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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 482 445 433
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -12
Contract jobs citing Sun 167 194 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.78% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 101 122
Median daily rate £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 7
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £7.19 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.10 £34.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%

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
24072 24983 24115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.87% 44.52% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14772 14653 13569
Median daily rate £400 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 831 1112 1018
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 148 £425 +6.25% 38
London 0 60 £478 +19.50% 19
South East -5 36 £388 -8.82% 8
North East -40 21 £325 +22.64% 2
Tyne and Wear -44 21 £325 +22.64% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 20 £335 +26.50% 2
Surrey -2 16 £400 +18.51%
City of London +47 11 £388 -14.83% 5
Scotland -9 9 £425 +10.38% 3
West Sussex -12 9 £365 +12.30% 1
Gatwick - 9 £365 -
Yorkshire +8 7 £300 -11.76% 2
Hampshire +3 6 £421 -15.75% 1
South West -3 6 £450 +12.78% 1
North West -12 6 £425 -12.00% 1
West Midlands -23 5 £375 +33.92% 1
North Yorkshire - 5 - -
Ripon - 5 - -
East Midlands +3 4 £370 +40.95%
Manchester +1 4 £419 -10.23%
Birmingham -5 4 £375 +33.92%
Edinburgh -7 4 £425 +6.25%
Redhill - 4 £390 -
East of England +14 3 £475 +41.79% 3
Wiltshire -8 3 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £81 - 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £330 -
County Antrim - 3 £81 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £420 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £375 -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sun.

1 176 (53.99%) Oracle
2 166 (50.92%) Unix
3 159 (48.77%) Solaris
4 145 (44.48%) Linux
5 94 (28.83%) SAN
6 93 (28.53%) Red Hat
7 88 (26.99%) Finance
8 87 (26.69%) Windows
9 86 (26.38%) Java
10 78 (23.93%) Veritas
11 76 (23.31%) ITIL
12 72 (22.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 68 (20.86%) NetBackup
13 68 (20.86%) IBM
14 66 (20.25%) HP
15 64 (19.63%) AIX
16 57 (17.48%) Banking
17 53 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
18 51 (15.64%) Perl
19 49 (15.03%) Project Management
20 48 (14.72%) SQL
21 47 (14.42%) J2EE
21 47 (14.42%) EMC
21 47 (14.42%) Microsoft
22 45 (13.80%) WebSphere
23 44 (13.50%) Oracle ZFS
24 42 (12.88%) Disaster Recovery
24 42 (12.88%) WebLogic
24 42 (12.88%) Brocade
25 41 (12.58%) VMware

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (13.80%) WebSphere
2 42 (12.88%) WebLogic
3 29 (8.90%) JBoss
3 29 (8.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (6.13%) MQSeries
4 20 (6.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 16 (4.91%) Tuxedo
6 15 (4.60%) AquaLogic
6 15 (4.60%) Oracle Application Server
7 14 (4.29%) Apache
8 10 (3.07%) iPlanet
8 10 (3.07%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.76%) GlassFish
9 9 (2.76%) SharePoint
10 7 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (1.84%) CICS
11 6 (1.84%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (1.53%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.53%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.53%) MS Office
3 3 (0.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.60%) OpenText MBPM
2 8 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (2.15%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.92%) Misys Opics
5 2 (0.61%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.61%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.31%) Lawson
6 1 (0.31%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.31%) RMDS
6 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.53%) OpenShift
2 3 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.92%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (0.92%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) IaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (28.83%) SAN
2 40 (12.27%) Fibre Channel
3 34 (10.43%) Firewall
4 32 (9.82%) LDAP
4 32 (9.82%) TCP/IP
5 30 (9.20%) SSL
6 26 (7.98%) NAS
7 22 (6.75%) Network Security
8 15 (4.60%) LAN
9 14 (4.29%) WAN
10 13 (3.99%) DNS
11 11 (3.37%) DHCP
11 11 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.76%) VPN
13 8 (2.45%) BIG-IP
13 8 (2.45%) Internet
14 7 (2.15%) SSH
15 6 (1.84%) HTTP
16 4 (1.23%) FTP
16 4 (1.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.51%) Oracle Database
3 28 (8.59%) MySQL
4 25 (7.67%) VLDB
5 22 (6.75%) OLTP
6 15 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.37%) DB2
8 10 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.92%) MarkLogic
13 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (3.99%) Subversion
2 11 (3.37%) Eclipse
3 9 (2.76%) ClearCase
3 9 (2.76%) JUnit
3 9 (2.76%) Maven
3 9 (2.76%) Selenium
4 7 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.84%) Ant
5 6 (1.84%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.23%) Build Forge
6 4 (1.23%) JIRA
6 4 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.92%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (0.92%) Checkstyle
7 3 (0.92%) QUnit
8 2 (0.61%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.61%) Hudson
8 2 (0.61%) Introscope
8 2 (0.61%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 88 (26.99%) Finance
2 57 (17.48%) Banking
3 19 (5.83%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.07%) Back Office
5 8 (2.45%) International Banking
6 7 (2.15%) Front Office
7 5 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.53%) Legal
8 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.92%) Retail
9 2 (0.61%) Advertising
9 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (26.69%) Administrator
2 69 (21.17%) Unix Administrator
3 44 (13.50%) Analyst
4 39 (11.96%) Systems Administrator
5 34 (10.43%) Solaris Administrator
6 31 (9.51%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 28 (8.59%) Developer
8 24 (7.36%) Java Developer
9 20 (6.13%) Architect
10 18 (5.52%) Linux Administrator
11 16 (4.91%) Support Engineer
12 15 (4.60%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.68%) Consultant
13 12 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.68%) Solaris Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.37%) Systems Support
15 10 (3.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 10 (3.07%) Service Analyst
15 10 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
15 10 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.42%) J2EE
2 33 (10.12%) Middleware
3 20 (6.13%) JSP
4 19 (5.83%) XML
5 16 (4.91%) EJB
5 16 (4.91%) IBM Integration Bus
5 16 (4.91%) Web Services
6 14 (4.29%) Hibernate
7 12 (3.68%) JMS
7 12 (3.68%) Servlets
7 12 (3.68%) Struts
8 11 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (3.07%) Software Packaging
9 10 (3.07%) Spring
10 9 (2.76%) HTML
10 9 (2.76%) jQuery
11 7 (2.15%) CSS
12 6 (1.84%) LAMP
12 6 (1.84%) XSD
13 5 (1.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.43%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.51%) Clustering
3 30 (9.20%) Computer Science
4 25 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (6.75%) EMC VMAX
6 15 (4.60%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.37%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.45%) DataPower
8 8 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.45%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.84%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (1.84%) RSA SecurID
9 6 (1.84%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.53%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.53%) PMI
10 5 (1.53%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.53%) Replication
10 5 (1.53%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 166 (50.92%) Unix
2 159 (48.77%) Solaris
3 145 (44.48%) Linux
4 87 (26.69%) Windows
5 72 (22.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (19.63%) AIX
7 31 (9.51%) Windows Server
8 17 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (4.91%) OS/390
10 10 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.15%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.53%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.92%) HPUX
14 3 (0.92%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.61%) SUSE
16 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (23.31%) ITIL
2 53 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (15.03%) Project Management
4 42 (12.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (12.58%) High Availability
6 35 (10.74%) Migration
7 32 (9.82%) Change Management
8 27 (8.28%) CRM
9 25 (7.67%) Configuration Management
10 22 (6.75%) Service Delivery
10 22 (6.75%) Service Management
11 21 (6.44%) E-Commerce
11 21 (6.44%) QMS
12 20 (6.13%) DevOps
13 19 (5.83%) Release Management
14 18 (5.52%) Problem Management
15 17 (5.21%) PRINCE2
16 16 (4.91%) Low Latency
16 16 (4.91%) Security Management
17 15 (4.60%) OO
Programming Languages
1 86 (26.38%) Java
2 51 (15.64%) Perl
3 48 (14.72%) SQL
4 26 (7.98%) Shell Script
5 24 (7.36%) C
5 24 (7.36%) JavaScript
6 22 (6.75%) Python
7 14 (4.29%) C++
8 8 (2.45%) Bourne shell
9 6 (1.84%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.84%) Korn
10 5 (1.53%) Assembly Language
10 5 (1.53%) COBOL
10 5 (1.53%) PHP
10 5 (1.53%) SystemTap
11 4 (1.23%) Lua
11 4 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.23%) Ruby
11 4 (1.23%) VBA
12 3 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.67%) Degree
3 25 (7.67%) Sun Certification
4 9 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.76%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.76%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.15%) CISM
5 7 (2.15%) CISSP
6 5 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.23%) CCSA
7 4 (1.23%) CCSE
7 4 (1.23%) CCSP
7 4 (1.23%) CISA
7 4 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.23%) IISP
7 4 (1.23%) ISEB
7 4 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.23%) PMP
8 3 (0.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.99%) SLA
2 10 (3.07%) QA
3 9 (2.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (2.45%) JSP 440
5 7 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.84%) PCI DSS
7 5 (1.53%) ISO27005
8 2 (0.61%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (11.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 34 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.28%) Active Directory
4 26 (7.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 22 (6.75%) GlusterFS
6 11 (3.37%) vSphere
7 9 (2.76%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.76%) Veritas File System
8 8 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.84%) Docker
10 6 (1.84%) NFS
10 6 (1.84%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.53%) KVM
11 5 (1.53%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.23%) Firmware
12 4 (1.23%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.92%) GPFS
13 3 (0.92%) RHEV
13 3 (0.92%) Squid
Systems Management
1 68 (20.86%) NetBackup
2 44 (13.50%) Oracle ZFS
3 35 (10.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 23 (7.06%) Red Hat Satellite
5 16 (4.91%) Puppet
6 15 (4.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 15 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (2.76%) BladeLogic
9 8 (2.45%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (2.45%) Legato
9 8 (2.45%) vRealize
10 7 (2.15%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (1.84%) OpenView
12 5 (1.53%) Ansible
13 4 (1.23%) Foglight
13 4 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (1.23%) nmon
14 3 (0.92%) Control-M
14 3 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 176 (53.99%) Oracle
2 93 (28.53%) Red Hat
3 78 (23.93%) Veritas
4 68 (20.86%) IBM
5 66 (20.25%) HP
6 47 (14.42%) EMC
6 47 (14.42%) Microsoft
7 42 (12.88%) Brocade
8 41 (12.58%) VMware
9 36 (11.04%) StorageTek
10 26 (7.98%) Cisco
11 22 (6.75%) Axway
12 15 (4.60%) Citrix
13 14 (4.29%) Fujitsu
13 14 (4.29%) Symantec
14 13 (3.99%) Dell
15 12 (3.68%) NetApp
15 12 (3.68%) SAP
15 12 (3.68%) Sybase
16 11 (3.37%) Siebel
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