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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 419 321 318
Rank change year-on-year
-98 -3
Contract jobs citing Sun 165 250 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.52% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 1.14% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 156 145
Average daily rate
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£386 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £571 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 5
Average hourly rate £31.15 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.00% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £14.50 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-20.05% +85.26%

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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £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 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -93 142 £375 -6.25% 65
London -78 59 £418 +1.39% 30
South East 0 35 £344 -14.06% 12
Scotland -7 15 £463 +44.98%
City of London -7 15 £475 +7.64% 9
North West -3 14 £450 +34.07% 1
West Midlands +13 13 £350 -38.59% 6
Surrey +2 13 £193 -53.55%
Edinburgh +4 11 £463 +15.62%
Cheshire +9 10 £450 +34.07%
South West -15 9 £478 +45.95% 3
Berkshire -4 8 £370 -7.50% 7
East of England -20 8 £224 -46.56% 2
Northern Ireland - 8 - -
County Antrim - 8 - -
Belfast - 8 - -
Essex +2 7 £224 -25.41%
Hampshire -23 6 £375 - 3
Slough -3 4 £300 +4.34%
Brighton - 4 - -
Epsom - 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Knutsford +2 3 - -
Birmingham 0 3 £360 - 2
Havant -5 3 £375 -
Wiltshire -10 3 £325 +1.56% 2
Yorkshire -16 3 £295 -12.46% 4
Weybridge - 3 £85 -
Macclesfield - 3 £450 -
Manchester - 3 £450 - 1

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 205 (50.62%) UNIX
2 186 (45.93%) Linux
3 175 (43.21%) Oracle
4 152 (37.53%) Solaris
5 134 (33.09%) SQL
6 129 (31.85%) Windows
7 124 (30.62%) Finance
8 111 (27.41%) Java
9 78 (19.26%) HP
10 71 (17.53%) Perl
11 68 (16.79%) IBM
12 67 (16.54%) Red Hat
12 67 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 66 (16.30%) SAN
14 62 (15.31%) Banking
15 59 (14.57%) Microsoft
16 57 (14.07%) SQL Server
17 55 (13.58%) Tomcat
18 54 (13.33%) DNS
18 54 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
19 53 (13.09%) LDAP
19 53 (13.09%) Cisco
20 49 (12.10%) ITIL
20 49 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
21 48 (11.85%) Sun Certification
22 47 (11.60%) VMware
23 46 (11.36%) Veritas
23 46 (11.36%) Shell Script
24 45 (11.11%) Firewall
25 44 (10.86%) J2EE

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (13.58%) Tomcat
2 40 (9.88%) Apache
3 38 (9.38%) WebLogic
4 35 (8.64%) WebSphere
5 24 (5.93%) SharePoint
6 18 (4.44%) IIS
7 17 (4.20%) JBoss
8 10 (2.47%) GlassFish
9 9 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (2.22%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.98%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.99%) iPlanet
11 4 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.74%) Magnolia
12 3 (0.74%) Lync
12 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.74%) Drupal
13 2 (0.49%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.48%) MS Office
4 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.99%) Maximo
2 4 (0.99%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (0.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.49%) Agresso
3 2 (0.49%) Siebel Analytics
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.74%) SaaS
3 2 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 66 (16.30%) SAN
2 54 (13.33%) DNS
3 53 (13.09%) LDAP
4 45 (11.11%) Firewall
5 43 (10.62%) TCP/IP
6 23 (5.68%) Internet
7 19 (4.69%) NAS
8 18 (4.44%) DHCP
8 18 (4.44%) FTP
9 14 (3.46%) DMZ
9 14 (3.46%) HTTP
10 10 (2.47%) SSL
10 10 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (2.22%) SSH
12 8 (1.98%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (1.48%) HTTPS
13 6 (1.48%) WAN
13 6 (1.48%) Wireshark
13 6 (1.48%) Network Security
13 6 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.63%) Relational Database
2 39 (9.63%) Oracle Database
3 24 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (4.94%) DB2
4 20 (4.94%) RDBMS
4 20 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.95%) MySQL
6 15 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.98%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.73%) Sybase ASE
9 7 (1.73%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.74%) Aerospike
12 3 (0.74%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 21 (5.19%) Ant
2 15 (3.70%) Maven
2 15 (3.70%) Subversion
2 15 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 14 (3.46%) Apache Ivy
4 12 (2.96%) ClearCase
5 11 (2.72%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.47%) Git (software)
7 9 (2.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 7 (1.73%) JUnit
9 6 (1.48%) Eclipse RCP
10 4 (0.99%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.74%) Hudson
11 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.49%) Xcode
12 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.49%) Gradle
13 1 (0.25%) Log4j
General
1 124 (30.62%) Finance
2 62 (15.31%) Banking
3 27 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.43%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.73%) Retail
7 4 (0.99%) Legal
8 3 (0.74%) Advertising
8 3 (0.74%) Publishing
8 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.49%) Front Office
9 2 (0.49%) Local Government
9 2 (0.49%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 81 (20.00%) Analyst
2 64 (15.80%) Developer
3 37 (9.14%) Administrator
4 33 (8.15%) Architect
5 28 (6.91%) Java Developer
6 25 (6.17%) DBA
7 24 (5.93%) Consultant
8 22 (5.43%) UNIX Administrator
9 20 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
9 20 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
10 19 (4.69%) Support Analyst
11 17 (4.20%) UNIX Engineer
11 17 (4.20%) Support Engineer
12 16 (3.95%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.70%) Service Analyst
14 13 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
14 13 (3.21%) Applications Support
14 13 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (3.21%) Business Analyst
15 12 (2.96%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.86%) J2EE
2 27 (6.67%) HTML
3 24 (5.93%) XML
4 23 (5.68%) Web Services
4 23 (5.68%) Middleware
5 16 (3.95%) .NET
6 14 (3.46%) XSLT
7 11 (2.72%) CSS
8 10 (2.47%) Servlets
8 10 (2.47%) SOAP
8 10 (2.47%) SailPoint
9 9 (2.22%) JAXB
10 8 (1.98%) J2SE
10 8 (1.98%) YUI
11 7 (1.73%) Catalyst
11 7 (1.73%) EJB
12 6 (1.48%) Swing
12 6 (1.48%) TopLink
12 6 (1.48%) SWT
13 5 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (8.89%) Clustering
3 19 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.44%) Replication
5 16 (3.95%) Open Source
6 12 (2.96%) Symmetrix DMX
6 12 (2.96%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (2.72%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.47%) IVR
8 10 (2.47%) Wiki
9 7 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.73%) CLARiiON
9 7 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.48%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.48%) Symmetrix
10 6 (1.48%) Derivative
11 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.23%) HACMP
11 5 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 205 (50.62%) UNIX
2 186 (45.93%) Linux
3 152 (37.53%) Solaris
4 129 (31.85%) Windows
5 67 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (10.62%) AIX
7 31 (7.65%) HPUX
8 16 (3.95%) SUSE
9 13 (3.21%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.96%) zOS
10 12 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.23%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.23%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.49%) Debian
14 2 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (12.10%) ITIL
3 40 (9.88%) Migration
4 31 (7.65%) Web Development
5 26 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (5.93%) Change Management
7 21 (5.19%) Information Security
8 20 (4.94%) UML
9 19 (4.69%) Release Management
10 18 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (4.44%) OO
10 18 (4.44%) Scrum
11 16 (3.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (3.95%) Process Improvement
12 15 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (3.46%) OOD
13 14 (3.46%) TOGAF
14 13 (3.21%) Load Balancing
14 13 (3.21%) Data Modelling
14 13 (3.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (33.09%) SQL
2 111 (27.41%) Java
3 71 (17.53%) Perl
4 46 (11.36%) Shell Script
5 38 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 27 (6.67%) Korn
7 24 (5.93%) PL/SQL
8 22 (5.43%) PHP
8 22 (5.43%) Bash Shell
9 18 (4.44%) Python
10 15 (3.70%) C#
10 15 (3.70%) C++
11 12 (2.96%) Lua
12 11 (2.72%) C
13 10 (2.47%) Delphi
14 8 (1.98%) Ruby
15 7 (1.73%) VB
15 7 (1.73%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.48%) VBScript
16 6 (1.48%) AWK
Qualifications
1 48 (11.85%) Sun Certification
2 44 (10.86%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.69%) Degree
3 19 (4.69%) DV Cleared
4 18 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.95%) CCNA
6 12 (2.96%) CISSP
7 11 (2.72%) GIAC
7 11 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.22%) OCPJP
9 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.23%) GPEN
10 5 (1.23%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.23%) CEH
10 5 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (1.23%) GCIA
10 5 (1.23%) GCIH
10 5 (1.23%) CNA
10 5 (1.23%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.47%) SLA
2 9 (2.22%) QA
3 8 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.48%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.23%) GAAP
7 2 (0.49%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.25%) UCITS
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 28 (6.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 26 (6.42%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 21 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.95%) NFS
5 9 (2.22%) Veritas File System
6 8 (1.98%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.73%) vSphere
8 6 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.23%) Squid
9 5 (1.23%) Snort
9 5 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.99%) Firmware
10 4 (0.99%) Samba
10 4 (0.99%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.74%) OCFS2
12 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (4.69%) NetBackup
2 14 (3.46%) CA SiteMinder
3 12 (2.96%) Tivoli
4 7 (1.73%) Puppet
5 6 (1.48%) Data Guard
6 5 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (1.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (1.23%) OPNET
6 5 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.99%) OpenView
7 4 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.74%) SCCM
8 3 (0.74%) SCOM
8 3 (0.74%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.74%) Control-M
9 2 (0.49%) Legato
9 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 175 (43.21%) Oracle
2 78 (19.26%) HP
3 68 (16.79%) IBM
4 67 (16.54%) Red Hat
5 59 (14.57%) Microsoft
6 53 (13.09%) Cisco
7 47 (11.60%) VMware
8 46 (11.36%) Veritas
9 38 (9.38%) EMC
10 31 (7.65%) Sybase
11 29 (7.16%) Dell
12 22 (5.43%) SAP
13 17 (4.20%) Symantec
14 14 (3.46%) Cognos
15 12 (2.96%) Citrix
15 12 (2.96%) AccuRev
16 11 (2.72%) Infor
16 11 (2.72%) NetApp
17 10 (2.47%) CA
18 8 (1.98%) Juniper
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