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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 482 435 345
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -90
Contract jobs citing Sun 144 177 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.75% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 90 155
Average daily rate £394 £411 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 13
Average hourly rate £52.50 £33.16 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.31% +100.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.45 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.05%

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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 140 £400 - 45
South East +40 49 £394 +5.00% 8
London -24 35 £440 +4.14% 21
Surrey +7 26 £388 +19.23% 5
North West -5 25 £438 -2.77% 6
Cheshire +5 21 £438 -2.77% 5
East Midlands -1 14 £348 - 5
Redhill - 11 £365 -
South West +1 10 £438 -8.47% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 9 £300 -
Derbyshire - 9 £413 -
City of London +23 8 £400 -20.00% 4
Milton Keynes +9 8 £300 -
Macclesfield +2 8 £281 -37.50%
Hampshire +8 7 £415 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £438 -
North East - 7 £438 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £438 -
Derby - 6 £425 -
Winchester - 6 £420 -
Northampton +15 4 £300 - 2
Northamptonshire +13 4 £300 - 2
West Midlands -25 4 £300 -14.28% 2
Coventry - 4 £300 -
Warrington - 4 £450 -
Gloucestershire +8 3 £456 -4.55% 1
Berkshire +8 3 - - 3
Reading -3 3 - - 2
Knutsford -4 3 £358 - 1
Bournemouth - 3 - -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 154 (52.03%) Unix
2 150 (50.68%) Solaris
3 146 (49.32%) Oracle
4 138 (46.62%) Linux
5 91 (30.74%) Windows
6 85 (28.72%) Perl
7 82 (27.70%) Red Hat
7 82 (27.70%) VMware
8 80 (27.03%) SAN
9 75 (25.34%) Java
10 73 (24.66%) HP
11 72 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 65 (21.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 65 (21.96%) Finance
13 63 (21.28%) Shell Script
14 60 (20.27%) Veritas
14 60 (20.27%) Security Cleared
15 55 (18.58%) IBM
15 55 (18.58%) Banking
15 55 (18.58%) Data Centre
16 52 (17.57%) High Availability
17 51 (17.23%) Degree
18 46 (15.54%) AIX
19 44 (14.86%) ITIL
19 44 (14.86%) SQL
20 43 (14.53%) Cisco
21 42 (14.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
22 40 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
22 40 (13.51%) EMC
22 40 (13.51%) Agile Software Development

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 31 (10.47%) WebSphere
2 29 (9.80%) WebLogic
3 25 (8.45%) Apache
4 22 (7.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 22 (7.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 20 (6.76%) Tomcat
6 16 (5.41%) JBoss
6 16 (5.41%) Oracle Application Server
7 15 (5.07%) IIS
8 10 (3.38%) AquaLogic
8 10 (3.38%) Jetty
8 10 (3.38%) MQSeries
8 10 (3.38%) nginx
8 10 (3.38%) Tuxedo
9 9 (3.04%) Node.js
10 8 (2.70%) MS Exchange
10 8 (2.70%) SharePoint
11 6 (2.03%) Oracle 10gAS
12 5 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (1.69%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (3.04%) MS Office
2 8 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.36%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.35%) Sentinel
3 3 (1.01%) CODA-Financials
3 3 (1.01%) Misys Opics
3 3 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.68%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.34%) BASE24
5 1 (0.34%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.34%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.34%) RMDS
5 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.35%) GitHub
2 4 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (1.35%) IaaS
3 3 (1.01%) PaaS
3 3 (1.01%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 80 (27.03%) SAN
2 32 (10.81%) NAS
3 31 (10.47%) Firewall
3 31 (10.47%) TCP/IP
4 29 (9.80%) LDAP
5 26 (8.78%) SSL
6 24 (8.11%) DNS
7 20 (6.76%) WAN
8 15 (5.07%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (4.73%) Internet
10 13 (4.39%) HTTP
10 13 (4.39%) LAN
10 13 (4.39%) SSH
11 12 (4.05%) DHCP
12 9 (3.04%) VPN
13 8 (2.70%) FTP
14 6 (2.03%) IPsec
14 6 (2.03%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.69%) Network Security
15 5 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.76%) MySQL
3 18 (6.08%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.72%) VLDB
5 9 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (3.04%) OLTP
6 8 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.03%) PowerCenter
9 5 (1.69%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.01%) Big Data
11 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.08%) Maven
2 14 (4.73%) Ant
3 13 (4.39%) Eclipse
4 12 (4.05%) ClearCase
4 12 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.72%) Apache Ivy
5 11 (3.72%) Subversion
6 8 (2.70%) Selenium
7 7 (2.36%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.03%) AccuRev
8 6 (2.03%) Log4j
9 5 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.69%) Introscope
9 5 (1.69%) JIRA
9 5 (1.69%) JUnit
9 5 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (1.35%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.35%) Gradle
10 4 (1.35%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 65 (21.96%) Finance
2 55 (18.58%) Banking
3 32 (10.81%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.69%) Front Office
5 5 (1.69%) Retail
6 4 (1.35%) Back Office
6 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.35%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Electronics
7 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.68%) International Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) French Language
8 1 (0.34%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (19.93%) Administrator
2 48 (16.22%) Unix Administrator
3 42 (14.19%) Architect
4 34 (11.49%) Developer
4 34 (11.49%) Systems Administrator
5 31 (10.47%) Analyst
5 31 (10.47%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 20 (6.76%) Java Developer
6 20 (6.76%) Solaris Administrator
7 15 (5.07%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 13 (4.39%) Applications Support
8 13 (4.39%) Consultant
9 12 (4.05%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.05%) Unix Engineer
10 11 (3.72%) Storage Administrator
11 10 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (3.38%) Linux Administrator
12 9 (3.04%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (3.04%) Applications Developer
12 9 (3.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.81%) J2EE
2 21 (7.09%) Middleware
3 19 (6.42%) Software Packaging
4 15 (5.07%) Servlets
5 14 (4.73%) HTML
6 12 (4.05%) jQuery
7 11 (3.72%) .NET
7 11 (3.72%) XML
8 10 (3.38%) IBM Integration Bus
9 9 (3.04%) Spring
9 9 (3.04%) Web Services
10 8 (2.70%) LAMP
11 7 (2.36%) JSP
11 7 (2.36%) POSIX
12 6 (2.03%) EJB
12 6 (2.03%) Hibernate
12 6 (2.03%) SOAP
13 5 (1.69%) Java EE
13 5 (1.69%) JNDI
13 5 (1.69%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.58%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.49%) Computer Science
3 23 (7.77%) Clustering
4 22 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.05%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.04%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.70%) EMC VMAX
7 8 (2.70%) FlexPod
7 8 (2.70%) VCE vBlock
8 7 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (2.36%) iSeries
8 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.36%) Replication
8 7 (2.36%) Smartcard
9 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.69%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.69%) SecurID
11 4 (1.35%) Derivative
11 4 (1.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 154 (52.03%) Unix
2 150 (50.68%) Solaris
3 138 (46.62%) Linux
4 91 (30.74%) Windows
5 72 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (15.54%) AIX
7 19 (6.42%) HPUX
7 19 (6.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 12 (4.05%) Windows Server
9 11 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.38%) OS/390
11 9 (3.04%) Windows 7
12 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (1.69%) CentOS
15 4 (1.35%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.35%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.68%) SUSE
16 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.57%) High Availability
2 44 (14.86%) ITIL
3 40 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (7.77%) Configuration Management
5 22 (7.43%) Project Management
6 21 (7.09%) Change Management
6 21 (7.09%) Migration
7 20 (6.76%) Release Management
8 19 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (6.42%) CRM
8 19 (6.42%) Unit Testing
9 18 (6.08%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (5.41%) Security Management
12 15 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (5.07%) Patch Management
12 15 (5.07%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (5.07%) Service Management
12 15 (5.07%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 85 (28.72%) Perl
2 75 (25.34%) Java
3 63 (21.28%) Shell Script
4 44 (14.86%) SQL
5 34 (11.49%) Korn
6 32 (10.81%) Bash Shell
7 28 (9.46%) JavaScript
8 22 (7.43%) Python
9 21 (7.09%) C++
10 17 (5.74%) C
11 13 (4.39%) C-shell
11 13 (4.39%) PHP
12 8 (2.70%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.36%) Lua
13 7 (2.36%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.69%) Jython
14 5 (1.69%) Ruby
15 4 (1.35%) Bourne shell
15 4 (1.35%) C#
15 4 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 51 (17.23%) Degree
3 27 (9.12%) SC Cleared
4 25 (8.45%) Sun Certification
5 18 (6.08%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.36%) CISA
7 7 (2.36%) CISM
7 7 (2.36%) CISSP
7 7 (2.36%) IISP
8 5 (1.69%) CCSP
8 5 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.01%) CCNA
9 3 (1.01%) CCNP
9 3 (1.01%) ISEB
9 3 (1.01%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.68%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.68%) MBA
10 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.70%) SLA
3 7 (2.36%) ISO27005
3 7 (2.36%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.03%) ISAE 3402
4 6 (2.03%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.69%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) GxP
6 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 65 (21.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (14.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 32 (10.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 24 (8.11%) Veritas File System
5 23 (7.77%) Active Directory
6 21 (7.09%) NFS
7 15 (5.07%) Hyper-V
8 12 (4.05%) vSphere
9 8 (2.70%) GlusterFS
9 8 (2.70%) RHEV
10 7 (2.36%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.36%) Xen
11 6 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (2.03%) Samba
11 6 (2.03%) vCloud
11 6 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.69%) Docker
13 4 (1.35%) XenDesktop
14 3 (1.01%) GPFS
14 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 25 (8.45%) NetBackup
2 22 (7.43%) Oracle ZFS
3 16 (5.41%) Puppet
3 16 (5.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 13 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (2.36%) vRealize
7 6 (2.03%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (1.69%) CA Wily
8 5 (1.69%) OpenView
9 4 (1.35%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.01%) SCCM
10 3 (1.01%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.68%) Control-M
11 2 (0.68%) vMotion
Vendors
1 146 (49.32%) Oracle
2 82 (27.70%) Red Hat
2 82 (27.70%) VMware
3 73 (24.66%) HP
4 60 (20.27%) Veritas
5 55 (18.58%) IBM
6 43 (14.53%) Cisco
7 40 (13.51%) EMC
8 39 (13.18%) Microsoft
9 26 (8.78%) Brocade
10 19 (6.42%) StorageTek
11 17 (5.74%) Opsware
12 16 (5.41%) Axway
12 16 (5.41%) SAP
13 13 (4.39%) Dell
14 12 (4.05%) Citrix
15 10 (3.38%) Fujitsu
15 10 (3.38%) Metastorm
16 8 (2.70%) Siebel
16 8 (2.70%) Symantec
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