Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 568 548 498
Rank change year-on-year -20 -50 -5
Contract jobs citing Sun 61 58 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.14% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.33% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 86
London median daily rate £525 £500 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.10% +17.67%
10th Percentile £333 £425 £338
90th Percentile £613 £581 £619
England median daily rate £450 £383 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% -4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
London median hourly rate - £37.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.53% -25.20%
England median hourly rate £15.25 £39.50 £20.05
% change year-on-year -61.39% +97.01% -19.80%

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 18,175 17,782 19,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.61% 41.61% 42.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,327 11,964 12,899
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 235 233
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.10 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £39.17
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.16% -0.71%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -27 14 £550 +10.00% 4
West London -28 1 £510 - 2
South London -46 1 - -
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 32 (52.46%) Finance
2 30 (49.18%) Linux
3 28 (45.90%) SQL
4 24 (39.34%) Red Hat
5 23 (37.70%) Unix
6 22 (36.07%) Windows
7 20 (32.79%) Python
7 20 (32.79%) Firewall
8 18 (29.51%) Perl
8 18 (29.51%) Banking
9 17 (27.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (26.23%) Solaris
11 15 (24.59%) Project Management
12 13 (21.31%) Shell Script
12 13 (21.31%) Change Management
13 12 (19.67%) Reuters
13 12 (19.67%) Bloomberg
13 12 (19.67%) Oracle
13 12 (19.67%) Multicast
14 11 (18.03%) Capacity Management
14 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
14 11 (18.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (18.03%) Migration
15 10 (16.39%) Electronic Trading
15 10 (16.39%) TIBCO
15 10 (16.39%) Rendezvous
15 10 (16.39%) High Availability
16 9 (14.75%) Low Latency
16 9 (14.75%) Currenex
16 9 (14.75%) SAN

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 (8.20%) WebSphere
1 5 (8.20%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (6.56%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.92%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.28%) Apache
4 2 (3.28%) IIS
4 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.64%) JCAPS
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) ION MarketView
2 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.28%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (1.64%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Boomi
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) GitHub
2 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.64%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.79%) Firewall
2 12 (19.67%) Multicast
3 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
4 9 (14.75%) SAN
5 5 (8.20%) LAN
5 5 (8.20%) WAN
6 4 (6.56%) FTP
7 3 (4.92%) BGP
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (4.92%) H.323
7 3 (4.92%) ISDN
7 3 (4.92%) MGCP
7 3 (4.92%) MPLS
7 3 (4.92%) Network Security
7 3 (4.92%) OSPF
7 3 (4.92%) SSH
7 3 (4.92%) VPLS
7 3 (4.92%) Wireless
7 3 (4.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.28%) VLDB
4 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.92%) JUnit
3 2 (3.28%) Introscope
3 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.28%) JMeter
3 2 (3.28%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) Ant
4 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.64%) Gradle
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Subversion
4 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (52.46%) Finance
2 18 (29.51%) Banking
3 9 (14.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) French Language
6 1 (1.64%) Front Office
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (18.03%) Applications Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Administrator
4 9 (14.75%) Linux Scripter
4 9 (14.75%) Unix Administrator
5 8 (13.11%) Developer
6 7 (11.48%) Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Unix Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) C++ Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Consultant
8 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) DBA
9 3 (4.92%) Integration Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (4.92%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (4.92%) Security Administrator
10 2 (3.28%) Java Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) Rendezvous
2 9 (14.75%) XML
3 8 (13.11%) LDAP
4 7 (11.48%) Middleware
5 5 (8.20%) Java EE
5 5 (8.20%) Regular Expression
6 4 (6.56%) .NET
6 4 (6.56%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (4.92%) DOM
7 3 (4.92%) JMS
7 3 (4.92%) SAX
7 3 (4.92%) Spring
7 3 (4.92%) WCF
7 3 (4.92%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (3.28%) Kafka
8 2 (3.28%) SAML
8 2 (3.28%) Spring Boot
9 1 (1.64%) COM+
9 1 (1.64%) J2EE
9 1 (1.64%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (13.11%) Equities
3 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.56%) Fixed Income
5 4 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.28%) Celerra
7 2 (3.28%) CLARiiON
7 2 (3.28%) PKI
7 2 (3.28%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.64%) FMCG
8 1 (1.64%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (49.18%) Linux
2 23 (37.70%) Unix
3 22 (36.07%) Windows
4 17 (27.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (26.23%) Solaris
6 6 (9.84%) AIX
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Project Management
2 13 (21.31%) Change Management
3 11 (18.03%) Capacity Management
3 11 (18.03%) Migration
4 10 (16.39%) Electronic Trading
4 10 (16.39%) High Availability
5 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.75%) Low Latency
6 8 (13.11%) ITIL
7 7 (11.48%) Network Management
8 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.20%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (8.20%) Storage Management
10 4 (6.56%) Analytical Thinking
10 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
10 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) SQL
2 20 (32.79%) Python
3 18 (29.51%) Perl
4 13 (21.31%) Shell Script
5 7 (11.48%) Java
6 6 (9.84%) C++
7 4 (6.56%) C#
7 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.92%) XPath
9 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.28%) Bourne shell
9 2 (3.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Sun Certification
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.92%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) OCPJP
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.64%) AAT
4 1 (1.64%) HP ASE
4 1 (1.64%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) OCP
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) PMO
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.92%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.28%) Docker
4 2 (3.28%) NFS
4 2 (3.28%) vSphere
4 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.64%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) RSA Archer
2 3 (4.92%) Ansible
2 3 (4.92%) Control-M
2 3 (4.92%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (3.28%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.28%) HP Fortify
3 2 (3.28%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.28%) Puppet
3 2 (3.28%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.64%) Ambari
4 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.64%) SnapMirror
4 1 (1.64%) SnapVault
4 1 (1.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Red Hat
2 12 (19.67%) Bloomberg
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle
2 12 (19.67%) Reuters
3 10 (16.39%) TIBCO
4 9 (14.75%) Currenex
5 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.48%) Cisco
6 7 (11.48%) ION Trading
7 6 (9.84%) CyberArk
7 6 (9.84%) Dell
7 6 (9.84%) Hitachi
7 6 (9.84%) Opsware
7 6 (9.84%) VMware
8 5 (8.20%) F5
9 4 (6.56%) IBM
9 4 (6.56%) Sybase
10 3 (4.92%) EMC
10 3 (4.92%) HP
10 3 (4.92%) Juniper