Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 710 613 553
Rank change year-on-year -97 -60 +35
Contract jobs citing Sun 133 245 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 164 207
England median daily rate £475 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.53% -3.23% -12.92%
10th Percentile £224 £300 £300
90th Percentile £613 £534 £553
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.23% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 16
England median hourly rate £16.50 £39.50 £27.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.23% +44.42% +40.26%
10th Percentile £11.17 £18.94 £15.63
90th Percentile £17.50 £42.40 £38.50
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £39.50 £27.35
% change year-on-year -58.23% +44.42% +36.75%

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 40,137 40,638 44,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.14% 42.90% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,233 25,452 27,578
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £244
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,514 1,360 1,582
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.58 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.03 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.94% -5.71%

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 15 November 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
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 15 November 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 +10 55 £538 +7.50% 14
South East -37 33 £400 +18.52% 2
North of England -59 19 £445 +27.14% 4
Midlands -41 15 £475 +26.67% 3
North West -16 11 £460 +20.52% 3
West Midlands -27 9 - -
East of England -6 8 £325 -12.16% 1
Yorkshire -5 6 £413 +157.81% 1
East Midlands -22 6 £475 +26.67% 3
North East -50 2 £483 +37.86%
South West -37 1 £100 -74.36% 1
Sun
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 61 (45.86%) Linux
2 46 (34.59%) Windows
3 45 (33.83%) Unix
3 45 (33.83%) Oracle
4 41 (30.83%) Solaris
5 34 (25.56%) Red Hat
6 30 (22.56%) VMware
7 29 (21.80%) Firewall
7 29 (21.80%) IBM
8 28 (21.05%) Finance
8 28 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (20.30%) SQL
10 23 (17.29%) ITIL
11 22 (16.54%) HP
12 21 (15.79%) Degree
13 20 (15.04%) Cisco
14 19 (14.29%) SAN
14 19 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (14.29%) Computer Science
15 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
15 18 (13.53%) Perl
16 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
16 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
16 17 (12.78%) Windows Server
17 16 (12.03%) SC Cleared
17 16 (12.03%) PowerShell
17 16 (12.03%) Windows 10
17 16 (12.03%) DNS
17 16 (12.03%) Citrix

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 15 (11.28%) IIS
2 6 (4.51%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.51%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.51%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (3.76%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.01%) Apache
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.50%) FileNet
6 2 (1.50%) JBoss
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) ION MarketView
1 5 (3.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (3.01%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.01%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.26%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (1.50%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.75%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.75%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Boomi
2 1 (0.75%) GitHub
2 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.80%) Firewall
2 19 (14.29%) SAN
3 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
4 16 (12.03%) DNS
5 7 (5.26%) DMARC
5 7 (5.26%) Multicast
6 6 (4.51%) DMZ
6 6 (4.51%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (4.51%) LAN
7 5 (3.76%) VLAN
8 4 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.01%) FTP
8 4 (3.01%) Kerberos
9 3 (2.26%) HTTP
9 3 (2.26%) Internet
9 3 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.26%) NAS
10 2 (1.50%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.50%) Network Security
10 2 (1.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.52%) MySQL
2 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.50%) KDB
5 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.50%) Parquet
5 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.50%) Power BI
5 2 (1.50%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (1.50%) QlikView
5 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.50%) VLDB
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) ClearCase
1 5 (3.76%) SonarQube
2 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.50%) Introscope
3 2 (1.50%) JIRA
3 2 (1.50%) JMeter
3 2 (1.50%) JUnit
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.75%) ERwin
4 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.75%) Gradle
4 1 (0.75%) Log4Net
4 1 (0.75%) Maven
4 1 (0.75%) NUnit
4 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (21.05%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.26%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.75%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (18.80%) Support Engineer
2 19 (14.29%) Analyst
3 15 (11.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (11.28%) Desktop Engineer
3 15 (11.28%) Desktop Support
3 15 (11.28%) Windows Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) Citrix Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) Citrix Support
4 14 (10.53%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) PowerShell Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) VMware Support Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) Windows Support Engineer
5 13 (9.77%) Architect
5 13 (9.77%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) Developer
7 10 (7.52%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) Rendezvous
1 8 (6.02%) Spring
1 8 (6.02%) XML
2 7 (5.26%) LDAP
2 7 (5.26%) Web Services
3 6 (4.51%) .NET
3 6 (4.51%) Middleware
4 4 (3.01%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (3.01%) SAML
4 4 (3.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.26%) Java EE
5 3 (2.26%) SOAP
5 3 (2.26%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.26%) WCF
6 2 (1.50%) DOM
6 2 (1.50%) J2EE
6 2 (1.50%) JSP
6 2 (1.50%) Kafka
6 2 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.77%) Data Centre
3 12 (9.02%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (5.26%) Client/Server
5 7 (5.26%) Smartcard
6 6 (4.51%) EPoS
6 6 (4.51%) Equities
7 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.76%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (3.76%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.26%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.50%) CLARiiON
10 2 (1.50%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.50%) PKI
10 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (45.86%) Linux
2 46 (34.59%) Windows
3 45 (33.83%) Unix
4 41 (30.83%) Solaris
5 28 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (12.78%) Windows Server
7 16 (12.03%) Windows 10
8 13 (9.77%) AIX
9 5 (3.76%) CentOS
9 5 (3.76%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 5 (3.76%) Windows NT
9 5 (3.76%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.26%) HPUX
10 3 (2.26%) SUSE
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Debian
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.29%) ITIL
2 19 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.28%) DevOps
4 12 (9.02%) ITSM
5 11 (8.27%) Change Management
5 11 (8.27%) Migration
5 11 (8.27%) Project Management
5 11 (8.27%) Waterfall
6 9 (6.77%) Capacity Management
6 9 (6.77%) Mathematics
7 8 (6.02%) Electronic Trading
7 8 (6.02%) Information Security
7 8 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (6.02%) Quality Management
8 7 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.26%) High Availability
8 7 (5.26%) Low Latency
9 6 (4.51%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.51%) QMS
9 6 (4.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.30%) SQL
2 18 (13.53%) Perl
3 16 (12.03%) PowerShell
3 16 (12.03%) Python
4 15 (11.28%) Java
5 12 (9.02%) Shell Script
6 8 (6.02%) C++
6 8 (6.02%) Korn
7 7 (5.26%) C#
8 6 (4.51%) Bourne shell
9 5 (3.76%) C
10 4 (3.01%) AWK
11 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.50%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.50%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.50%) Scala
13 1 (0.75%) BeanShell
13 1 (0.75%) R
13 1 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (15.79%) Degree
2 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
3 16 (12.03%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.77%) MOS
5 5 (3.76%) CISA
5 5 (3.76%) CISM
5 5 (3.76%) CISSP
5 5 (3.76%) CREST Certified
5 5 (3.76%) IISP
5 5 (3.76%) Sun Certification
6 4 (3.01%) MCSE
6 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.01%) OCP
6 4 (3.01%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (2.26%) CCNA
7 3 (2.26%) CCNP
7 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.26%) OCA
7 3 (2.26%) RHCE
7 3 (2.26%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) SLA
2 6 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (3.76%) GDPR
3 5 (3.76%) ISAE 3402
3 5 (3.76%) ISO 22301
3 5 (3.76%) ISO 31000
3 5 (3.76%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 5 (3.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.53%) XenDesktop
3 12 (9.02%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.01%) GlusterFS
5 4 (3.01%) NFS
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (3.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.50%) Docker
6 2 (1.50%) HDFS
6 2 (1.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.50%) vSphere
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.75%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
2 6 (4.51%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 5 (3.76%) Nessus
3 5 (3.76%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (3.76%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 4 (3.01%) Data Guard
4 4 (3.01%) Puppet
4 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 4 (3.01%) SCCM
5 3 (2.26%) Ansible
5 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.50%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.50%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.50%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.50%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.50%) Simpana
6 2 (1.50%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 45 (33.83%) Oracle
2 34 (25.56%) Red Hat
3 30 (22.56%) VMware
4 29 (21.80%) IBM
5 22 (16.54%) HP
6 20 (15.04%) Cisco
7 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
8 16 (12.03%) Citrix
9 14 (10.53%) EMC
10 12 (9.02%) Dell
11 10 (7.52%) Veritas
12 9 (6.77%) Bloomberg
12 9 (6.77%) Centrify
12 9 (6.77%) Huawei
12 9 (6.77%) Reuters
12 9 (6.77%) TIBCO
13 8 (6.02%) ION Trading
13 8 (6.02%) NetApp
14 7 (5.26%) Compaq
14 7 (5.26%) Remedy