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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 495 473 434
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -39
Contract jobs citing Sun 161 178 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.72% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 103 97
Median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Median hourly rate £34.03 £18.00 £20.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.02% -12.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £12.00 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £35.00 £26.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £12.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -52.94%

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
24339 24738 23537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 44.81% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15014 14307 13348
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 1137 1051
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.14 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -28 150 £420 +5.00% 45
London -12 60 £500 +25.00% 25
South East +4 42 £400 -4.47% 12
North East -24 22 £323 +21.69% 2
Surrey +3 21 £425 +30.76% 3
Tyne and Wear -33 21 £325 +22.64% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 20 £335 +26.50%
City of London +32 10 £423 -7.03% 9
East Midlands +13 10 £400 +15.11% 1
Redhill - 9 £450 - 1
Northamptonshire - 8 £400 -
West Midlands -4 7 £355 +6.36%
Hampshire -11 7 £413 -17.50% 2
Scotland -17 6 £335 -16.25% 3
North West -13 5 £425 -15.00% 1
West Sussex - 5 £365 - 1
Camberley - 5 £425 -
Birmingham +6 4 £368 +31.25%
South West -21 4 £500 +8.10%
Oxfordshire - 4 £350 - 1
Southampton +15 3 £430 +32.30%
Croydon -7 3 £335 -
Cheshire -10 3 £450 -10.00%
Gatwick - 3 £365 -
Erskine - 3 £330 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £330 -
Leicestershire -1 2 £77 -70.66% 1
Manchester -14 2 £419 -13.30% 1
Crawley - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 - -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 170 (53.63%) Oracle
2 157 (49.53%) Solaris
3 155 (48.90%) Linux
3 155 (48.90%) Unix
4 97 (30.60%) Windows
4 97 (30.60%) Red Hat
5 87 (27.44%) SAN
5 87 (27.44%) Java
6 84 (26.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 77 (24.29%) IBM
8 74 (23.34%) AIX
8 74 (23.34%) Finance
9 71 (22.40%) HP
10 66 (20.82%) ITIL
11 65 (20.50%) Veritas
12 57 (17.98%) VMware
12 57 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
13 56 (17.67%) Perl
14 55 (17.35%) Microsoft
15 52 (16.40%) Data Centre
16 51 (16.09%) NetBackup
17 49 (15.46%) WebSphere
18 48 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 47 (14.83%) Banking
19 47 (14.83%) J2EE
19 47 (14.83%) Project Management
20 46 (14.51%) EMC
21 44 (13.88%) SQL
21 44 (13.88%) Security Cleared
22 42 (13.25%) Migration

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 49 (15.46%) WebSphere
2 41 (12.93%) WebLogic
3 35 (11.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 30 (9.46%) JBoss
5 27 (8.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 23 (7.26%) Apache
7 19 (5.99%) Oracle Application Server
7 19 (5.99%) Tomcat
8 18 (5.68%) MQSeries
9 17 (5.36%) IIS
10 14 (4.42%) Tuxedo
11 13 (4.10%) AquaLogic
11 13 (4.10%) iPlanet
12 7 (2.21%) GlassFish
12 7 (2.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (2.21%) SharePoint
13 6 (1.89%) CICS
13 6 (1.89%) Jetty
13 6 (1.89%) nginx
13 6 (1.89%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 11 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.21%) MS Office
3 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.10%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (2.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (2.21%) Infor SunSystems
3 6 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.95%) Misys Opics
4 3 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.63%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.32%) RMDS
6 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.58%) OpenShift
3 4 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.26%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.63%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (27.44%) SAN
2 39 (12.30%) TCP/IP
3 36 (11.36%) SSL
4 33 (10.41%) Firewall
5 32 (10.09%) Fibre Channel
6 26 (8.20%) LDAP
7 25 (7.89%) NAS
8 21 (6.62%) DNS
9 20 (6.31%) Network Security
10 19 (5.99%) DHCP
11 15 (4.73%) HTTP
12 14 (4.42%) WAN
13 12 (3.79%) LAN
14 11 (3.47%) Internet
14 11 (3.47%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (2.52%) BIG-IP
15 8 (2.52%) FTP
16 7 (2.21%) VPN
17 6 (1.89%) IPsec
18 5 (1.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.73%) Oracle Database
2 33 (10.41%) SQL Server
3 25 (7.89%) MySQL
4 23 (7.26%) VLDB
5 20 (6.31%) OLTP
6 16 (5.05%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (3.47%) DB2
8 9 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.89%) PowerCenter
11 5 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.26%) MarkLogic
12 4 (1.26%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.10%) Subversion
2 12 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.47%) Eclipse
4 10 (3.15%) JUnit
4 10 (3.15%) Maven
4 10 (3.15%) Selenium
5 9 (2.84%) ClearCase
6 7 (2.21%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.89%) Ant
7 6 (1.89%) Log4j
7 6 (1.89%) Travis CI
8 5 (1.58%) Introscope
9 4 (1.26%) Build Forge
9 4 (1.26%) JIRA
9 4 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.95%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (0.95%) Checkstyle
10 3 (0.95%) QUnit
11 2 (0.63%) Hudson
11 2 (0.63%) Mercurial
General
1 74 (23.34%) Finance
2 47 (14.83%) Banking
3 13 (4.10%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.52%) Back Office
5 7 (2.21%) Front Office
6 5 (1.58%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.58%) Legal
7 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Retail
7 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) International Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (23.03%) Administrator
2 55 (17.35%) Unix Administrator
3 37 (11.67%) Architect
4 36 (11.36%) Analyst
5 32 (10.09%) Systems Administrator
6 25 (7.89%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 23 (7.26%) Developer
8 19 (5.99%) Java Developer
8 19 (5.99%) Solaris Administrator
9 16 (5.05%) Linux Administrator
10 14 (4.42%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.42%) Support Engineer
11 13 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.79%) Consultant
12 12 (3.79%) Security Architect
13 11 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (2.52%) Linux Engineer
14 8 (2.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 8 (2.52%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.83%) J2EE
2 32 (10.09%) Middleware
3 19 (5.99%) JSP
4 17 (5.36%) Servlets
4 17 (5.36%) XML
5 15 (4.73%) Hibernate
5 15 (4.73%) Web Services
6 14 (4.42%) IBM Integration Bus
6 14 (4.42%) Software Packaging
7 13 (4.10%) Struts
8 12 (3.79%) EJB
9 10 (3.15%) JMS
9 10 (3.15%) Spring
9 10 (3.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (2.84%) HTML
11 8 (2.52%) .NET
11 8 (2.52%) jQuery
11 8 (2.52%) LAMP
12 6 (1.89%) XSD
13 5 (1.58%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.40%) Data Centre
2 34 (10.73%) Clustering
3 33 (10.41%) Computer Science
4 23 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (6.62%) EMC VMAX
6 18 (5.68%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.79%) Driving Licence
8 11 (3.47%) Client/Server
8 11 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (3.47%) Smartcard
9 8 (2.52%) DataPower
9 8 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (2.21%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.89%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (1.89%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.89%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.58%) PMI
12 5 (1.58%) RSA SecurID
13 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 157 (49.53%) Solaris
2 155 (48.90%) Linux
2 155 (48.90%) Unix
3 97 (30.60%) Windows
4 84 (26.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (23.34%) AIX
6 32 (10.09%) Windows Server
7 19 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (4.42%) OS/390
10 10 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (2.84%) HPUX
12 8 (2.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (2.21%) Windows 7
14 5 (1.58%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.26%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.32%) SUSE
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.82%) ITIL
2 57 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (14.83%) Project Management
4 42 (13.25%) Migration
5 41 (12.93%) High Availability
6 35 (11.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (10.09%) Change Management
7 32 (10.09%) CRM
8 29 (9.15%) Configuration Management
9 25 (7.89%) DevOps
10 20 (6.31%) QMS
10 20 (6.31%) Security Management
10 20 (6.31%) Waterfall
11 19 (5.99%) Service Delivery
12 18 (5.68%) PRINCE2
13 17 (5.36%) E-Commerce
13 17 (5.36%) Problem Management
13 17 (5.36%) Release Management
13 17 (5.36%) Service Management
14 16 (5.05%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 87 (27.44%) Java
2 56 (17.67%) Perl
3 44 (13.88%) SQL
4 35 (11.04%) Shell Script
5 24 (7.57%) JavaScript
6 22 (6.94%) C
7 21 (6.62%) Python
8 15 (4.73%) Korn
9 12 (3.79%) C++
10 10 (3.15%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.84%) Bourne shell
12 5 (1.58%) Assembly Language
12 5 (1.58%) COBOL
12 5 (1.58%) Jython
12 5 (1.58%) PHP
12 5 (1.58%) Ruby
13 4 (1.26%) Lua
13 4 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.26%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.04%) Degree
3 28 (8.83%) SC Cleared
4 22 (6.94%) Sun Certification
5 13 (4.10%) CISM
5 13 (4.10%) CISSP
6 10 (3.15%) CISA
6 10 (3.15%) IISP
7 8 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (2.52%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.21%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.26%) CCSP
10 4 (1.26%) ISEB
10 4 (1.26%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.95%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.95%) CCSA
11 3 (0.95%) GIAC
11 3 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.05%) SLA
2 14 (4.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.79%) PCI DSS
4 11 (3.47%) ISO27005
5 8 (2.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (2.52%) ISAE 3402
5 8 (2.52%) ISO 9001
5 8 (2.52%) JSP 440
5 8 (2.52%) QA
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) GxP
6 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 48 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (11.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 29 (9.15%) Active Directory
4 21 (6.62%) GlusterFS
4 21 (6.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 16 (5.05%) Veritas File System
6 14 (4.42%) Hyper-V
7 12 (3.79%) vSphere
8 9 (2.84%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (2.21%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.21%) Xen
10 6 (1.89%) Docker
11 5 (1.58%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.26%) KVM
12 4 (1.26%) NFS
12 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.95%) RHEV
13 3 (0.95%) Squid
13 3 (0.95%) XenApp
14 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (16.09%) NetBackup
2 34 (10.73%) Oracle ZFS
3 29 (9.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 22 (6.94%) Red Hat Satellite
5 16 (5.05%) EMC NetWorker
6 14 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.42%) Puppet
7 9 (2.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (2.52%) Legato
8 8 (2.52%) vRealize
9 7 (2.21%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (1.89%) OpenView
11 5 (1.58%) CA Wily
12 4 (1.26%) Foglight
12 4 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.26%) nmon
12 4 (1.26%) Packer
13 3 (0.95%) SCCM
13 3 (0.95%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 170 (53.63%) Oracle
2 97 (30.60%) Red Hat
3 77 (24.29%) IBM
4 71 (22.40%) HP
5 65 (20.50%) Veritas
6 57 (17.98%) VMware
7 55 (17.35%) Microsoft
8 46 (14.51%) EMC
9 39 (12.30%) Cisco
10 34 (10.73%) Brocade
11 30 (9.46%) StorageTek
12 26 (8.20%) Axway
13 19 (5.99%) Citrix
13 19 (5.99%) Dell
14 17 (5.36%) SAP
15 16 (5.05%) Siebel
16 14 (4.42%) Informatica
17 12 (3.79%) Fujitsu
18 10 (3.15%) NetApp
18 10 (3.15%) Qualys
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