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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
UK
Rank 475 470 450
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing Sun 111 153 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.68% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 73 85
Median daily rate £400 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 11
Median hourly rate £19.00 £52.50 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.80% +49.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £50.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £63.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £52.50 £35.71
% change year-on-year
-58.57% +47.00%

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
19932 22338 23870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.73% 43.09% 45.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12347 13342 13752
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 839 990
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +11 105 £400 +6.66% 34
London +32 46 £438 +6.06% 10
South East -5 26 £413 +6.51% 6
Surrey +1 16 £400 - 2
East Midlands -3 10 £450 +38.46% 4
Epsom - 10 £400 - 1
East of England +16 9 £175 - 1
City of London +8 7 £375 -6.25% 1
Nottingham - 7 £491 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £491 -
Yorkshire +22 5 £350 - 1
Essex - 5 £260 -
Scotland +28 4 £400 -11.11%
Basildon - 4 - -
Berkshire +21 3 £426 - 4
Leicester +12 3 £245 - 3
Leicestershire +7 3 £245 - 4
West Midlands +6 3 - - 7
Tyne and Wear -11 3 £400 -8.57% 3
North East -13 3 £400 -8.57% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 3 £400 -8.57% 3
South Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
Sheffield - 3 £350 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £158 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £158 -
Edinburgh +21 2 - -
North Yorkshire +13 2 - -
Oxfordshire -1 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £320 +2.40%
Milton Keynes -2 2 £320 +2.40%

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 179 (64.39%) Unix
1 179 (64.39%) Linux
2 150 (53.96%) Oracle
3 148 (53.24%) Solaris
4 123 (44.24%) Red Hat
5 90 (32.37%) Windows
6 88 (31.65%) Veritas
6 88 (31.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (29.86%) Finance
8 70 (25.18%) VMware
9 65 (23.38%) HP
10 63 (22.66%) Perl
11 61 (21.94%) IBM
11 61 (21.94%) SAN
12 59 (21.22%) Cisco
12 59 (21.22%) TCP/IP
12 59 (21.22%) High Availability
13 58 (20.86%) WebLogic
14 57 (20.50%) Java
14 57 (20.50%) LDAP
15 55 (19.78%) ITIL
15 55 (19.78%) Firewall
16 52 (18.71%) SQL
16 52 (18.71%) NFS
17 51 (18.35%) AIX
18 46 (16.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 44 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
20 43 (15.47%) J2EE
21 42 (15.11%) DNS
21 42 (15.11%) NetApp

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 58 (20.86%) WebLogic
2 39 (14.03%) Apache
2 39 (14.03%) Tomcat
3 38 (13.67%) JBoss
4 36 (12.95%) iPlanet
5 32 (11.51%) Oracle Application Server
6 24 (8.63%) WebSphere
7 18 (6.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (4.32%) IIS
9 11 (3.96%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (3.24%) Confluence
11 8 (2.88%) FileNet
12 7 (2.52%) MQSeries
12 7 (2.52%) MS Exchange
13 6 (2.16%) Tuxedo
14 4 (1.44%) AquaLogic
14 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 4 (1.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (3.96%) MS Office
2 6 (2.16%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (1.44%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (1.44%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.08%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.08%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.36%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.36%) Maximo
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.36%) RMDS
5 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.16%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.72%) Office 365
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 61 (21.94%) SAN
2 59 (21.22%) TCP/IP
3 57 (20.50%) LDAP
4 55 (19.78%) Firewall
5 42 (15.11%) DNS
6 39 (14.03%) NAS
7 18 (6.47%) SSL
8 17 (6.12%) SSH
9 16 (5.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (5.40%) Network Security
11 14 (5.04%) FTP
12 12 (4.32%) BIG-IP
12 12 (4.32%) LAN
13 11 (3.96%) DHCP
13 11 (3.96%) Internet
14 8 (2.88%) iSCSI
14 8 (2.88%) WAN
15 6 (2.16%) VoIP
16 5 (1.80%) Kerberos
16 5 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.40%) BusinessObjects
3 14 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (4.68%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.88%) MySQL
6 6 (2.16%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.80%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.08%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.72%) Big Data
10 2 (0.72%) Hyperion Smart View
10 2 (0.72%) OLTP
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.72%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 13 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (4.32%) JIRA
3 7 (2.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.80%) PVCS
5 4 (1.44%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.44%) JUnit
5 4 (1.44%) Subversion
6 3 (1.08%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.72%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.72%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (0.72%) ERwin
7 2 (0.72%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.72%) Introscope
7 2 (0.72%) JMeter
7 2 (0.72%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.72%) Log4Net
7 2 (0.72%) NUnit
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.72%) Toad
8 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
General
1 83 (29.86%) Finance
2 23 (8.27%) Banking
2 23 (8.27%) Legal
3 15 (5.40%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.96%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.96%) Retail
5 5 (1.80%) Front Office
6 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.72%) Automotive
7 2 (0.72%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.36%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 85 (30.58%) Administrator
2 60 (21.58%) Unix Administrator
3 55 (19.78%) Systems Administrator
4 42 (15.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 29 (10.43%) Linux Administrator
6 25 (8.99%) Analyst
6 25 (8.99%) Linux Engineer
7 23 (8.27%) Developer
7 23 (8.27%) Storage Administrator
8 22 (7.91%) Solaris Administrator
9 20 (7.19%) Unix Engineer
10 18 (6.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 15 (5.40%) Architect
11 15 (5.40%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 14 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (4.32%) Applications Support
13 12 (4.32%) Solaris Engineer
13 12 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (3.96%) Senior Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.96%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.47%) J2EE
2 13 (4.68%) JSP
2 13 (4.68%) Software Packaging
3 12 (4.32%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (3.96%) XML
5 10 (3.60%) Middleware
6 8 (2.88%) HTML
6 8 (2.88%) Spring
7 6 (2.16%) Swing
8 5 (1.80%) CSS
8 5 (1.80%) SOAP
8 5 (1.80%) Struts
8 5 (1.80%) Web Services
8 5 (1.80%) XSLT
9 4 (1.44%) AWT
9 4 (1.44%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (1.44%) JMS
9 4 (1.44%) LAMP
9 4 (1.44%) Servlets
10 3 (1.08%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.75%) Clustering
2 33 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (10.43%) Data Centre
4 25 (8.99%) Enterprise Storage
5 14 (5.04%) Replication
6 12 (4.32%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.60%) Symmetrix
8 9 (3.24%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.24%) Fixed Income
9 8 (2.88%) DataPower
9 8 (2.88%) Equities
9 8 (2.88%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (2.16%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.80%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.80%) SCADA
13 4 (1.44%) Derivative
13 4 (1.44%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 179 (64.39%) Linux
1 179 (64.39%) Unix
2 148 (53.24%) Solaris
3 90 (32.37%) Windows
4 88 (31.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (18.35%) AIX
6 35 (12.59%) Windows Server
7 23 (8.27%) HPUX
8 20 (7.19%) SUSE
8 20 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (4.68%) Oracle Linux
11 12 (4.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (2.52%) VMS
13 4 (1.44%) OS/390
13 4 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.22%) High Availability
2 55 (19.78%) ITIL
3 42 (15.11%) Load Balancing
4 39 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (13.31%) Change Control
6 33 (11.87%) Configuration Management
7 30 (10.79%) Change Management
7 30 (10.79%) Problem Management
8 24 (8.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (8.63%) Service Delivery
9 23 (8.27%) ITIL V3
10 22 (7.91%) OO
11 20 (7.19%) DevOps
12 18 (6.47%) Migration
13 17 (6.12%) Workflow
14 13 (4.68%) Project Management
14 13 (4.68%) Release Management
15 12 (4.32%) Incident Management
15 12 (4.32%) Root Cause Analysis
16 10 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 63 (22.66%) Perl
2 57 (20.50%) Java
3 52 (18.71%) SQL
4 40 (14.39%) Shell Script
5 30 (10.79%) Bash Shell
6 29 (10.43%) Python
7 13 (4.68%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.96%) C++
9 10 (3.60%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.24%) Korn
10 9 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.88%) C
12 7 (2.52%) Bourne shell
12 7 (2.52%) C-shell
13 4 (1.44%) C#
13 4 (1.44%) Ruby
13 4 (1.44%) SystemTap
13 4 (1.44%) VBScript
14 1 (0.36%) PHP
14 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 31 (11.15%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.12%) Sun Certification
4 10 (3.60%) Degree
5 7 (2.52%) CISM
5 7 (2.52%) CISSP
5 7 (2.52%) CNA
5 7 (2.52%) GCIA
5 7 (2.52%) GCIH
5 7 (2.52%) GIAC
5 7 (2.52%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (2.52%) Novell Certification
5 7 (2.52%) SANS
6 6 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.44%) AAT
7 4 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.08%) ACCA
8 3 (1.08%) CCNP
8 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.24%) SLA
2 6 (2.16%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (18.71%) NFS
2 46 (16.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 44 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (13.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 31 (11.15%) Veritas File System
6 24 (8.63%) Active Directory
7 14 (5.04%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (5.04%) vSphere
8 11 (3.96%) Samba
9 10 (3.60%) Hyper-V
10 9 (3.24%) SRDF
10 9 (3.24%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (2.88%) Docker
12 7 (2.52%) KVM
13 4 (1.44%) VMware ESX
14 3 (1.08%) NDS
14 3 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (1.08%) XenApp
14 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.72%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 35 (12.59%) NetBackup
2 34 (12.23%) Puppet
3 22 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (7.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 15 (5.40%) Nagios
5 15 (5.40%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (3.24%) OpenView
6 9 (3.24%) SCCM
7 8 (2.88%) Ansible
7 8 (2.88%) EMC Navisphere
7 8 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (2.88%) Forum Sentry
7 8 (2.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (2.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (2.52%) Oracle ZFS
9 5 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (1.80%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.44%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (1.44%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 150 (53.96%) Oracle
2 123 (44.24%) Red Hat
3 88 (31.65%) Veritas
4 70 (25.18%) VMware
5 65 (23.38%) HP
6 61 (21.94%) IBM
7 59 (21.22%) Cisco
8 42 (15.11%) NetApp
9 39 (14.03%) F5
10 30 (10.79%) EMC
11 27 (9.71%) Microsoft
12 24 (8.63%) Symantec
13 18 (6.47%) Brocade
14 17 (6.12%) SAP
15 13 (4.68%) CommVault
16 12 (4.32%) Axway
17 10 (3.60%) 3PAR
18 9 (3.24%) Atlassian
18 9 (3.24%) CA
18 9 (3.24%) Informatica
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