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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 467 406 310
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -96
Contract jobs citing Sun 159 219 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.39% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.86% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 114 191
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £405 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.18% +11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 8
Average hourly rate £24.75 £29.48 £25.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% +15.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £20.60 £22.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £38.99 £45.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.19 £38.11 £24.67
% change year-on-year
-81.13% +54.48%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -56 147 £424 -0.23% 33
London -18 57 £450 +7.46% 16
South East -4 40 £413 +10.00% 7
Surrey +11 15 £394 +5.00% 1
South West -8 13 £425 -22.72%
City of London -10 12 £410 -10.38% 4
Yorkshire -21 12 £314 - 2
Berkshire 0 11 £496 +32.33%
Scotland -2 9 £390 +15.55% 2
Edinburgh -6 9 £390 -2.50% 1
Gloucestershire +4 8 £450 +5.88%
North West -43 8 £488 +25.80% 5
West Sussex - 8 £394 - 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £338 -
East of England -24 6 £393 -7.64% 2
West Yorkshire -21 5 £314 - 2
Tyne and Wear -23 5 £315 +22.18% 1
North East -25 5 £315 +22.18% 1
West Midlands -3 4 - -
Croydon -17 4 £450 +80.00%
Manchester -22 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 4 £320 +24.12%
Worcestershire - 4 - -
Redditch - 4 - -
Horsham - 4 £350 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £338 -
Salisbury +10 3 - -
Hertfordshire +2 3 £335 -
Wiltshire +1 3 - -
Cheltenham -2 3 £399 -6.11%

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 195 (57.86%) Linux
2 177 (52.52%) UNIX
3 170 (50.45%) Oracle
4 153 (45.40%) Solaris
5 123 (36.50%) Windows
6 105 (31.16%) Java
7 104 (30.86%) SQL
8 95 (28.19%) Red Hat
9 88 (26.11%) Perl
10 81 (24.04%) Finance
11 77 (22.85%) HP
12 73 (21.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 66 (19.58%) AIX
14 62 (18.40%) SAN
15 60 (17.80%) IBM
16 58 (17.21%) Security Cleared
17 55 (16.32%) LDAP
18 54 (16.02%) Veritas
19 52 (15.43%) TCP/IP
20 51 (15.13%) Microsoft
20 51 (15.13%) JavaScript
20 51 (15.13%) J2EE
20 51 (15.13%) VMware
21 49 (14.54%) DNS
21 49 (14.54%) Shell Script
21 49 (14.54%) Firewall
22 48 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
23 47 (13.95%) Sun Certification
24 46 (13.65%) SQL Server
24 46 (13.65%) Banking

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (10.09%) Apache
1 34 (10.09%) Tomcat
2 32 (9.50%) WebLogic
3 29 (8.61%) WebSphere
4 26 (7.72%) JBoss
5 11 (3.26%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (2.37%) IIS
7 8 (2.37%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (2.37%) MQSeries
8 6 (1.78%) Confluence
8 6 (1.78%) iPlanet
9 5 (1.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (1.48%) AquaLogic
9 5 (1.48%) FileNet
9 5 (1.48%) Tuxedo
9 5 (1.48%) Node.js
9 5 (1.48%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.48%) Jetty
9 5 (1.48%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (5.64%) MS Office
2 11 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.89%) MS Project
6 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.26%) Maximo
2 5 (1.48%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.59%) Agresso
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.30%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.30%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.89%) SaaS
3 3 (0.89%) PaaS
3 3 (0.89%) IaaS
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (18.40%) SAN
2 55 (16.32%) LDAP
3 52 (15.43%) TCP/IP
4 49 (14.54%) DNS
4 49 (14.54%) Firewall
5 26 (7.72%) SSH
5 26 (7.72%) NAS
6 24 (7.12%) Internet
7 19 (5.64%) VPN
8 16 (4.75%) WAN
9 15 (4.45%) SSL
10 12 (3.56%) DHCP
11 11 (3.26%) ATM
11 11 (3.26%) VoIP
12 10 (2.97%) SNMP
12 10 (2.97%) VLAN
13 9 (2.67%) Network Security
13 9 (2.67%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.67%) DMZ
13 9 (2.67%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 38 (11.28%) MySQL
3 30 (8.90%) Relational Database
4 22 (6.53%) Oracle Database
5 19 (5.64%) RDBMS
6 14 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.78%) Oracle9i Database
9 6 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.19%) MarkLogic
12 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.59%) Data Mart
13 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (10.09%) Ant
2 26 (7.72%) Maven
3 21 (6.23%) Subversion
4 20 (5.93%) ClearCase
4 20 (5.93%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (4.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 11 (3.26%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (2.97%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.97%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.97%) Toad
8 9 (2.67%) JIRA
9 8 (2.37%) JUnit
10 7 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (2.08%) Selenium
11 6 (1.78%) Gerrit
11 6 (1.78%) Gradle
12 5 (1.48%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.48%) FishEye
12 5 (1.48%) Jasmine
General
1 81 (24.04%) Finance
2 46 (13.65%) Banking
3 21 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.08%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.48%) Retail
7 4 (1.19%) International Banking
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.19%) Back Office
7 4 (1.19%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.89%) Legal
8 3 (0.89%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.59%) German Language
9 2 (0.59%) Publishing
9 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 47 (13.95%) Developer
2 46 (13.65%) Administrator
3 43 (12.76%) Analyst
4 39 (11.57%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (9.50%) Java Developer
6 25 (7.42%) Architect
7 24 (7.12%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 24 (7.12%) UNIX Administrator
8 22 (6.53%) UNIX Engineer
9 17 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
10 16 (4.75%) Consultant
11 13 (3.86%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.56%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.26%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.26%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 11 (3.26%) Solaris Administrator
14 10 (2.97%) Designer
14 10 (2.97%) Senior Designer
15 9 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
15 9 (2.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.13%) J2EE
2 38 (11.28%) HTML
3 25 (7.42%) Web Services
4 24 (7.12%) XML
5 22 (6.53%) SOAP
6 18 (5.34%) JSP
7 17 (5.04%) Servlets
7 17 (5.04%) Middleware
8 15 (4.45%) CSS
9 14 (4.15%) .NET
10 13 (3.86%) Java EE
11 12 (3.56%) SailPoint
12 11 (3.26%) SPML
12 11 (3.26%) Spring
13 8 (2.37%) Hibernate
13 8 (2.37%) EJB
14 7 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (2.08%) Ajax
15 6 (1.78%) LAMP
16 5 (1.48%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.65%) Data Centre
2 41 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.45%) Clustering
4 14 (4.15%) Client/Server
4 14 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.97%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.37%) Replication
8 7 (2.08%) HACMP
9 6 (1.78%) GIS
10 5 (1.48%) Tandem
10 5 (1.48%) PKI
10 5 (1.48%) DataPower
11 4 (1.19%) iSeries
12 3 (0.89%) Wiki
12 3 (0.89%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.89%) SecurID
12 3 (0.89%) AS400
13 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 195 (57.86%) Linux
2 177 (52.52%) UNIX
3 153 (45.40%) Solaris
4 123 (36.50%) Windows
5 73 (21.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 66 (19.58%) AIX
7 20 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (5.04%) HPUX
9 15 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (2.97%) SUSE
11 9 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.37%) CentOS
13 6 (1.78%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.78%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.48%) OS/390
15 3 (0.89%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (12.76%) ITIL
3 28 (8.31%) Release Management
4 27 (8.01%) Project Management
5 25 (7.42%) Migration
6 20 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (5.64%) Identity Management
7 19 (5.64%) Service Management
7 19 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (5.64%) DevOps
8 18 (5.34%) Service Delivery
9 17 (5.04%) Configuration Management
9 17 (5.04%) Problem Management
10 16 (4.75%) OO
10 16 (4.75%) Change Management
11 15 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (4.45%) Scrum
11 15 (4.45%) Test Scripting
12 14 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (3.86%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (31.16%) Java
2 104 (30.86%) SQL
3 88 (26.11%) Perl
4 51 (15.13%) JavaScript
5 49 (14.54%) Shell Script
6 39 (11.57%) Python
7 29 (8.61%) Bash Shell
8 23 (6.82%) Korn
8 23 (6.82%) PHP
9 17 (5.04%) Ruby
10 15 (4.45%) PL/SQL
10 15 (4.45%) Lua
11 13 (3.86%) C++
12 12 (3.56%) BeanShell
13 11 (3.26%) C-shell
14 10 (2.97%) C
15 9 (2.67%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.19%) VBA
16 4 (1.19%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (17.21%) Security Cleared
2 47 (13.95%) Sun Certification
3 29 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.61%) DV Cleared
4 24 (7.12%) Degree
5 17 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (3.86%) CCNP
6 13 (3.86%) CCNA
7 11 (3.26%) OCPJP
8 10 (2.97%) RHCE
9 7 (2.08%) CISSP
10 6 (1.78%) OCMJD
10 6 (1.78%) SCSA
11 4 (1.19%) OCPJWCD
11 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.89%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.89%) CEH
12 3 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.59%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.08%) QA
2 4 (1.19%) Solvency II
2 4 (1.19%) SLA
2 4 (1.19%) WAI
3 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.59%) GAAP
System Software
1 40 (11.87%) Active Directory
2 31 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 26 (7.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 18 (5.34%) NFS
6 16 (4.75%) Samba
7 11 (3.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (2.97%) Oracle Clusterware
9 9 (2.67%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (2.37%) Hyper-V
10 8 (2.37%) vSphere
10 8 (2.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 6 (1.78%) KVM
11 6 (1.78%) Veritas File System
12 5 (1.48%) Xen
12 5 (1.48%) Docker
12 5 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (7.72%) NetBackup
2 24 (7.12%) Oracle ZFS
3 23 (6.82%) Puppet
3 23 (6.82%) Tivoli
4 14 (4.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 14 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.97%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 10 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (2.67%) OpenView
7 8 (2.37%) CA Single Sign-On
7 8 (2.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (2.08%) Novell Identity Manager
9 6 (1.78%) Control-M
10 5 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (1.48%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (1.19%) WSUS
12 3 (0.89%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 170 (50.45%) Oracle
2 95 (28.19%) Red Hat
3 77 (22.85%) HP
4 60 (17.80%) IBM
5 54 (16.02%) Veritas
6 51 (15.13%) Microsoft
6 51 (15.13%) VMware
7 40 (11.87%) Cisco
8 26 (7.72%) Symantec
9 22 (6.53%) Sybase
10 19 (5.64%) SAP
10 19 (5.64%) EMC
11 14 (4.15%) Dell
12 12 (3.56%) Cognos
13 11 (3.26%) Novell
13 11 (3.26%) Informatica
14 10 (2.97%) CA
14 10 (2.97%) Remedy
14 10 (2.97%) Axway
15 9 (2.67%) F5
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