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 25 June 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.

Sun
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 487 449
Rank change year-on-year +34 -38  
Contract jobs citing Sun 135 167 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.70% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 122 102
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -2.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 13
Median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.51% -7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £16.50 £8.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £39.00 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +113.51% +54.16%  

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 20268 23841 24920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.79% 44.93% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12304 14686 14597
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 813 1122
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 June 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 +31 132 £400 -4.76% 19
London -20 31 £500 +4.60% 10
East Midlands +14 30 £375 +4.16% 1
Derby - 26 £375 - 1
Derbyshire - 26 £375 - 1
South East +24 20 £383 -1.29% 2
South West +10 13 £400 -11.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne +65 9 £323 +0.78% 3
Tyne and Wear +60 9 £323 - 3
North East +51 9 £323 +0.78% 3
West Yorkshire +28 9 £375 +25.00%
Yorkshire +24 9 £375 +25.00%
West Midlands +26 8 £385 +2.66% 2
Surrey -4 8 £463 +17.08% 1
Bristol - 7 £400 -
Leeds +22 6 £391 +30.41%
East of England -3 6 £395 -14.59%
Dorset - 6 - -
Hertfordshire 0 4 £410 -28.69%
Redhill -18 4 - - 1
Nottingham - 4 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 -
Herefordshire - 4 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £450 -
North West +24 3 £405 -4.70%
West Sussex +14 3 £383 +4.79%
Birmingham +14 3 £544 +47.95% 1
City of London -4 3 £550 +41.93% 2
Gatwick -4 3 £383 +4.79%

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 161 (64.66%) Solaris
2 137 (55.02%) Unix
3 135 (54.22%) Linux
4 126 (50.60%) Oracle
5 95 (38.15%) Veritas
6 76 (30.52%) Red Hat
7 70 (28.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 68 (27.31%) Security Cleared
9 66 (26.51%) HP
10 61 (24.50%) Perl
11 54 (21.69%) Finance
12 52 (20.88%) SC Cleared
13 51 (20.48%) Windows
14 50 (20.08%) VMware
15 48 (19.28%) Python
16 47 (18.88%) SAN
16 47 (18.88%) Firewall
17 46 (18.47%) SAP
18 42 (16.87%) ERP
18 42 (16.87%) High Availability
19 41 (16.47%) SQL
20 40 (16.06%) SAP ERP
20 40 (16.06%) NAS
21 39 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 37 (14.86%) Migration
22 37 (14.86%) Microsoft
23 36 (14.46%) Cisco
24 33 (13.25%) HPUX
24 33 (13.25%) Disaster Recovery
25 32 (12.85%) AIX

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 28 (11.24%) MS Exchange
1 28 (11.24%) WebLogic
2 26 (10.44%) Apache
3 24 (9.64%) Tomcat
4 18 (7.23%) iPlanet
4 18 (7.23%) JBoss
5 17 (6.83%) Oracle Application Server
6 11 (4.42%) IIS
7 9 (3.61%) WebSphere
8 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2000
8 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 4 (1.61%) Confluence
9 4 (1.61%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.20%) Liferay
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.20%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (16.06%) SAP ERP
2 7 (2.81%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.40%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.40%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.40%) RMDS
3 1 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.02%) Office 365
4 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.20%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (18.88%) Firewall
1 47 (18.88%) SAN
2 40 (16.06%) NAS
3 28 (11.24%) TCP/IP
4 23 (9.24%) LDAP
5 20 (8.03%) DNS
6 16 (6.43%) LAN
7 11 (4.42%) DHCP
7 11 (4.42%) FTP
7 11 (4.42%) SSH
8 10 (4.02%) Internet
9 9 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (3.61%) iSCSI
10 7 (2.81%) IMAP
10 7 (2.81%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (2.81%) SMTP
10 7 (2.81%) WAN
11 5 (2.01%) VPN
11 5 (2.01%) Wireless
11 5 (2.01%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (3.21%) Big Data
4 8 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.01%) DB2
6 5 (2.01%) MySQL
6 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (1.20%) Informix
9 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Smart View
9 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.80%) Redis
9 2 (0.80%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.40%) KDB
Development Applications
1 11 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.01%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.61%) JIRA
4 3 (1.20%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.20%) ERwin
4 3 (1.20%) Log4Net
4 3 (1.20%) NetBeans
4 3 (1.20%) NUnit
4 3 (1.20%) Subversion
5 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.80%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.80%) JMeter
5 2 (0.80%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.40%) JUnit
6 1 (0.40%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.40%) Maven
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.40%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 54 (21.69%) Finance
2 16 (6.43%) Banking
3 12 (4.82%) Legal
4 9 (3.61%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.81%) Front Office
6 6 (2.41%) Back Office
7 5 (2.01%) Retail
7 5 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.20%) Games
8 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Finnish Language
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.40%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 55 (22.09%) Administrator
2 43 (17.27%) Unix Administrator
3 39 (15.66%) Consultant
3 39 (15.66%) Systems Administrator
4 31 (12.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 28 (11.24%) Unix Engineer
6 24 (9.64%) Analyst
7 23 (9.24%) Solaris Administrator
8 22 (8.84%) Solaris Consultant
8 22 (8.84%) Systems Engineer
9 21 (8.43%) Storage Administrator
10 18 (7.23%) Linux Administrator
11 16 (6.43%) Architect
11 16 (6.43%) Solaris Engineer
12 15 (6.02%) Developer
12 15 (6.02%) Storage Systems Administrator
13 14 (5.62%) Solaris Systems Administrator
13 14 (5.62%) Support Analyst
14 12 (4.82%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (4.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.64%) J2EE
2 11 (4.42%) JSP
2 11 (4.42%) Spring
3 9 (3.61%) XML
4 7 (2.81%) HTML
4 7 (2.81%) Servlets
5 6 (2.41%) JMS
5 6 (2.41%) Web Services
6 5 (2.01%) CSS
6 5 (2.01%) Java EE
6 5 (2.01%) Middleware
7 4 (1.61%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.61%) JDBC
7 4 (1.61%) SOAP
8 3 (1.20%) DOM
8 3 (1.20%) JiBX
8 3 (1.20%) LAMP
8 3 (1.20%) WinForms
8 3 (1.20%) WPF
8 3 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.05%) Clustering
2 26 (10.44%) Data Centre
3 21 (8.43%) Enterprise Storage
4 18 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.22%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.82%) Fixed Income
6 12 (4.82%) Replication
7 10 (4.02%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.41%) EPoS
8 6 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.41%) VAX
9 4 (1.61%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.61%) SCADA
9 4 (1.61%) Wiki
10 3 (1.20%) Fintech
10 3 (1.20%) Symmetrix
11 2 (0.80%) Equities
11 2 (0.80%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 161 (64.66%) Solaris
2 137 (55.02%) Unix
3 135 (54.22%) Linux
4 51 (20.48%) Windows
5 39 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (13.25%) HPUX
7 32 (12.85%) AIX
8 23 (9.24%) Windows Server
9 21 (8.43%) SUSE
10 10 (4.02%) Windows Vista
11 9 (3.61%) CentOS
12 8 (3.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (1.20%) VMS
17 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
18 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.87%) ERP
1 42 (16.87%) High Availability
2 37 (14.86%) Migration
3 33 (13.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (11.65%) Load Balancing
5 27 (10.84%) ITIL
6 26 (10.44%) Problem Management
7 24 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (8.84%) Change Management
9 19 (7.63%) DevOps
10 17 (6.83%) Incident Management
11 15 (6.02%) Change Control
11 15 (6.02%) Service Delivery
12 13 (5.22%) Electronic Trading
13 12 (4.82%) Algorithmic Trading
13 12 (4.82%) Capacity Management
14 11 (4.42%) Mathematics
15 10 (4.02%) ITIL V3
16 9 (3.61%) Data Migration
17 8 (3.21%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 61 (24.50%) Perl
2 48 (19.28%) Python
3 41 (16.47%) SQL
4 29 (11.65%) Java
5 25 (10.04%) Korn
6 23 (9.24%) Shell Script
7 11 (4.42%) Bourne shell
7 11 (4.42%) C++
8 8 (3.21%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.21%) C
8 8 (3.21%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.81%) AWK
10 6 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.61%) C-shell
11 4 (1.61%) VBScript
12 3 (1.20%) C#
13 2 (0.80%) PHP
14 1 (0.40%) Erlang
14 1 (0.40%) VBA
14 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 68 (27.31%) Security Cleared
2 52 (20.88%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.23%) Degree
4 15 (6.02%) Sun Certification
5 14 (5.62%) DV Cleared
6 11 (4.42%) MCSE
6 11 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (4.02%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (3.61%) MCITP
8 9 (3.61%) RHCE
9 8 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (3.21%) RHCSA
10 7 (2.81%) CCNA
10 7 (2.81%) OCA
10 7 (2.81%) OCP
11 6 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (2.01%) CCSP
13 3 (1.20%) AAT
13 3 (1.20%) ACCA
14 2 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) RMADS
3 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 70 (28.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 27 (10.84%) Active Directory
3 24 (9.64%) Veritas File System
3 24 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 22 (8.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 17 (6.83%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (6.43%) NFS
7 11 (4.42%) Samba
8 9 (3.61%) KVM
8 9 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.81%) GlusterFS
10 5 (2.01%) Docker
10 5 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.20%) SRDF
12 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.40%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.40%) vCloud
13 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (11.24%) NetBackup
2 20 (8.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 16 (6.43%) SCCM
4 12 (4.82%) Nagios
4 12 (4.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 12 (4.82%) SCOM
5 11 (4.42%) Oracle ZFS
6 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (3.21%) EMC Navisphere
8 7 (2.81%) Puppet
8 7 (2.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 5 (2.01%) Ansible
9 5 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (2.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.61%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.20%) OpenView
11 3 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 126 (50.60%) Oracle
2 95 (38.15%) Veritas
3 76 (30.52%) Red Hat
4 66 (26.51%) HP
5 50 (20.08%) VMware
6 46 (18.47%) SAP
7 37 (14.86%) Microsoft
8 36 (14.46%) Cisco
9 31 (12.45%) IBM
10 20 (8.03%) EMC
10 20 (8.03%) F5
11 18 (7.23%) Citrix
12 17 (6.83%) StorageTek
12 17 (6.83%) Symantec
13 16 (6.43%) Brocade
13 16 (6.43%) NetApp
14 12 (4.82%) ION Trading
15 11 (4.42%) Sybase
16 10 (4.02%) Google
17 7 (2.81%) PlateSpin
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