The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 369 317 269
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -48
Contract jobs citing Sun 233 242 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 1.08% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 153 209
Average daily rate £400 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.13 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.46% -44.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -94 208 £410 +2.50% 54
London -50 100 £428 +6.87% 15
South East +7 49 £375 +0.67% 15
City of London -6 34 £438 +34.61% 2
East of England -11 28 £375 +7.14% 9
Scotland +2 15 £319 - 2
Berkshire 0 15 £420 +26.31% 10
South West -19 13 £350 -22.22% 4
Hampshire +12 11 £375 +10.29% 3
Yorkshire -16 10 £450 +71.42% 2
Havant - 9 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 8 - - 1
West Yorkshire -14 8 £475 -
Surrey -8 7 £425 +6.25%
Buckinghamshire -20 7 £300 -29.41%
Middlesex - 7 £390 -
Watford - 7 - -
Glasgow +10 6 £319 -
Leeds -15 6 £475 -
Cambridgeshire -6 5 £438 +25.00% 5
Cambridge - 5 £438 - 5
Wiltshire - 5 £340 - 2
Camberley +3 4 £475 +18.75%
South Wales -15 4 £400 - 1
Wales -17 4 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes -18 4 £300 -29.41%
Motherwell - 4 - -
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
West Midlands -21 3 - - 3
Edinburgh -24 3 £288 -28.12% 2

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 257 (54.33%) UNIX
2 254 (53.70%) Solaris
3 250 (52.85%) Oracle
4 217 (45.88%) Linux
5 155 (32.77%) Finance
6 142 (30.02%) Java
7 131 (27.70%) Red Hat
8 129 (27.27%) SAN
9 118 (24.95%) SQL
10 117 (24.74%) Perl
11 111 (23.47%) Windows
12 106 (22.41%) HP
12 106 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 87 (18.39%) Shell Script
14 85 (17.97%) VMware
15 79 (16.70%) ITIL
16 78 (16.49%) Banking
17 76 (16.07%) Tomcat
18 73 (15.43%) Oracle Database
19 71 (15.01%) Veritas
20 69 (14.59%) XML
21 68 (14.38%) EMC
21 68 (14.38%) NAS
22 67 (14.16%) Apache
23 66 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
24 60 (12.68%) DNS
25 59 (12.47%) IBM
26 58 (12.26%) J2EE
26 58 (12.26%) Firewall
27 55 (11.63%) Cisco

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 76 (16.07%) Tomcat
2 67 (14.16%) Apache
3 41 (8.67%) WebSphere
4 31 (6.55%) WebLogic
4 31 (6.55%) IIS
5 20 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (2.75%) IBM HTTP Server
7 12 (2.54%) GlassFish
7 12 (2.54%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.90%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.48%) MQSeries
10 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.85%) Site Server
13 3 (0.63%) iPlanet
13 3 (0.63%) FileNet
13 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (4.02%) MS Office
2 13 (2.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.42%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) CATIA
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.33%) Maximo
2 6 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.63%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.42%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 2 (0.42%) Line 500
5 2 (0.42%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.42%) Agresso
6 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) BASE24
6 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.21%) Summit
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.90%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.85%) SaaS
6 3 (0.63%) Joyent
7 2 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 129 (27.27%) SAN
2 68 (14.38%) NAS
3 60 (12.68%) DNS
4 58 (12.26%) Firewall
5 47 (9.94%) TCP/IP
6 39 (8.25%) LDAP
7 28 (5.92%) HTTP
8 27 (5.71%) SSH
9 22 (4.65%) Internet
10 17 (3.59%) FTP
10 17 (3.59%) Kerberos
11 13 (2.75%) VLAN
12 12 (2.54%) DHCP
13 11 (2.33%) SSL
13 11 (2.33%) OpenLDAP
14 10 (2.11%) LAN
15 9 (1.90%) 3G
15 9 (1.90%) VPN
15 9 (1.90%) 2G
15 9 (1.90%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (15.43%) Oracle Database
2 39 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 26 (5.50%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.86%) RDBMS
5 19 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (3.38%) MySQL
7 15 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 15 (3.17%) DB2
8 12 (2.54%) Data Mart
9 10 (2.11%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.06%) SQLPlus
11 5 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.06%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.63%) VLDB
13 3 (0.63%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 3 (0.63%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 28 (5.92%) Eclipse
2 27 (5.71%) Subversion
3 23 (4.86%) Ant
4 22 (4.65%) Maven
5 16 (3.38%) JIRA
6 11 (2.33%) Selenium
6 11 (2.33%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.11%) Apache Ivy
7 10 (2.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 10 (2.11%) LoadRunner
8 9 (1.90%) Toad
8 9 (1.90%) SoapUI
8 9 (1.90%) eggPlant
9 6 (1.27%) Hudson
9 6 (1.27%) JUnit
10 5 (1.06%) PVCS
10 5 (1.06%) Fiddler
10 5 (1.06%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.85%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 155 (32.77%) Finance
2 78 (16.49%) Banking
3 31 (6.55%) Investment Banking
4 23 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.38%) Retail
7 10 (2.11%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.69%) Back Office
9 6 (1.27%) Front Office
10 4 (0.85%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.85%) Advertising
11 3 (0.63%) Billing
11 3 (0.63%) International Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Marketing
12 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Military
12 2 (0.42%) Games
12 2 (0.42%) Legal
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 81 (17.12%) Administrator
2 73 (15.43%) Developer
3 57 (12.05%) UNIX Administrator
4 52 (10.99%) Analyst
5 42 (8.88%) Systems Administrator
6 38 (8.03%) Architect
7 33 (6.98%) Java Developer
8 30 (6.34%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 23 (4.86%) Support Analyst
9 23 (4.86%) Incident Manager
10 22 (4.65%) Consultant
11 20 (4.23%) DBA
11 20 (4.23%) Project Manager
12 19 (4.02%) UNIX Engineer
13 17 (3.59%) Oracle DBA
14 15 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
14 15 (3.17%) Problem Manager
14 15 (3.17%) Murex Developer
15 14 (2.96%) Solaris Administrator
16 13 (2.75%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.59%) XML
2 58 (12.26%) J2EE
3 47 (9.94%) Web Services
4 39 (8.25%) HTML
5 29 (6.13%) XSLT
6 26 (5.50%) Servlets
7 24 (5.07%) JSP
8 22 (4.65%) Spring
9 21 (4.44%) SOAP
9 21 (4.44%) Hibernate
10 19 (4.02%) EJB
11 18 (3.81%) CGI
11 18 (3.81%) Middleware
12 17 (3.59%) JSF
13 16 (3.38%) REST
13 16 (3.38%) Struts
14 15 (3.17%) Murex MxML
15 14 (2.96%) CSS
15 14 (2.96%) JAXB
16 13 (2.75%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.36%) Clustering
2 23 (4.86%) CLARiiON
3 18 (3.81%) PKI
4 16 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.33%) Celerra
6 11 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.11%) Replication
8 9 (1.90%) Handset
9 8 (1.69%) Derivative
9 8 (1.69%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.48%) Wiki
10 7 (1.48%) Symmetrix DMX
10 7 (1.48%) Mobile Banking
11 6 (1.27%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.27%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.27%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.06%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.06%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 257 (54.33%) UNIX
2 254 (53.70%) Solaris
3 217 (45.88%) Linux
4 111 (23.47%) Windows
5 106 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (7.82%) HPUX
7 35 (7.40%) AIX
8 22 (4.65%) Windows 7
9 20 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (3.17%) Windows XP
12 14 (2.96%) SUSE
13 13 (2.75%) VMS
13 13 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.85%) zOS
15 3 (0.63%) OpenVMS
15 3 (0.63%) Debian
16 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.70%) ITIL
2 38 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (7.82%) Load Balancing
4 35 (7.40%) Project Management
4 35 (7.40%) Migration
5 34 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (6.55%) Problem Management
7 27 (5.71%) UML
8 26 (5.50%) Service Delivery
9 25 (5.29%) Change Management
10 23 (4.86%) Incident Management
11 21 (4.44%) Web Development
11 21 (4.44%) Configuration Management
12 19 (4.02%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (3.59%) E-Commerce
13 17 (3.59%) PRINCE2
13 17 (3.59%) OO
13 17 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (3.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 142 (30.02%) Java
2 118 (24.95%) SQL
3 117 (24.74%) Perl
4 87 (18.39%) Shell Script
5 42 (8.88%) PL/SQL
6 31 (6.55%) JavaScript
7 30 (6.34%) C++
7 30 (6.34%) Korn
8 25 (5.29%) Python
9 22 (4.65%) Bash Shell
10 21 (4.44%) C
11 11 (2.33%) Ruby
12 10 (2.11%) VB
13 9 (1.90%) PHP
14 8 (1.69%) C#
15 7 (1.48%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.06%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.85%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.63%) AWK
19 2 (0.42%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 51 (10.78%) Sun Certification
2 37 (7.82%) Security Cleared
3 31 (6.55%) Degree
4 24 (5.07%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.59%) OCPJP
6 15 (3.17%) OCP
6 15 (3.17%) Oracle Certification
7 13 (2.75%) OCA
7 13 (2.75%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.90%) MCSE
11 7 (1.48%) CCNA
12 6 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.85%) MCSD
13 4 (0.85%) MCSA
13 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.63%) CISSP
14 3 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.19%) QA
2 14 (2.96%) SLA
3 3 (0.63%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 66 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (8.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 36 (7.61%) NFS
4 27 (5.71%) Sendmail
5 26 (5.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 21 (4.44%) VMware ESX
7 17 (3.59%) vSphere
8 16 (3.38%) Samba
8 16 (3.38%) Active Directory
9 14 (2.96%) Oracle RMAN
10 12 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (2.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 11 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (1.69%) Veritas File System
13 6 (1.27%) Hyper-V
13 6 (1.27%) Xen
14 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.85%) Squid
15 3 (0.63%) KVM
16 2 (0.42%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 28 (5.92%) Puppet
2 27 (5.71%) NetBackup
3 24 (5.07%) Tivoli
4 23 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (4.02%) EMC NetWorker
6 18 (3.81%) Nagios
7 15 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 14 (2.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 12 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (2.54%) Ganglia
10 10 (2.11%) OpenSSO
11 7 (1.48%) Data Guard
12 5 (1.06%) Legato
12 5 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (1.06%) WSUS
13 4 (0.85%) CA Wily
13 4 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.85%) Control-M
14 3 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
14 3 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 250 (52.85%) Oracle
2 131 (27.70%) Red Hat
3 106 (22.41%) HP
4 85 (17.97%) VMware
5 71 (15.01%) Veritas
6 68 (14.38%) EMC
7 59 (12.47%) IBM
8 55 (11.63%) Cisco
9 43 (9.09%) Sybase
10 38 (8.03%) Microsoft
11 35 (7.40%) NetApp
12 26 (5.50%) SAP
13 24 (5.07%) Murex
14 19 (4.02%) Dell
15 15 (3.17%) StorageTek
16 14 (2.96%) Reuters
16 14 (2.96%) Citrix
17 13 (2.75%) Juniper
17 13 (2.75%) Brocade
18 12 (2.54%) Splunk
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £625 - £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ARM Information Security & Communications
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Malmesbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Malmesbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago
Kent
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Cambridge
Hudson - London
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago