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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 432 418 343
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -75
Contract jobs citing Sun 181 168 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.71% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 97 124
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £341
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.54 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.36% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.42 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £26.30 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-41.17% +27.50%

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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -8 167 £400 -5.88% 40
London -23 62 £400 -5.88% 19
South East +1 40 £413 +6.45% 12
South West +22 17 £460 -6.78%
City of London -4 16 £455 +7.05% 6
North West -6 16 £500 +25.00% 2
Hampshire +6 14 £463 +21.31% 2
East of England -9 10 £331 -26.38% 4
Hertfordshire +3 9 £350 +12.00%
East Midlands -3 9 £347 +31.12% 1
Berkshire -11 9 £419 -5.89% 5
Surrey +12 8 £325 - 5
Scotland -8 8 £400 +23.07%
Reading - 8 £425 - 5
Wiltshire +8 7 - -
Gloucestershire - 7 £470 -
Cheltenham - 7 £470 -
Cheshire - 6 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £338 +27.35%
West Midlands -12 5 £334 -21.47%
Wales +6 4 £495 +23.75%
Milton Keynes +4 4 £338 +27.35%
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 4 £265 +1.92%
North East -9 4 £265 +1.92%
Tyne and Wear -9 4 £265 +1.92%
Lancashire - 4 £423 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £347 -
Preston - 4 £423 - 1
Chester - 4 £500 -
Kent +6 3 £488 -15.21%

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 199 (55.59%) Linux
2 197 (55.03%) Oracle
3 186 (51.96%) UNIX
4 150 (41.90%) Solaris
5 121 (33.80%) SQL
6 115 (32.12%) Windows
7 104 (29.05%) Java
8 94 (26.26%) Finance
9 86 (24.02%) Red Hat
10 81 (22.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 74 (20.67%) Perl
12 63 (17.60%) LDAP
13 60 (16.76%) J2EE
14 59 (16.48%) HP
14 59 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
15 58 (16.20%) Shell Script
16 57 (15.92%) Microsoft
17 56 (15.64%) Security Cleared
18 55 (15.36%) IBM
18 55 (15.36%) SQL Server
18 55 (15.36%) ITIL
19 54 (15.08%) SAN
20 52 (14.53%) Sun Certification
21 51 (14.25%) TCP/IP
22 50 (13.97%) AIX
23 48 (13.41%) Veritas
24 46 (12.85%) WebSphere
25 45 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
25 45 (12.57%) Tomcat
26 42 (11.73%) Cisco

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (12.85%) WebSphere
2 45 (12.57%) Tomcat
3 35 (9.78%) WebLogic
4 31 (8.66%) Apache
5 29 (8.10%) JBoss
6 26 (7.26%) SharePoint
7 22 (6.15%) IIS
8 12 (3.35%) Apache Solr
8 12 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (3.07%) GlassFish
10 10 (2.79%) MS Exchange
11 8 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (2.23%) IBM HTTP Server
12 7 (1.96%) iPlanet
13 6 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (1.40%) Confluence
14 5 (1.40%) Lync
15 4 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (1.12%) FileNet
Applications
1 13 (3.63%) MS Excel
1 13 (3.63%) MS Office
2 6 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.84%) MS Project
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Maximo
2 5 (1.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.40%) Cognos Controller
2 5 (1.40%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.84%) GitHub
2 3 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (17.60%) LDAP
2 54 (15.08%) SAN
3 51 (14.25%) TCP/IP
4 42 (11.73%) Firewall
5 36 (10.06%) DNS
6 21 (5.87%) SSH
7 20 (5.59%) Internet
7 20 (5.59%) NAS
8 18 (5.03%) WAN
9 12 (3.35%) SSL
9 12 (3.35%) VPN
10 10 (2.79%) HTTP
10 10 (2.79%) VLAN
11 9 (2.51%) FTP
11 9 (2.51%) VoIP
12 8 (2.23%) LAN
12 8 (2.23%) ATM
12 8 (2.23%) DMZ
12 8 (2.23%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (1.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.89%) Oracle Database
3 38 (10.61%) Relational Database
4 22 (6.15%) RDBMS
5 21 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (5.03%) MySQL
7 11 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.68%) Data Mart
10 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.40%) MarkLogic
11 4 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.84%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.84%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 32 (8.94%) Ant
2 24 (6.70%) Maven
3 20 (5.59%) Subversion
4 16 (4.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 14 (3.91%) ClearCase
5 14 (3.91%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (3.91%) Git (software)
6 12 (3.35%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.79%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.23%) JUnit
8 8 (2.23%) Toad
9 7 (1.96%) Eclipse RCP
10 6 (1.68%) JIRA
11 5 (1.40%) Gerrit
11 5 (1.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 5 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.12%) Gradle
12 4 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.56%) PVCS
General
1 94 (26.26%) Finance
2 41 (11.45%) Banking
3 16 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.96%) Retail
5 7 (1.96%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.12%) International Banking
7 4 (1.12%) Publishing
8 3 (0.84%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 54 (15.08%) Developer
2 46 (12.85%) Analyst
2 46 (12.85%) Administrator
3 36 (10.06%) Systems Administrator
4 34 (9.50%) Java Developer
5 26 (7.26%) UNIX Administrator
5 26 (7.26%) Linux Engineer
6 23 (6.42%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 22 (6.15%) Consultant
8 21 (5.87%) UNIX Engineer
9 19 (5.31%) DBA
10 18 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (4.47%) Support Analyst
12 15 (4.19%) Support Engineer
12 15 (4.19%) Applications Support
13 14 (3.91%) Architect
13 14 (3.91%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 11 (3.07%) Designer
14 11 (3.07%) Senior Designer
15 10 (2.79%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.76%) J2EE
2 28 (7.82%) Middleware
3 27 (7.54%) HTML
4 25 (6.98%) Web Services
5 23 (6.42%) .NET
6 22 (6.15%) XML
7 15 (4.19%) CSS
8 14 (3.91%) Spring
9 12 (3.35%) EJB
10 11 (3.07%) SailPoint
10 11 (3.07%) Java EE
11 9 (2.51%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (2.51%) JSP
11 9 (2.51%) SOAP
12 8 (2.23%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.96%) SWT
13 7 (1.96%) Application Packaging
13 7 (1.96%) Swing
14 6 (1.68%) Servlets
15 5 (1.40%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.42%) Clustering
3 14 (3.91%) Replication
4 13 (3.63%) Client/Server
5 12 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.51%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (2.51%) Open Source
6 9 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.23%) PKI
8 7 (1.96%) HACMP
9 5 (1.40%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.12%) Wiki
10 4 (1.12%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.12%) DataPower
11 3 (0.84%) Symmetrix DMX
11 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.84%) FlexPod
11 3 (0.84%) CMDB
12 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 199 (55.59%) Linux
2 186 (51.96%) UNIX
3 150 (41.90%) Solaris
4 115 (32.12%) Windows
5 81 (22.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (13.97%) AIX
7 23 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (5.87%) SUSE
9 20 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (3.91%) HPUX
11 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.40%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.40%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.12%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.84%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.56%) Debian
15 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.36%) ITIL
2 45 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (10.89%) Migration
4 25 (6.98%) Release Management
4 25 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
5 21 (5.87%) Web Development
6 18 (5.03%) Identity Management
6 18 (5.03%) Load Balancing
7 16 (4.47%) OO
8 15 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (4.19%) Scrum
8 15 (4.19%) Change Management
9 14 (3.91%) Service Management
9 14 (3.91%) DevOps
10 13 (3.63%) Data Migration
10 13 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (3.63%) Problem Management
10 13 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (3.35%) Project Management
11 12 (3.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 121 (33.80%) SQL
2 104 (29.05%) Java
3 74 (20.67%) Perl
4 58 (16.20%) Shell Script
5 36 (10.06%) JavaScript
6 32 (8.94%) Python
6 32 (8.94%) Bash Shell
7 31 (8.66%) PL/SQL
8 22 (6.15%) Korn
9 19 (5.31%) PHP
10 13 (3.63%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.63%) Ruby
11 12 (3.35%) Lua
12 10 (2.79%) C-shell
13 8 (2.23%) C++
14 7 (1.96%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.96%) VBScript
15 4 (1.12%) C
15 4 (1.12%) C#
16 3 (0.84%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 56 (15.64%) Security Cleared
2 52 (14.53%) Sun Certification
3 31 (8.66%) SC Cleared
4 28 (7.82%) DV Cleared
5 18 (5.03%) Degree
6 13 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (3.63%) RHCE
7 12 (3.35%) OCPJP
8 9 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.23%) CCNP
9 8 (2.23%) SCSA
10 7 (1.96%) CCNA
11 4 (1.12%) CISSP
12 3 (0.84%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.56%) HND
13 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.56%) OCMJD
13 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.07%) QA
2 9 (2.51%) GAAP
3 6 (1.68%) SLA
3 6 (1.68%) Solvency II
4 4 (1.12%) WAI
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (11.73%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 24 (6.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 20 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (4.75%) NFS
6 15 (4.19%) Samba
7 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (2.51%) Veritas File System
8 9 (2.51%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.51%) vSphere
8 9 (2.51%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.96%) Oracle Clusterware
9 7 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.40%) KVM
11 5 (1.40%) Xen
12 4 (1.12%) iptables
12 4 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (6.70%) NetBackup
2 17 (4.75%) CA Single Sign-On
3 16 (4.47%) Tivoli
3 16 (4.47%) Puppet
4 11 (3.07%) OpenView
5 10 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 9 (2.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (2.51%) Control-M
7 8 (2.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.12%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.84%) SCCM
10 3 (0.84%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.84%) Novell Identity Manager
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.56%) Nagios
11 2 (0.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 197 (55.03%) Oracle
2 86 (24.02%) Red Hat
3 59 (16.48%) HP
4 57 (15.92%) Microsoft
5 55 (15.36%) IBM
6 48 (13.41%) Veritas
7 42 (11.73%) Cisco
8 33 (9.22%) VMware
9 19 (5.31%) EMC
10 18 (5.03%) Symantec
11 17 (4.75%) Cognos
11 17 (4.75%) Dell
12 16 (4.47%) Citrix
13 15 (4.19%) NetApp
13 15 (4.19%) CA
13 15 (4.19%) Sybase
14 10 (2.79%) Siebel
14 10 (2.79%) Remedy
14 10 (2.79%) F5
14 10 (2.79%) Infor
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