Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 580 594 499
Rank change year-on-year +14 -95 +27
Contract jobs citing Sun 49 60 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 64
London median daily rate £525 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £240 £286
90th Percentile £613 £575 £625
England median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +60.00%
England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.15 £36.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% -46.81% +89.47%

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 18,746 19,193 18,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.09% 40.37% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,717 13,071 12,616
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 303 288
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.09 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -21 2 £525 +5.00% 5
West London +1 1 - - 3
South London -16 1 - -
North London - 1 £400 - 1
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 29 (59.18%) Windows
2 21 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 19 (38.78%) Windows 10
3 19 (38.78%) VMware
3 19 (38.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (38.78%) PowerShell
4 18 (36.73%) XenDesktop
4 18 (36.73%) Citrix
4 18 (36.73%) SQL
5 16 (32.65%) Finance
6 13 (26.53%) Linux
7 10 (20.41%) Python
8 8 (16.33%) Oracle
8 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
8 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (14.29%) Project Management
9 7 (14.29%) TIBCO
9 7 (14.29%) Reuters
9 7 (14.29%) Bloomberg
9 7 (14.29%) C#
9 7 (14.29%) C++
9 7 (14.29%) Java
9 7 (14.29%) XML
10 6 (12.24%) Solaris
10 6 (12.24%) Perl
10 6 (12.24%) Rendezvous
10 6 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (12.24%) Capacity Management
10 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (8.16%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.12%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.08%) GlassFish
3 2 (4.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.04%) Commerce Server
4 1 (2.04%) JCAPS
4 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Acrobat
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) ION MarketView
2 3 (6.12%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (2.04%) Markit EDM
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (2.04%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Boomi
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
1 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
1 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Firewall
1 5 (10.20%) Multicast
2 3 (6.12%) FTP
3 2 (4.08%) DHCP
3 2 (4.08%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) SAN
4 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.12%) Power BI
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) KDB
3 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (4.08%) QlikView
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) DB2
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.04%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) JUnit
2 2 (4.08%) Maven
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Ant
3 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.04%) ERwin
3 1 (2.04%) Gradle
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) Log4Net
3 1 (2.04%) NUnit
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Front Office
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Windows Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) 3rd Line Support
2 18 (36.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) Citrix Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) Citrix Support
2 18 (36.73%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) Desktop Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) Desktop Support
2 18 (36.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) PowerShell Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) Support Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) VMware Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) VMware Support Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) Windows Support Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) C++ Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Linux Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) XML
2 6 (12.24%) Rendezvous
3 4 (8.16%) .NET
3 4 (8.16%) Spring
4 3 (6.12%) DOM
4 3 (6.12%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (6.12%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.08%) Java EE
5 2 (4.08%) JMS
5 2 (4.08%) LDAP
5 2 (4.08%) Middleware
5 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.08%) SAML
5 2 (4.08%) SAX
6 1 (2.04%) JiBX
6 1 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (2.04%) Spring Integration
6 1 (2.04%) WCF
6 1 (2.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Equities
3 3 (6.12%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.08%) PKI
4 2 (4.08%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) EPoS
5 1 (2.04%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.04%) SCADA
5 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (59.18%) Windows
2 21 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 19 (38.78%) Windows 10
4 13 (26.53%) Linux
5 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (12.24%) Solaris
7 3 (6.12%) Unix
8 1 (2.04%) AIX
8 1 (2.04%) Debian
8 1 (2.04%) SUSE
8 1 (2.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Project Management
2 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.24%) Capacity Management
2 6 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (10.20%) Change Management
3 5 (10.20%) High Availability
3 5 (10.20%) Low Latency
4 4 (8.16%) Migration
4 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.08%) DevOps
6 2 (4.08%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Open Source
6 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) PowerShell
2 18 (36.73%) SQL
3 10 (20.41%) Python
4 7 (14.29%) C#
4 7 (14.29%) C++
4 7 (14.29%) Java
5 6 (12.24%) Perl
6 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) ActionScript
7 2 (4.08%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) XPath
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) Korn
8 1 (2.04%) R
8 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
1 3 (6.12%) Sun Certification
2 2 (4.08%) OCPJP
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.04%) HP ASE
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.04%) MCDST
3 1 (2.04%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 19 (38.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (36.73%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (4.08%) Control-M
1 2 (4.08%) HP Fortify
1 2 (4.08%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (4.08%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 1 (2.04%) Ambari
2 1 (2.04%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) VMware
2 18 (36.73%) Citrix
3 8 (16.33%) Oracle
3 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
4 7 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 7 (14.29%) Reuters
4 7 (14.29%) TIBCO
5 6 (12.24%) ION Trading
6 5 (10.20%) Currenex
6 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.16%) Sybase
8 3 (6.12%) IBM
9 2 (4.08%) Alteryx
9 2 (4.08%) Axway
9 2 (4.08%) BMC
9 2 (4.08%) CA
9 2 (4.08%) Dell
9 2 (4.08%) HP
9 2 (4.08%) Infor
9 2 (4.08%) Trayport