Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 749 674 563
Rank change year-on-year -75 -111 +34
Contract jobs citing Sun 148 213 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.49% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 141 207
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -15.73%
10th Percentile £266 £160 £250
90th Percentile £600 £538 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.79% - -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 15
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.00% +4.17% +89.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £17.56 £15.45
90th Percentile £17.50 £41.35 £40.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.15 £36.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% -46.81% +219.72%

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 44,112 43,395 46,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.27% 42.36% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,413 27,142 28,641
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,643 1,409 1,706
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.70 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.37 £45.00 £45.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 9 December 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
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 9 December 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 -88 127 £475 +26.53% 28
UK excluding London -94 92 £391 +11.79% 18
London +3 50 £525 +5.00% 13
South East -33 31 £416 +28.08% 4
Midlands -24 21 £475 +46.15% 1
Scotland -3 17 £375 +172.73%
North of England -48 14 £425 +19.30% 4
East Midlands -1 13 £475 +46.15%
North West -11 10 £435 +14.10% 4
East of England -7 8 £325 +18.18% 2
West Midlands -21 8 - - 1
Yorkshire -4 4 £100 -37.50%
South West -41 1 £100 -74.36% 4

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 65 (43.92%) Linux
2 64 (43.24%) Unix
3 56 (37.84%) Windows
4 55 (37.16%) Solaris
5 47 (31.76%) Oracle
6 41 (27.70%) Red Hat
7 39 (26.35%) IBM
8 35 (23.65%) Finance
9 34 (22.97%) VMware
10 29 (19.59%) HP
10 29 (19.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (19.59%) Windows Server
11 28 (18.92%) Firewall
12 26 (17.57%) Dell
12 26 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (15.54%) Degree
14 21 (14.19%) Security Cleared
14 21 (14.19%) SQL
15 19 (12.84%) Citrix
15 19 (12.84%) SC Cleared
15 19 (12.84%) PowerShell
15 19 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (12.84%) Windows 10
16 18 (12.16%) Computer Science
16 18 (12.16%) Migration
17 17 (11.49%) TCP/IP
17 17 (11.49%) SAN
17 17 (11.49%) XenDesktop
18 16 (10.81%) Banking
19 15 (10.14%) DNS

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 13 (8.78%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.08%) IIS
3 8 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (4.05%) NetWeaver
5 3 (2.03%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.68%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.68%) Confluence
7 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) HFM
1 5 (3.38%) ION MarketView
1 5 (3.38%) Maximo
1 5 (3.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.03%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (2.03%) Infor SunSystems
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.68%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.73%) Boomi
3 2 (1.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.92%) Firewall
2 17 (11.49%) SAN
2 17 (11.49%) TCP/IP
3 15 (10.14%) DNS
4 7 (4.73%) DMARC
5 6 (4.05%) DMZ
5 6 (4.05%) LAN
6 5 (3.38%) Multicast
6 5 (3.38%) VLAN
7 4 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.03%) FTP
8 3 (2.03%) Internet
8 3 (2.03%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (2.03%) VPN
9 2 (1.35%) DHCP
9 2 (1.35%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.35%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.35%) WAN
10 1 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.78%) MySQL
2 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database
2 11 (7.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.03%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.03%) Power BI
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.35%) KDB
4 2 (1.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.35%) Parquet
4 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (1.35%) QlikView
4 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.38%) JIRA
3 4 (2.70%) ClearCase
3 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.70%) JUnit
3 4 (2.70%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.35%) Maven
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.68%) Checkstyle
5 1 (0.68%) ERwin
5 1 (0.68%) GitLab
5 1 (0.68%) Gradle
5 1 (0.68%) Jtest
5 1 (0.68%) Log4Net
5 1 (0.68%) NUnit
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.68%) Subversion
5 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (23.65%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Banking
3 7 (4.73%) Law
4 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.38%) Back Office
6 4 (2.70%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.70%) Retail
7 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (18.24%) Support Engineer
2 19 (12.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 18 (12.16%) Desktop Engineer
3 18 (12.16%) Windows Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) 3rd Line Support
4 17 (11.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) Administrator
4 17 (11.49%) Analyst
4 17 (11.49%) Citrix Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) Citrix Support
4 17 (11.49%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) Desktop Support
4 17 (11.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) PowerShell Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) VMware Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) VMware Support Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) Windows Support Engineer
5 16 (10.81%) Architect
6 14 (9.46%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (8.78%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.78%) Web Services
2 12 (8.11%) SOAP
3 9 (6.08%) Spring
4 8 (5.41%) Middleware
5 7 (4.73%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (4.05%) IDoc
6 6 (4.05%) Rendezvous
6 6 (4.05%) RESTful
6 6 (4.05%) SAP PI
6 6 (4.05%) SAP XI
6 6 (4.05%) XML
7 5 (3.38%) LDAP
8 4 (2.70%) .NET
8 4 (2.70%) J2EE
8 4 (2.70%) Spring Boot
9 3 (2.03%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.35%) JSP
10 2 (1.35%) REST
10 2 (1.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.73%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.05%) EPoS
4 6 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.70%) Equities
5 4 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.70%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.03%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.35%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.35%) PKI
8 1 (0.68%) Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (43.92%) Linux
2 64 (43.24%) Unix
3 56 (37.84%) Windows
4 55 (37.16%) Solaris
5 29 (19.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (19.59%) Windows Server
6 19 (12.84%) Windows 10
7 15 (10.14%) AIX
8 6 (4.05%) CentOS
9 5 (3.38%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 5 (3.38%) Windows NT
9 5 (3.38%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.35%) SUSE
11 1 (0.68%) Android
11 1 (0.68%) Debian
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.16%) Computer Science
2 18 (12.16%) Migration
3 14 (9.46%) ITIL
3 14 (9.46%) ITSM
4 12 (8.11%) DevOps
4 12 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (6.76%) Change Control
6 9 (6.08%) CRM
6 9 (6.08%) ERP
7 8 (5.41%) Change Management
7 8 (5.41%) Project Management
7 8 (5.41%) Scrum
7 8 (5.41%) SOA
7 8 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.05%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.05%) Service Management
8 6 (4.05%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (4.05%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.05%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.19%) SQL
2 19 (12.84%) PowerShell
3 15 (10.14%) Java
3 15 (10.14%) Python
4 14 (9.46%) Perl
5 8 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.73%) C#
6 7 (4.73%) C++
6 7 (4.73%) Korn
7 6 (4.05%) ABAP
7 6 (4.05%) C
8 4 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.03%) Bourne shell
9 3 (2.03%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.35%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.35%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (1.35%) AWK
10 2 (1.35%) Scala
11 1 (0.68%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 23 (15.54%) Degree
2 21 (14.19%) Security Cleared
3 19 (12.84%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.08%) MOS
5 7 (4.73%) Sun Certification
6 4 (2.70%) OCPJP
7 3 (2.03%) CCNA
7 3 (2.03%) CCNP
7 3 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.03%) OCP
7 3 (2.03%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.35%) CISA
8 2 (1.35%) CISM
8 2 (1.35%) CISSP
8 2 (1.35%) MCSE
8 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.35%) OCA
8 2 (1.35%) RHCE
8 2 (1.35%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.35%) GDPR
3 2 (1.35%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (1.35%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.35%) ISO 31000
3 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 26 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (11.49%) XenDesktop
3 14 (9.46%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.73%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (4.73%) vSphere
5 5 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.03%) NFS
8 2 (1.35%) GlusterFS
8 2 (1.35%) HDFS
8 2 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.68%) Docker
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (8.11%) Oracle ZFS
2 10 (6.76%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.38%) SCCM
4 4 (2.70%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.70%) Data Guard
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (2.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.35%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.35%) Nessus
6 2 (1.35%) Puppet
6 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.35%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 2 (1.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.68%) Simpana
7 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (31.76%) Oracle
2 41 (27.70%) Red Hat
3 39 (26.35%) IBM
4 34 (22.97%) VMware
5 29 (19.59%) HP
6 26 (17.57%) Dell
7 19 (12.84%) Citrix
8 15 (10.14%) Cisco
8 15 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 11 (7.43%) Huawei
10 10 (6.76%) EMC
11 7 (4.73%) Bloomberg
11 7 (4.73%) Compaq
11 7 (4.73%) Remedy
11 7 (4.73%) Reuters
11 7 (4.73%) TIBCO
12 6 (4.05%) CA
12 6 (4.05%) ION Trading
12 6 (4.05%) NetApp
12 6 (4.05%) SAP