Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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.

Sun Certification
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 846 825
Rank change year-on-year -4 -21 -16
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 46 40 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.038% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.18% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 48
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £319
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +11.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £33.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.79% +25.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year - -17.79% +25.92%

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19282 21637 22697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.61% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11828 13510 13678
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £244 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 874 1093
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.74% +31.89%

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun Certification in the UK

Sun Certification
Top 9 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England -1 46 £425 -5.56% 6
UK excluding London +39 33 £425 -2.86% 4
London -9 13 £550 +22.22% 2
North of England +62 12 £425 -5.56% 3
Yorkshire +36 12 £425 +41.67%
Midlands +35 11 £425 +15.65% 1
East Midlands +8 11 £425 +23.19%
South East +8 8 £475 +11.76%
East of England -3 2 £425 +63.46%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (86.96%) Java
2 29 (63.04%) SQL
3 28 (60.87%) XML
3 28 (60.87%) JUnit
3 28 (60.87%) Oracle
4 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.74%) Unix
6 9 (19.57%) Maven
7 8 (17.39%) Spring
8 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
8 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
9 6 (13.04%) Degree
9 6 (13.04%) Solaris
9 6 (13.04%) Linux
9 6 (13.04%) Spring Boot
10 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
10 5 (10.87%) Eclipse
10 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
10 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Finance
11 4 (8.70%) Legal
11 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
11 4 (8.70%) TDD
11 4 (8.70%) Banking
11 4 (8.70%) Lucene
11 4 (8.70%) JSON
11 4 (8.70%) Apache Solr
11 4 (8.70%) Tableau
11 4 (8.70%) Sun
11 4 (8.70%) PhD

Sun Certification
Co-occurring 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 4 (8.70%) Apache Solr
1 4 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.52%) Jetty
2 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.35%) Liferay
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (2.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) DB2
2 2 (4.35%) Informix
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (60.87%) JUnit
2 9 (19.57%) Maven
3 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.87%) Eclipse
4 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.52%) Gradle
6 3 (6.52%) Mockito
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (80.43%) Developer
2 36 (78.26%) Java Developer
3 4 (8.70%) Architect
3 4 (8.70%) Elasticsearch Developer
3 4 (8.70%) Lucene Developer
3 4 (8.70%) Solr Developer
4 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Technician
4 2 (4.35%) Support Technician
4 2 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce Developer
5 1 (2.17%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (60.87%) XML
2 8 (17.39%) Spring
3 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
4 6 (13.04%) Spring Boot
5 4 (8.70%) Apache Thrift
5 4 (8.70%) JSON
5 4 (8.70%) Lucene
5 4 (8.70%) Protocol Buffers
6 3 (6.52%) Apache Camel
6 3 (6.52%) REST
6 3 (6.52%) SOAP
6 3 (6.52%) Spring Security
7 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.17%) D3.js
7 1 (2.17%) HTML
7 1 (2.17%) J2EE
7 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.17%) Web Services
7 1 (2.17%) XSD
7 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Algorithms
1 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Unix
2 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) Solaris
3 2 (4.35%) SUSE
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
3 4 (8.70%) TDD
4 3 (6.52%) High Availability
4 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.52%) Scrum
4 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.35%) Change Management
5 2 (4.35%) CMMI
5 2 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.35%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.35%) Web Development
5 2 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 40 (86.96%) Java
2 29 (63.04%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) PhD
3 2 (4.35%) CCA
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (4.35%) MCSA
3 2 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) VCAP
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) Sun
2 4 (8.70%) Tableau
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix
4 2 (4.35%) CommVault
4 2 (4.35%) HP
4 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.35%) Remedy
4 2 (4.35%) Sybase
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.17%) Zuora