The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 448 479 433
Rank change year-on-year +31 -46  
Contract jobs citing Sun 132 148 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.68% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 105 95
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £565 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -2.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 13
Median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.51% -7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.50 £8.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £39.00 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +113.51% +54.16%  

Sun is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18659 21671 22818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.91% 44.48% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11425 13607 13668
Median daily rate £427 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 720 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Sun as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in England

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in England

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in England

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in England

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sun in England

Sun
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
London -20 31 £500 +4.60% 10
East Midlands +14 30 £375 +4.16% 1
South East +24 20 £383 -1.29% 2
South West +10 13 £400 -11.11%
North East +51 9 £323 +0.78% 3
Yorkshire +24 9 £375 +25.00%
West Midlands +26 8 £385 +2.66% 2
East of England -3 6 £395 -14.59%
North West +24 3 £405 -4.70%
Midlands - 2 £363 - 3
Sun
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Sun.

1 153 (64.29%) Solaris
2 133 (55.88%) Linux
2 133 (55.88%) Unix
3 120 (50.42%) Oracle
4 95 (39.92%) Veritas
5 71 (29.83%) Red Hat
6 70 (29.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 68 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 61 (25.63%) HP
8 61 (25.63%) Perl
9 52 (21.85%) Finance
9 52 (21.85%) SC Cleared
10 50 (21.01%) Windows
11 48 (20.17%) Python
12 47 (19.75%) SAN
12 47 (19.75%) Firewall
12 47 (19.75%) VMware
13 45 (18.91%) SAP
14 42 (17.65%) ERP
15 41 (17.23%) High Availability
16 40 (16.81%) SAP ERP
16 40 (16.81%) NAS
17 39 (16.39%) SQL
18 37 (15.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 35 (14.71%) Migration
20 34 (14.29%) Microsoft
21 33 (13.87%) Cisco
21 33 (13.87%) HPUX
21 33 (13.87%) Disaster Recovery
22 30 (12.61%) Clustering

Sun
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 28 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 27 (11.34%) MS Exchange
3 26 (10.92%) Apache
4 24 (10.08%) Tomcat
5 18 (7.56%) iPlanet
5 18 (7.56%) JBoss
6 17 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
7 11 (4.62%) IIS
8 9 (3.78%) WebSphere
9 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2000
9 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 4 (1.68%) Confluence
10 4 (1.68%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.26%) Liferay
11 3 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.26%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 40 (16.81%) SAP ERP
2 7 (2.94%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.42%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.42%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.42%) RMDS
3 1 (0.42%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.20%) Office 365
4 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (19.75%) Firewall
1 47 (19.75%) SAN
2 40 (16.81%) NAS
3 28 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 23 (9.66%) LDAP
5 17 (7.14%) DNS
6 16 (6.72%) LAN
7 11 (4.62%) FTP
7 11 (4.62%) SSH
8 10 (4.20%) Internet
9 9 (3.78%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (3.78%) iSCSI
10 8 (3.36%) DHCP
11 7 (2.94%) WAN
12 6 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.10%) VPN
13 5 (2.10%) Wireless
13 5 (2.10%) X.500
14 4 (1.68%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (3.36%) Big Data
4 8 (3.36%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.10%) DB2
5 5 (2.10%) MySQL
5 5 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.68%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.26%) Informix
8 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Smart View
8 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.84%) Redis
8 2 (0.84%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.10%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.10%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.68%) JIRA
4 3 (1.26%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.26%) ERwin
4 3 (1.26%) Log4Net
4 3 (1.26%) NetBeans
4 3 (1.26%) NUnit
4 3 (1.26%) Subversion
5 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.84%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.84%) JMeter
5 2 (0.84%) Selenium
6 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.42%) JUnit
6 1 (0.42%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.42%) Maven
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.42%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 52 (21.85%) Finance
2 15 (6.30%) Banking
3 12 (5.04%) Legal
4 9 (3.78%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.36%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.94%) Front Office
7 6 (2.52%) Back Office
8 5 (2.10%) Retail
9 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.26%) Games
10 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.42%) Finnish Language
11 1 (0.42%) Law
11 1 (0.42%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.42%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 55 (23.11%) Administrator
2 43 (18.07%) Unix Administrator
3 39 (16.39%) Systems Administrator
4 37 (15.55%) Consultant
5 31 (13.03%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 28 (11.76%) Unix Engineer
7 24 (10.08%) Analyst
8 23 (9.66%) Solaris Administrator
9 21 (8.82%) Solaris Consultant
9 21 (8.82%) Storage Administrator
10 19 (7.98%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (7.56%) Linux Administrator
12 16 (6.72%) Architect
12 16 (6.72%) Solaris Engineer
13 15 (6.30%) Developer
13 15 (6.30%) Storage Systems Administrator
14 14 (5.88%) Solaris Systems Administrator
14 14 (5.88%) Support Analyst
15 12 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
15 12 (5.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.08%) J2EE
2 11 (4.62%) JSP
2 11 (4.62%) Spring
3 9 (3.78%) XML
4 7 (2.94%) HTML
4 7 (2.94%) Servlets
5 6 (2.52%) JMS
5 6 (2.52%) Web Services
6 5 (2.10%) CSS
6 5 (2.10%) Java EE
6 5 (2.10%) Middleware
7 4 (1.68%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.68%) JDBC
7 4 (1.68%) SOAP
8 3 (1.26%) DOM
8 3 (1.26%) JNI
8 3 (1.26%) LAMP
8 3 (1.26%) WinForms
8 3 (1.26%) WPF
8 3 (1.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.61%) Clustering
2 26 (10.92%) Data Centre
3 20 (8.40%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.46%) Computer Science
6 12 (5.04%) Fixed Income
6 12 (5.04%) Replication
7 10 (4.20%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.52%) EPoS
8 6 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.52%) VAX
9 4 (1.68%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.68%) SCADA
9 4 (1.68%) Wiki
10 3 (1.26%) Fintech
10 3 (1.26%) Symmetrix
11 2 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.84%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 153 (64.29%) Solaris
2 133 (55.88%) Linux
2 133 (55.88%) Unix
3 50 (21.01%) Windows
4 37 (15.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (13.87%) HPUX
6 30 (12.61%) AIX
7 22 (9.24%) Windows Server
8 21 (8.82%) SUSE
9 10 (4.20%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.78%) CentOS
11 8 (3.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (1.26%) VMS
16 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.65%) ERP
2 41 (17.23%) High Availability
3 35 (14.71%) Migration
4 33 (13.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (12.18%) Load Balancing
6 26 (10.92%) ITIL
6 26 (10.92%) Problem Management
7 24 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (9.24%) Change Management
9 19 (7.98%) DevOps
10 17 (7.14%) Incident Management
11 15 (6.30%) Service Delivery
12 13 (5.46%) Change Control
12 13 (5.46%) Electronic Trading
13 12 (5.04%) Algorithmic Trading
13 12 (5.04%) Capacity Management
14 11 (4.62%) Mathematics
15 10 (4.20%) ITIL V3
16 9 (3.78%) Data Migration
17 8 (3.36%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 61 (25.63%) Perl
2 48 (20.17%) Python
3 39 (16.39%) SQL
4 29 (12.18%) Java
5 25 (10.50%) Korn
6 23 (9.66%) Shell Script
7 11 (4.62%) Bourne shell
7 11 (4.62%) C++
8 8 (3.36%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.36%) C
8 8 (3.36%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.94%) AWK
10 6 (2.52%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.68%) C-shell
11 4 (1.68%) VBScript
12 3 (1.26%) C#
13 2 (0.84%) PHP
14 1 (0.42%) Clojure
14 1 (0.42%) Erlang
14 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 52 (21.85%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.56%) Degree
4 15 (6.30%) Sun Certification
5 14 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 11 (4.62%) MCSE
6 11 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.78%) MCITP
7 9 (3.78%) RHCE
8 8 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.36%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (3.36%) RHCSA
9 7 (2.94%) CCNA
9 7 (2.94%) OCA
9 7 (2.94%) OCP
10 6 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.10%) CCSP
12 3 (1.26%) AAT
12 3 (1.26%) ACCA
13 2 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.10%) SLA
2 3 (1.26%) QA
2 3 (1.26%) RMADS
3 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) PMBOK
System Software
1 70 (29.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 27 (11.34%) Active Directory
3 24 (10.08%) Veritas File System
4 23 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (9.24%) Hyper-V
5 22 (9.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 17 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (6.72%) NFS
8 11 (4.62%) Samba
9 9 (3.78%) KVM
10 8 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.94%) GlusterFS
12 5 (2.10%) Docker
12 5 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.26%) SRDF
14 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.42%) Firmware
15 1 (0.42%) RACF
15 1 (0.42%) Sendmail
15 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 20 (8.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 16 (6.72%) SCCM
4 12 (5.04%) Nagios
4 12 (5.04%) SCOM
5 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (4.20%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (3.78%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (3.36%) EMC Navisphere
8 7 (2.94%) Puppet
8 7 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 5 (2.10%) Ansible
9 5 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.68%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 120 (50.42%) Oracle
2 95 (39.92%) Veritas
3 71 (29.83%) Red Hat
4 61 (25.63%) HP
5 47 (19.75%) VMware
6 45 (18.91%) SAP
7 34 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 33 (13.87%) Cisco
9 29 (12.18%) IBM
10 20 (8.40%) EMC
10 20 (8.40%) F5
11 17 (7.14%) Citrix
11 17 (7.14%) StorageTek
11 17 (7.14%) Symantec
12 16 (6.72%) Brocade
13 15 (6.30%) NetApp
14 12 (5.04%) ION Trading
15 11 (4.62%) Sybase
16 10 (4.20%) Google
17 7 (2.94%) PlateSpin
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