Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 637 552 588
Rank change year-on-year -85 +36 -95
Contract jobs citing Sun 245 351 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.74% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 217 157
UK median daily rate £375 £385 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -12.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £190 £253 £305
90th Percentile £515 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £413
% change year-on-year +2.74% -11.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 28
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £27.35 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.42% +40.26% -39.75%
10th Percentile £18.94 £15.63 £7.15
90th Percentile £42.40 £38.50 £33.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £11.26
% change year-on-year +9.72% +219.72% -70.37%

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 43596 47131 49574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 45.31% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27081 28807 29231
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1688 2113
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.24 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.27 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sun in the UK

Sun
Top 14 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 20 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 -59 239 £375 -3.23% 26
UK excluding London -6 183 £375 +2.74% 17
London -72 61 £500 +5.26% 8
North of England +13 55 £350 +6.06% 3
Midlands +57 53 £375 +25.00% 3
South East +7 48 £325 -15.58% 10
North East +41 43 £350 +9.38% 1
East Midlands +33 36 £375 +387.01% 1
South West +3 16 £390 -2.50%
West Midlands +28 15 £375 -11.76% 2
East of England -21 9 £370 -24.49% 1
North West +3 7 £381 -1.61% 1
Yorkshire +7 5 £160 -51.52% 1
Scotland -25 5 £138 -62.59%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 163 (66.53%) Unix
2 160 (65.31%) Linux
3 156 (63.67%) Solaris
4 142 (57.96%) Oracle
5 93 (37.96%) Red Hat
5 93 (37.96%) Security Cleared
6 88 (35.92%) Perl
7 78 (31.84%) Veritas
8 76 (31.02%) SC Cleared
9 71 (28.98%) HP
10 63 (25.71%) TCP/IP
10 63 (25.71%) WebLogic
10 63 (25.71%) Apache
11 62 (25.31%) HPUX
12 61 (24.90%) AIX
12 61 (24.90%) Firewall
13 58 (23.67%) Clustering
14 57 (23.27%) Windows
14 57 (23.27%) High Availability
15 56 (22.86%) JBoss
15 56 (22.86%) Tomcat
16 55 (22.45%) Cisco
17 54 (22.04%) SAN
17 54 (22.04%) Korn
18 51 (20.82%) J2EE
19 50 (20.41%) Python
19 50 (20.41%) iPlanet
19 50 (20.41%) Load Balancing
20 49 (20.00%) VMware
20 49 (20.00%) SUSE

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 63 (25.71%) Apache
1 63 (25.71%) WebLogic
2 56 (22.86%) JBoss
2 56 (22.86%) Tomcat
3 50 (20.41%) iPlanet
4 48 (19.59%) Oracle Application Server
5 25 (10.20%) MS Exchange
6 16 (6.53%) OpenStack
7 12 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (4.90%) MQSeries
7 12 (4.90%) SharePoint
8 11 (4.49%) WebLogic Portal
9 9 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2000
9 9 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (3.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 8 (3.27%) WebSphere
11 7 (2.86%) IIS
12 6 (2.45%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (1.63%) FileNet
Applications
1 22 (8.98%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.90%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (11.84%) SAP ERP
2 26 (10.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 7 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (2.45%) ION MarketView
5 5 (2.04%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 3 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.41%) RMDS
8 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.41%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (2.86%) Office 365
4 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.82%) GitHub
5 2 (0.82%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.41%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (25.71%) TCP/IP
2 61 (24.90%) Firewall
3 54 (22.04%) SAN
4 32 (13.06%) DNS
4 32 (13.06%) LDAP
5 29 (11.84%) NAS
6 19 (7.76%) WAN
7 18 (7.35%) Fibre Channel
8 14 (5.71%) LAN
9 13 (5.31%) FCoE
9 13 (5.31%) iSCSI
10 12 (4.90%) Internet
10 12 (4.90%) VSAN
11 8 (3.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (3.27%) Network Security
12 6 (2.45%) SSH
12 6 (2.45%) Wireshark
13 5 (2.04%) DHCP
13 5 (2.04%) FTP
13 5 (2.04%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.76%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.45%) Big Data
5 6 (2.45%) DB2
5 6 (2.45%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.45%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.63%) MySQL
8 3 (1.22%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.82%) Informix
9 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.82%) MS Access
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.41%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.63%) Toad
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.22%) Selenium
4 2 (0.82%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.82%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) JMeter
4 2 (0.82%) Maven
5 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (8.16%) Finance
2 8 (3.27%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.45%) Back Office
4 5 (2.04%) Banking
4 5 (2.04%) Front Office
5 4 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.22%) Legal
6 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.82%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Retail
8 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (26.53%) Unix Engineer
2 41 (16.73%) Administrator
3 38 (15.51%) Solaris Engineer
4 27 (11.02%) Systems Administrator
5 23 (9.39%) Unix Administrator
6 20 (8.16%) Architect
6 20 (8.16%) Design Engineer
7 16 (6.53%) IT Engineer
7 16 (6.53%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 15 (6.12%) Developer
9 14 (5.71%) AIX Engineer
9 14 (5.71%) Consultant
9 14 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Linux Administrator
10 11 (4.49%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Solaris Administrator
10 11 (4.49%) Technical Architect
11 10 (4.08%) Analyst
12 9 (3.67%) Storage Administrator
13 8 (3.27%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (20.82%) J2EE
2 9 (3.67%) Web Services
3 8 (3.27%) HTML
3 8 (3.27%) Spring
3 8 (3.27%) XML
4 7 (2.86%) JSON
5 5 (2.04%) Software Packaging
5 5 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.22%) .NET
6 3 (1.22%) CSS
6 3 (1.22%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.22%) HTML5
6 3 (1.22%) JMS
6 3 (1.22%) LAMP
6 3 (1.22%) Node.js
6 3 (1.22%) React
6 3 (1.22%) Sass
6 3 (1.22%) SOAP
6 3 (1.22%) XSD
6 3 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.67%) Clustering
2 33 (13.47%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.90%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.08%) Replication
6 9 (3.67%) Private Cloud
7 8 (3.27%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.45%) Grid Computing
8 6 (2.45%) Oracle Exalogic
8 6 (2.45%) VAX
9 5 (2.04%) DataPower
9 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.63%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.82%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 163 (66.53%) Unix
2 160 (65.31%) Linux
3 156 (63.67%) Solaris
4 62 (25.31%) HPUX
5 61 (24.90%) AIX
6 57 (23.27%) Windows
7 49 (20.00%) SUSE
8 40 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (7.76%) Windows Server
10 9 (3.67%) CentOS
10 9 (3.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.27%) Windows Vista
12 7 (2.86%) VMS
13 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.63%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.22%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.82%) Android
16 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.27%) High Availability
2 50 (20.41%) Load Balancing
3 48 (19.59%) ITIL
4 42 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (12.24%) ERP
6 26 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (8.98%) Migration
8 20 (8.16%) DevOps
9 16 (6.53%) Change Management
9 16 (6.53%) Unit Testing
10 14 (5.71%) Procure-to-Pay
11 13 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (4.90%) Problem Management
13 9 (3.67%) Algorithmic Trading
13 9 (3.67%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.67%) Open Source
13 9 (3.67%) Service Delivery
14 8 (3.27%) ITIL V3
14 8 (3.27%) OO
14 8 (3.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 88 (35.92%) Perl
2 54 (22.04%) Korn
3 50 (20.41%) Python
4 48 (19.59%) SQL
5 42 (17.14%) Shell Script
6 31 (12.65%) Bash Shell
7 24 (9.80%) Java
8 19 (7.76%) C-shell
9 8 (3.27%) C++
9 8 (3.27%) Ruby
10 7 (2.86%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.45%) Bourne shell
12 5 (2.04%) AWK
13 4 (1.63%) C
13 4 (1.63%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.63%) VBA
14 3 (1.22%) PHP
15 2 (0.82%) ES6
15 2 (0.82%) XPath
16 1 (0.41%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 93 (37.96%) Security Cleared
2 76 (31.02%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.31%) Degree
3 13 (5.31%) DV Cleared
4 9 (3.67%) MCSE
4 9 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.86%) CCNA
5 7 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.86%) MCITP
5 7 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.45%) RHCE
6 6 (2.45%) RHCSA
6 6 (2.45%) Sun Certification
7 5 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.04%) CCSP
7 5 (2.04%) OCA
7 5 (2.04%) OCP
7 5 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.63%) QA
1 4 (1.63%) SLA
2 3 (1.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 41 (16.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 41 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (14.69%) Hyper-V
3 33 (13.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 32 (13.06%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (11.43%) Samba
6 24 (9.80%) Active Directory
6 24 (9.80%) KVM
7 12 (4.90%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (4.49%) NFS
9 9 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (3.67%) Xen
10 6 (2.45%) Veritas File System
10 6 (2.45%) vSphere
11 5 (2.04%) GlusterFS
11 5 (2.04%) iptables
12 4 (1.63%) Docker
13 3 (1.22%) OpenDJ
13 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (8.57%) NetBackup
2 20 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (8.16%) Puppet
3 14 (5.71%) Ansible
4 12 (4.90%) OpenView
5 11 (4.49%) SCCM
5 11 (4.49%) SCOM
5 11 (4.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 9 (3.67%) Oracle ZFS
7 7 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (2.04%) Forum Sentry
8 5 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (2.04%) SnapMirror
8 5 (2.04%) SnapVault
9 4 (1.63%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 142 (57.96%) Oracle
2 93 (37.96%) Red Hat
3 78 (31.84%) Veritas
4 71 (28.98%) HP
5 55 (22.45%) Cisco
6 49 (20.00%) VMware
7 42 (17.14%) F5
8 40 (16.33%) SAP
9 33 (13.47%) Microsoft
10 26 (10.61%) PlateSpin
11 19 (7.76%) EMC
11 19 (7.76%) IBM
12 18 (7.35%) NetApp
13 14 (5.71%) Brocade
14 12 (4.90%) Cognos
14 12 (4.90%) Opsware
14 12 (4.90%) StorageTek
15 9 (3.67%) ION Trading
15 9 (3.67%) Symantec
16 8 (3.27%) Sybase