Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 632 537 585
Rank change year-on-year -95 +48 -122
Contract jobs citing Sun 232 338 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.77% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 207 142
England median daily rate £375 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -13.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £294 £280 £305
90th Percentile £536 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £388 £425
% change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 26
England median hourly rate £39.50 £33.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.91% +97.06% -49.59%
10th Percentile £32.83 £15.80 £7.13
90th Percentile £42.55 £38.20 £34.38
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £33.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.91% +76.32% -43.66%

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 40566 44097 45318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.79% 45.21% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25456 27228 27218
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £243 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1351 1563 1946
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.34
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -70 61 £500 +5.26% 9
Midlands +68 53 £375 +42.86% 5
North of England +6 53 £356 +7.95% 4
South East +3 49 £325 -15.58% 9
North East +40 42 £350 +9.38% 1
East Midlands +30 36 £375 +387.01% 1
South West -10 16 £390 -2.50%
West Midlands +24 15 £375 -11.76% 4
North West +11 7 £381 -1.61% 3
Yorkshire +16 4 £160 -51.52%
East of England -15 3 £253 -48.47% 1
Sun
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 159 (68.53%) Unix
2 154 (66.38%) Linux
3 151 (65.09%) Solaris
4 143 (61.64%) Oracle
5 93 (40.09%) Red Hat
6 87 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 84 (36.21%) Perl
8 77 (33.19%) Veritas
9 75 (32.33%) SC Cleared
10 63 (27.16%) TCP/IP
10 63 (27.16%) HP
10 63 (27.16%) WebLogic
10 63 (27.16%) Apache
11 61 (26.29%) Firewall
12 60 (25.86%) AIX
13 58 (25.00%) Clustering
14 57 (24.57%) HPUX
15 56 (24.14%) Tomcat
15 56 (24.14%) JBoss
15 56 (24.14%) SAN
15 56 (24.14%) High Availability
16 55 (23.71%) Korn
17 52 (22.41%) J2EE
18 51 (21.98%) Windows
18 51 (21.98%) Cisco
19 50 (21.55%) iPlanet
19 50 (21.55%) Load Balancing
20 48 (20.69%) Oracle Application Server
20 48 (20.69%) SUSE
20 48 (20.69%) VMware

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 63 (27.16%) Apache
1 63 (27.16%) WebLogic
2 56 (24.14%) JBoss
2 56 (24.14%) Tomcat
3 50 (21.55%) iPlanet
4 48 (20.69%) Oracle Application Server
5 19 (8.19%) MS Exchange
6 15 (6.47%) OpenStack
7 12 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (5.17%) MQSeries
7 12 (5.17%) SharePoint
8 11 (4.74%) WebLogic Portal
9 8 (3.45%) WebSphere
10 7 (3.02%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (2.59%) IIS
12 5 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2000
13 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 4 (1.72%) FileNet
Applications
1 17 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.17%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.43%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.43%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 29 (12.50%) SAP ERP
2 26 (11.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 7 (3.02%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (2.59%) ION MarketView
5 5 (2.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 3 (1.29%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.43%) RMDS
8 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (3.02%) Office 365
4 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.86%) GitHub
4 2 (0.86%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (27.16%) TCP/IP
2 61 (26.29%) Firewall
3 56 (24.14%) SAN
4 33 (14.22%) DNS
5 32 (13.79%) LDAP
6 29 (12.50%) NAS
7 18 (7.76%) Fibre Channel
8 16 (6.90%) WAN
9 14 (6.03%) FCoE
9 14 (6.03%) iSCSI
10 11 (4.74%) Internet
11 10 (4.31%) LAN
11 10 (4.31%) VSAN
12 8 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (3.45%) Network Security
13 6 (2.59%) SSH
13 6 (2.59%) Wireshark
14 5 (2.16%) DHCP
14 5 (2.16%) FTP
14 5 (2.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.33%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (2.59%) Big Data
6 6 (2.59%) DB2
6 6 (2.59%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.59%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (2.16%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.72%) MySQL
9 3 (1.29%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.86%) Informix
10 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.86%) MS Access
10 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.43%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.86%) JIRA
3 2 (0.86%) JMeter
3 2 (0.86%) Maven
3 2 (0.86%) Toad
4 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.43%) Selenium
4 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (8.62%) Finance
2 8 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.59%) Back Office
4 5 (2.16%) Banking
4 5 (2.16%) Front Office
5 4 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.86%) Legal
7 2 (0.86%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 65 (28.02%) Unix Engineer
2 39 (16.81%) Administrator
3 38 (16.38%) Solaris Engineer
4 25 (10.78%) Systems Administrator
5 24 (10.34%) Unix Administrator
6 20 (8.62%) Architect
6 20 (8.62%) Design Engineer
7 17 (7.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 14 (6.03%) Developer
8 14 (6.03%) IT Engineer
8 14 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (5.60%) AIX Engineer
9 13 (5.60%) Consultant
10 11 (4.74%) Linux Administrator
10 11 (4.74%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (4.74%) Solaris Administrator
10 11 (4.74%) Technical Architect
11 10 (4.31%) Analyst
12 9 (3.88%) Storage Administrator
13 8 (3.45%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (22.41%) J2EE
2 9 (3.88%) HTML
3 8 (3.45%) Web Services
3 8 (3.45%) XML
4 7 (3.02%) JSON
5 6 (2.59%) Spring
6 5 (2.16%) Software Packaging
6 5 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.29%) .NET
7 3 (1.29%) CSS
7 3 (1.29%) HTML5
7 3 (1.29%) JMS
7 3 (1.29%) LAMP
7 3 (1.29%) Node.js
7 3 (1.29%) React
7 3 (1.29%) Sass
7 3 (1.29%) SOAP
7 3 (1.29%) XSD
7 3 (1.29%) XSLT
8 2 (0.86%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 58 (25.00%) Clustering
2 33 (14.22%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.17%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.31%) Replication
6 8 (3.45%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.45%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.59%) Grid Computing
7 6 (2.59%) Oracle Exalogic
7 6 (2.59%) VAX
8 5 (2.16%) DataPower
8 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.72%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.86%) Infotainment
11 2 (0.86%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 159 (68.53%) Unix
2 154 (66.38%) Linux
3 151 (65.09%) Solaris
4 60 (25.86%) AIX
5 57 (24.57%) HPUX
6 51 (21.98%) Windows
7 48 (20.69%) SUSE
8 40 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (5.60%) Windows Server
10 8 (3.45%) CentOS
10 8 (3.45%) Windows Vista
11 7 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.16%) VMS
13 4 (1.72%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.29%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.86%) Android
15 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.14%) High Availability
2 50 (21.55%) Load Balancing
3 47 (20.26%) ITIL
4 42 (18.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (12.93%) ERP
6 23 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (9.05%) Migration
8 19 (8.19%) DevOps
9 17 (7.33%) Unit Testing
10 16 (6.90%) Change Management
11 14 (6.03%) Procure-to-Pay
12 13 (5.60%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (5.17%) Problem Management
14 9 (3.88%) Algorithmic Trading
14 9 (3.88%) Incident Management
14 9 (3.88%) Open Source
15 8 (3.45%) Electronic Trading
15 8 (3.45%) ITIL V3
15 8 (3.45%) Mentoring
15 8 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 84 (36.21%) Perl
2 55 (23.71%) Korn
3 48 (20.69%) Python
4 43 (18.53%) SQL
5 37 (15.95%) Shell Script
6 31 (13.36%) Bash Shell
7 21 (9.05%) Java
8 20 (8.62%) C-shell
9 8 (3.45%) C++
9 8 (3.45%) Ruby
10 6 (2.59%) Bourne shell
10 6 (2.59%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.16%) AWK
12 4 (1.72%) VBA
13 3 (1.29%) C
13 3 (1.29%) PHP
13 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.86%) ES6
14 2 (0.86%) XPath
15 1 (0.43%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 87 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 75 (32.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.60%) Degree
4 9 (3.88%) MCSE
4 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.02%) CCNA
6 7 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.02%) MCITP
6 7 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.59%) RHCE
7 6 (2.59%) RHCSA
8 5 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.16%) CCSP
8 5 (2.16%) OCA
8 5 (2.16%) OCP
8 5 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.72%) Sun Certification
10 3 (1.29%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.72%) QA
1 4 (1.72%) SLA
2 3 (1.29%) RMADS
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (17.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 40 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (15.09%) Hyper-V
4 32 (13.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 32 (13.79%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (10.34%) Active Directory
5 24 (10.34%) KVM
5 24 (10.34%) Samba
6 12 (5.17%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (4.74%) NFS
8 9 (3.88%) Xen
9 8 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.59%) Veritas File System
10 6 (2.59%) vSphere
11 5 (2.16%) GlusterFS
11 5 (2.16%) iptables
12 3 (1.29%) Docker
12 3 (1.29%) OpenDJ
12 3 (1.29%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (9.05%) NetBackup
2 19 (8.19%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (8.19%) Puppet
3 13 (5.60%) Ansible
4 12 (5.17%) OpenView
5 11 (4.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 10 (4.31%) SCCM
6 10 (4.31%) SCOM
7 9 (3.88%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.16%) Forum Sentry
9 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 5 (2.16%) SnapMirror
9 5 (2.16%) SnapVault
10 4 (1.72%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 143 (61.64%) Oracle
2 93 (40.09%) Red Hat
3 77 (33.19%) Veritas
4 63 (27.16%) HP
5 51 (21.98%) Cisco
6 48 (20.69%) VMware
7 42 (18.10%) F5
8 41 (17.67%) SAP
9 31 (13.36%) Microsoft
10 26 (11.21%) PlateSpin
11 18 (7.76%) EMC
12 17 (7.33%) IBM
12 17 (7.33%) NetApp
13 14 (6.03%) Brocade
14 12 (5.17%) Cognos
14 12 (5.17%) Opsware
14 12 (5.17%) StorageTek
15 9 (3.88%) ION Trading
15 9 (3.88%) Symantec
16 8 (3.45%) Sybase