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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
UK / England
Rank 479 461 454
Rank change year-on-year -18 -7  
Contract jobs citing Sun 106 154 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.72% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 84 69
Median daily rate £385 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £368 £386
% change year-on-year -3.56% -4.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 5
Median hourly rate £13.75 £51.75 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.42% +31.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £48.20 £28.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £63.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.95% +34.61%  

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 18341 21404 21797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.88% 43.64% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11404 13147 12563
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 762 922
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 March 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
South East +5 44 £438 +19.86% 5
London +27 37 £388 -8.82% 4
East Midlands -1 18 £291 -16.25% 2
East of England +1 3 £95 -
Yorkshire +13 2 - -
West Midlands +5 2 - - 1
North West +8 1 £413 -2.94% 4
South West -11 1 £100 -76.47%
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 154 (62.86%) Linux
2 153 (62.45%) Unix
3 127 (51.84%) Solaris
4 126 (51.43%) Oracle
5 111 (45.31%) Red Hat
6 96 (39.18%) Veritas
7 80 (32.65%) Finance
8 79 (32.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (29.39%) HP
10 65 (26.53%) Windows
11 64 (26.12%) SAN
12 55 (22.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 54 (22.04%) Perl
13 54 (22.04%) VMware
14 52 (21.22%) Firewall
15 51 (20.82%) Cisco
15 51 (20.82%) High Availability
16 48 (19.59%) NAS
17 47 (19.18%) TCP/IP
18 44 (17.96%) IBM
18 44 (17.96%) LDAP
19 41 (16.73%) DNS
20 40 (16.33%) SQL
21 39 (15.92%) Java
21 39 (15.92%) Veritas File System
21 39 (15.92%) Security Cleared
22 38 (15.51%) NFS
23 37 (15.10%) Change Control
24 36 (14.69%) WebLogic
24 36 (14.69%) Veritas Volume Manager

Sun
Top Related 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 36 (14.69%) WebLogic
2 27 (11.02%) Tomcat
3 25 (10.20%) iPlanet
3 25 (10.20%) JBoss
4 21 (8.57%) Apache
5 20 (8.16%) Oracle Application Server
6 12 (4.90%) WebSphere
7 9 (3.67%) Confluence
7 9 (3.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (3.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (2.86%) IIS
10 6 (2.45%) MS Exchange
11 5 (2.04%) FileNet
12 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 4 (1.63%) Liferay
12 4 (1.63%) MQSeries
13 3 (1.22%) SAS
13 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (5.31%) MS Office
2 12 (4.90%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.90%) SAP ERP
2 5 (2.04%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (1.22%) ION MarketView
3 3 (1.22%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.22%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.41%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.41%) Maximo
5 1 (0.41%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.45%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 64 (26.12%) SAN
2 52 (21.22%) Firewall
3 48 (19.59%) NAS
4 47 (19.18%) TCP/IP
5 44 (17.96%) LDAP
6 41 (16.73%) DNS
7 22 (8.98%) SSH
8 19 (7.76%) FTP
9 14 (5.71%) DHCP
9 14 (5.71%) LAN
10 12 (4.90%) SSL
11 11 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (4.49%) iSCSI
11 11 (4.49%) Network Security
12 9 (3.67%) BIG-IP
13 7 (2.86%) WAN
14 6 (2.45%) Internet
14 6 (2.45%) Kerberos
14 6 (2.45%) VoIP
14 6 (2.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.49%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.63%) InterSystems Cache
4 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.82%) DB2
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Smart View
5 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.82%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.82%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.41%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.41%) MySQL
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.41%) QlikView
6 1 (0.41%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 17 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (4.49%) JIRA
3 5 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.04%) PVCS
4 4 (1.63%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.22%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.22%) ERwin
5 3 (1.22%) JUnit
5 3 (1.22%) Log4Net
5 3 (1.22%) NUnit
5 3 (1.22%) Subversion
6 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.82%) Toad
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.41%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.41%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.41%) ProC
7 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 80 (32.65%) Finance
2 25 (10.20%) Legal
3 20 (8.16%) Banking
4 14 (5.71%) Financial Institution
5 11 (4.49%) Retail
6 10 (4.08%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.63%) Front Office
9 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.41%) Automotive
10 1 (0.41%) Finnish Language
10 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.41%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (29.39%) Administrator
2 54 (22.04%) Unix Administrator
3 48 (19.59%) Systems Administrator
4 41 (16.73%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 31 (12.65%) Storage Administrator
6 28 (11.43%) Consultant
7 26 (10.61%) Analyst
8 24 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
9 23 (9.39%) Linux Administrator
10 21 (8.57%) Solaris Administrator
10 21 (8.57%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 20 (8.16%) Developer
12 17 (6.94%) Unix Engineer
13 15 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (5.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 13 (5.31%) Solaris Engineer
15 12 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
16 11 (4.49%) SAN Administrator
16 11 (4.49%) Solaris Consultant
16 11 (4.49%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.84%) J2EE
2 13 (5.31%) JSP
3 10 (4.08%) Software Packaging
4 8 (3.27%) XML
5 6 (2.45%) Spring
6 5 (2.04%) CSS
6 5 (2.04%) HTML
6 5 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (1.63%) JMS
7 4 (1.63%) Servlets
7 4 (1.63%) Struts
7 4 (1.63%) Swing
8 3 (1.22%) AWT
8 3 (1.22%) DOM
8 3 (1.22%) Middleware
8 3 (1.22%) SOAP
8 3 (1.22%) Web Services
8 3 (1.22%) WinForms
8 3 (1.22%) WPF
8 3 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.47%) Enterprise Storage
2 30 (12.24%) Data Centre
3 27 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (11.02%) Clustering
4 14 (5.71%) Replication
5 12 (4.90%) Fixed Income
5 12 (4.90%) Private Cloud
6 10 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.08%) Symmetrix
7 8 (3.27%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.86%) EPoS
9 6 (2.45%) Equities
9 6 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.45%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (2.04%) DataPower
10 5 (2.04%) EMC VNX
10 5 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.63%) SCADA
12 3 (1.22%) HP StoreVirtual
12 3 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 154 (62.86%) Linux
2 153 (62.45%) Unix
3 127 (51.84%) Solaris
4 79 (32.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 65 (26.53%) Windows
6 30 (12.24%) AIX
7 21 (8.57%) Windows Server
8 12 (4.90%) HPUX
8 12 (4.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 11 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (3.27%) SUSE
12 7 (2.86%) VMS
13 4 (1.63%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.63%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.41%) OS/390
14 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.82%) High Availability
2 37 (15.10%) Change Control
3 32 (13.06%) Load Balancing
4 31 (12.65%) ITIL
5 30 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (11.43%) Change Management
7 27 (11.02%) Problem Management
8 25 (10.20%) Configuration Management
9 24 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (9.80%) Migration
10 23 (9.39%) Service Delivery
11 18 (7.35%) OO
12 16 (6.53%) DevOps
13 14 (5.71%) Workflow
14 13 (5.31%) Capacity Management
14 13 (5.31%) ERP
14 13 (5.31%) ITIL V3
15 11 (4.49%) Electronic Trading
16 10 (4.08%) Data Migration
17 9 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.04%) Perl
2 40 (16.33%) SQL
3 39 (15.92%) Java
4 30 (12.24%) Python
5 22 (8.98%) Shell Script
6 17 (6.94%) Bash Shell
7 16 (6.53%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.90%) C++
9 9 (3.67%) JavaScript
10 8 (3.27%) Bourne shell
10 8 (3.27%) C-shell
11 7 (2.86%) Korn
11 7 (2.86%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.86%) VBScript
12 6 (2.45%) C
13 4 (1.63%) C#
13 4 (1.63%) SystemTap
14 3 (1.22%) Ruby
15 2 (0.82%) PHP
16 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.53%) Sun Certification
4 10 (4.08%) Degree
5 6 (2.45%) CISM
5 6 (2.45%) CISSP
5 6 (2.45%) CNA
5 6 (2.45%) GCIA
5 6 (2.45%) GCIH
5 6 (2.45%) GIAC
5 6 (2.45%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (2.45%) Novell Certification
5 6 (2.45%) SANS
6 5 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.63%) AAT
7 4 (1.63%) CCNP
7 4 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.22%) ACCA
8 3 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.08%) SLA
2 5 (2.04%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 55 (22.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 39 (15.92%) Veritas File System
3 38 (15.51%) NFS
4 36 (14.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 28 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (6.53%) Active Directory
7 12 (4.90%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (4.90%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (3.67%) Hyper-V
8 9 (3.67%) SRDF
9 8 (3.27%) Docker
9 8 (3.27%) Samba
10 7 (2.86%) KVM
11 5 (2.04%) vSphere
12 3 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.22%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.82%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.82%) XenApp
13 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (13.88%) NetBackup
2 28 (11.43%) Puppet
3 25 (10.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 19 (7.76%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (6.53%) Nagios
6 11 (4.49%) EMC Navisphere
6 11 (4.49%) Red Hat Satellite
7 10 (4.08%) Ansible
8 8 (3.27%) SCCM
9 7 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (2.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (2.04%) Forum Sentry
11 5 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (2.04%) OpenView
11 5 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (1.63%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (1.22%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 126 (51.43%) Oracle
2 111 (45.31%) Red Hat
3 96 (39.18%) Veritas
4 72 (29.39%) HP
5 54 (22.04%) VMware
6 51 (20.82%) Cisco
7 44 (17.96%) IBM
8 31 (12.65%) NetApp
9 30 (12.24%) Symantec
10 29 (11.84%) EMC
11 27 (11.02%) F5
12 25 (10.20%) Microsoft
13 22 (8.98%) SAP
14 19 (7.76%) Brocade
15 17 (6.94%) Citrix
16 9 (3.67%) Atlassian
16 9 (3.67%) Google
17 7 (2.86%) 3PAR
17 7 (2.86%) CyberArk
17 7 (2.86%) ION Trading
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