Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 666 566 553
Rank change year-on-year -100 -13 -49
Contract jobs citing Sun 162 256 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 136 156
England median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £303 £300
90th Percentile £538 £521 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 33
England median hourly rate £13.88 £33.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.58% -33.00% +42.15%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £8.55
90th Percentile £19.50 £42.10 £61.40
UK median hourly rate £13.88 £33.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -58.58% -33.00% +42.15%

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 38,890 39,254 42,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.06% 44.80% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,746 24,361 25,460
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £237 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,308 1,442 1,738
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.29 £10.11
90th Percentile £47.25 £45.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -65 76 £451 +0.28% 22
South East -19 36 £375 -4.46% 5
North of England -7 28 £350 +2.94% 17
North East +14 18 £350 +7.09% 3
Midlands -5 12 £160 -56.16% 5
East of England -15 11 £275 +26.44% 3
North West +8 8 £375 - 12
West Midlands +8 6 £160 - 2
East Midlands -5 5 £315 -13.70% 3
Yorkshire -7 2 £160 -54.29% 2
South West +2 1 £160 -54.29% 2
Sun
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 85 (52.47%) Linux
2 73 (45.06%) Unix
3 71 (43.83%) Solaris
4 58 (35.80%) Oracle
5 48 (29.63%) Windows
6 45 (27.78%) Finance
7 40 (24.69%) Red Hat
8 34 (20.99%) HP
8 34 (20.99%) SQL
9 33 (20.37%) Microsoft
10 31 (19.14%) SAN
11 28 (17.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (16.67%) High Availability
13 26 (16.05%) Security Cleared
13 26 (16.05%) Veritas
14 24 (14.81%) Clustering
15 23 (14.20%) Perl
15 23 (14.20%) TCP/IP
16 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
16 22 (13.58%) ITIL
17 21 (12.96%) IBM
18 20 (12.35%) Cisco
18 20 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
18 20 (12.35%) VMware
19 19 (11.73%) Firewall
19 19 (11.73%) NetApp
19 19 (11.73%) HPUX
19 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (11.73%) SC Cleared
19 19 (11.73%) Load Balancing

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 17 (10.49%) Apache
2 16 (9.88%) Tomcat
3 15 (9.26%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.41%) JBoss
5 11 (6.79%) iPlanet
5 11 (6.79%) Oracle Application Server
6 9 (5.56%) MS Exchange
7 8 (4.94%) OpenStack
8 5 (3.09%) IIS
9 4 (2.47%) CMS
9 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 4 (2.47%) SAS
10 2 (1.23%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.62%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.62%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (4.32%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (3.70%) SAP ERP
4 3 (1.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (1.23%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.62%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.62%) Kondor
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.94%) Office 365
3 7 (4.32%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.47%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.62%) GitHub
6 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.62%) PaaS
6 1 (0.62%) SaaS
6 1 (0.62%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.14%) SAN
2 23 (14.20%) TCP/IP
3 19 (11.73%) Firewall
4 17 (10.49%) DNS
5 13 (8.02%) NAS
6 12 (7.41%) Internet
7 11 (6.79%) DHCP
7 11 (6.79%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (6.17%) VSAN
9 9 (5.56%) VLAN
10 7 (4.32%) WAN
11 6 (3.70%) HTTP
11 6 (3.70%) SSH
12 5 (3.09%) FTP
12 5 (3.09%) LAN
13 4 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (2.47%) Network Security
13 4 (2.47%) SMTP
13 4 (2.47%) Wireshark
13 4 (2.47%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.17%) Oracle Database
1 10 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.94%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.47%) Couchbase
3 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.23%) Big Data
5 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.23%) MS Access
5 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.23%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.62%) DataStage
6 1 (0.62%) MySQL
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.62%) JIRA
3 1 (0.62%) JMeter
3 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.62%) Maven
3 1 (0.62%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.62%) Toad
General
1 45 (27.78%) Finance
2 14 (8.64%) Banking
3 7 (4.32%) Retail
3 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.09%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.47%) Front Office
6 3 (1.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) French Language
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 29 (17.90%) Administrator
2 20 (12.35%) Unix Engineer
3 15 (9.26%) Unix Administrator
4 14 (8.64%) Developer
5 13 (8.02%) IT Engineer
5 13 (8.02%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (7.41%) Analyst
7 11 (6.79%) Solaris Engineer
8 10 (6.17%) Architect
8 10 (6.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.56%) DBA
9 9 (5.56%) Storage Administrator
9 9 (5.56%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Database Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Solaris Administrator
10 8 (4.94%) Sybase Database Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Sybase DBA
10 8 (4.94%) Sybase Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.02%) J2EE
2 9 (5.56%) LDAP
3 7 (4.32%) .NET
4 6 (3.70%) Web Services
5 4 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.47%) Sensu
6 3 (1.85%) CSS
6 3 (1.85%) HTML
6 3 (1.85%) Middleware
6 3 (1.85%) Sass
7 2 (1.23%) CSS3
7 2 (1.23%) Flash
7 2 (1.23%) HTML5
7 2 (1.23%) LESS
7 2 (1.23%) Node.js
7 2 (1.23%) React
7 2 (1.23%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.62%) REST
8 1 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.81%) Clustering
2 17 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.88%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.56%) Replication
5 7 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (3.09%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.47%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.47%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.47%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.85%) EPoS
9 3 (1.85%) PDA
10 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.23%) Derivative
10 2 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.23%) Wiki
11 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (52.47%) Linux
2 73 (45.06%) Unix
3 71 (43.83%) Solaris
4 48 (29.63%) Windows
5 28 (17.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (11.73%) HPUX
7 17 (10.49%) AIX
8 16 (9.88%) Windows Server
9 14 (8.64%) SUSE
10 13 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.70%) CentOS
12 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (3.09%) VMS
14 4 (2.47%) Ubuntu
14 4 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.85%) Windows Vista
16 2 (1.23%) Android
16 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
16 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.67%) High Availability
2 22 (13.58%) ITIL
3 20 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (11.73%) Load Balancing
5 17 (10.49%) DevOps
6 15 (9.26%) Migration
6 15 (9.26%) Problem Management
7 12 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (5.56%) Change Management
9 9 (5.56%) CRM
9 9 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.94%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.94%) Release Management
11 7 (4.32%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (4.32%) ERP
11 7 (4.32%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 7 (4.32%) Open Source
12 6 (3.70%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.99%) SQL
2 23 (14.20%) Perl
3 15 (9.26%) Python
4 12 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 11 (6.79%) Java
6 10 (6.17%) Korn
7 8 (4.94%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.94%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.47%) PHP
9 4 (2.47%) VBA
10 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.23%) C#
11 2 (1.23%) C-shell
11 2 (1.23%) ES6
11 2 (1.23%) ES7
12 1 (0.62%) Clojure
12 1 (0.62%) Erlang
12 1 (0.62%) Ruby
12 1 (0.62%) sed
Qualifications
1 26 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.73%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.32%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.85%) CCNA
5 3 (1.85%) CCSP
5 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.85%) CISM
5 3 (1.85%) CISSP
5 3 (1.85%) GCIA
5 3 (1.85%) GCIH
5 3 (1.85%) GIAC
5 3 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (1.85%) Novell Certification
5 3 (1.85%) SANS
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.23%) MCSE
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 16 (9.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 11 (6.79%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (5.56%) Samba
5 9 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.32%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.32%) XenApp
7 6 (3.70%) DFS Replication
7 6 (3.70%) NFS
7 6 (3.70%) vSphere
8 5 (3.09%) iptables
8 5 (3.09%) Veritas File System
9 3 (1.85%) Docker
9 3 (1.85%) KVM
9 3 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.85%) XenServer
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (9.26%) NetBackup
2 11 (6.79%) SCCM
3 8 (4.94%) Ansible
3 8 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.94%) Puppet
4 6 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (3.70%) SnapMirror
4 6 (3.70%) SnapVault
4 6 (3.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 5 (3.09%) SCOM
5 5 (3.09%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.47%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.47%) Grafana
7 3 (1.85%) CSIRT
7 3 (1.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.23%) OpenView
8 2 (1.23%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 58 (35.80%) Oracle
2 40 (24.69%) Red Hat
3 34 (20.99%) HP
4 33 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 26 (16.05%) Veritas
6 21 (12.96%) IBM
7 20 (12.35%) Cisco
7 20 (12.35%) VMware
8 19 (11.73%) NetApp
9 18 (11.11%) Citrix
10 16 (9.88%) SAP
11 15 (9.26%) EMC
12 12 (7.41%) Dell
13 11 (6.79%) F5
14 9 (5.56%) Brocade
14 9 (5.56%) Ivanti
14 9 (5.56%) Sybase
15 8 (4.94%) Symantec
16 7 (4.32%) CA
16 7 (4.32%) EqualLogic