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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 490 477 429
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -48
Contract jobs citing Sun 172 174 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.69% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 88 118
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £312 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 7
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.85% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £7.19 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.90 £34.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%

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
24309 25081 24678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.14% 43.92% 45.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14909 14782 13627
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 814 1091 1074
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -5 158 £425 +6.25% 32
London -5 57 £455 +13.75% 17
South East -1 34 £389 -5.75% 3
North East -20 20 £265 -6.02% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 19 £265 -6.02% 3
Tyne and Wear -26 19 £265 -6.02% 3
Surrey -10 13 £390 +15.55% 1
City of London +43 9 £388 -9.88% 3
East of England +14 9 £490 +40.00% 6
South West -13 9 £450 +12.78% 1
North West +2 8 £425 -5.55% 1
Scotland +2 8 £425 +8.97% 1
Berkshire -1 8 £475 +2.70% 1
West Sussex -3 8 £365 -2.66%
Gatwick - 8 £365 -
Yorkshire -4 7 £300 -11.76%
East Midlands +6 6 £199 - 1
Wiltshire +1 6 £450 - 1
Manchester +1 6 £419 -6.94%
Swindon - 6 £450 - 1
Bracknell - 6 £475 -
Norfolk - 6 £490 -
West Midlands -25 5 £425 +112.50%
Norwich - 5 £490 -
Ripon - 5 - -
North Yorkshire - 5 - -
Hampshire -4 4 £392 -21.60% 1
Edinburgh -4 4 £425 +8.97%
Birmingham -9 3 £325 +62.50%
Northern Ireland - 3 £81 -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 203 (59.01%) Oracle
2 193 (56.10%) Unix
3 185 (53.78%) Solaris
4 155 (45.06%) Linux
5 110 (31.98%) Red Hat
6 102 (29.65%) Windows
6 102 (29.65%) Java
7 95 (27.62%) Finance
8 92 (26.74%) ITIL
9 90 (26.16%) SAN
10 84 (24.42%) AIX
11 76 (22.09%) IBM
12 72 (20.93%) Veritas
13 68 (19.77%) HP
13 68 (19.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 67 (19.48%) NetBackup
15 62 (18.02%) Project Management
16 60 (17.44%) J2EE
17 58 (16.86%) WebLogic
18 57 (16.57%) Banking
19 53 (15.41%) Perl
19 53 (15.41%) SQL
20 51 (14.83%) VMware
21 48 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
21 48 (13.95%) WebSphere
21 48 (13.95%) Microsoft
22 47 (13.66%) Oracle Database
23 46 (13.37%) Oracle ZFS
23 46 (13.37%) Firewall
24 45 (13.08%) EMC

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 (16.86%) WebLogic
2 48 (13.95%) WebSphere
3 30 (8.72%) WebSphere Application Server
4 29 (8.43%) JBoss
5 24 (6.98%) MQSeries
6 21 (6.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 20 (5.81%) iPlanet
8 19 (5.52%) Tuxedo
9 18 (5.23%) AquaLogic
9 18 (5.23%) Oracle Application Server
10 12 (3.49%) Apache
11 9 (2.62%) GlassFish
11 9 (2.62%) SharePoint
12 8 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (2.03%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (2.03%) Tomcat
14 6 (1.74%) CICS
14 6 (1.74%) MS Exchange
15 5 (1.45%) OpenStack
16 4 (1.16%) FileNet
Applications
1 11 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.87%) MS Project
4 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (5.23%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.03%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (1.74%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.58%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.29%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.29%) Lawson
5 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.29%) RMDS
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.16%) OpenShift
3 3 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.87%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.58%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (26.16%) SAN
2 46 (13.37%) Firewall
3 41 (11.92%) LDAP
4 33 (9.59%) Fibre Channel
4 33 (9.59%) SSL
5 31 (9.01%) TCP/IP
6 24 (6.98%) BIG-IP
7 22 (6.40%) Network Security
8 18 (5.23%) LAN
8 18 (5.23%) NAS
9 17 (4.94%) WAN
10 13 (3.78%) DNS
11 12 (3.49%) DHCP
11 12 (3.49%) VPN
12 11 (3.20%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (2.33%) SSH
14 7 (2.03%) Internet
15 6 (1.74%) FTP
16 5 (1.45%) HTTP
17 4 (1.16%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.66%) Oracle Database
2 37 (10.76%) SQL Server
3 26 (7.56%) MySQL
4 22 (6.40%) VLDB
5 20 (5.81%) OLTP
6 13 (3.78%) DB2
6 13 (3.78%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.45%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.87%) MarkLogic
12 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (3.49%) Subversion
2 9 (2.62%) Eclipse
3 8 (2.33%) ClearCase
4 7 (2.03%) JUnit
4 7 (2.03%) Maven
4 7 (2.03%) Selenium
5 6 (1.74%) Ant
5 6 (1.74%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.74%) ProC
6 4 (1.16%) Build Forge
6 4 (1.16%) JIRA
7 3 (0.87%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (0.87%) Checkstyle
7 3 (0.87%) QUnit
7 3 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.58%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.58%) Hudson
8 2 (0.58%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
General
1 95 (27.62%) Finance
2 57 (16.57%) Banking
3 19 (5.52%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.91%) Back Office
5 8 (2.33%) International Banking
6 5 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.16%) Front Office
7 4 (1.16%) Legal
7 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.16%) Retail
8 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (25.00%) Administrator
2 67 (19.48%) Unix Administrator
3 41 (11.92%) Analyst
4 36 (10.47%) Systems Administrator
5 35 (10.17%) Solaris Administrator
6 30 (8.72%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 28 (8.14%) Developer
8 22 (6.40%) Architect
9 21 (6.10%) Java Developer
10 18 (5.23%) Linux Administrator
11 16 (4.65%) Consultant
11 16 (4.65%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.49%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.49%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.49%) Unix Support
13 11 (3.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.20%) Service Desk Analyst
14 10 (2.91%) Solaris Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.44%) J2EE
2 37 (10.76%) Middleware
3 30 (8.72%) JSP
4 19 (5.52%) IBM Integration Bus
5 18 (5.23%) Web Services
5 18 (5.23%) XML
6 16 (4.65%) EJB
7 12 (3.49%) Hibernate
7 12 (3.49%) JMS
7 12 (3.49%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (2.91%) HTML
8 10 (2.91%) Servlets
8 10 (2.91%) Software Packaging
8 10 (2.91%) Struts
9 9 (2.62%) Spring
10 7 (2.03%) .NET
10 7 (2.03%) SOAP
11 6 (1.74%) jQuery
11 6 (1.74%) XSD
12 5 (1.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.17%) Clustering
1 35 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.85%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.23%) EMC VMAX
4 18 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.20%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.33%) DataPower
6 8 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.33%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (1.74%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (1.74%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.45%) PMI
8 5 (1.45%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.16%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.16%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 193 (56.10%) Unix
2 185 (53.78%) Solaris
3 155 (45.06%) Linux
4 102 (29.65%) Windows
5 84 (24.42%) AIX
6 68 (19.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (9.30%) Windows Server
7 32 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (5.52%) OS/390
9 16 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.03%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.87%) HPUX
13 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.58%) SUSE
14 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (26.74%) ITIL
2 62 (18.02%) Project Management
3 48 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (11.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (10.47%) Change Management
5 36 (10.47%) High Availability
5 36 (10.47%) Migration
6 28 (8.14%) Configuration Management
6 28 (8.14%) ITIL V3
6 28 (8.14%) QMS
7 27 (7.85%) Service Delivery
7 27 (7.85%) Service Management
8 24 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
9 23 (6.69%) E-Commerce
9 23 (6.69%) Six Sigma
10 22 (6.40%) CRM
10 22 (6.40%) Problem Management
10 22 (6.40%) Release Management
11 19 (5.52%) DevOps
11 19 (5.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 102 (29.65%) Java
2 53 (15.41%) Perl
2 53 (15.41%) SQL
3 30 (8.72%) C
4 29 (8.43%) Shell Script
5 23 (6.69%) Python
6 19 (5.52%) JavaScript
7 17 (4.94%) C++
8 9 (2.62%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.33%) Bourne shell
10 7 (2.03%) SystemTap
11 5 (1.45%) Assembly Language
11 5 (1.45%) COBOL
11 5 (1.45%) Korn
11 5 (1.45%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.16%) PHP
12 4 (1.16%) Ruby
12 4 (1.16%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.87%) Lua
Qualifications
1 45 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.69%) Degree
4 22 (6.40%) Sun Certification
5 11 (3.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (2.62%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.74%) CISM
7 6 (1.74%) CISSP
8 5 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.16%) CCSA
9 4 (1.16%) CCSE
9 4 (1.16%) CCSP
9 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.16%) PMP
10 3 (0.87%) CISA
10 3 (0.87%) GCIA
10 3 (0.87%) GCIH
10 3 (0.87%) GIAC
10 3 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.87%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.81%) JSP 440
2 15 (4.36%) SLA
3 10 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.74%) QA
4 6 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.45%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.16%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.58%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 40 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (10.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 30 (8.72%) Active Directory
4 26 (7.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 18 (5.23%) GlusterFS
6 12 (3.49%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (2.62%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.62%) Veritas File System
8 6 (1.74%) Docker
8 6 (1.74%) KVM
8 6 (1.74%) NFS
8 6 (1.74%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.45%) vSphere
10 4 (1.16%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (1.16%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.87%) GPFS
11 3 (0.87%) RHEV
11 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 67 (19.48%) NetBackup
2 46 (13.37%) Oracle ZFS
3 31 (9.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 25 (7.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 24 (6.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 20 (5.81%) Red Hat Satellite
7 19 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (5.52%) Puppet
8 11 (3.20%) BladeLogic
9 8 (2.33%) Ansible
9 8 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (2.33%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (2.33%) Legato
9 8 (2.33%) OpenView
10 7 (2.03%) Control-M
11 6 (1.74%) SCOM
12 5 (1.45%) OpenAM
13 4 (1.16%) Foglight
13 4 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (1.16%) nmon
Vendors
1 203 (59.01%) Oracle
2 110 (31.98%) Red Hat
3 76 (22.09%) IBM
4 72 (20.93%) Veritas
5 68 (19.77%) HP
6 51 (14.83%) VMware
7 48 (13.95%) Microsoft
8 45 (13.08%) EMC
9 41 (11.92%) Cisco
10 35 (10.17%) Brocade
11 29 (8.43%) StorageTek
12 25 (7.27%) Axway
13 24 (6.98%) F5
14 20 (5.81%) BEA
15 17 (4.94%) Dell
15 17 (4.94%) Fujitsu
15 17 (4.94%) Sybase
16 15 (4.36%) Citrix
16 15 (4.36%) Symantec
17 13 (3.78%) NetApp
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