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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 418 410 324
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -86
Contract jobs citing Sun 200 194 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.37% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.81% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 112 141
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 14
Average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £16.35 £19.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.69 £38.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-56.36% +37.50%

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
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -19 187 £400 - 41
London -17 74 £400 -2.43% 18
South East +5 50 £425 +13.33% 8
South West +8 19 £399 -25.76% 2
City of London -14 16 £433 +4.84% 4
Berkshire +18 14 £425 -5.55% 4
Hampshire +3 14 £500 +33.33% 1
Surrey +3 13 £338 -10.00% 2
East of England -18 9 £335 -23.42% 1
West Midlands -4 8 £280 -34.11% 1
North West -14 8 £483 +43.11% 5
Yorkshire -16 8 £340 - 2
Gloucestershire - 8 £463 -
Wiltshire +5 7 - -
Scotland +2 7 £385 +18.46% 2
Hertfordshire -7 7 £335 +7.20%
Reading - 7 £425 - 2
Cheltenham - 7 £463 -
East Midlands -7 5 £263 -0.94% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 5 £265 +2.35%
North East -22 5 £265 +2.35%
Tyne and Wear -22 5 £265 +2.35%
Epsom - 5 - -
Edinburgh 0 4 £400 +23.07% 1
Cheshire 0 4 £500 +81.81% 1
Havant -4 4 £388 -
West Yorkshire -19 4 £340 -
Worcestershire - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Bristol - 4 £370 - 2

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 202 (55.19%) Linux
2 188 (51.37%) Oracle
3 182 (49.73%) UNIX
4 158 (43.17%) Solaris
5 120 (32.79%) SQL
6 116 (31.69%) Windows
7 96 (26.23%) Java
8 92 (25.14%) Finance
9 91 (24.86%) Red Hat
10 83 (22.68%) Perl
11 76 (20.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 72 (19.67%) HP
13 63 (17.21%) AIX
14 62 (16.94%) LDAP
15 61 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 60 (16.39%) IBM
16 60 (16.39%) SAN
17 59 (16.12%) Security Cleared
18 58 (15.85%) Shell Script
19 56 (15.30%) Veritas
20 55 (15.03%) SQL Server
21 54 (14.75%) J2EE
21 54 (14.75%) Microsoft
22 52 (14.21%) ITIL
23 50 (13.66%) Sun Certification
23 50 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
24 48 (13.11%) DNS
25 46 (12.57%) Cisco
25 46 (12.57%) Banking
25 46 (12.57%) Data Centre

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 38 (10.38%) Tomcat
2 37 (10.11%) WebSphere
3 31 (8.47%) Apache
4 29 (7.92%) WebLogic
5 24 (6.56%) JBoss
6 21 (5.74%) IIS
7 19 (5.19%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.19%) iPlanet
9 7 (1.91%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (1.64%) GlassFish
10 6 (1.64%) Confluence
11 5 (1.37%) FileNet
12 4 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.09%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.82%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (4.10%) MS Office
1 15 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.82%) MS Project
5 2 (0.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.01%) Maximo
2 5 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.37%) Cognos Controller
3 4 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.27%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.82%) GitHub
4 2 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.27%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (16.94%) LDAP
2 61 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 60 (16.39%) SAN
4 48 (13.11%) DNS
5 43 (11.75%) Firewall
6 23 (6.28%) NAS
7 22 (6.01%) SSH
8 20 (5.46%) WAN
9 18 (4.92%) VPN
9 18 (4.92%) Internet
10 15 (4.10%) SSL
11 12 (3.28%) SNMP
12 11 (3.01%) ATM
13 10 (2.73%) LAN
13 10 (2.73%) VoIP
13 10 (2.73%) VLAN
14 9 (2.46%) Network Security
14 9 (2.46%) iSCSI
14 9 (2.46%) FTP
14 9 (2.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.02%) Relational Database
3 30 (8.20%) Oracle Database
4 28 (7.65%) MySQL
5 22 (6.01%) RDBMS
6 20 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.64%) Data Mart
8 6 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.09%) MarkLogic
10 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.82%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (9.29%) Ant
2 28 (7.65%) Maven
3 23 (6.28%) Subversion
4 18 (4.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 17 (4.64%) ClearCase
5 17 (4.64%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (3.83%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.73%) Toad
7 10 (2.73%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.46%) JIRA
9 8 (2.19%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.91%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (1.64%) JUnit
11 6 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.64%) Gerrit
12 5 (1.37%) Gradle
13 4 (1.09%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.82%) PVCS
14 3 (0.82%) Eclipse RCP
14 3 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 92 (25.14%) Finance
2 46 (12.57%) Banking
3 22 (6.01%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.37%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.91%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.64%) Retail
7 4 (1.09%) International Banking
7 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) Legal
8 3 (0.82%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (13.39%) Developer
1 49 (13.39%) Analyst
2 48 (13.11%) Administrator
3 40 (10.93%) Systems Administrator
4 33 (9.02%) Java Developer
5 25 (6.83%) Linux Engineer
6 24 (6.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 24 (6.56%) UNIX Administrator
6 24 (6.56%) Consultant
7 21 (5.74%) Architect
7 21 (5.74%) UNIX Engineer
8 19 (5.19%) DBA
9 16 (4.37%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.37%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 14 (3.83%) Support Engineer
11 13 (3.55%) Applications Support
11 13 (3.55%) Designer
11 13 (3.55%) Senior Designer
12 9 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (2.46%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (14.75%) J2EE
2 30 (8.20%) HTML
3 25 (6.83%) XML
4 24 (6.56%) .NET
5 21 (5.74%) Web Services
6 18 (4.92%) SOAP
7 17 (4.64%) CSS
8 16 (4.37%) Middleware
9 15 (4.10%) Spring
10 14 (3.83%) JSP
11 12 (3.28%) Java EE
12 11 (3.01%) Servlets
13 9 (2.46%) SailPoint
14 8 (2.19%) EJB
14 8 (2.19%) Ajax
14 8 (2.19%) Hibernate
15 7 (1.91%) WebSphere MQ
15 7 (1.91%) SPML
16 5 (1.37%) Catalyst
16 5 (1.37%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (12.57%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.92%) Clustering
4 14 (3.83%) Replication
5 13 (3.55%) Client/Server
5 13 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.64%) Cryptography
7 6 (1.64%) PKI
8 5 (1.37%) DataPower
8 5 (1.37%) GIS
8 5 (1.37%) HACMP
9 4 (1.09%) iSeries
9 4 (1.09%) Data Extraction
9 4 (1.09%) SecurID
9 4 (1.09%) Wiki
10 3 (0.82%) CMDB
10 3 (0.82%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 202 (55.19%) Linux
2 182 (49.73%) UNIX
3 158 (43.17%) Solaris
4 116 (31.69%) Windows
5 76 (20.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (17.21%) AIX
7 24 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (4.92%) SUSE
9 16 (4.37%) HPUX
10 15 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.64%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.82%) CentOS
13 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.55%) Android
14 2 (0.55%) Debian
14 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.21%) ITIL
2 40 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (10.38%) Migration
4 26 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
5 25 (6.83%) Project Management
6 23 (6.28%) Release Management
7 21 (5.74%) Service Management
8 18 (4.92%) Problem Management
9 17 (4.64%) OO
9 17 (4.64%) Change Management
9 17 (4.64%) DevOps
10 16 (4.37%) Identity Management
10 16 (4.37%) Test Scripting
10 16 (4.37%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (4.10%) Web Development
11 15 (4.10%) Scrum
11 15 (4.10%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (3.55%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (32.79%) SQL
2 96 (26.23%) Java
3 83 (22.68%) Perl
4 58 (15.85%) Shell Script
5 44 (12.02%) JavaScript
6 39 (10.66%) Python
7 34 (9.29%) Bash Shell
8 26 (7.10%) PL/SQL
9 24 (6.56%) Korn
10 19 (5.19%) PHP
11 17 (4.64%) Ruby
12 14 (3.83%) Lua
13 10 (2.73%) C-shell
14 9 (2.46%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.46%) C++
15 7 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.91%) VBScript
15 7 (1.91%) BeanShell
16 3 (0.82%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (16.12%) Security Cleared
2 50 (13.66%) Sun Certification
3 36 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 27 (7.38%) DV Cleared
5 22 (6.01%) Degree
6 16 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.10%) RHCE
7 15 (4.10%) OCPJP
8 13 (3.55%) CCNP
9 12 (3.28%) CCNA
9 12 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.19%) SCSA
11 6 (1.64%) CISSP
12 5 (1.37%) OCMJD
13 4 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.82%) CCSP
14 3 (0.82%) OCPJWCD
14 3 (0.82%) RHCSA
15 2 (0.55%) CEH
15 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.46%) GAAP
2 8 (2.19%) QA
3 6 (1.64%) Solvency II
4 5 (1.37%) SLA
5 4 (1.09%) WAI
6 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.83%) NFS
3 24 (6.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 24 (6.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 19 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (4.92%) Samba
6 11 (3.01%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 11 (3.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (2.73%) Oracle Clusterware
8 8 (2.19%) Veritas File System
8 8 (2.19%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.91%) vSphere
10 6 (1.64%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 5 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.37%) KVM
11 5 (1.37%) Xen
12 4 (1.09%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.09%) iptables
Systems Management
1 25 (6.83%) NetBackup
2 23 (6.28%) Oracle ZFS
3 21 (5.74%) Tivoli
4 20 (5.46%) Puppet
5 15 (4.10%) CA Single Sign-On
6 13 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (3.28%) OpenView
7 12 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (2.73%) Control-M
8 10 (2.73%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 10 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 5 (1.37%) Novell Identity Manager
11 4 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (1.09%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.82%) SCCM
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.82%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.55%) Iperf
13 2 (0.55%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 188 (51.37%) Oracle
2 91 (24.86%) Red Hat
3 72 (19.67%) HP
4 60 (16.39%) IBM
5 56 (15.30%) Veritas
6 54 (14.75%) Microsoft
7 46 (12.57%) Cisco
8 36 (9.84%) VMware
9 23 (6.28%) Symantec
10 20 (5.46%) Cognos
11 18 (4.92%) Sybase
12 15 (4.10%) Dell
12 15 (4.10%) EMC
12 15 (4.10%) NetApp
12 15 (4.10%) CA
12 15 (4.10%) Remedy
13 13 (3.55%) Citrix
13 13 (3.55%) SAP
14 11 (3.01%) Informatica
14 11 (3.01%) F5
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