The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 393 300 252
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -48
Contract jobs citing Sun 207 299 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 1.24% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 174 211
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £240 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £19.50 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.69 £43.50 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -97 188 £403 +7.33% 67
London -61 96 £410 +5.87% 28
South East -16 32 £375 -5.06% 19
East of England -1 28 £425 +18.05% 6
City of London -2 24 £409 +9.00% 8
Hampshire -8 15 £375 +4.89% 4
West Midlands -32 12 £425 +21.42% 2
Suffolk - 11 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 9 £425 - 6
East Midlands -4 8 £280 +300.00% 6
North West -6 7 £275 -27.86% 1
Cambridge - 7 £450 - 6
Birmingham -1 6 - -
Berkshire -3 6 - - 6
Manchester -8 6 - - 1
North East -8 6 £259 -28.57% 1
Scotland -25 6 £325 -18.75%
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £265 -37.64% 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £265 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £265 - 2
Milton Keynes - 5 £265 -
Northampton - 5 £265 - 2
Bedford - 5 £265 -
West Yorkshire +9 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +8 4 - - 1
Surrey -8 4 £375 -16.66% 5
Slough +6 3 - -
Edinburgh -21 3 £325 -18.75%
Bracknell - 3 - -
Wales - 3 £400 - 1

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 203 (49.15%) Oracle
2 196 (47.46%) UNIX
3 182 (44.07%) Linux
4 169 (40.92%) Solaris
5 148 (35.84%) Finance
6 111 (26.88%) SQL
7 104 (25.18%) Red Hat
8 97 (23.49%) Java
9 86 (20.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 85 (20.58%) Windows
10 85 (20.58%) HP
11 80 (19.37%) IBM
12 73 (17.68%) Perl
13 71 (17.19%) Banking
14 69 (16.71%) SAN
15 65 (15.74%) Shell Script
16 64 (15.50%) Tomcat
17 55 (13.32%) Oracle Database
18 54 (13.08%) ITIL
19 52 (12.59%) Migration
20 51 (12.35%) Apache
21 47 (11.38%) VMware
22 45 (10.90%) LDAP
23 44 (10.65%) WebLogic
24 43 (10.41%) AIX
25 42 (10.17%) Web Services
26 40 (9.69%) J2EE
26 40 (9.69%) EMC
27 39 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
27 39 (9.44%) WebSphere

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 64 (15.50%) Tomcat
2 51 (12.35%) Apache
3 44 (10.65%) WebLogic
4 39 (9.44%) WebSphere
5 18 (4.36%) IIS
6 11 (2.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (2.42%) MQSeries
7 10 (2.42%) MS Exchange
8 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.94%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.94%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.97%) FileNet
12 4 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.73%) Confluence
13 3 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (3.63%) MS Office
2 14 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.97%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.48%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.91%) Maximo
2 4 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.97%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.24%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.24%) BASE24
5 1 (0.24%) Agresso
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (2.66%) Amazon S3
2 11 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.66%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.48%) Force.com
3 2 (0.48%) SaaS
3 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (16.71%) SAN
2 45 (10.90%) LDAP
3 36 (8.72%) DNS
4 33 (7.99%) Firewall
5 32 (7.75%) NAS
6 26 (6.30%) TCP/IP
7 21 (5.08%) HTTP
8 17 (4.12%) FTP
9 16 (3.87%) SSL
9 16 (3.87%) SSH
10 15 (3.63%) Internet
11 14 (3.39%) 3G
11 14 (3.39%) 2G
11 14 (3.39%) Kerberos
11 14 (3.39%) 4G
12 9 (2.18%) LAN
13 6 (1.45%) Broadband
13 6 (1.45%) SMTP
13 6 (1.45%) Wireshark
13 6 (1.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.32%) Oracle Database
2 37 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 27 (6.54%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.36%) RDBMS
4 18 (4.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (3.63%) DB2
6 13 (3.15%) MySQL
7 12 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (2.66%) SQLPlus
8 11 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (2.42%) Oracle9i Database
9 10 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.94%) Sybase ASE
11 7 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (8.47%) Maven
2 31 (7.51%) Ant
3 25 (6.05%) Subversion
4 19 (4.60%) Eclipse
4 19 (4.60%) JIRA
4 19 (4.60%) Selenium
5 18 (4.36%) Apache Ivy
6 17 (4.12%) SoapUI
7 15 (3.63%) Toad
8 14 (3.39%) LoadRunner
8 14 (3.39%) eggPlant
9 11 (2.66%) JUnit
10 10 (2.42%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.21%) Fiddler
12 4 (0.97%) PVCS
12 4 (0.97%) Log4j
13 3 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 3 (0.73%) Hudson
14 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 148 (35.84%) Finance
2 71 (17.19%) Banking
3 30 (7.26%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.84%) Retail
5 13 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.91%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.94%) Front Office
8 7 (1.69%) Private Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Back Office
9 3 (0.73%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Games
10 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.24%) International Banking
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 77 (18.64%) Analyst
2 57 (13.80%) Developer
3 37 (8.96%) Administrator
4 31 (7.51%) Architect
5 30 (7.26%) Business Analyst
6 27 (6.54%) Support Analyst
7 25 (6.05%) Java Developer
7 25 (6.05%) UNIX Administrator
8 24 (5.81%) Project Manager
9 22 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
9 22 (5.33%) Applications Support
10 19 (4.60%) DBA
11 16 (3.87%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 15 (3.63%) Applications Support Analyst
12 15 (3.63%) Incident Manager
13 14 (3.39%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (3.15%) Oracle DBA
14 13 (3.15%) Consultant
14 13 (3.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.17%) Web Services
2 40 (9.69%) J2EE
3 37 (8.96%) XML
4 35 (8.47%) HTML
5 30 (7.26%) SOAP
6 27 (6.54%) Servlets
7 22 (5.33%) Spring
8 19 (4.60%) Hibernate
8 19 (4.60%) Struts
9 18 (4.36%) JSP
9 18 (4.36%) REST
10 15 (3.63%) XSLT
11 14 (3.39%) J2ME
11 14 (3.39%) J2SE
11 14 (3.39%) WAP
12 13 (3.15%) EJB
13 12 (2.91%) CSS
14 10 (2.42%) JMS
14 10 (2.42%) CGI
14 10 (2.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.05%) Clustering
2 18 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.39%) Handset
4 13 (3.15%) Replication
4 13 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.91%) PKI
5 12 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.66%) Mainframe
7 10 (2.42%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.42%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (2.18%) CLARiiON
9 7 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.45%) Symmetrix
10 6 (1.45%) Derivative
10 6 (1.45%) CESG
11 5 (1.21%) Cryptography
11 5 (1.21%) Fixed Income
11 5 (1.21%) HACMP
11 5 (1.21%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.21%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 196 (47.46%) UNIX
2 182 (44.07%) Linux
3 169 (40.92%) Solaris
4 86 (20.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 85 (20.58%) Windows
6 43 (10.41%) AIX
7 24 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (5.57%) Oracle Linux
9 21 (5.08%) HPUX
10 14 (3.39%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.91%) SUSE
12 8 (1.94%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.73%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.48%) Debian
14 2 (0.48%) zOS
14 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.24%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.08%) ITIL
2 52 (12.59%) Migration
3 39 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (6.78%) Change Management
5 26 (6.30%) Service Delivery
6 25 (6.05%) Incident Management
7 24 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (5.57%) Project Management
8 23 (5.57%) UML
9 22 (5.33%) Scrum
10 21 (5.08%) Web Development
11 18 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (3.87%) Change Control
12 16 (3.87%) Load Balancing
12 16 (3.87%) Problem Management
12 16 (3.87%) OO
13 15 (3.63%) E-Commerce
13 15 (3.63%) Test Automation
13 15 (3.63%) Multithreading
13 15 (3.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 111 (26.88%) SQL
2 97 (23.49%) Java
3 73 (17.68%) Perl
4 65 (15.74%) Shell Script
5 34 (8.23%) Korn
6 26 (6.30%) JavaScript
7 25 (6.05%) PL/SQL
8 24 (5.81%) Bash Shell
9 15 (3.63%) C
10 14 (3.39%) C++
10 14 (3.39%) Python
11 10 (2.42%) AWK
12 7 (1.69%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.21%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.21%) XPath
14 4 (0.97%) Ruby
14 4 (0.97%) sed
14 4 (0.97%) C#
14 4 (0.97%) PHP
15 3 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (7.99%) Sun Certification
1 33 (7.99%) Degree
2 28 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.45%) CCNA
7 5 (1.21%) OCPJP
8 4 (0.97%) JNCIA
8 4 (0.97%) CISSP
8 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.97%) RHCE
9 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.73%) CIMA
10 2 (0.48%) GIAC
10 2 (0.48%) PMP
10 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.48%) ACCA
10 2 (0.48%) MCSE
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.81%) QA
2 16 (3.87%) SLA
3 14 (3.39%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.48%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) UCITS
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 38 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.57%) NFS
3 22 (5.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 19 (4.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 13 (3.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 12 (2.91%) Active Directory
6 12 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (2.66%) vSphere
8 8 (1.94%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (1.69%) Xen
9 7 (1.69%) Sendmail
9 7 (1.69%) RHEV
10 5 (1.21%) OCFS2
10 5 (1.21%) Veritas File System
11 4 (0.97%) XenApp
12 3 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.48%) Samba
13 2 (0.48%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 29 (7.02%) Tivoli
2 21 (5.08%) NetBackup
3 19 (4.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 17 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (3.15%) Puppet
6 11 (2.66%) OpenSSO
7 9 (2.18%) Data Guard
7 9 (2.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (1.69%) Nagios
9 6 (1.45%) CA SiteMinder
9 6 (1.45%) Control-M
9 6 (1.45%) Cobbler
10 5 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 4 (0.97%) Legato
11 4 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (0.73%) Unicenter
12 3 (0.73%) MOM
12 3 (0.73%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 203 (49.15%) Oracle
2 104 (25.18%) Red Hat
3 85 (20.58%) HP
4 80 (19.37%) IBM
5 47 (11.38%) VMware
6 40 (9.69%) EMC
7 37 (8.96%) NetApp
8 34 (8.23%) Microsoft
9 31 (7.51%) Sybase
10 30 (7.26%) Veritas
11 27 (6.54%) Dell
12 23 (5.57%) Citrix
13 21 (5.08%) SAP
14 18 (4.36%) Cisco
15 14 (3.39%) Apple
15 14 (3.39%) Cognos
16 12 (2.91%) JBoss
17 11 (2.66%) Siebel
17 11 (2.66%) StorageTek
17 11 (2.66%) CA
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £27,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £395 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago