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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
UK
Rank 459 465 438
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -27
Contract jobs citing Sun 123 155 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.71% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 73 95
Median daily rate £380 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 13
Median hourly rate £33.50 £50.25 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +61.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £8.85 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £60.40 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £50.25 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.85%

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
19957 21983 23193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 43.30% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12269 12923 13592
Median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 873 1019
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £39.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +1 114 £380 -10.58% 32
London +6 39 £489 -2.25% 17
South East +2 31 £393 -1.87% 7
Surrey +20 20 £438 +9.37% 4
Epsom - 12 - - 1
North East -17 11 £340 -6.20%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 11 £340 -6.20%
Tyne and Wear -21 11 £340 -6.20%
East Midlands -7 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Scotland +28 8 £275 -21.42%
Yorkshire +22 8 £350 +12.00% 1
East of England +2 8 £175 -
Nottinghamshire +15 7 £491 -
Nottingham +9 7 £491 -
City of London -8 6 - - 5
Sheffield - 6 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £350 -
Essex +1 5 £260 -
Ayr - 5 £263 -
South Ayrshire - 5 £263 -
South West +12 4 £350 -17.64% 1
Hampshire +7 4 £373 -6.87% 1
Basildon -10 4 - -
Leicester +13 3 £245 - 1
Leicestershire +8 3 £245 - 1
Edinburgh +22 2 - -
North Yorkshire +12 2 - -
Berkshire +11 2 £426 - 2
Hertfordshire +1 2 £158 -
West Midlands -1 2 - - 2

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 195 (63.93%) Unix
2 184 (60.33%) Linux
3 175 (57.38%) Oracle
4 165 (54.10%) Solaris
5 119 (39.02%) Windows
6 116 (38.03%) Red Hat
7 87 (28.52%) VMware
8 86 (28.20%) Finance
9 83 (27.21%) Veritas
9 83 (27.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 75 (24.59%) Java
10 75 (24.59%) IBM
11 69 (22.62%) ITIL
12 68 (22.30%) HP
13 67 (21.97%) SAN
13 67 (21.97%) WebLogic
14 66 (21.64%) SQL
15 65 (21.31%) Cisco
15 65 (21.31%) Firewall
16 63 (20.66%) AIX
16 63 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 62 (20.33%) LDAP
18 61 (20.00%) TCP/IP
19 60 (19.67%) High Availability
20 59 (19.34%) Perl
21 52 (17.05%) NFS
22 50 (16.39%) J2EE
23 48 (15.74%) Security Cleared
24 46 (15.08%) F5
25 45 (14.75%) Veritas Volume Manager

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 67 (21.97%) WebLogic
2 42 (13.77%) Apache
3 41 (13.44%) iPlanet
4 40 (13.11%) Tomcat
5 38 (12.46%) JBoss
6 35 (11.48%) WebSphere
7 34 (11.15%) Oracle Application Server
8 22 (7.21%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (3.93%) IIS
10 11 (3.61%) MS Exchange
11 10 (3.28%) MQSeries
12 9 (2.95%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (2.95%) Tuxedo
13 8 (2.62%) FileNet
14 7 (2.30%) Confluence
15 6 (1.97%) AquaLogic
15 6 (1.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2000
16 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (3.93%) MS Office
2 10 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (1.97%) OpenText MBPM
3 5 (1.64%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.31%) RMDS
5 3 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.98%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.98%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.66%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.97%) OpenShift
4 4 (1.31%) Office 365
5 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 67 (21.97%) SAN
2 65 (21.31%) Firewall
3 62 (20.33%) LDAP
4 61 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 44 (14.43%) DNS
6 33 (10.82%) NAS
7 20 (6.56%) BIG-IP
7 20 (6.56%) SSL
8 17 (5.57%) SSH
9 16 (5.25%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (4.92%) FTP
10 15 (4.92%) LAN
10 15 (4.92%) Network Security
11 13 (4.26%) Internet
12 12 (3.93%) DHCP
12 12 (3.93%) WAN
13 7 (2.30%) iSCSI
13 7 (2.30%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.30%) VoIP
14 5 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.87%) Oracle Database
3 18 (5.90%) MySQL
4 17 (5.57%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.62%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.97%) OLTP
8 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.64%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.31%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.98%) Big Data
11 3 (0.98%) DB2
11 3 (0.98%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.66%) Hyperion Smart View
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (3.28%) JIRA
2 9 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.97%) JUnit
5 5 (1.64%) ProC
5 5 (1.64%) PVCS
6 4 (1.31%) Gerrit
6 4 (1.31%) Subversion
7 3 (0.98%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.66%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.66%) Introscope
8 2 (0.66%) JMeter
8 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.66%) Toad
9 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 86 (28.20%) Finance
2 24 (7.87%) Banking
3 18 (5.90%) Legal
4 14 (4.59%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.61%) Retail
6 5 (1.64%) Front Office
7 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.98%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.66%) Automotive
9 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.66%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (27.54%) Administrator
2 53 (17.38%) Unix Administrator
3 50 (16.39%) Systems Administrator
4 37 (12.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 27 (8.85%) Analyst
5 27 (8.85%) Linux Administrator
6 26 (8.52%) Developer
7 25 (8.20%) Architect
8 23 (7.54%) Solaris Administrator
9 22 (7.21%) Linux Engineer
10 18 (5.90%) Unix Engineer
11 17 (5.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 17 (5.57%) Storage Administrator
12 14 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.93%) Solaris Engineer
13 12 (3.93%) Support Analyst
14 11 (3.61%) Consultant
14 11 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (3.61%) Senior Systems Administrator
15 10 (3.28%) Storage Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (16.39%) J2EE
2 18 (5.90%) JSP
2 18 (5.90%) Middleware
2 18 (5.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 16 (5.25%) XML
4 14 (4.59%) HTML
5 13 (4.26%) Software Packaging
6 9 (2.95%) Spring
7 8 (2.62%) SAML
7 8 (2.62%) Swing
7 8 (2.62%) Web Services
7 8 (2.62%) XSLT
8 7 (2.30%) CSS
8 7 (2.30%) OAuth
8 7 (2.30%) OpenID
8 7 (2.30%) SailPoint
8 7 (2.30%) SOAP
8 7 (2.30%) SPML
8 7 (2.30%) Struts
9 6 (1.97%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.43%) Clustering
2 36 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (10.49%) Data Centre
4 19 (6.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 16 (5.25%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.93%) Replication
7 11 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.62%) DataPower
8 8 (2.62%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.62%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (2.62%) Symmetrix
9 7 (2.30%) Equities
9 7 (2.30%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.97%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (1.97%) PKI
10 6 (1.97%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.64%) Derivative
11 5 (1.64%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 195 (63.93%) Unix
2 184 (60.33%) Linux
3 165 (54.10%) Solaris
4 119 (39.02%) Windows
5 83 (27.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (20.66%) AIX
7 42 (13.77%) Windows Server
8 29 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (7.87%) HPUX
10 23 (7.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (6.56%) SUSE
12 15 (4.92%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (3.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.97%) OS/390
15 5 (1.64%) VMS
15 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (1.31%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.98%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (22.62%) ITIL
2 60 (19.67%) High Availability
3 44 (14.43%) Load Balancing
4 42 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (12.13%) Configuration Management
6 33 (10.82%) Change Control
7 30 (9.84%) ITIL V3
8 29 (9.51%) Change Management
9 28 (9.18%) Migration
10 26 (8.52%) Problem Management
11 25 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (7.21%) OO
12 22 (7.21%) Service Delivery
13 21 (6.89%) DevOps
14 20 (6.56%) Project Management
15 18 (5.90%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (5.57%) Release Management
16 17 (5.57%) Workflow
17 16 (5.25%) Service Management
18 14 (4.59%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (24.59%) Java
2 66 (21.64%) SQL
3 59 (19.34%) Perl
4 44 (14.43%) Shell Script
5 29 (9.51%) Bash Shell
6 23 (7.54%) Python
7 13 (4.26%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.93%) C
8 12 (3.93%) Korn
8 12 (3.93%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.61%) C++
9 11 (3.61%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.97%) Ruby
11 5 (1.64%) Bourne shell
11 5 (1.64%) C-shell
12 4 (1.31%) SystemTap
13 3 (0.98%) VBScript
14 2 (0.66%) C#
15 1 (0.33%) PHP
15 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.57%) Sun Certification
4 11 (3.61%) Degree
5 7 (2.30%) CISM
5 7 (2.30%) CISSP
5 7 (2.30%) CNA
5 7 (2.30%) GCIA
5 7 (2.30%) GCIH
5 7 (2.30%) GIAC
5 7 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (2.30%) Novell Certification
5 7 (2.30%) SANS
6 6 (1.97%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.98%) AAT
8 3 (0.98%) CCNP
8 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.26%) SLA
2 11 (3.61%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 63 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (17.05%) NFS
3 45 (14.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 38 (12.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 35 (11.48%) Active Directory
6 23 (7.54%) Veritas File System
7 17 (5.57%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (4.92%) vSphere
9 12 (3.93%) Samba
10 9 (2.95%) Hyper-V
11 8 (2.62%) Docker
11 8 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (2.30%) KVM
12 7 (2.30%) NDS
12 7 (2.30%) SRDF
13 6 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.97%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 5 (1.64%) VMware ESX
14 5 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (12.13%) NetBackup
2 36 (11.80%) Puppet
3 23 (7.54%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 16 (5.25%) OpenView
6 14 (4.59%) Nagios
7 13 (4.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 13 (4.26%) Red Hat Satellite
7 13 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 11 (3.61%) SCCM
9 9 (2.95%) OpenAM
9 9 (2.95%) Tivoli
10 8 (2.62%) Oracle ZFS
11 7 (2.30%) Ansible
11 7 (2.30%) EMC Navisphere
11 7 (2.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (1.97%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (1.97%) SCOM
13 5 (1.64%) Control-M
14 4 (1.31%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 175 (57.38%) Oracle
2 116 (38.03%) Red Hat
3 87 (28.52%) VMware
4 83 (27.21%) Veritas
5 75 (24.59%) IBM
6 68 (22.30%) HP
7 65 (21.31%) Cisco
8 46 (15.08%) F5
9 41 (13.44%) NetApp
10 34 (11.15%) Microsoft
11 33 (10.82%) EMC
12 20 (6.56%) Symantec
13 18 (5.90%) Brocade
13 18 (5.90%) SAP
14 14 (4.59%) Axway
15 13 (4.26%) 3PAR
15 13 (4.26%) CommVault
16 12 (3.93%) CA
16 12 (3.93%) Citrix
17 11 (3.61%) BEA
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