Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 674 588 561
Rank change year-on-year -86 -27 -44
Contract jobs citing Sun 169 214 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.58% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 123 194
England median daily rate £420 £390 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -0.95% -1.56%
10th Percentile £300 £246 £300
90th Percentile £566 £525 £526
UK median daily rate £423 £389 £388
% change year-on-year +8.68% +0.32% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 21
England median hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.96% -74.29% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £46.50
90th Percentile £19.80 £25.88 £63.00
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.28 £52.50
% change year-on-year -6.33% -68.99% +87.00%

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 38,412 36,759 42,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.70% 44.03% 43.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,100 22,786 26,263
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,345 1,246 1,513
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year - -6.42% +6.86%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -38 76 £450 -7.69% 28
North of England -1 37 £383 +11.19% 7
South East -43 33 £388 -3.13% 9
North East +12 16 £316 -2.02% 1
North West -2 15 £420 +2.75% 3
East of England 0 14 £275 -21.43% 2
Midlands -46 8 £450 +44.00% 4
West Midlands -15 7 £450 +18.03% 4
Yorkshire -16 6 £390 +8.33% 3
South West +5 1 - - 4
East Midlands -36 1 - -
Sun
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 104 (61.54%) Linux
2 79 (46.75%) Solaris
3 73 (43.20%) Unix
4 66 (39.05%) Windows
5 59 (34.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (34.32%) Red Hat
7 54 (31.95%) Finance
8 49 (28.99%) Oracle
9 45 (26.63%) SAN
10 42 (24.85%) SQL
10 42 (24.85%) ITIL
11 40 (23.67%) Perl
12 37 (21.89%) IBM
13 36 (21.30%) Security Cleared
14 35 (20.71%) Microsoft
15 33 (19.53%) AIX
16 29 (17.16%) SC Cleared
17 28 (16.57%) Cisco
18 27 (15.98%) Banking
19 26 (15.38%) HP
19 26 (15.38%) EMC
20 25 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
21 23 (13.61%) Microsoft Office
21 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
22 22 (13.02%) DevOps
22 22 (13.02%) LDAP
22 22 (13.02%) Active Directory
22 22 (13.02%) DNS
22 22 (13.02%) Shell Script
22 22 (13.02%) Firewall

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 13 (7.69%) IIS
2 12 (7.10%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.10%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (5.92%) WebLogic
4 8 (4.73%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.14%) JBoss
6 6 (3.55%) FileNet
6 6 (3.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2000
7 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 4 (2.37%) CMS
8 4 (2.37%) SAS
8 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.78%) Apache
9 3 (1.78%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.78%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.59%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.59%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
Applications
1 23 (13.61%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (2.96%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.18%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.18%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.59%) Kondor
4 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (4.14%) Office 365
2 3 (1.78%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Boomi
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.63%) SAN
2 22 (13.02%) DNS
2 22 (13.02%) Firewall
3 16 (9.47%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.88%) NAS
5 14 (8.28%) VLAN
6 11 (6.51%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (6.51%) Internet
7 10 (5.92%) LAN
8 9 (5.33%) HTTP
8 9 (5.33%) Network Security
8 9 (5.33%) WAN
9 8 (4.73%) DMZ
9 8 (4.73%) SNMP
10 7 (4.14%) DHCP
10 7 (4.14%) FTP
11 6 (3.55%) Kerberos
11 6 (3.55%) SMTP
11 6 (3.55%) SSH
11 6 (3.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.73%) Sybase ASE
2 7 (4.14%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.96%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.78%) Couchbase
5 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.59%) Big Data
6 1 (0.59%) DB2
6 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.59%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.78%) JUnit
1 3 (1.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.18%) Introscope
2 2 (1.18%) JMeter
2 2 (1.18%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.59%) Ant
3 1 (0.59%) Maven
3 1 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 54 (31.95%) Finance
2 27 (15.98%) Banking
3 13 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 12 (7.10%) Retail
5 7 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.96%) Legal
7 4 (2.37%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.78%) Back Office
8 3 (1.78%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.78%) Front Office
9 1 (0.59%) French Language
9 1 (0.59%) Games
9 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.59%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (17.75%) Administrator
2 19 (11.24%) Unix Administrator
3 17 (10.06%) Analyst
4 15 (8.88%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Unix Engineer
6 11 (6.51%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.92%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.33%) Architect
8 9 (5.33%) Operations Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Database Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) DBA
9 8 (4.73%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Solaris Administrator
9 8 (4.73%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Sybase Database Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Sybase DBA
9 8 (4.73%) Sybase Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.02%) LDAP
2 16 (9.47%) Middleware
3 10 (5.92%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (4.73%) Web Services
5 6 (3.55%) .NET
5 6 (3.55%) SAML
5 6 (3.55%) Software Packaging
6 5 (2.96%) Java EE
6 5 (2.96%) Regular Expression
6 5 (2.96%) Rendezvous
7 4 (2.37%) XML
8 3 (1.78%) DOM
8 3 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.78%) JMS
8 3 (1.78%) SAX
8 3 (1.78%) Sensu
8 3 (1.78%) Spring
9 2 (1.18%) Kafka
9 2 (1.18%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (12.43%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.88%) Replication
4 12 (7.10%) Clustering
5 9 (5.33%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.73%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.73%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (3.55%) DataPower
8 6 (3.55%) Driving Licence
8 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.55%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.78%) EPoS
9 3 (1.78%) Equities
9 3 (1.78%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.78%) PDA
9 3 (1.78%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 104 (61.54%) Linux
2 79 (46.75%) Solaris
3 73 (43.20%) Unix
4 66 (39.05%) Windows
5 59 (34.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (19.53%) AIX
7 16 (9.47%) Windows Server
8 14 (8.28%) HPUX
9 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (4.73%) CentOS
10 8 (4.73%) Windows 2000
10 8 (4.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 8 (4.73%) Windows NT
10 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.73%) Windows XP
11 7 (4.14%) SUSE
11 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (2.96%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.37%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.85%) ITIL
2 25 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (13.02%) DevOps
4 21 (12.43%) Project Management
4 21 (12.43%) Service Delivery
5 20 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (11.24%) High Availability
7 18 (10.65%) Change Management
8 17 (10.06%) Problem Management
9 16 (9.47%) Incident Management
10 14 (8.28%) E-Commerce
10 14 (8.28%) Migration
11 13 (7.69%) Configuration Management
12 11 (6.51%) Business Continuity
12 11 (6.51%) Deployment Automation
12 11 (6.51%) Mathematics
13 10 (5.92%) Data Centre Operations
14 9 (5.33%) Capacity Management
15 8 (4.73%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.85%) SQL
2 40 (23.67%) Perl
3 22 (13.02%) Shell Script
4 17 (10.06%) Java
5 16 (9.47%) Python
6 9 (5.33%) AWK
7 8 (4.73%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.73%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.96%) Bourne shell
8 5 (2.96%) Korn
9 4 (2.37%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.37%) sed
10 3 (1.78%) XPath
11 2 (1.18%) C#
11 2 (1.18%) PHP
12 1 (0.59%) Clojure
12 1 (0.59%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 36 (21.30%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.73%) Degree
4 7 (4.14%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.55%) MCSE
5 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.96%) MCP
7 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.78%) OCPJP
8 3 (1.78%) RHCE
8 3 (1.78%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.78%) Sun Certification
9 2 (1.18%) CISA
9 2 (1.18%) CISM
9 2 (1.18%) CISSP
9 2 (1.18%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.18%) IISP
9 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.18%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) GDPR
3 3 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.18%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 31000
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.59%) PMO
5 1 (0.59%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (13.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 13 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.14%) Veritas File System
4 7 (4.14%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (4.14%) XenApp
5 6 (3.55%) DFS Replication
5 6 (3.55%) Samba
5 6 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.96%) GlusterFS
6 5 (2.96%) NFS
7 4 (2.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.78%) Docker
8 3 (1.78%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.18%) Firmware
9 2 (1.18%) vSphere
10 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (9.47%) NetBackup
2 13 (7.69%) SCCM
3 10 (5.92%) Ansible
3 10 (5.92%) Oracle ZFS
3 10 (5.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 9 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.33%) Puppet
5 7 (4.14%) RSA Archer
5 7 (4.14%) SnapMirror
5 7 (4.14%) SnapVault
6 6 (3.55%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (3.55%) Forum Sentry
7 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.96%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (2.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (2.37%) Nagios
9 3 (1.78%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.78%) Control-M
9 3 (1.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 58 (34.32%) Red Hat
2 49 (28.99%) Oracle
3 37 (21.89%) IBM
4 35 (20.71%) Microsoft
5 28 (16.57%) Cisco
6 26 (15.38%) EMC
6 26 (15.38%) HP
7 20 (11.83%) NetApp
7 20 (11.83%) Veritas
7 20 (11.83%) VMware
8 19 (11.24%) Dell
9 16 (9.47%) Brocade
10 15 (8.88%) Hitachi
11 13 (7.69%) Citrix
12 9 (5.33%) Ivanti
13 8 (4.73%) Centrify
13 8 (4.73%) SAP
13 8 (4.73%) Sybase
14 7 (4.14%) CommVault
14 7 (4.14%) Opsware