The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 27 June 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 394 370 362
Rank change year-on-year -24 -8  
Contract jobs citing Sun 30 57 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.63% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 44
Median daily rate £500 £478 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +19.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £364 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £618 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £399
% change year-on-year -0.64% -2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £38.75 £17.85 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.08% -37.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £17.17 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.53 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +113.51% +54.16%  

Sun is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8620 9001 10147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.41% 41.33% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5822 6219 6700
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 112 248
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £11.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Sun as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in London

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sun in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in London

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in London

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in London

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sun in London

Sun
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the London region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 3 £550 +41.93% 3
Hayes - 1 - -
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region with a requirement for Sun.

1 29 (42.65%) Linux
2 28 (41.18%) Finance
3 25 (36.76%) Python
3 25 (36.76%) Unix
4 24 (35.29%) Solaris
5 22 (32.35%) Perl
6 20 (29.41%) SQL
7 18 (26.47%) Windows
8 17 (25.00%) Oracle
9 16 (23.53%) Migration
9 16 (23.53%) Incident Management
10 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (20.59%) Java
11 13 (19.12%) LDAP
11 13 (19.12%) Banking
11 13 (19.12%) Electronic Trading
12 12 (17.65%) Algorithmic Trading
12 12 (17.65%) ION Trading
12 12 (17.65%) Fixed Income
12 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
12 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
13 11 (16.18%) C++
13 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
13 11 (16.18%) VMware
13 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
13 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (14.71%) SAN
15 9 (13.24%) Active Directory

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (10.29%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) Apache
3 4 (5.88%) Confluence
4 3 (4.41%) Liferay
4 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.94%) Anypoint
5 2 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.47%) Academy Housing
2 1 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.47%) RMDS
2 1 (1.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.35%) Office 365
4 3 (4.41%) GitHub
5 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) LDAP
2 10 (14.71%) SAN
3 9 (13.24%) NAS
4 7 (10.29%) DNS
4 7 (10.29%) Firewall
4 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.35%) Internet
6 4 (5.88%) VPN
7 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.94%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.94%) LAN
8 2 (2.94%) Skype
8 2 (2.94%) Wireless
9 1 (1.47%) BGP
9 1 (1.47%) IPv4
9 1 (1.47%) IPv6
9 1 (1.47%) MPLS
9 1 (1.47%) OSPF
9 1 (1.47%) TACACS
9 1 (1.47%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Big Data
2 5 (7.35%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (4.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.94%) DB2
4 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Smart View
4 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.94%) Redis
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.47%) Informix
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) JIRA
2 3 (4.41%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.41%) ERwin
2 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.41%) Log4Net
2 3 (4.41%) NUnit
2 3 (4.41%) Subversion
3 2 (2.94%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.94%) JMeter
3 2 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.47%) Maven
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
General
1 28 (41.18%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Banking
3 7 (10.29%) Front Office
3 7 (10.29%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.47%) Games
6 1 (1.47%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.47%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.47%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Analyst
2 13 (19.12%) Support Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Administrator
4 9 (13.24%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (11.76%) Architect
5 8 (11.76%) Credit Analyst
5 8 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (10.29%) Unix Administrator
7 6 (8.82%) Applications Support
7 6 (8.82%) Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.88%) Electronic Trading Support
9 4 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.41%) C++ Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Spring
2 5 (7.35%) XML
3 4 (5.88%) SOAP
4 3 (4.41%) DOM
4 3 (4.41%) JiBX
4 3 (4.41%) JSP
4 3 (4.41%) LAMP
4 3 (4.41%) WinForms
4 3 (4.41%) WPF
5 2 (2.94%) Ajax
5 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 2 (2.94%) JMS
5 2 (2.94%) Middleware
5 2 (2.94%) Node.js
5 2 (2.94%) React
5 2 (2.94%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.47%) J2EE
6 1 (1.47%) Web Services
6 1 (1.47%) XHTML
6 1 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Fixed Income
2 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
4 7 (10.29%) Replication
5 6 (8.82%) Clustering
5 6 (8.82%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.88%) SCADA
6 4 (5.88%) Wiki
7 3 (4.41%) Fintech
7 3 (4.41%) Symmetrix
8 2 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (2.94%) Infotainment
8 2 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.47%) Equities
9 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.65%) Linux
2 25 (36.76%) Unix
3 24 (35.29%) Solaris
4 18 (26.47%) Windows
5 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.41%) AIX
7 3 (4.41%) HPUX
7 3 (4.41%) SUSE
7 3 (4.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.41%) VMS
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Incident Management
1 16 (23.53%) Migration
2 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (19.12%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (17.65%) Algorithmic Trading
5 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
6 7 (10.29%) DevOps
6 7 (10.29%) ITIL
6 7 (10.29%) ITIL V3
7 6 (8.82%) Capacity Management
7 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.35%) TOGAF
8 5 (7.35%) Validation
8 5 (7.35%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.88%) Mathematics
9 4 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) Python
2 22 (32.35%) Perl
3 20 (29.41%) SQL
4 14 (20.59%) Java
5 11 (16.18%) C++
6 5 (7.35%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.88%) C
8 3 (4.41%) Bourne shell
8 3 (4.41%) C#
8 3 (4.41%) C-shell
8 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.47%) Clojure
10 1 (1.47%) Erlang
10 1 (1.47%) Korn
10 1 (1.47%) PHP
10 1 (1.47%) VBA
10 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.35%) CCNA
3 5 (7.35%) CCSP
3 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) MCITP
3 5 (7.35%) MCSE
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.88%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.94%) AAT
5 2 (2.94%) ACCA
6 1 (1.47%) CCDP
6 1 (1.47%) CCNP
6 1 (1.47%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) NFS
2 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (4.41%) SRDF
5 3 (4.41%) Veritas File System
6 2 (2.94%) Docker
6 2 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.47%) Firmware
7 1 (1.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) SCOM
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (7.35%) Puppet
2 5 (7.35%) SCCM
3 3 (4.41%) Ansible
3 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.47%) Consul
5 1 (1.47%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.47%) Nagios
5 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.47%) Packer
5 1 (1.47%) Pingdom
5 1 (1.47%) RANCID
5 1 (1.47%) Terraform
5 1 (1.47%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (1.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) Oracle
2 12 (17.65%) ION Trading
2 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (16.18%) VMware
4 9 (13.24%) HP
4 9 (13.24%) Sybase
5 5 (7.35%) EMC
5 5 (7.35%) StorageTek
6 4 (5.88%) IBM
6 4 (5.88%) Splunk
6 4 (5.88%) Veritas
7 3 (4.41%) AppDynamics
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco
7 3 (4.41%) Infragistics
7 3 (4.41%) NetApp
8 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.94%) Hyperion
8 2 (2.94%) SAP
8 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
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