The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Certification
UK
Rank 590 619 589
Rank change year-on-year +29 -30  
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 19 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.041% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.20% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 17
Median daily rate £410 £325 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £300 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £442 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £458
% change year-on-year +26.15% -29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.25

Sun Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9304 11097 10684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.85% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5917 6921 6076
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 405 487
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sun Certification in the UK

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun Certification in the UK

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun Certification over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun Certification in the UK

Sun Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun Certification in the UK

Sun Certification
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +36 19 £410 +26.15% 5
London - 10 £388 - 1
South East +22 3 £395 +21.53%
West Midlands +5 3 £484 +48.92%
Birmingham 0 2 £484 +9.62%
East Midlands -3 2 £360 +10.76% 3
Milton Keynes -6 2 £360 +10.76%
Buckinghamshire -14 2 £360 +10.76%
Coventry -3 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 - 1

Sun Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 40 (88.89%) Java
2 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (82.22%) Oracle
4 34 (75.56%) SQL
5 31 (68.89%) Spring
6 26 (57.78%) PL/SQL
7 25 (55.56%) Hibernate
8 21 (46.67%) XML
9 20 (44.44%) SOA
10 19 (42.22%) OOA/OOD
10 19 (42.22%) OO
10 19 (42.22%) Java EE
10 19 (42.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 17 (37.78%) Subversion
12 16 (35.56%) TDD
13 15 (33.33%) Sun
13 15 (33.33%) UML
13 15 (33.33%) JIRA
14 14 (31.11%) SDLC
15 13 (28.89%) Web Services
15 13 (28.89%) J2EE
15 13 (28.89%) Scrum
16 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
17 11 (24.44%) JUnit
17 11 (24.44%) EJB
17 11 (24.44%) Enterprise Architecture
17 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
18 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
18 10 (22.22%) Defect Management
18 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database

Sun Certification
Top Related IT Skills 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 19 (42.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
3 10 (22.22%) WebLogic Portal
4 8 (17.78%) JBoss
5 4 (8.89%) Confluence
5 4 (8.89%) Liferay
5 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
5 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
6 3 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (2.22%) GlassFish
8 1 (2.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) LDAP
2 2 (4.44%) ATM
2 2 (4.44%) Broadband
2 2 (4.44%) DSLAM
2 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) PPP
2 2 (4.44%) VoIP
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
2 2 (4.44%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Subversion
2 15 (33.33%) JIRA
3 11 (24.44%) JUnit
4 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (13.33%) Maven
6 5 (11.11%) PVCS
7 4 (8.89%) Bitbucket
8 3 (6.67%) jMock
9 2 (4.44%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.22%) Eclipse RCP
10 1 (2.22%) Lombardi
10 1 (2.22%) Mockito
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (88.89%) Developer
2 32 (71.11%) Java Developer
3 13 (28.89%) Oracle Developer
4 12 (26.67%) Senior Developer
5 11 (24.44%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (22.22%) Agile Developer
6 10 (22.22%) Agile Java Developer
7 7 (15.56%) Senior Agile Developer
7 7 (15.56%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 7 (15.56%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 6 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
8 6 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (13.33%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 6 (13.33%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 3 (6.67%) Analyst
10 3 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (6.67%) Architect
10 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
10 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (68.89%) Spring
2 25 (55.56%) Hibernate
3 21 (46.67%) XML
4 19 (42.22%) Java EE
5 13 (28.89%) J2EE
5 13 (28.89%) Web Services
6 11 (24.44%) EJB
7 10 (22.22%) Ajax
7 10 (22.22%) JSF
8 9 (20.00%) REST
9 8 (17.78%) XSLT
10 7 (15.56%) SOAP
11 6 (13.33%) JPA
11 6 (13.33%) XSD
12 4 (8.89%) JMS
13 3 (6.67%) CSS
13 3 (6.67%) JSP
13 3 (6.67%) Servlets
13 3 (6.67%) Swing
13 3 (6.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.78%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) SOA
3 19 (42.22%) OO
3 19 (42.22%) OOA/OOD
4 16 (35.56%) TDD
5 15 (33.33%) UML
6 14 (31.11%) SDLC
7 13 (28.89%) Scrum
8 11 (24.44%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (22.22%) BDD
9 10 (22.22%) Defect Management
9 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (17.78%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (17.78%) Multithreading
10 8 (17.78%) Programme Management
11 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
12 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (13.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 40 (88.89%) Java
2 34 (75.56%) SQL
3 26 (57.78%) PL/SQL
4 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.11%) C++
5 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) OCMJD
4 3 (6.67%) OCPJWCD
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 2 (4.44%) CCNP
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.44%) SCSA
6 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) IBM Certification
6 1 (2.22%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 37 (82.22%) Oracle
2 15 (33.33%) Sun
3 10 (22.22%) BEA
4 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Huawei
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) Veritas
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.22%) Sybase
6 1 (2.22%) Zuora
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