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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
England / London
Rank 366 377 356
Rank change year-on-year +11 -21  
Contract jobs citing Sun 36 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 29
Median daily rate £386 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £299 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £366 £380
% change year-on-year -3.07% -3.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £18.25 £20.05 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% -8.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.95% +34.61%  

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 8127 9044 9343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.31% 41.12% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5443 6014 6025
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 132 200
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +12.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 +5 6 £375 -6.25% 2
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 58 (66.67%) Linux
2 48 (55.17%) Unix
3 47 (54.02%) Finance
4 36 (41.38%) Solaris
5 34 (39.08%) Red Hat
6 33 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (32.18%) HP
8 26 (29.89%) Perl
9 25 (28.74%) Python
10 24 (27.59%) Windows
11 23 (26.44%) LDAP
12 22 (25.29%) DNS
12 22 (25.29%) VMware
13 19 (21.84%) Oracle
14 18 (20.69%) SQL
14 18 (20.69%) NFS
14 18 (20.69%) Veritas
14 18 (20.69%) Banking
15 17 (19.54%) SAN
15 17 (19.54%) Puppet
16 15 (17.24%) Bash Shell
16 15 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management
17 14 (16.09%) EMC
17 14 (16.09%) Financial Institution
17 14 (16.09%) Firewall
17 14 (16.09%) TCP/IP
18 13 (14.94%) IBM
18 13 (14.94%) Data Centre
19 12 (13.79%) Cisco

Sun
Top Related 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 (4.60%) Confluence
1 4 (4.60%) Liferay
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.15%) Apache
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Sentinel
2 2 (2.30%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.15%) Academy Housing
3 1 (1.15%) Maximo
3 1 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.15%) GitHub
4 1 (1.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.44%) LDAP
2 22 (25.29%) DNS
3 17 (19.54%) SAN
4 14 (16.09%) Firewall
4 14 (16.09%) TCP/IP
5 9 (10.34%) NAS
6 6 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (6.90%) Kerberos
6 6 (6.90%) Network Security
6 6 (6.90%) SSH
7 4 (4.60%) DHCP
8 3 (3.45%) BIG-IP
8 3 (3.45%) FTP
8 3 (3.45%) Internet
8 3 (3.45%) LAN
8 3 (3.45%) VoIP
9 2 (2.30%) IGMP
9 2 (2.30%) SNMP
9 2 (2.30%) Telnet
9 2 (2.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (1.15%) MarkLogic
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.15%) QlikView
3 1 (1.15%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.15%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) JIRA
2 4 (4.60%) Bitbucket
3 3 (3.45%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.45%) ERwin
3 3 (3.45%) Log4Net
3 3 (3.45%) NUnit
3 3 (3.45%) Subversion
4 2 (2.30%) Toad
5 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (54.02%) Finance
2 18 (20.69%) Banking
3 14 (16.09%) Financial Institution
4 10 (11.49%) Investment Banking
5 6 (6.90%) Legal
5 6 (6.90%) Retail
6 4 (4.60%) Front Office
7 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.15%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Administrator
2 22 (25.29%) Systems Administrator
3 20 (22.99%) Unix Administrator
3 20 (22.99%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 18 (20.69%) Analyst
5 14 (16.09%) Linux Administrator
5 14 (16.09%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (14.94%) Unix Engineer
7 10 (11.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 10 (11.49%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 7 (8.05%) Senior Unix Administrator
8 7 (8.05%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.90%) Architect
9 6 (6.90%) AWS Administrator
9 6 (6.90%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (5.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) JMS
2 3 (3.45%) DOM
2 3 (3.45%) JiBX
2 3 (3.45%) JSP
2 3 (3.45%) SOAP
2 3 (3.45%) Spring
2 3 (3.45%) WinForms
2 3 (3.45%) WPF
2 3 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (1.15%) J2EE
3 1 (1.15%) LAMP
3 1 (1.15%) Lucene
3 1 (1.15%) Middleware
3 1 (1.15%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.64%) Fixed Income
3 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.90%) Equities
4 6 (6.90%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (5.75%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (4.60%) Clustering
6 4 (4.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (4.60%) SCADA
6 4 (4.60%) Symmetrix
7 3 (3.45%) Replication
7 3 (3.45%) Wiki
8 2 (2.30%) IVR
9 1 (1.15%) CLARiiON
9 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.15%) Derivative
9 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 58 (66.67%) Linux
2 48 (55.17%) Unix
3 36 (41.38%) Solaris
4 33 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (27.59%) Windows
6 8 (9.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (4.60%) AIX
7 4 (4.60%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.45%) SUSE
8 3 (3.45%) VMS
8 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management
2 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.49%) Change Control
3 10 (11.49%) Electronic Trading
3 10 (11.49%) Migration
4 9 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (9.20%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.20%) ITIL
5 8 (9.20%) ITIL V3
5 8 (9.20%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (9.20%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (8.05%) Algorithmic Trading
6 7 (8.05%) Data Modelling
6 7 (8.05%) Kernel Tuning
6 7 (8.05%) Problem Management
6 7 (8.05%) Risk Management
7 6 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.90%) Low Latency
7 6 (6.90%) Security Operations
7 6 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.89%) Perl
2 25 (28.74%) Python
3 18 (20.69%) SQL
4 15 (17.24%) Bash Shell
5 10 (11.49%) Java
5 10 (11.49%) Shell Script
6 8 (9.20%) Bourne shell
6 8 (9.20%) C-shell
7 6 (6.90%) Korn
8 5 (5.75%) C++
8 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.60%) SystemTap
10 3 (3.45%) C
10 3 (3.45%) C#
11 2 (2.30%) Ruby
12 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.15%) VBA
12 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Degree
2 6 (6.90%) CISM
2 6 (6.90%) CISSP
2 6 (6.90%) CNA
2 6 (6.90%) GCIA
2 6 (6.90%) GCIH
2 6 (6.90%) GIAC
2 6 (6.90%) Network+ Certification
2 6 (6.90%) Novell Certification
2 6 (6.90%) SANS
3 4 (4.60%) Sun Certification
4 3 (3.45%) AAT
5 2 (2.30%) ACCA
5 2 (2.30%) RHCE
5 2 (2.30%) RHCT
5 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) CCNP
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.15%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) QA
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.69%) NFS
2 15 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 9 (10.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (6.90%) KVM
6 4 (4.60%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (4.60%) Samba
7 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
7 3 (3.45%) SRDF
7 3 (3.45%) Veritas File System
7 3 (3.45%) vSphere
8 2 (2.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.30%) XenApp
8 2 (2.30%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.15%) Docker
9 1 (1.15%) Firmware
9 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (19.54%) Puppet
2 10 (11.49%) Red Hat Satellite
3 9 (10.34%) Ansible
4 8 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (6.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (6.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (4.60%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.45%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.30%) Nagios
8 2 (2.30%) OpenView
9 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.15%) Packer
9 1 (1.15%) Pingdom
9 1 (1.15%) PowerBroker
9 1 (1.15%) RANCID
9 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (39.08%) Red Hat
2 28 (32.18%) HP
3 22 (25.29%) VMware
4 19 (21.84%) Oracle
5 18 (20.69%) Veritas
6 14 (16.09%) EMC
7 13 (14.94%) IBM
8 12 (13.79%) Cisco
9 7 (8.05%) CyberArk
10 6 (6.90%) ION Trading
10 6 (6.90%) NetApp
10 6 (6.90%) Splunk
11 5 (5.75%) Juniper
12 4 (4.60%) Atlassian
12 4 (4.60%) Bloomberg
12 4 (4.60%) Citrix
12 4 (4.60%) Reuters
12 4 (4.60%) SAP
13 3 (3.45%) Infragistics
13 3 (3.45%) Sybase
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