Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sun Certification
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 828 803
Rank change year-on-year +29 -25 -12
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 43 36 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.037% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 36
England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £331
90th Percentile £575 £538 £556
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £445
% change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £40.75
UK median hourly rate - - £40.75

Sun Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17488 19953 20774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 20.49% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10745 12456 12655
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 772 1002
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £49.15
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Sun Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Sun Certification in England

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sun Certification in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun Certification in England

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun Certification in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun Certification in England

Sun Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun Certification in England

Sun Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 13 £550 +22.22% 1
North of England +60 9 £400 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +29 9 £400 +33.33%
Midlands +29 9 £400 +8.84% 1
East Midlands +16 9 £400 +15.94% 1
South East +13 8 £475 -
East of England -11 4 £350 -
Sun Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 37 (86.05%) Java
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 23 (53.49%) XML
3 23 (53.49%) JUnit
3 23 (53.49%) Oracle
4 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (23.26%) Spring
5 10 (23.26%) Unix
6 9 (20.93%) Maven
6 9 (20.93%) Hibernate
7 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
8 6 (13.95%) Degree
8 6 (13.95%) TDD
8 6 (13.95%) Solaris
8 6 (13.95%) Linux
8 6 (13.95%) Sun
8 6 (13.95%) Spring Boot
9 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
9 5 (11.63%) Shell Script
9 5 (11.63%) Eclipse
9 5 (11.63%) Finance
9 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
10 4 (9.30%) JSON
10 4 (9.30%) Lucene
10 4 (9.30%) Apache Solr
10 4 (9.30%) Legal
10 4 (9.30%) Banking
10 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
10 4 (9.30%) PhD
10 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio

Sun Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (9.30%) Apache Solr
1 4 (9.30%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.98%) Jetty
2 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) Liferay
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (2.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
3 1 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) DB2
2 2 (4.65%) Informix
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) JUnit
2 9 (20.93%) Maven
3 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.63%) Eclipse
4 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.98%) Gradle
6 3 (6.98%) Mockito
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
2 4 (9.30%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Developer
2 33 (76.74%) Java Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Architect
3 4 (9.30%) Elasticsearch Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Lucene Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Solr Developer
4 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Technician
4 2 (4.65%) Support Technician
4 2 (4.65%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (2.33%) Salesforce Developer
5 1 (2.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (53.49%) XML
2 10 (23.26%) Spring
3 9 (20.93%) Hibernate
4 6 (13.95%) Spring Boot
5 4 (9.30%) Apache Thrift
5 4 (9.30%) JSON
5 4 (9.30%) Lucene
5 4 (9.30%) Protocol Buffers
6 3 (6.98%) Apache Camel
6 3 (6.98%) REST
6 3 (6.98%) SOAP
6 3 (6.98%) Spring Security
7 2 (4.65%) Java EE
8 1 (2.33%) Ajax
8 1 (2.33%) HTML5
8 1 (2.33%) jQuery
8 1 (2.33%) JSR 168
8 1 (2.33%) Web Services
8 1 (2.33%) XSD
8 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Algorithms
1 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.30%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Unix
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Solaris
3 2 (4.65%) SUSE
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) TDD
3 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.98%) High Availability
4 3 (6.98%) OO
4 3 (6.98%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.98%) Scrum
4 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 2 (4.65%) CMMI
5 2 (4.65%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.65%) Web Development
5 2 (4.65%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 37 (86.05%) Java
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) PhD
3 2 (4.65%) CCA
3 2 (4.65%) CCNA
3 2 (4.65%) CCNP
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (4.65%) MCSA
3 2 (4.65%) MCSE
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) VCAP
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) Sun
3 4 (9.30%) Tableau
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix
5 2 (4.65%) CommVault
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.65%) Remedy
5 2 (4.65%) Sybase
5 2 (4.65%) VMware
6 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.33%) Zuora