Period
to 21 August 2018

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 6 months to 21 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
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 733 594 585
Rank change year-on-year -139 -9 -2
Contract jobs citing Sun 167 276 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.66% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 181 250
UK median daily rate £456 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.28% -4.38% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £268
90th Percentile £608 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 15
UK median hourly rate £16.38 £38.50 £20.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.47% +92.02% +0.25%
10th Percentile £13.49 £11.85 £17.20
90th Percentile £29.08 £42.10 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £39.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -61.39% +9.72% +176.92%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42,936 41,868 48,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.05% 43.68% 45.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,646 25,597 29,961
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,583 1,382 1,643
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% -
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.50 £43.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - -5.04% +2.21%

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in the UK

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in the UK

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sun in the UK

Sun
Top 15 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 6 months to 21 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
England -111 158 £470 +22.75% 29
UK excluding London -143 98 £413 +10.00% 20
London -11 63 £525 +5.00% 13
South East -43 39 £391 +4.89% 5
North of England -34 34 £413 +17.86% 1
North West -3 17 £460 +13.46% 1
Midlands -76 13 £475 +26.67% 8
Yorkshire -14 9 £401 +7.00%
West Midlands -29 9 £450 +16.50% 1
North East -30 8 £390 +18.18%
East of England -8 6 £100 -71.43% 2
Scotland -34 4 £450 +260.00% 1
East Midlands -65 4 £475 +35.71% 7
South West -26 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £143 - 3

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for Sun.

1 101 (60.48%) Linux
2 83 (49.70%) Unix
3 72 (43.11%) Solaris
4 69 (41.32%) Red Hat
5 67 (40.12%) Oracle
6 62 (37.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (35.33%) Windows
8 50 (29.94%) Finance
9 47 (28.14%) SAN
10 42 (25.15%) SQL
11 41 (24.55%) IBM
11 41 (24.55%) Firewall
12 40 (23.95%) Perl
13 36 (21.56%) ITIL
14 32 (19.16%) AIX
15 31 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
16 30 (17.96%) Security Cleared
16 30 (17.96%) HP
17 28 (16.77%) EMC
17 28 (16.77%) SC Cleared
18 26 (15.57%) Microsoft
19 25 (14.97%) Cisco
19 25 (14.97%) LDAP
19 25 (14.97%) Project Management
19 25 (14.97%) Degree
19 25 (14.97%) Computer Science
20 24 (14.37%) DevOps
21 23 (13.77%) Python
21 23 (13.77%) Shell Script
22 22 (13.17%) Java

Sun
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 20 (11.98%) IIS
2 13 (7.78%) WebLogic
2 13 (7.78%) WebSphere
3 12 (7.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (4.19%) JBoss
4 7 (4.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (4.19%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.59%) FileNet
6 5 (2.99%) Apache
7 3 (1.80%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.20%) SAS
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.60%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.60%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 6 (3.59%) ION MarketView
2 4 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.40%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.80%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.20%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.80%) GitHub
3 2 (1.20%) Boomi
4 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (28.14%) SAN
2 41 (24.55%) Firewall
3 21 (12.57%) DNS
4 19 (11.38%) TCP/IP
5 13 (7.78%) Fibre Channel
5 13 (7.78%) NAS
6 12 (7.19%) DMZ
6 12 (7.19%) Multicast
7 11 (6.59%) VLAN
8 9 (5.39%) FTP
8 9 (5.39%) Kerberos
8 9 (5.39%) LAN
8 9 (5.39%) Network Security
9 8 (4.79%) HTTP
9 8 (4.79%) SSH
9 8 (4.79%) WAN
10 7 (4.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (4.19%) SNMP
11 6 (3.59%) SMTP
11 6 (3.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.79%) Oracle Database
1 8 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.99%) MySQL
3 5 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.80%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.20%) Parquet
6 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.20%) VLDB
7 1 (0.60%) DB2
7 1 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (3.59%) SonarQube
2 5 (2.99%) ClearCase
2 5 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.40%) JUnit
4 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.80%) GitLab
5 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.20%) Introscope
5 2 (1.20%) JIRA
5 2 (1.20%) JMeter
5 2 (1.20%) Maven
5 2 (1.20%) Mockito
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.20%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) Ant
6 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.60%) Log4Net
6 1 (0.60%) NUnit
6 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (29.94%) Finance
2 22 (13.17%) Banking
3 12 (7.19%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.19%) Retail
5 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.80%) Back Office
6 3 (1.80%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.80%) Legal
7 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) French Language
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (13.77%) Administrator
2 22 (13.17%) Unix Administrator
3 17 (10.18%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (9.58%) Analyst
5 15 (8.98%) Architect
5 15 (8.98%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Developer
7 11 (6.59%) Applications Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Consultant
8 9 (5.39%) Linux Scripter
8 9 (5.39%) OSS Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) OSS Support Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (4.79%) Solaris Administrator
9 8 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.79%) Unix Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.97%) LDAP
2 15 (8.98%) Middleware
2 15 (8.98%) Web Services
3 11 (6.59%) XML
4 10 (5.99%) Rendezvous
4 10 (5.99%) Spring
4 10 (5.99%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (5.39%) SAML
6 6 (3.59%) Software Packaging
7 5 (2.99%) Java EE
7 5 (2.99%) Regular Expression
8 4 (2.40%) .NET
8 4 (2.40%) DOM
8 4 (2.40%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (2.40%) J2EE
8 4 (2.40%) JSON
9 3 (1.80%) JMS
9 3 (1.80%) SAX
9 3 (1.80%) SOAP
9 3 (1.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.97%) Computer Science
2 17 (10.18%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.38%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (5.99%) Client/Server
7 8 (4.79%) Equities
7 8 (4.79%) Replication
7 8 (4.79%) Smartcard
8 7 (4.19%) Driving Licence
9 6 (3.59%) DataPower
9 6 (3.59%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (3.59%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (3.59%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (3.59%) Private Cloud
10 5 (2.99%) Fixed Income
10 5 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.80%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.20%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 101 (60.48%) Linux
2 83 (49.70%) Unix
3 72 (43.11%) Solaris
4 62 (37.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (35.33%) Windows
6 32 (19.16%) AIX
7 11 (6.59%) Windows 2000
7 11 (6.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 11 (6.59%) Windows NT
8 10 (5.99%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.79%) CentOS
10 7 (4.19%) HPUX
11 5 (2.99%) SUSE
12 4 (2.40%) Windows Server
13 3 (1.80%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.60%) Android
15 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.56%) ITIL
2 31 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (14.97%) Project Management
4 24 (14.37%) DevOps
5 22 (13.17%) Change Management
6 17 (10.18%) High Availability
6 17 (10.18%) Migration
7 16 (9.58%) Configuration Management
7 16 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (8.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (7.78%) Capacity Management
9 13 (7.78%) Mathematics
9 13 (7.78%) Service Delivery
9 13 (7.78%) Storage Management
9 13 (7.78%) Waterfall
10 12 (7.19%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (7.19%) Information Security
11 10 (5.99%) Electronic Trading
11 10 (5.99%) Incident Management
11 10 (5.99%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.15%) SQL
2 40 (23.95%) Perl
3 23 (13.77%) Python
3 23 (13.77%) Shell Script
4 22 (13.17%) Java
5 11 (6.59%) Korn
6 9 (5.39%) AWK
6 9 (5.39%) Bourne shell
7 7 (4.19%) C++
8 5 (2.99%) C
8 5 (2.99%) C#
8 5 (2.99%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.80%) XPath
11 2 (1.20%) Java 8
11 2 (1.20%) Scala
11 2 (1.20%) sed
12 1 (0.60%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (17.96%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.77%) SC Cleared
3 25 (14.97%) Degree
4 9 (5.39%) MOS
5 7 (4.19%) Sun Certification
6 6 (3.59%) CISA
6 6 (3.59%) CISM
6 6 (3.59%) CISSP
6 6 (3.59%) CREST Certified
6 6 (3.59%) IISP
6 6 (3.59%) MCSE
6 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.99%) OCP
7 5 (2.99%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (2.40%) OCA
8 4 (2.40%) OCPJP
8 4 (2.40%) RHCE
8 4 (2.40%) RHCSA
9 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.59%) SLA
2 8 (4.79%) GDPR
2 8 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (3.59%) ISAE 3402
4 6 (3.59%) ISO 22301
4 6 (3.59%) ISO 31000
4 6 (3.59%) ISO 9001
4 6 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (3.59%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.60%) RMADS
System Software
1 21 (12.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (5.39%) NFS
3 9 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.19%) GlusterFS
4 7 (4.19%) Veritas File System
4 7 (4.19%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.80%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.80%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.20%) Docker
7 2 (1.20%) HDFS
7 2 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.60%) Samba
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (8.38%) NetBackup
2 13 (7.78%) Oracle ZFS
2 13 (7.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 12 (7.19%) Puppet
4 9 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.39%) SCCM
5 8 (4.79%) Ansible
6 7 (4.19%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (4.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (3.59%) Forum Sentry
7 6 (3.59%) Nessus
7 6 (3.59%) RSA Archer
7 6 (3.59%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 5 (2.99%) SnapMirror
8 5 (2.99%) SnapVault
9 4 (2.40%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.80%) Control-M
10 3 (1.80%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.80%) Nagios
10 3 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (41.32%) Red Hat
2 67 (40.12%) Oracle
3 41 (24.55%) IBM
4 30 (17.96%) HP
5 28 (16.77%) EMC
6 26 (15.57%) Microsoft
7 25 (14.97%) Cisco
8 18 (10.78%) Veritas
9 17 (10.18%) Hitachi
9 17 (10.18%) VMware
10 15 (8.98%) NetApp
11 14 (8.38%) Brocade
12 13 (7.78%) Bloomberg
12 13 (7.78%) Centrify
12 13 (7.78%) Dell
12 13 (7.78%) Reuters
13 10 (5.99%) Palo Alto
13 10 (5.99%) TIBCO
14 9 (5.39%) Currenex
15 8 (4.79%) Huawei