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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 406 319 308
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -11
Contract jobs citing Sun 172 277 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 1.19% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 163 142
Average daily rate
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£415 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 7
Average hourly rate £33.70 £16.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.24% -46.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.50 £20.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £39.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-5.70% +68.00%

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
23928 23341 20962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.53% 45.66% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13690 12726 10988
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 976 994 1251
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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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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 -112 145 £405 +1.25% 58
London -48 65 £423 +0.83% 20
South East -41 25 £350 -6.66% 19
Scotland -5 19 £425 +33.22% 4
City of London -5 19 £478 +0.52% 5
South West -12 17 £458 +34.70%
Edinburgh +8 13 £463 +15.62%
North West -3 13 £400 +19.18% 3
Cheshire +8 11 £450 +34.07% 2
Surrey +3 11 £363 -13.69% 1
Wiltshire +5 10 £363 +8.20%
Yorkshire -12 9 £313 -9.94% 2
West Midlands +2 7 £350 -38.59% 5
East of England -14 6 £259 -36.30% 4
Hampshire -24 6 £263 -27.58% 6
Leeds -12 5 £273 -29.58%
West Yorkshire -17 5 £273 -29.58% 1
Swindon - 5 £400 -
Epsom - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 - - 1
East Sussex - 4 - - 1
Farnborough - 4 £263 -
East Midlands -4 3 £400 +138.80% 3
Berkshire -6 3 £415 +3.75% 7
Knutsford -6 3 - -
Macclesfield - 3 £450 -
North Yorkshire +2 2 £325 +1.56%
Reading +2 2 £420 - 6
Birmingham -4 2 £360 - 3
Glasgow -6 2 - - 1

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 189 (48.59%) UNIX
2 178 (45.76%) Oracle
3 170 (43.70%) Linux
4 137 (35.22%) Solaris
5 118 (30.33%) Windows
6 117 (30.08%) SQL
7 113 (29.05%) Finance
8 103 (26.48%) Java
9 68 (17.48%) HP
10 63 (16.20%) ITIL
11 61 (15.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 60 (15.42%) SQL Server
12 60 (15.42%) Red Hat
13 59 (15.17%) SAN
13 59 (15.17%) Cisco
14 56 (14.40%) Microsoft
15 55 (14.14%) Perl
15 55 (14.14%) Shell Script
16 53 (13.62%) IBM
16 53 (13.62%) Banking
16 53 (13.62%) Security Cleared
17 49 (12.60%) LDAP
17 49 (12.60%) Sun Certification
18 48 (12.34%) DNS
18 48 (12.34%) Oracle Database
19 47 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
20 46 (11.83%) Migration
20 46 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
21 45 (11.57%) VMware
21 45 (11.57%) TCP/IP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 45 (11.57%) Tomcat
2 35 (9.00%) WebSphere
3 31 (7.97%) Apache
4 29 (7.46%) WebLogic
5 27 (6.94%) SharePoint
6 21 (5.40%) IIS
7 14 (3.60%) JBoss
8 10 (2.57%) MS Exchange
8 10 (2.57%) GlassFish
9 9 (2.31%) Apache Solr
9 9 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.80%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.29%) Lync
12 4 (1.03%) Confluence
12 4 (1.03%) iPlanet
13 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.54%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.03%) Maximo
2 4 (1.03%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (1.03%) Cognos Controller
2 4 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Utilities
4 2 (0.51%) Agresso
4 2 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.51%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Summit
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.77%) SaaS
2 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.77%) GitHub
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (15.17%) SAN
2 49 (12.60%) LDAP
3 48 (12.34%) DNS
4 45 (11.57%) TCP/IP
5 42 (10.80%) Firewall
6 18 (4.63%) HTTP
7 17 (4.37%) Internet
8 16 (4.11%) FTP
8 16 (4.11%) NAS
9 15 (3.86%) DHCP
10 14 (3.60%) DMZ
11 13 (3.34%) WAN
11 13 (3.34%) SSL
12 10 (2.57%) LAN
13 9 (2.31%) SSH
14 8 (2.06%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (1.80%) Wireshark
15 7 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 48 (12.34%) Oracle Database
3 30 (7.71%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (2.83%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.57%) MySQL
10 9 (2.31%) DB2
11 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (1.03%) Data Mart
15 4 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
16 3 (0.77%) SQLPlus
16 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 29 (7.46%) Ant
2 22 (5.66%) Maven
3 21 (5.40%) Subversion
4 18 (4.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 16 (4.11%) ClearCase
5 16 (4.11%) Apache Ivy
6 11 (2.83%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.57%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.57%) AccuRev
8 9 (2.31%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 7 (1.80%) JUnit
10 6 (1.54%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.54%) Eclipse RCP
11 5 (1.29%) JIRA
12 4 (1.03%) Gerrit
13 3 (0.77%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.77%) Hudson
13 3 (0.77%) Gradle
13 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.51%) PVCS
General
1 113 (29.05%) Finance
2 53 (13.62%) Banking
3 23 (5.91%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.63%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.29%) Retail
7 3 (0.77%) Publishing
7 3 (0.77%) Local Government
7 3 (0.77%) Legal
7 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.77%) Front Office
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (19.54%) Analyst
2 60 (15.42%) Developer
3 40 (10.28%) Administrator
4 30 (7.71%) Java Developer
5 28 (7.20%) DBA
6 24 (6.17%) Consultant
6 24 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
6 24 (6.17%) UNIX Administrator
7 23 (5.91%) Architect
8 21 (5.40%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (4.88%) Support Analyst
10 18 (4.63%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.37%) Oracle DBA
11 17 (4.37%) Linux Engineer
12 16 (4.11%) Support Engineer
12 16 (4.11%) Applications Support
13 15 (3.86%) UNIX Engineer
14 13 (3.34%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (3.34%) Service Analyst
15 12 (3.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.80%) J2EE
2 24 (6.17%) Middleware
3 22 (5.66%) Web Services
4 21 (5.40%) .NET
5 20 (5.14%) HTML
5 20 (5.14%) XML
6 11 (2.83%) XSLT
6 11 (2.83%) SailPoint
7 9 (2.31%) JAXB
8 7 (1.80%) EJB
8 7 (1.80%) Servlets
9 6 (1.54%) SOAP
9 6 (1.54%) Swing
9 6 (1.54%) TopLink
9 6 (1.54%) SWT
10 5 (1.29%) Spring
10 5 (1.29%) Java EE
11 4 (1.03%) Flash
11 4 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.48%) Clustering
3 20 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.86%) Replication
5 14 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.08%) Wiki
7 11 (2.83%) IVR
7 11 (2.83%) Symmetrix DMX
8 9 (2.31%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.54%) Derivative
9 6 (1.54%) Open Source
9 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.29%) PKI
10 5 (1.29%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.29%) HACMP
11 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 189 (48.59%) UNIX
2 170 (43.70%) Linux
3 137 (35.22%) Solaris
4 118 (30.33%) Windows
5 61 (15.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (9.25%) AIX
7 29 (7.46%) HPUX
8 22 (5.66%) SUSE
9 17 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.80%) zOS
11 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.54%) Windows NT
13 5 (1.29%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.20%) ITIL
2 47 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (11.83%) Migration
4 27 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
5 26 (6.68%) Release Management
6 25 (6.43%) Change Management
7 24 (6.17%) Web Development
8 21 (5.40%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (4.63%) OO
10 15 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (3.60%) Project Management
11 14 (3.60%) ITSM
11 14 (3.60%) Scrum
11 14 (3.60%) Information Security
12 13 (3.34%) Service Management
12 13 (3.34%) ERP
12 13 (3.34%) Problem Management
13 12 (3.08%) TOGAF
13 12 (3.08%) UML
13 12 (3.08%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 117 (30.08%) SQL
2 103 (26.48%) Java
3 55 (14.14%) Perl
3 55 (14.14%) Shell Script
4 33 (8.48%) PL/SQL
5 32 (8.23%) JavaScript
6 28 (7.20%) Korn
6 28 (7.20%) Bash Shell
7 23 (5.91%) PHP
7 23 (5.91%) Python
8 14 (3.60%) Lua
9 13 (3.34%) C++
10 12 (3.08%) C#
11 10 (2.57%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.57%) VBScript
12 9 (2.31%) Ruby
13 8 (2.06%) VB
13 8 (2.06%) C
14 6 (1.54%) Delphi
14 6 (1.54%) AWK
Qualifications
1 53 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 49 (12.60%) Sun Certification
3 28 (7.20%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.40%) DV Cleared
5 17 (4.37%) Degree
6 14 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (3.08%) CCNA
9 11 (2.83%) OCPJP
10 9 (2.31%) CISSP
11 8 (2.06%) RHCE
11 8 (2.06%) GIAC
12 7 (1.80%) VCP4
13 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.29%) GCIH
14 5 (1.29%) SSCP
14 5 (1.29%) CEH
14 5 (1.29%) GPEN
15 4 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.83%) SLA
1 11 (2.83%) QA
2 8 (2.06%) GAAP
3 7 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.51%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.26%) UCITS
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (8.48%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 21 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 16 (4.11%) NFS
6 9 (2.31%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.80%) Samba
7 7 (1.80%) Veritas File System
7 7 (1.80%) vSphere
8 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.29%) Snort
9 5 (1.29%) Squid
10 4 (1.03%) Firmware
10 4 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.77%) OCFS2
11 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (4.37%) NetBackup
2 15 (3.86%) CA Single Sign-On
3 9 (2.31%) Puppet
4 8 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (1.80%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.54%) Control-M
6 6 (1.54%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.29%) OPNET
7 5 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.29%) OpenView
7 5 (1.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (1.03%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.03%) SCOM
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.77%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.77%) SCCM
9 3 (0.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 178 (45.76%) Oracle
2 68 (17.48%) HP
3 60 (15.42%) Red Hat
4 59 (15.17%) Cisco
5 56 (14.40%) Microsoft
6 53 (13.62%) IBM
7 45 (11.57%) VMware
8 40 (10.28%) Veritas
9 28 (7.20%) Dell
9 28 (7.20%) EMC
10 22 (5.66%) Sybase
11 17 (4.37%) Cognos
12 16 (4.11%) NetApp
12 16 (4.11%) Citrix
13 15 (3.86%) SAP
13 15 (3.86%) Infor
14 13 (3.34%) Symantec
15 11 (2.83%) CA
16 10 (2.57%) Brocade
17 9 (2.31%) Siebel
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Loughborough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £160.12 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago