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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 464 500 419
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -81
Contract jobs citing Sun 166 145 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.61% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 70 138
Median daily rate £350 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 14
Median hourly rate £33.50 £12.00 £33.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.16% -63.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £6.94 £17.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £43.30 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £11.63 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+188.04% -66.93%

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
22737 23708 25190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.61% 42.77% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13915 13904 14848
Median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 987 1211
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +36 149 £350 -22.22% 28
London +5 50 £450 -10.00% 11
North East -5 34 £335 +10.74%
Tyne and Wear -7 34 £335 +10.74%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 33 £340 +15.25%
South East +27 24 £385 -5.52% 5
Scotland +26 15 £275 -21.42%
Surrey +22 14 - - 2
North West +1 10 £375 - 4
Yorkshire +22 9 £350 - 2
Epsom +5 9 - -
City of London -1 9 - - 4
South Ayrshire - 9 £250 -
Ayr - 9 £250 -
South West +13 8 £340 -26.48%
East of England +4 8 £318 - 1
Sheffield - 6 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £350 -
Essex +7 5 £260 -
Merseyside +3 5 £375 -16.66%
Hampshire +20 4 £373 -8.58%
Liverpool +7 4 £375 -16.66%
Basildon +3 4 - -
West Midlands -15 4 - - 4
Bristol - 4 £330 -
West Yorkshire +26 3 - - 2
Berkshire +12 3 £426 -5.44% 3
Coventry -8 3 - - 1
East Midlands -16 3 £263 -38.23% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £350 -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 223 (63.53%) Unix
2 207 (58.97%) Oracle
3 192 (54.70%) Linux
4 188 (53.56%) Solaris
5 130 (37.04%) Windows
6 119 (33.90%) Red Hat
7 94 (26.78%) Java
7 94 (26.78%) Finance
8 88 (25.07%) VMware
9 87 (24.79%) ITIL
9 87 (24.79%) IBM
10 85 (24.22%) Veritas
11 80 (22.79%) WebLogic
12 78 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 77 (21.94%) AIX
14 75 (21.37%) SQL
14 75 (21.37%) SAN
15 72 (20.51%) Firewall
16 70 (19.94%) HP
17 69 (19.66%) Cisco
17 69 (19.66%) LDAP
18 66 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
19 63 (17.95%) Perl
19 63 (17.95%) J2EE
20 61 (17.38%) High Availability
21 59 (16.81%) TCP/IP
22 57 (16.24%) Security Cleared
23 51 (14.53%) F5
24 48 (13.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
24 48 (13.68%) Shell Script

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 80 (22.79%) WebLogic
2 46 (13.11%) WebSphere
3 44 (12.54%) Apache
3 44 (12.54%) iPlanet
4 43 (12.25%) JBoss
5 39 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
5 39 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 28 (7.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (3.99%) Tuxedo
8 13 (3.70%) MQSeries
9 11 (3.13%) AquaLogic
9 11 (3.13%) IIS
9 11 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 10 (2.85%) MS Exchange
11 9 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (2.28%) FileNet
13 7 (1.99%) Confluence
14 6 (1.71%) GlassFish
15 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 12 (3.42%) MS Office
2 9 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.13%) OpenText MBPM
2 8 (2.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (1.71%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.42%) RMDS
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.85%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.85%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.85%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.28%) Lawson
7 1 (0.28%) Maximo
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.42%) OpenShift
4 4 (1.14%) Office 365
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 75 (21.37%) SAN
2 72 (20.51%) Firewall
3 69 (19.66%) LDAP
4 59 (16.81%) TCP/IP
5 40 (11.40%) DNS
6 27 (7.69%) NAS
6 27 (7.69%) SSL
7 26 (7.41%) BIG-IP
8 17 (4.84%) LAN
9 16 (4.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (4.56%) Network Security
10 15 (4.27%) WAN
11 13 (3.70%) SSH
12 11 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (3.13%) FTP
12 11 (3.13%) Internet
13 10 (2.85%) DHCP
14 9 (2.56%) Kerberos
15 7 (1.99%) VoIP
15 7 (1.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.40%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.41%) MySQL
4 17 (4.84%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (3.42%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.13%) OLTP
8 10 (2.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.42%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.42%) VLDB
12 4 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.14%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.85%) Big Data
13 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (2.85%) JIRA
2 9 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.28%) ProC
4 6 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.42%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.42%) JUnit
5 5 (1.42%) PVCS
6 4 (1.14%) Eclipse RCP
6 4 (1.14%) Gerrit
6 4 (1.14%) Subversion
7 2 (0.57%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.57%) Introscope
7 2 (0.57%) JMeter
7 2 (0.57%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.57%) Toad
8 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 94 (26.78%) Finance
2 37 (10.54%) Banking
3 19 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.56%) Legal
5 11 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.85%) Retail
7 6 (1.71%) Back Office
7 6 (1.71%) Front Office
8 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.85%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.85%) Automotive
11 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.57%) Marketing
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (25.07%) Administrator
2 54 (15.38%) Unix Administrator
3 47 (13.39%) Systems Administrator
4 33 (9.40%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 31 (8.83%) Analyst
6 29 (8.26%) Developer
6 29 (8.26%) Solaris Administrator
7 28 (7.98%) Linux Administrator
8 23 (6.55%) Architect
9 22 (6.27%) Linux Engineer
10 19 (5.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.84%) Unix Engineer
12 16 (4.56%) Consultant
13 14 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.99%) Java Developer
13 14 (3.99%) Support Analyst
14 11 (3.13%) Applications Support
14 11 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (3.13%) Solaris Engineer
15 10 (2.85%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (17.95%) J2EE
2 27 (7.69%) Middleware
3 22 (6.27%) JSP
3 22 (6.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (4.84%) XML
5 13 (3.70%) HTML
5 13 (3.70%) Software Packaging
6 11 (3.13%) IBM Integration Bus
7 10 (2.85%) SAML
7 10 (2.85%) Spring
8 9 (2.56%) Swing
8 9 (2.56%) Web Services
9 8 (2.28%) .NET
9 8 (2.28%) EJB
10 7 (1.99%) CSS
10 7 (1.99%) OpenID
10 7 (1.99%) SailPoint
10 7 (1.99%) Servlets
10 7 (1.99%) SOAP
10 7 (1.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.39%) Clustering
2 37 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (9.12%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (3.42%) Replication
6 10 (2.85%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.28%) DataPower
7 8 (2.28%) Fixed Income
7 8 (2.28%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (1.99%) Equities
9 6 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (1.71%) PKI
9 6 (1.71%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.71%) Symmetrix
9 6 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.42%) Derivative
10 5 (1.42%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 223 (63.53%) Unix
2 192 (54.70%) Linux
3 188 (53.56%) Solaris
4 130 (37.04%) Windows
5 78 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (21.94%) AIX
7 45 (12.82%) Windows Server
8 35 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (6.55%) HPUX
10 22 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (5.70%) SUSE
12 15 (4.27%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (3.13%) OS/390
14 8 (2.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (1.42%) Windows 7
15 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (1.14%) VMS
16 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (24.79%) ITIL
2 61 (17.38%) High Availability
3 47 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (11.40%) Load Balancing
5 38 (10.83%) Configuration Management
6 33 (9.40%) Change Management
7 32 (9.12%) ITIL V3
8 31 (8.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 30 (8.55%) Problem Management
10 29 (8.26%) Service Delivery
11 28 (7.98%) Change Control
11 28 (7.98%) Migration
12 27 (7.69%) Project Management
13 25 (7.12%) Performance Tuning
14 23 (6.55%) Incident Management
15 22 (6.27%) Release Management
16 21 (5.98%) OO
17 20 (5.70%) Kalman Filter
18 19 (5.41%) DevOps
18 19 (5.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (26.78%) Java
2 75 (21.37%) SQL
3 63 (17.95%) Perl
4 48 (13.68%) Shell Script
5 28 (7.98%) Bash Shell
6 24 (6.84%) Python
7 20 (5.70%) C
8 16 (4.56%) C++
8 16 (4.56%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.70%) Korn
10 12 (3.42%) JavaScript
11 10 (2.85%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.99%) SystemTap
13 6 (1.71%) Ruby
14 5 (1.42%) Bourne shell
14 5 (1.42%) C-shell
15 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.57%) C#
16 2 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.41%) Sun Certification
4 15 (4.27%) Degree
5 8 (2.28%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.99%) CISM
6 7 (1.99%) CISSP
6 7 (1.99%) CNA
6 7 (1.99%) GCIA
6 7 (1.99%) GCIH
6 7 (1.99%) GIAC
6 7 (1.99%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (1.99%) Novell Certification
6 7 (1.99%) SANS
7 3 (0.85%) CCNP
7 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.57%) CCNA
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.57%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.99%) JSP 440
2 7 (1.99%) SLA
3 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.57%) QA
4 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (13.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 47 (13.39%) NFS
4 41 (11.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 35 (9.97%) Active Directory
6 19 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (4.56%) Veritas File System
8 15 (4.27%) vSphere
9 11 (3.13%) Samba
10 9 (2.56%) KVM
11 8 (2.28%) Hyper-V
12 7 (1.99%) NDS
13 6 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.71%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 6 (1.71%) SRDF
14 5 (1.42%) Docker
14 5 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (1.42%) VMware ESX
14 5 (1.42%) XenApp
14 5 (1.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (11.68%) NetBackup
2 36 (10.26%) Puppet
3 28 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (5.98%) Oracle ZFS
5 19 (5.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 18 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 17 (4.84%) EMC NetWorker
8 15 (4.27%) OpenView
9 11 (3.13%) Nagios
9 11 (3.13%) OpenAM
10 10 (2.85%) Red Hat Satellite
11 9 (2.56%) SCOM
12 8 (2.28%) Control-M
12 8 (2.28%) SCCM
12 8 (2.28%) Tivoli
13 7 (1.99%) Ansible
13 7 (1.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (1.71%) OpenSSO
15 4 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
15 4 (1.14%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 207 (58.97%) Oracle
2 119 (33.90%) Red Hat
3 88 (25.07%) VMware
4 87 (24.79%) IBM
5 85 (24.22%) Veritas
6 70 (19.94%) HP
7 69 (19.66%) Cisco
8 51 (14.53%) F5
9 40 (11.40%) Microsoft
10 37 (10.54%) NetApp
11 27 (7.69%) EMC
12 22 (6.27%) Brocade
13 20 (5.70%) SAP
14 19 (5.41%) Axway
15 15 (4.27%) Sybase
15 15 (4.27%) Symantec
16 14 (3.99%) BEA
17 13 (3.70%) CommVault
18 11 (3.13%) CA
19 10 (2.85%) Informatica
London
Huxley
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