The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
UK
Rank 488 474 468
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6  
Contract jobs citing Sun 111 154 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.67% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 86 73
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £366 £380
% change year-on-year -3.07% -3.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 8
Median hourly rate £13.75 £51.75 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.42% +69.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £48.20 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £63.00 £45.00
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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19754 23040 23661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.17% 43.62% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12176 13939 13362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 798 980
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in the UK

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in the UK

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in the UK

Sun
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the UK 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
England -10 104 £380 +2.70% 20
South East +4 43 £438 +19.86% 5
London +11 36 £386 -9.11% 6
Surrey +11 23 £438 +7.69% 2
East Midlands +2 18 £291 -16.25% 3
Epsom - 14 £400 -
Berkshire +31 12 £481 - 1
Derbyshire 0 10 £355 -4.05% 1
Derby - 9 £355 - 1
Reading +25 8 £481 -
City of London +5 6 £375 -6.25% 3
Nottingham - 4 £272 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £272 -
Scotland +26 3 £343 -23.88% 1
East of England -2 3 £95 -
Leicestershire -4 3 £250 +224.67% 2
Milton Keynes -9 3 £208 -36.15%
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £208 -36.15%
Slough - 3 - -
Leicester - 3 £250 - 1
West Midlands +7 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +7 2 - -
Oxfordshire -8 2 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Middlesbrough - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £95 -
Oxford - 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £343 -
East Sussex +13 1 £300 -
Cambridgeshire +7 1 £500 -

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for Sun.

1 166 (62.41%) Linux
2 165 (62.03%) Unix
3 146 (54.89%) Solaris
4 142 (53.38%) Oracle
5 119 (44.74%) Red Hat
6 97 (36.47%) Veritas
7 84 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 83 (31.20%) Finance
9 75 (28.20%) HP
10 69 (25.94%) Windows
11 66 (24.81%) VMware
12 64 (24.06%) SAN
13 56 (21.05%) Cisco
14 55 (20.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 54 (20.30%) IBM
15 54 (20.30%) Perl
16 53 (19.92%) Firewall
17 52 (19.55%) High Availability
18 48 (18.05%) NFS
18 48 (18.05%) TCP/IP
18 48 (18.05%) NAS
19 46 (17.29%) LDAP
20 44 (16.54%) DNS
21 41 (15.41%) Security Cleared
21 41 (15.41%) NetApp
21 41 (15.41%) SQL
22 40 (15.04%) Java
23 39 (14.66%) Veritas File System
23 39 (14.66%) Change Control
24 38 (14.29%) WebLogic

Sun
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 38 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 28 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 27 (10.15%) iPlanet
4 26 (9.77%) JBoss
5 23 (8.65%) Apache
6 21 (7.89%) Oracle Application Server
7 12 (4.51%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.38%) Confluence
8 9 (3.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (3.01%) IIS
9 8 (3.01%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (2.26%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.88%) FileNet
12 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 4 (1.50%) Liferay
12 4 (1.50%) MQSeries
13 3 (1.13%) SAS
13 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (5.64%) MS Office
2 11 (4.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.51%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (1.13%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.13%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.75%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.38%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.38%) Maximo
5 1 (0.38%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.26%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 64 (24.06%) SAN
2 53 (19.92%) Firewall
3 48 (18.05%) NAS
3 48 (18.05%) TCP/IP
4 46 (17.29%) LDAP
5 44 (16.54%) DNS
6 22 (8.27%) SSH
7 19 (7.14%) FTP
8 17 (6.39%) DHCP
9 14 (5.26%) LAN
10 12 (4.51%) SSL
11 11 (4.14%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (4.14%) iSCSI
11 11 (4.14%) Network Security
12 10 (3.76%) BIG-IP
12 10 (3.76%) Internet
13 7 (2.63%) IMAP
13 7 (2.63%) SMTP
13 7 (2.63%) WAN
14 6 (2.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.14%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (3.76%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.50%) InterSystems Cache
5 4 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.75%) DB2
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Smart View
6 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.75%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.75%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.38%) KDB
7 1 (0.38%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.38%) MySQL
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.38%) QlikView
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.38%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 17 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (4.14%) JIRA
3 5 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.88%) PVCS
4 4 (1.50%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.13%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.13%) ERwin
5 3 (1.13%) JUnit
5 3 (1.13%) Log4Net
5 3 (1.13%) NUnit
5 3 (1.13%) Subversion
6 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.75%) Toad
7 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.38%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.38%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.38%) ProC
7 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 83 (31.20%) Finance
2 25 (9.40%) Legal
3 21 (7.89%) Banking
4 14 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 12 (4.51%) Retail
6 11 (4.14%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.50%) Front Office
9 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Automotive
10 1 (0.38%) Finnish Language
10 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.38%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (30.45%) Administrator
2 59 (22.18%) Unix Administrator
3 53 (19.92%) Systems Administrator
4 42 (15.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 31 (11.65%) Storage Administrator
6 29 (10.90%) Consultant
7 26 (9.77%) Linux Administrator
7 26 (9.77%) Solaris Administrator
8 25 (9.40%) Analyst
9 24 (9.02%) Linux Engineer
10 21 (7.89%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 20 (7.52%) Developer
11 20 (7.52%) Unix Engineer
12 18 (6.77%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (6.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 13 (4.89%) Solaris Engineer
15 12 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
15 12 (4.51%) Solaris Consultant
16 11 (4.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
16 11 (4.14%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.65%) J2EE
2 14 (5.26%) JSP
3 10 (3.76%) Software Packaging
4 8 (3.01%) XML
5 6 (2.26%) Spring
6 5 (1.88%) CSS
6 5 (1.88%) HTML
6 5 (1.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (1.50%) JMS
7 4 (1.50%) Servlets
7 4 (1.50%) Struts
7 4 (1.50%) Swing
8 3 (1.13%) AWT
8 3 (1.13%) DOM
8 3 (1.13%) Middleware
8 3 (1.13%) SOAP
8 3 (1.13%) Web Services
8 3 (1.13%) WinForms
8 3 (1.13%) WPF
8 3 (1.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.41%) Enterprise Storage
2 31 (11.65%) Data Centre
3 29 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (10.53%) Clustering
5 14 (5.26%) Replication
6 12 (4.51%) Management Information System
7 11 (4.14%) Fixed Income
7 11 (4.14%) Private Cloud
8 10 (3.76%) Symmetrix
9 8 (3.01%) Computer Science
10 7 (2.63%) EPoS
10 7 (2.63%) Equities
11 6 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.88%) DataPower
12 5 (1.88%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (1.50%) SCADA
14 3 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 3 (1.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 166 (62.41%) Linux
2 165 (62.03%) Unix
3 146 (54.89%) Solaris
4 84 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (25.94%) Windows
6 33 (12.41%) AIX
7 22 (8.27%) Windows Server
8 13 (4.89%) HPUX
9 12 (4.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 12 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (4.14%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (3.38%) SUSE
12 7 (2.63%) VMS
13 4 (1.50%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.50%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.38%) OS/390
14 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.55%) High Availability
2 39 (14.66%) Change Control
3 34 (12.78%) ITIL
4 33 (12.41%) Load Balancing
5 30 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (10.53%) Change Management
7 26 (9.77%) Problem Management
8 25 (9.40%) Configuration Management
9 24 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (8.65%) Migration
10 23 (8.65%) Service Delivery
11 18 (6.77%) OO
12 16 (6.02%) DevOps
13 15 (5.64%) ITIL V3
14 14 (5.26%) Workflow
15 13 (4.89%) Capacity Management
15 13 (4.89%) ERP
16 11 (4.14%) Project Management
17 10 (3.76%) Electronic Trading
18 9 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.30%) Perl
2 41 (15.41%) SQL
3 40 (15.04%) Java
4 32 (12.03%) Shell Script
5 29 (10.90%) Python
6 27 (10.15%) Bash Shell
7 16 (6.02%) PowerShell
8 11 (4.14%) C++
9 9 (3.38%) JavaScript
10 8 (3.01%) Bourne shell
10 8 (3.01%) C-shell
11 7 (2.63%) Korn
11 7 (2.63%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.63%) VBScript
12 6 (2.26%) C
13 4 (1.50%) C#
13 4 (1.50%) SystemTap
14 3 (1.13%) Ruby
15 2 (0.75%) PHP
16 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (15.41%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.02%) Sun Certification
4 10 (3.76%) Degree
5 6 (2.26%) CISM
5 6 (2.26%) CISSP
5 6 (2.26%) CNA
5 6 (2.26%) GCIA
5 6 (2.26%) GCIH
5 6 (2.26%) GIAC
5 6 (2.26%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (2.26%) Novell Certification
5 6 (2.26%) SANS
6 5 (1.88%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.50%) AAT
7 4 (1.50%) CCNP
7 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.13%) ACCA
8 3 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.14%) SLA
2 6 (2.26%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 55 (20.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 48 (18.05%) NFS
3 39 (14.66%) Veritas File System
4 37 (13.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 36 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (6.77%) Active Directory
7 12 (4.51%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (4.51%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (3.76%) Hyper-V
9 9 (3.38%) SRDF
9 9 (3.38%) vSphere
10 8 (3.01%) Docker
10 8 (3.01%) KVM
10 8 (3.01%) Samba
11 3 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.13%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.75%) Firmware
12 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (12.78%) NetBackup
2 28 (10.53%) Puppet
3 25 (9.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 19 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (6.02%) Nagios
6 12 (4.51%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (4.14%) EMC Navisphere
8 10 (3.76%) Ansible
9 8 (3.01%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (3.01%) SCCM
9 8 (3.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (2.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (1.88%) Forum Sentry
11 5 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.88%) OpenView
11 5 (1.88%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (1.50%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (1.13%) CA Single Sign-On
13 3 (1.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 142 (53.38%) Oracle
2 119 (44.74%) Red Hat
3 97 (36.47%) Veritas
4 75 (28.20%) HP
5 66 (24.81%) VMware
6 56 (21.05%) Cisco
7 54 (20.30%) IBM
8 41 (15.41%) NetApp
9 30 (11.28%) Symantec
10 29 (10.90%) EMC
10 29 (10.90%) F5
11 27 (10.15%) Microsoft
12 23 (8.65%) SAP
13 19 (7.14%) Brocade
14 16 (6.02%) Citrix
15 11 (4.14%) CommVault
16 9 (3.38%) Atlassian
17 8 (3.01%) Google
18 7 (2.63%) BEA
18 7 (2.63%) Dell
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