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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 381 358 312
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -46
Contract jobs citing Sun 248 233 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.44% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 0.96% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 117 176
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £278 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 12
Average hourly rate £38.00 £23.61 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.98% +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £18.77 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.08 £33.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+71.56% +4.26%

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
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
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 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 230 £420 +12.00% 59
London -41 83 £450 +16.88% 23
South East -9 42 £375 -6.25% 18
South West - 31 £500 - 5
City of London +12 26 £450 +12.50% 6
East of England -11 22 £425 +28.30% 4
North West - 19 £350 - 3
Surrey -4 18 £85 -78.06% 6
Berkshire +23 16 £375 - 5
West Midlands -6 16 £319 +21.42% 3
Devon - 12 £600 -
Plymouth - 12 £600 -
Cambridge +2 10 £475 +117.14% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £475 +117.14% 2
Yorkshire -18 10 £378 +25.83%
Cheshire - 8 £375 - 3
Birmingham 0 7 £344 - 2
Sheffield -8 7 £388 +29.38%
South Yorkshire -11 7 £388 +29.38%
Scotland -14 7 £338 +22.72% 1
Hampshire -17 7 £363 -34.09% 3
Chester - 6 £388 - 3
County Antrim - 5 £250 -
Manchester - 5 £350 -
Belfast - 5 £250 -
Bristol - 5 £110 - 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £250 -
East Midlands -1 3 £375 +20.96% 3
West Yorkshire -8 3 £295 -
Bournemouth - 3 £335 -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 197 (43.78%) UNIX
2 194 (43.11%) Oracle
3 191 (42.44%) Linux
4 165 (36.67%) Solaris
5 157 (34.89%) Finance
6 156 (34.67%) SQL
7 119 (26.44%) Java
8 114 (25.33%) Windows
9 94 (20.89%) Perl
10 92 (20.44%) IBM
10 92 (20.44%) HP
11 81 (18.00%) Red Hat
12 78 (17.33%) Banking
13 71 (15.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 65 (14.44%) Tomcat
15 63 (14.00%) SAN
16 62 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
17 57 (12.67%) Microsoft
18 56 (12.44%) WebLogic
19 55 (12.22%) Apache
20 54 (12.00%) AIX
21 51 (11.33%) LDAP
21 51 (11.33%) Shell Script
22 49 (10.89%) Cisco
22 49 (10.89%) DNS
23 48 (10.67%) SQL Server
23 48 (10.67%) Migration
24 46 (10.22%) EMC
25 43 (9.56%) JavaScript
25 43 (9.56%) Firewall

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 65 (14.44%) Tomcat
2 56 (12.44%) WebLogic
3 55 (12.22%) Apache
4 27 (6.00%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.67%) JBoss
6 7 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.33%) IIS
7 6 (1.33%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.11%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.67%) Documentum
10 3 (0.67%) FileNet
10 3 (0.67%) Drupal
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.67%) Magnolia
Applications
1 15 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.89%) MS Office
3 10 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.11%) Maximo
2 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.22%) Siebel Analytics
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.22%) Summit
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (2.44%) Amazon S3
2 11 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.44%) Force.com
3 2 (0.44%) SaaS
3 2 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (14.00%) SAN
2 51 (11.33%) LDAP
3 49 (10.89%) DNS
4 43 (9.56%) Firewall
5 38 (8.44%) TCP/IP
6 29 (6.44%) NAS
7 21 (4.67%) FTP
8 18 (4.00%) SSL
8 18 (4.00%) Internet
9 17 (3.78%) HTTP
10 12 (2.67%) DHCP
10 12 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (2.44%) LAN
12 9 (2.00%) VPN
12 9 (2.00%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.78%) 3G
13 8 (1.78%) Network Security
14 7 (1.56%) 2G
14 7 (1.56%) DMZ
14 7 (1.56%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.11%) Oracle Database
3 37 (8.22%) Relational Database
4 27 (6.00%) DB2
5 24 (5.33%) RDBMS
6 23 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.56%) MySQL
8 15 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (2.89%) Sybase ASE
10 11 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.78%) SQLPlus
13 7 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.33%) NoSQL
14 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (5.78%) Maven
2 21 (4.67%) Ant
3 20 (4.44%) Subversion
4 15 (3.33%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (3.11%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.67%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.22%) JUnit
8 8 (1.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (1.78%) ClearCase
8 8 (1.78%) Selenium
8 8 (1.78%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.33%) JIRA
9 6 (1.33%) Toad
10 5 (1.11%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.11%) Log4j
10 5 (1.11%) eggPlant
11 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.67%) Hudson
11 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 157 (34.89%) Finance
2 78 (17.33%) Banking
3 30 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 23 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.11%) Retail
6 9 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.56%) Legal
7 7 (1.56%) Private Banking
8 5 (1.11%) Front Office
8 5 (1.11%) Advertising
9 3 (0.67%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Marketing
10 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 104 (23.11%) Analyst
2 64 (14.22%) Developer
3 48 (10.67%) Architect
4 29 (6.44%) Business Analyst
5 28 (6.22%) Support Analyst
5 28 (6.22%) Administrator
6 27 (6.00%) Java Developer
7 25 (5.56%) DBA
8 22 (4.89%) Consultant
9 21 (4.67%) Applications Support
10 18 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (3.56%) Technical Architect
12 15 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (3.33%) Service Analyst
13 14 (3.11%) Oracle DBA
13 14 (3.11%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.11%) UNIX Administrator
13 14 (3.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 13 (2.89%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.44%) HTML
2 37 (8.22%) J2EE
3 30 (6.67%) XML
4 29 (6.44%) Web Services
5 24 (5.33%) SOAP
6 23 (5.11%) Servlets
7 19 (4.22%) J2SE
8 18 (4.00%) CSS
9 15 (3.33%) XSLT
10 14 (3.11%) Spring
11 13 (2.89%) Hibernate
11 13 (2.89%) Struts
12 12 (2.67%) JSP
13 10 (2.22%) Middleware
13 10 (2.22%) CGI
13 10 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (2.22%) REST
14 9 (2.00%) JSON
14 9 (2.00%) YUI
14 9 (2.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.78%) Clustering
3 23 (5.11%) Replication
4 22 (4.89%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.78%) Enterprise Storage
5 17 (3.78%) Open Source
6 15 (3.33%) Mainframe
7 13 (2.89%) CLARiiON
7 13 (2.89%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.89%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.67%) Symmetrix
9 10 (2.22%) IVR
10 9 (2.00%) Derivative
11 7 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
11 7 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.56%) HACMP
12 6 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.33%) Symmetrix DMX
13 5 (1.11%) Web 2.0
13 5 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 197 (43.78%) UNIX
2 191 (42.44%) Linux
3 165 (36.67%) Solaris
4 114 (25.33%) Windows
5 71 (15.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (12.00%) AIX
7 31 (6.89%) HPUX
8 27 (6.00%) Oracle Linux
9 16 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (2.67%) zOS
11 11 (2.44%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.00%) SUSE
13 8 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.67%) Debian
15 3 (0.67%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (10.67%) Migration
3 40 (8.89%) ITIL
4 33 (7.33%) Change Management
5 28 (6.22%) UML
6 25 (5.56%) OO
6 25 (5.56%) Scrum
6 25 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (5.33%) Web Development
8 23 (5.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 22 (4.89%) Information Security
10 20 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (4.44%) Multithreading
11 17 (3.78%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (3.78%) Service Management
12 16 (3.56%) Data Modelling
12 16 (3.56%) Unit Testing
13 15 (3.33%) Incident Management
13 15 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 156 (34.67%) SQL
2 119 (26.44%) Java
3 94 (20.89%) Perl
4 51 (11.33%) Shell Script
5 43 (9.56%) JavaScript
6 32 (7.11%) Korn
7 23 (5.11%) Bash Shell
8 21 (4.67%) PL/SQL
9 19 (4.22%) Python
10 15 (3.33%) PHP
11 12 (2.67%) AWK
12 11 (2.44%) C#
12 11 (2.44%) C++
13 10 (2.22%) C
13 10 (2.22%) Delphi
14 9 (2.00%) T-SQL
14 9 (2.00%) sed
15 8 (1.78%) Lua
16 6 (1.33%) Ruby
17 5 (1.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.56%) Sun Certification
3 31 (6.89%) Degree
4 21 (4.67%) SC Cleared
5 20 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (4.22%) CCNA
7 15 (3.33%) CISSP
8 12 (2.67%) GIAC
9 8 (1.78%) JNCIA
9 8 (1.78%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.33%) CEH
10 6 (1.33%) GPEN
10 6 (1.33%) GCIA
10 6 (1.33%) GCIH
10 6 (1.33%) RHCE
10 6 (1.33%) SSCP
10 6 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.33%) CNA
10 6 (1.33%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.67%) SLA
2 11 (2.44%) Solvency II
3 9 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.56%) QA
6 5 (1.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.44%) IAS 39
7 2 (0.44%) UCITS
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.22%) GAAP
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 26 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.89%) NFS
3 20 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 19 (4.22%) Active Directory
5 16 (3.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 14 (3.11%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 8 (1.78%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (1.56%) vSphere
9 6 (1.33%) Snort
9 6 (1.33%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.11%) Firmware
10 5 (1.11%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.89%) XenApp
12 3 (0.67%) Veritas File System
12 3 (0.67%) Samba
12 3 (0.67%) Xen
13 2 (0.44%) Squid
13 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.44%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 21 (4.67%) Tivoli
2 13 (2.89%) NetBackup
2 13 (2.89%) Data Guard
3 9 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (1.78%) Puppet
5 7 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (1.56%) OpenView
5 7 (1.56%) CA SiteMinder
6 6 (1.33%) Control-M
6 6 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.33%) OPNET
7 5 (1.11%) SCCM
7 5 (1.11%) OMEGAMON
8 4 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.67%) MOM
9 3 (0.67%) Unicenter
9 3 (0.67%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.67%) SCOM
9 3 (0.67%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 194 (43.11%) Oracle
2 92 (20.44%) IBM
2 92 (20.44%) HP
3 81 (18.00%) Red Hat
4 57 (12.67%) Microsoft
5 49 (10.89%) Cisco
6 46 (10.22%) EMC
7 41 (9.11%) Sybase
8 39 (8.67%) VMware
9 36 (8.00%) Veritas
10 28 (6.22%) Dell
11 22 (4.89%) SAP
11 22 (4.89%) NetApp
12 20 (4.44%) Citrix
13 17 (3.78%) Cognos
13 17 (3.78%) Atlassian
14 14 (3.11%) Juniper
15 12 (2.67%) BMC
16 11 (2.44%) Siebel
16 11 (2.44%) CheckPoint
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robert Walters
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London, England, United Kingdom
Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £440 - £516 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
East Midlands
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago