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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 416 362 329
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -33
Contract jobs citing Sun 163 229 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.96% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 130 135
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £319 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £390 £333
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +17.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 8
Average hourly rate £30.50 £15.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.33% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £14.50 £21.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.22 £38.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.80 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.93% +32.59%

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
24546 23827 21377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.45% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13996 13115 11393
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1050 1177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -69 145 £400 - 44
London -35 59 £425 - 23
South East -43 23 £325 -13.33% 6
City of London +12 19 £453 -4.73% 9
South West -2 18 £458 +32.75%
North West -5 16 £425 - 3
Scotland -6 15 £482 +50.94% 3
Wiltshire +9 10 £400 +19.40%
Edinburgh +8 9 £500 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -16 9 £313 -26.47% 3
East of England -4 8 £315 -23.63% 5
Surrey -6 8 £363 -14.70%
Cheshire +7 7 £500 - 1
East Midlands -5 6 £400 +50.94% 2
Leeds -11 6 £273 -37.71% 1
West Yorkshire -19 6 £273 -41.08% 1
Hertfordshire +8 5 £363 -
West Midlands -3 5 £350 - 2
Hampshire -17 5 £263 -30.00% 2
Farnborough - 4 £263 -
Swindon - 4 £400 -
Reading +6 3 - - 2
Essex +4 3 £253 -
Berkshire -12 3 - - 2
Milton Keynes -4 2 £293 -2.50%
Northampton -8 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £293 -2.50%
Northamptonshire -9 2 - -
Glasgow -9 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £347 -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 191 (49.87%) UNIX
2 188 (49.09%) Oracle
3 183 (47.78%) Linux
4 146 (38.12%) Solaris
5 120 (31.33%) Windows
6 112 (29.24%) SQL
7 105 (27.42%) Finance
8 102 (26.63%) Java
9 73 (19.06%) HP
9 73 (19.06%) Red Hat
10 65 (16.97%) ITIL
11 64 (16.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 62 (16.19%) Perl
13 61 (15.93%) Shell Script
13 61 (15.93%) SAN
14 59 (15.40%) Cisco
15 58 (15.14%) SQL Server
16 56 (14.62%) Security Cleared
17 54 (14.10%) Microsoft
18 52 (13.58%) Sun Certification
19 51 (13.32%) TCP/IP
19 51 (13.32%) LDAP
19 51 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
20 50 (13.05%) IBM
21 49 (12.79%) Tomcat
21 49 (12.79%) J2EE
22 47 (12.27%) VMware
23 46 (12.01%) Firewall
23 46 (12.01%) DNS
23 46 (12.01%) Veritas

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 49 (12.79%) Tomcat
2 37 (9.66%) Apache
3 36 (9.40%) WebSphere
4 32 (8.36%) WebLogic
5 29 (7.57%) SharePoint
6 21 (5.48%) IIS
7 18 (4.70%) JBoss
8 11 (2.87%) GlassFish
9 10 (2.61%) Apache Solr
9 10 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (2.61%) MS Exchange
10 8 (2.09%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.57%) iPlanet
12 5 (1.31%) Confluence
12 5 (1.31%) Lync
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.78%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.13%) MS Office
3 7 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) MS Project
5 2 (0.52%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Maximo
2 4 (1.04%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (1.04%) Cognos Controller
2 4 (1.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.52%) Siebel Analytics
4 2 (0.52%) Agresso
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) Summit
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.78%) SaaS
2 3 (0.78%) GitHub
2 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (15.93%) SAN
2 51 (13.32%) LDAP
2 51 (13.32%) TCP/IP
3 46 (12.01%) DNS
3 46 (12.01%) Firewall
4 18 (4.70%) NAS
5 17 (4.44%) HTTP
6 16 (4.18%) FTP
6 16 (4.18%) WAN
6 16 (4.18%) Internet
7 14 (3.66%) DMZ
8 13 (3.39%) SSL
8 13 (3.39%) SSH
9 11 (2.87%) LAN
10 10 (2.61%) DHCP
11 8 (2.09%) VPN
11 8 (2.09%) VoIP
11 8 (2.09%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (1.83%) Wireshark
12 7 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 45 (11.75%) Oracle Database
3 27 (7.05%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.66%) RDBMS
7 14 (3.66%) MySQL
8 10 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.83%) DB2
11 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.31%) Data Mart
11 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 29 (7.57%) Ant
2 23 (6.01%) Maven
3 19 (4.96%) Subversion
4 15 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 15 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.39%) Apache Ivy
5 13 (3.39%) ClearCase
5 13 (3.39%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.87%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.61%) AccuRev
8 9 (2.35%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 8 (2.09%) JUnit
10 7 (1.83%) Eclipse RCP
11 6 (1.57%) JIRA
12 5 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.31%) Gerrit
13 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.78%) Toad
14 3 (0.78%) Gradle
General
1 105 (27.42%) Finance
2 44 (11.49%) Banking
3 20 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.57%) Retail
6 4 (1.04%) International Banking
7 3 (0.78%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.78%) Local Government
7 3 (0.78%) Publishing
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (17.23%) Analyst
2 56 (14.62%) Developer
3 45 (11.75%) Administrator
4 30 (7.83%) Java Developer
4 30 (7.83%) Systems Administrator
5 24 (6.27%) Systems Engineer
5 24 (6.27%) UNIX Administrator
6 23 (6.01%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (5.74%) UNIX Engineer
7 22 (5.74%) Consultant
8 21 (5.48%) DBA
9 18 (4.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 17 (4.44%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.92%) Systems Support
11 15 (3.92%) Architect
12 14 (3.66%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.66%) Applications Support
13 13 (3.39%) Service Analyst
13 13 (3.39%) 1st Line Support
14 12 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.79%) J2EE
2 25 (6.53%) Middleware
3 24 (6.27%) .NET
3 24 (6.27%) Web Services
4 23 (6.01%) HTML
5 21 (5.48%) XML
6 11 (2.87%) XSLT
7 10 (2.61%) EJB
8 9 (2.35%) JAXB
8 9 (2.35%) SailPoint
9 8 (2.09%) CSS
10 7 (1.83%) Swing
10 7 (1.83%) Spring
10 7 (1.83%) Java EE
10 7 (1.83%) SWT
11 6 (1.57%) TopLink
11 6 (1.57%) Servlets
12 4 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.78%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.62%) Clustering
3 21 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.92%) Replication
5 11 (2.87%) IVR
5 11 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.87%) Wiki
6 9 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.35%) Symmetrix DMX
7 8 (2.09%) HACMP
8 7 (1.83%) PKI
9 6 (1.57%) Open Source
10 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.31%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.78%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.78%) HP StorageWorks
12 3 (0.78%) Derivative
12 3 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 191 (49.87%) UNIX
2 183 (47.78%) Linux
3 146 (38.12%) Solaris
4 120 (31.33%) Windows
5 64 (16.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (10.97%) AIX
7 29 (7.57%) HPUX
8 25 (6.53%) SUSE
9 20 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.57%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.57%) Windows NT
13 5 (1.31%) zOS
13 5 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.31%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.97%) ITIL
2 43 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (10.97%) Migration
4 26 (6.79%) Web Development
5 23 (6.01%) Change Management
6 22 (5.74%) Release Management
7 21 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
8 20 (5.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (3.92%) Problem Management
9 15 (3.92%) Scrum
9 15 (3.92%) OO
10 13 (3.39%) Project Management
10 13 (3.39%) Service Management
10 13 (3.39%) ITSM
10 13 (3.39%) Test Scripting
11 12 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (3.13%) OOD
11 12 (3.13%) UML
11 12 (3.13%) Change Control
12 11 (2.87%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 112 (29.24%) SQL
2 102 (26.63%) Java
3 62 (16.19%) Perl
4 61 (15.93%) Shell Script
5 37 (9.66%) Bash Shell
6 35 (9.14%) PL/SQL
7 32 (8.36%) JavaScript
8 26 (6.79%) Korn
9 25 (6.53%) Python
10 18 (4.70%) PHP
11 12 (3.13%) C++
11 12 (3.13%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.87%) Ruby
12 11 (2.87%) Lua
13 10 (2.61%) C#
13 10 (2.61%) VBScript
14 9 (2.35%) C
15 6 (1.57%) VB
15 6 (1.57%) AWK
15 6 (1.57%) sed
Qualifications
1 56 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 52 (13.58%) Sun Certification
3 34 (8.88%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.74%) DV Cleared
5 18 (4.70%) Degree
6 14 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.13%) OCPJP
9 11 (2.87%) CCNA
10 8 (2.09%) RHCE
11 7 (1.83%) CISSP
11 7 (1.83%) SCSA
11 7 (1.83%) GIAC
12 5 (1.31%) SSCP
12 5 (1.31%) GCIH
12 5 (1.31%) CEH
12 5 (1.31%) CCNP
12 5 (1.31%) GPEN
13 4 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.61%) SLA
2 9 (2.35%) QA
3 8 (2.09%) GAAP
4 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.78%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (8.36%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 25 (6.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 22 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (4.44%) NFS
6 12 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.87%) Samba
7 11 (2.87%) vSphere
8 9 (2.35%) Hyper-V
9 8 (2.09%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (1.57%) Veritas File System
11 5 (1.31%) Firmware
11 5 (1.31%) Snort
11 5 (1.31%) Squid
12 3 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.78%) OCFS2
12 3 (0.78%) KVM
13 2 (0.52%) iptables
Systems Management
1 25 (6.53%) NetBackup
2 16 (4.18%) Puppet
3 15 (3.92%) CA Single Sign-On
4 10 (2.61%) OpenView
4 10 (2.61%) Control-M
5 9 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.57%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (1.31%) OPNET
7 5 (1.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (1.04%) SCCM
8 4 (1.04%) SCOM
8 4 (1.04%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.04%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.78%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 188 (49.09%) Oracle
2 73 (19.06%) HP
2 73 (19.06%) Red Hat
3 59 (15.40%) Cisco
4 54 (14.10%) Microsoft
5 50 (13.05%) IBM
6 47 (12.27%) VMware
7 46 (12.01%) Veritas
8 29 (7.57%) Dell
9 26 (6.79%) EMC
10 18 (4.70%) NetApp
10 18 (4.70%) Symantec
11 17 (4.44%) Cognos
12 16 (4.18%) Citrix
12 16 (4.18%) Infor
13 14 (3.66%) Sybase
14 12 (3.13%) SAP
15 11 (2.87%) CA
15 11 (2.87%) F5
16 10 (2.61%) Brocade
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