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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 421 388 337
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -51
Contract jobs citing Sun 186 211 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.85% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 117 147
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.58 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -14.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.48 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £32.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-45.28% +60.48%

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
25335 24686 22668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 45.32% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14466 13932 12019
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1097 1061 1208
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.81 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -20 172 £400 -5.88% 46
London -19 64 £401 -8.97% 16
South East -18 36 £413 +10.00% 19
South West +15 21 £458 +11.03% 1
City of London -10 18 £450 +2.56% 4
Hampshire +8 15 £425 +13.33% 5
North West -8 15 £500 +25.00% 1
Wiltshire +14 12 £400 +6.66% 1
East of England -15 10 £313 -21.87% 5
East Midlands +2 9 £347 +31.12% 1
Yorkshire -6 9 £313 -32.43% 1
Reading +3 8 £425 - 9
Gloucestershire -5 8 £463 +32.14%
Scotland -10 8 £400 +24.22% 3
Berkshire -11 8 £425 -4.49% 9
Cheltenham - 8 £463 -
Hertfordshire 0 7 £350 +12.00%
Surrey +3 6 £325 -23.52% 4
West Yorkshire -10 6 £273 -42.63% 1
Leeds -13 6 £273 -42.63% 1
Cheshire - 6 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 4 £265 +1.92% 1
Tyne and Wear +5 4 £265 +1.92% 1
Edinburgh +3 4 £400 +23.07%
Wales -2 4 £495 +23.75%
North East -3 4 £265 +1.92% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £300 +6.19%
Lancashire - 4 £423 -
Chester - 4 £500 -
Preston - 4 £423 -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 189 (52.94%) Linux
2 187 (52.38%) Oracle
3 184 (51.54%) UNIX
4 147 (41.18%) Solaris
5 117 (32.77%) SQL
6 103 (28.85%) Windows
7 99 (27.73%) Java
8 96 (26.89%) Finance
9 80 (22.41%) Red Hat
10 74 (20.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 67 (18.77%) Perl
12 62 (17.37%) Shell Script
13 58 (16.25%) LDAP
13 58 (16.25%) HP
14 57 (15.97%) J2EE
14 57 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (14.85%) Sun Certification
15 53 (14.85%) SAN
15 53 (14.85%) IBM
15 53 (14.85%) Security Cleared
16 52 (14.57%) SQL Server
16 52 (14.57%) ITIL
17 50 (14.01%) Microsoft
18 48 (13.45%) WebSphere
19 46 (12.89%) Veritas
19 46 (12.89%) TCP/IP
20 45 (12.61%) AIX
20 45 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
21 44 (12.32%) Tomcat
22 41 (11.48%) VMware

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 48 (13.45%) WebSphere
2 44 (12.32%) Tomcat
3 33 (9.24%) WebLogic
4 32 (8.96%) SharePoint
5 27 (7.56%) Apache
6 26 (7.28%) JBoss
7 20 (5.60%) IIS
8 11 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (3.08%) Apache Solr
9 10 (2.80%) GlassFish
10 9 (2.52%) MS Exchange
11 8 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (2.24%) IBM HTTP Server
12 7 (1.96%) iPlanet
13 6 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (1.40%) Lync
14 5 (1.40%) Confluence
15 4 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (3.92%) MS Office
2 13 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.08%) Maximo
2 5 (1.40%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (1.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.12%) Cognos Controller
4 3 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.28%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.84%) GitHub
2 3 (0.84%) SaaS
2 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (16.25%) LDAP
2 53 (14.85%) SAN
3 46 (12.89%) TCP/IP
4 37 (10.36%) DNS
4 37 (10.36%) Firewall
5 17 (4.76%) SSH
5 17 (4.76%) WAN
5 17 (4.76%) Internet
6 14 (3.92%) NAS
7 12 (3.36%) SSL
8 10 (2.80%) HTTP
8 10 (2.80%) VPN
9 9 (2.52%) VLAN
9 9 (2.52%) LAN
9 9 (2.52%) VoIP
10 8 (2.24%) DMZ
10 8 (2.24%) DHCP
10 8 (2.24%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (1.68%) FTP
11 6 (1.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.64%) Oracle Database
3 32 (8.96%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (5.32%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.64%) MySQL
7 7 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.68%) Data Mart
9 5 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.12%) MarkLogic
11 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.84%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (8.68%) Ant
2 24 (6.72%) Maven
3 20 (5.60%) Subversion
4 16 (4.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 14 (3.92%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 14 (3.92%) ClearCase
6 12 (3.36%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.80%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.24%) JUnit
9 7 (1.96%) Eclipse RCP
10 6 (1.68%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 6 (1.68%) JIRA
11 5 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.40%) Toad
11 5 (1.40%) Gerrit
12 4 (1.12%) AccuRev
12 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.84%) Gradle
13 3 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 96 (26.89%) Finance
2 39 (10.92%) Banking
3 18 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.96%) Retail
5 7 (1.96%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.12%) International Banking
8 3 (0.84%) Publishing
8 3 (0.84%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 54 (15.13%) Developer
2 49 (13.73%) Analyst
3 45 (12.61%) Administrator
4 37 (10.36%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (8.96%) Java Developer
6 27 (7.56%) UNIX Administrator
7 26 (7.28%) Linux Engineer
8 25 (7.00%) UNIX Engineer
9 24 (6.72%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (6.44%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 19 (5.32%) Consultant
12 18 (5.04%) DBA
13 16 (4.48%) Support Analyst
13 16 (4.48%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.64%) Applications Support
14 13 (3.64%) Systems Support
15 12 (3.36%) Senior Linux Engineer
16 11 (3.08%) Architect
17 10 (2.80%) Business Analyst
17 10 (2.80%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (15.97%) J2EE
2 27 (7.56%) Middleware
3 25 (7.00%) Web Services
3 25 (7.00%) HTML
4 22 (6.16%) XML
4 22 (6.16%) .NET
5 12 (3.36%) Spring
6 11 (3.08%) Java EE
6 11 (3.08%) EJB
6 11 (3.08%) CSS
7 9 (2.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (2.52%) SailPoint
8 8 (2.24%) SOAP
9 7 (1.96%) Hibernate
9 7 (1.96%) SWT
9 7 (1.96%) Application Packaging
9 7 (1.96%) Swing
10 6 (1.68%) JAXB
10 6 (1.68%) JSP
11 5 (1.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.84%) Clustering
3 14 (3.92%) Replication
4 10 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.52%) Wiki
5 9 (2.52%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.24%) Open Source
6 8 (2.24%) PKI
7 7 (1.96%) Symmetrix DMX
8 6 (1.68%) HACMP
9 5 (1.40%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.12%) DataPower
10 4 (1.12%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.84%) CMDB
11 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.84%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.56%) iPhone
12 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 189 (52.94%) Linux
2 184 (51.54%) UNIX
3 147 (41.18%) Solaris
4 103 (28.85%) Windows
5 74 (20.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (12.61%) AIX
7 26 (7.28%) SUSE
8 21 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (5.04%) HPUX
11 5 (1.40%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.40%) Windows NT
11 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.40%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.56%) CentOS
13 2 (0.56%) Android
13 2 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.57%) ITIL
2 45 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (10.08%) Migration
4 26 (7.28%) Release Management
4 26 (7.28%) Performance Tuning
5 23 (6.44%) Web Development
6 16 (4.48%) OO
6 16 (4.48%) Load Balancing
7 15 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (3.92%) DevOps
8 14 (3.92%) Change Management
8 14 (3.92%) Identity Management
8 14 (3.92%) Scrum
9 13 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (3.64%) Service Management
9 13 (3.64%) Configuration Management
9 13 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (3.36%) Data Migration
10 12 (3.36%) Change Control
11 11 (3.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (32.77%) SQL
2 99 (27.73%) Java
3 67 (18.77%) Perl
4 62 (17.37%) Shell Script
5 33 (9.24%) JavaScript
6 31 (8.68%) Bash Shell
6 31 (8.68%) PL/SQL
7 30 (8.40%) Python
8 28 (7.84%) Korn
9 19 (5.32%) PHP
10 13 (3.64%) Ruby
10 13 (3.64%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.36%) Lua
12 11 (3.08%) C++
13 9 (2.52%) C-shell
14 8 (2.24%) VBScript
15 7 (1.96%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.96%) C
16 5 (1.40%) C#
16 5 (1.40%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 53 (14.85%) Sun Certification
1 53 (14.85%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.28%) DV Cleared
4 18 (5.04%) Degree
5 13 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (3.36%) OCPJP
7 11 (3.08%) RHCE
8 8 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.24%) SCSA
9 7 (1.96%) CCNP
10 6 (1.68%) CCNA
11 4 (1.12%) CISSP
12 3 (0.84%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.56%) HND
13 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.56%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.52%) QA
2 8 (2.24%) GAAP
3 6 (1.68%) Solvency II
3 6 (1.68%) SLA
4 4 (1.12%) WAI
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (10.08%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 23 (6.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 20 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (4.20%) NFS
6 14 (3.92%) Samba
7 10 (2.80%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.80%) vSphere
7 10 (2.80%) VMware ESX
8 9 (2.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (1.96%) Oracle Clusterware
10 6 (1.68%) Veritas File System
10 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.40%) Xen
11 5 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.40%) KVM
12 4 (1.12%) iptables
13 3 (0.84%) OCFS2
13 3 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (5.60%) NetBackup
2 17 (4.76%) Puppet
3 16 (4.48%) Tivoli
4 15 (4.20%) CA Single Sign-On
5 10 (2.80%) OpenView
5 10 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.24%) Control-M
7 6 (1.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 5 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (1.12%) SCCM
9 4 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 4 (1.12%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.84%) Nagios
11 2 (0.56%) SCOM
11 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.56%) YaST
Vendors
1 187 (52.38%) Oracle
2 80 (22.41%) Red Hat
3 58 (16.25%) HP
4 53 (14.85%) IBM
5 50 (14.01%) Microsoft
6 46 (12.89%) Veritas
7 41 (11.48%) VMware
8 39 (10.92%) Cisco
9 21 (5.88%) Dell
9 21 (5.88%) EMC
10 16 (4.48%) Infor
10 16 (4.48%) Symantec
10 16 (4.48%) NetApp
10 16 (4.48%) Cognos
11 15 (4.20%) Citrix
12 13 (3.64%) Sybase
13 12 (3.36%) F5
13 12 (3.36%) CA
14 10 (2.80%) Siebel
15 9 (2.52%) BMC
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Ipsus Technologies Ltd
Rate: Negotiable depending on expereince
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago