Period
to 16 August 2018

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 6 months to 16 August 2018 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 714 556 566
Rank change year-on-year -158 +10 +1
Contract jobs citing Sun 161 263 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.68% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 174 240
England median daily rate £450 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -4.38% -
10th Percentile £298 £305 £284
90th Percentile £610 £525 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £379 £400
% change year-on-year +18.81% -5.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 14
England median hourly rate £15.25 £38.50 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.39% +98.71% -22.50%
10th Percentile £13.49 £11.88 £17.03
90th Percentile £29.08 £42.10 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £37.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year -59.33% +93.55% -12.92%

Sun is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 39,147 38,594 45,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.91% 43.76% 44.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,547 23,786 28,191
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,414 1,260 1,482
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.37% -1.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.46 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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 -8 61 £525 +5.00% 14
South East -31 39 £383 +2.55% 7
North of England -24 37 £395 +12.86% 1
North West -3 17 £460 +13.46%
Midlands -69 13 £475 +26.67% 6
North East -34 11 £351 +6.44%
Yorkshire -13 9 £401 +7.00% 1
West Midlands -27 9 £450 +16.50% 1
East of England -9 8 £100 -71.43% 2
East Midlands -56 4 £475 +35.71% 5
South West -20 1 - -
Sun
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Sun.

1 100 (62.11%) Linux
2 79 (49.07%) Unix
3 72 (44.72%) Solaris
4 68 (42.24%) Oracle
5 67 (41.61%) Red Hat
6 64 (39.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (36.65%) Windows
8 49 (30.43%) SAN
9 44 (27.33%) Finance
10 42 (26.09%) IBM
10 42 (26.09%) Perl
10 42 (26.09%) SQL
11 41 (25.47%) Firewall
12 38 (23.60%) ITIL
13 34 (21.12%) AIX
14 33 (20.50%) Security Cleared
15 31 (19.25%) EMC
16 30 (18.63%) Microsoft
16 30 (18.63%) SC Cleared
17 29 (18.01%) HP
18 27 (16.77%) Cisco
19 26 (16.15%) Project Management
19 26 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
20 24 (14.91%) Change Management
21 23 (14.29%) LDAP
21 23 (14.29%) DevOps
22 22 (13.66%) Python
22 22 (13.66%) Shell Script
23 21 (13.04%) Veritas
23 21 (13.04%) Degree

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 19 (11.80%) IIS
2 12 (7.45%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (6.83%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.35%) JBoss
4 7 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (3.73%) FileNet
5 6 (3.73%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.11%) Apache
7 3 (1.86%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.86%) SAS
8 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.62%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (3.11%) ION MarketView
3 4 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.48%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.86%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (1.86%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.86%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.24%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.62%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.24%) Boomi
3 1 (0.62%) GitHub
3 1 (0.62%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.62%) PaaS
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (30.43%) SAN
2 41 (25.47%) Firewall
3 20 (12.42%) DNS
4 18 (11.18%) TCP/IP
5 14 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
5 14 (8.70%) NAS
6 12 (7.45%) DMZ
6 12 (7.45%) Multicast
7 11 (6.83%) VLAN
8 9 (5.59%) FTP
8 9 (5.59%) Kerberos
8 9 (5.59%) LAN
8 9 (5.59%) Network Security
9 8 (4.97%) HTTP
9 8 (4.97%) SSH
9 8 (4.97%) WAN
10 7 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (4.35%) SNMP
11 6 (3.73%) DMARC
11 6 (3.73%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.48%) MySQL
5 3 (1.86%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.86%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.24%) Parquet
6 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.24%) VLDB
7 1 (0.62%) DB2
7 1 (0.62%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (3.11%) SonarQube
2 4 (2.48%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.86%) JUnit
3 3 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.24%) Introscope
4 2 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.24%) JMeter
4 2 (1.24%) Maven
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.62%) Ant
5 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.62%) Gradle
5 1 (0.62%) JIRA
5 1 (0.62%) Subversion
5 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (27.33%) Finance
2 19 (11.80%) Banking
3 9 (5.59%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.97%) Retail
5 6 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.48%) Legal
7 3 (1.86%) Back Office
7 3 (1.86%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.62%) French Language
8 1 (0.62%) Front Office
8 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.62%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (14.29%) Administrator
2 22 (13.66%) Unix Administrator
3 17 (10.56%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (9.94%) Analyst
5 14 (8.70%) Architect
5 14 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.83%) Applications Engineer
7 10 (6.21%) Developer
8 9 (5.59%) Consultant
8 9 (5.59%) Linux Scripter
8 9 (5.59%) OSS Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) OSS Support Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (4.97%) Solaris Administrator
9 8 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.97%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.97%) Unix Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.29%) LDAP
2 14 (8.70%) Middleware
3 13 (8.07%) Web Services
4 10 (6.21%) Rendezvous
4 10 (6.21%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (6.21%) XML
5 9 (5.59%) SAML
6 7 (4.35%) Spring
7 6 (3.73%) Software Packaging
8 5 (3.11%) Java EE
8 5 (3.11%) Regular Expression
9 4 (2.48%) .NET
9 4 (2.48%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.86%) DOM
10 3 (1.86%) J2EE
10 3 (1.86%) JMS
10 3 (1.86%) SAX
10 3 (1.86%) WCF
11 2 (1.24%) JSON
11 2 (1.24%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 16 (9.94%) Data Centre
3 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.07%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (6.21%) Client/Server
7 8 (4.97%) Equities
7 8 (4.97%) Replication
8 7 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (4.35%) Smartcard
9 6 (3.73%) DataPower
9 6 (3.73%) Private Cloud
10 5 (3.11%) Driving Licence
10 5 (3.11%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (3.11%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (2.48%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.86%) Virtual Team
13 2 (1.24%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 100 (62.11%) Linux
2 79 (49.07%) Unix
3 72 (44.72%) Solaris
4 64 (39.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (36.65%) Windows
6 34 (21.12%) AIX
7 11 (6.83%) Windows 2000
7 11 (6.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 11 (6.83%) Windows NT
8 10 (6.21%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.35%) CentOS
9 7 (4.35%) HPUX
10 6 (3.73%) Windows Server
11 5 (3.11%) SUSE
12 3 (1.86%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.60%) ITIL
2 26 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.15%) Project Management
3 24 (14.91%) Change Management
4 23 (14.29%) DevOps
5 17 (10.56%) Migration
5 17 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (10.56%) Service Delivery
6 15 (9.32%) High Availability
7 14 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 14 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (8.07%) Capacity Management
8 13 (8.07%) Mathematics
8 13 (8.07%) Storage Management
9 12 (7.45%) Deployment Automation
10 11 (6.83%) Information Security
10 11 (6.83%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.21%) Electronic Trading
11 10 (6.21%) Incident Management
12 9 (5.59%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.09%) Perl
1 42 (26.09%) SQL
2 22 (13.66%) Python
2 22 (13.66%) Shell Script
3 17 (10.56%) Java
4 11 (6.83%) Korn
5 10 (6.21%) AWK
6 9 (5.59%) Bourne shell
7 6 (3.73%) C++
8 5 (3.11%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.48%) C
9 4 (2.48%) C#
9 4 (2.48%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.86%) sed
10 3 (1.86%) XPath
11 2 (1.24%) Scala
12 1 (0.62%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (20.50%) Security Cleared
2 30 (18.63%) SC Cleared
3 21 (13.04%) Degree
4 9 (5.59%) MOS
5 6 (3.73%) MCSE
5 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.73%) Sun Certification
6 5 (3.11%) CISA
6 5 (3.11%) CISM
6 5 (3.11%) CISSP
6 5 (3.11%) CREST Certified
6 5 (3.11%) IISP
6 5 (3.11%) OCP
6 5 (3.11%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (2.48%) MCP
7 4 (2.48%) OCA
7 4 (2.48%) RHCE
7 4 (2.48%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.86%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) SLA
2 7 (4.35%) GDPR
3 6 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.11%) ISAE 3402
4 5 (3.11%) ISO 22301
4 5 (3.11%) ISO 31000
4 5 (3.11%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (3.11%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.62%) PMO
5 1 (0.62%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (11.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (5.59%) NFS
4 7 (4.35%) GlusterFS
4 7 (4.35%) Veritas File System
4 7 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.86%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.24%) Docker
7 2 (1.24%) Firmware
7 2 (1.24%) HDFS
7 2 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.24%) vSphere
7 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.62%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (9.94%) NetBackup
2 13 (8.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 12 (7.45%) Oracle ZFS
4 10 (6.21%) Puppet
5 9 (5.59%) Ansible
5 9 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (5.59%) SCCM
6 7 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (4.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (3.73%) Forum Sentry
7 6 (3.73%) RSA Archer
7 6 (3.73%) SnapMirror
7 6 (3.73%) SnapVault
8 5 (3.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (3.11%) Nessus
8 5 (3.11%) Simpana
8 5 (3.11%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 3 (1.86%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.86%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.86%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 68 (42.24%) Oracle
2 67 (41.61%) Red Hat
3 42 (26.09%) IBM
4 31 (19.25%) EMC
5 30 (18.63%) Microsoft
6 29 (18.01%) HP
7 27 (16.77%) Cisco
8 21 (13.04%) Veritas
9 20 (12.42%) NetApp
10 17 (10.56%) Brocade
10 17 (10.56%) Hitachi
11 15 (9.32%) VMware
12 13 (8.07%) Dell
13 12 (7.45%) Bloomberg
13 12 (7.45%) Centrify
13 12 (7.45%) Reuters
14 10 (6.21%) Palo Alto
14 10 (6.21%) TIBCO
15 9 (5.59%) Currenex
16 8 (4.97%) Huawei