Period
to 20 October 2018

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 6 months to 20 October 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 573 563 510
Rank change year-on-year -10 -53 -17
Contract jobs citing Sun 56 53 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.12% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.29% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 77
London median daily rate £539 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £291 £328 £321
90th Percentile £613 £588 £638
England median daily rate £475 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
London median hourly rate - £38.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +107.22% -25.20%
England median hourly rate £16.50 £39.50 £27.35
% change year-on-year -58.23% +44.42% +60.88%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,202 18,391 18,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.79% 40.81% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,329 12,468 12,736
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 257 277
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +11.43% -4.11%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.87 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Sun as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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
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 6 months to 20 October 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
Central London -9 10 £550 +4.76% 4
West London -6 1 £510 - 10
South London -26 1 - -
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 London region with a requirement for Sun.

1 28 (50.00%) SQL
2 27 (48.21%) Windows
3 22 (39.29%) Finance
4 19 (33.93%) Linux
5 18 (32.14%) Python
6 14 (25.00%) VMware
6 14 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
7 13 (23.21%) Firewall
8 12 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (21.43%) Red Hat
8 12 (21.43%) Project Management
9 11 (19.64%) TIBCO
9 11 (19.64%) Change Management
9 11 (19.64%) Oracle
9 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (19.64%) Capacity Management
9 11 (19.64%) Windows 10
9 11 (19.64%) Windows Server
10 10 (17.86%) Multicast
10 10 (17.86%) XenDesktop
10 10 (17.86%) Electronic Trading
10 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (17.86%) Banking
10 10 (17.86%) Perl
10 10 (17.86%) Solaris
10 10 (17.86%) Citrix
10 10 (17.86%) Rendezvous
10 10 (17.86%) Reuters
10 10 (17.86%) Bloomberg

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 5 (8.93%) WebLogic
1 5 (8.93%) WebSphere
1 5 (8.93%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (5.36%) GlassFish
2 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.79%) JCAPS
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) ION MarketView
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.79%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (1.79%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Boomi
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) GitHub
2 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Firewall
2 10 (17.86%) Multicast
3 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.36%) FTP
4 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 3 (5.36%) SAN
4 3 (5.36%) WAN
5 2 (3.57%) BIG-IP
5 2 (3.57%) DNS
5 2 (3.57%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.57%) NAS
5 2 (3.57%) SNMP
5 2 (3.57%) SSH
5 2 (3.57%) Wireless
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.79%) ISDN
6 1 (1.79%) Network Security
6 1 (1.79%) VPLS
6 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.57%) VLDB
4 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.36%) JUnit
3 2 (3.57%) Introscope
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) JMeter
3 2 (3.57%) Maven
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) Ant
4 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.79%) ERwin
4 1 (1.79%) Gradle
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) Log4Net
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
4 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (39.29%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Back Office
3 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.79%) French Language
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Applications Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Windows Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Citrix Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Citrix Support
3 10 (17.86%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Desktop Support
3 10 (17.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) PowerShell Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) VMware Support Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Windows Support Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Linux Scripter
5 6 (10.71%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) Rendezvous
2 9 (16.07%) XML
3 8 (14.29%) Middleware
4 5 (8.93%) Java EE
5 4 (7.14%) .NET
5 4 (7.14%) DOM
5 4 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (5.36%) JMS
6 3 (5.36%) SAX
6 3 (5.36%) Spring
6 3 (5.36%) WCF
6 3 (5.36%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (3.57%) Kafka
7 2 (3.57%) LDAP
7 2 (3.57%) SAML
7 2 (3.57%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.79%) COM+
8 1 (1.79%) DCOM
8 1 (1.79%) J2EE
8 1 (1.79%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (14.29%) Equities
3 5 (8.93%) Fixed Income
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.57%) Celerra
5 2 (3.57%) CLARiiON
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.57%) PKI
5 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.57%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) EPoS
6 1 (1.79%) FMCG
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (48.21%) Windows
2 19 (33.93%) Linux
3 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (19.64%) Windows 10
3 11 (19.64%) Windows Server
4 10 (17.86%) Solaris
5 8 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Project Management
2 11 (19.64%) Capacity Management
2 11 (19.64%) Change Management
3 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.86%) Electronic Trading
4 9 (16.07%) High Availability
4 9 (16.07%) Low Latency
5 7 (12.50%) Migration
5 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 5 (8.93%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (8.93%) ITIL
6 5 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.14%) ERP
8 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.36%) ETL
8 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) SQL
2 18 (32.14%) Python
3 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
4 10 (17.86%) Perl
5 8 (14.29%) C++
5 8 (14.29%) Java
5 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.93%) C#
7 3 (5.36%) XPath
8 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.57%) Bourne shell
8 2 (3.57%) Korn
9 1 (1.79%) C
9 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Sun Certification
2 3 (5.36%) OCPJP
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) MCSE
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) AAT
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.79%) HP ASE
4 1 (1.79%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCDST
4 1 (1.79%) MCSA
4 1 (1.79%) OCP
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) PMO
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.86%) XenDesktop
3 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.57%) Docker
4 2 (3.57%) NFS
4 2 (3.57%) vSphere
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.79%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Control-M
1 3 (5.36%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.57%) Ansible
2 2 (3.57%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.57%) HP Fortify
2 2 (3.57%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (1.79%) Ambari
3 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) VMware
2 12 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 11 (19.64%) Oracle
3 11 (19.64%) TIBCO
4 10 (17.86%) Bloomberg
4 10 (17.86%) Citrix
4 10 (17.86%) Reuters
5 9 (16.07%) Currenex
5 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 7 (12.50%) ION Trading
7 5 (8.93%) Cisco
7 5 (8.93%) Sybase
8 4 (7.14%) IBM
9 3 (5.36%) EMC
9 3 (5.36%) F5
9 3 (5.36%) HP
9 3 (5.36%) Sage
9 3 (5.36%) SnapLogic
10 2 (3.57%) Dynatrace
10 2 (3.57%) MuleSoft