2 114 (27.40%) Java
3 89 (21.39%) Perl
4 53 (12.74%) Shell Script
5 39 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 28 (6.73%) Korn
7 19 (4.57%) PL/SQL
8 18 (4.33%) Python
9 17 (4.09%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.88%) C++
11 11 (2.64%) PHP
12 10 (2.40%) AWK
13 9 (2.16%) C
14 8 (1.92%) C#
14 8 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.68%) XPath
16 6 (1.44%) Lua
16 6 (1.44%) Delphi
17 4 (0.96%) VB
17 4 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (8.89%) Degree
2 34 (8.17%) Sun Certification
3 22 (5.29%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.37%) CCNA
6 9 (2.16%) CISSP
6 9 (2.16%) JNCIA
7 7 (1.68%) RHCE
7 7 (1.68%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.44%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (1.44%) GIAC
8 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.44%) CNA
8 6 (1.44%) Novell Certification
9 5 (1.20%) GCIA
9 5 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.96%) MCSA
11 3 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.37%) Solvency II
2 12 (2.88%) SLA
3 10 (2.40%) QA
4 9 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.68%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.48%) IAS 39
8 2 (0.48%) UCITS
9 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 23 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.29%) NFS
3 18 (4.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 14 (3.37%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 13 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (2.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 7 (1.68%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (1.68%) vSphere
7 7 (1.68%) RHEV
8 6 (1.44%) Xen
9 5 (1.20%) OCFS2
10 4 (0.96%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.96%) XenApp
11 3 (0.72%) Veritas File System
11 3 (0.72%) Samba
12 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 26 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 13 (3.13%) Puppet
3 12 (2.88%) NetBackup
4 11 (2.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 11 (2.64%) OpenSSO
5 10 (2.40%) Data Guard
6 9 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (1.44%) CA SiteMinder
8 6 (1.44%) Cobbler
8 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.20%) OMEGAMON
9 5 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (1.20%) Control-M
9 5 (1.20%) OpenView
10 4 (0.96%) SCCM
11 3 (0.72%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.72%) Tivoli NetView
11 3 (0.72%) Nagios
11 3 (0.72%) MOM
Vendors
1 188 (45.19%) Oracle
2 92 (22.12%) IBM
3 89 (21.39%) Red Hat
4 82 (19.71%) HP
5 46 (11.06%) Microsoft
6 43 (10.34%) EMC
6 43 (10.34%) Sybase
7 33 (7.93%) VMware
8 31 (7.45%) Veritas
9 27 (6.49%) Cisco
10 25 (6.01%) NetApp
11 22 (5.29%) Citrix
12 21 (5.05%) Dell
13 19 (4.57%) SAP
13 19 (4.57%) Atlassian
14 15 (3.61%) JBoss
15 14 (3.37%) Juniper
16 13 (3.13%) BMC
17 12 (2.88%) Cognos
18 10 (2.40%) ForgeRock
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: c425 - 475 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £30 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 19 days ago
Lincolnshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £495 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £410 per day
Posted: 22 days ago