Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 616 584
Rank change year-on-year -99 -32 -53
Contract jobs citing Sun 176 234 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.58% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 133 207
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £300 £252 £300
90th Percentile £575 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +5.71% -1.93% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 22
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.64 £51.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.35% -67.85% +107.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £37.28
90th Percentile £20.00 £40.85 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £10.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +61.25% -80.95% +68.54%

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 42,328 40,234 46,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 44.18% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,405 24,692 28,318
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,412 1,642
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.92 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.26% -6.00% +5.88%

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 26 May 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 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sun in the UK

Sun
Top 16 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 26 May 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 -94 170 £420 +5.00% 49
UK excluding London -76 98 £389 +5.71% 25
London -45 76 £450 -8.86% 27
North of England -1 38 £390 +13.37% 7
South East -48 33 £388 -0.96% 6
North East +15 16 £316 -2.02% 1
North West -2 15 £420 +2.75% 3
East of England -2 14 £275 -21.43% 1
Midlands -47 8 £450 +35.34% 4
West Midlands -18 7 £450 +16.13% 4
Yorkshire -22 7 £390 +8.33% 3
Scotland -36 2 £450 +31.39% 2
Northern Ireland +8 1 £143 -69.31%
South West +7 1 - - 4
Wales -8 1 £450 +0.06% 1
East Midlands -36 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 107 (60.80%) Linux
2 80 (45.45%) Solaris
3 75 (42.61%) Unix
4 67 (38.07%) Windows
5 61 (34.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (32.95%) Red Hat
7 57 (32.39%) Finance
8 50 (28.41%) Oracle
9 47 (26.70%) SAN
10 42 (23.86%) SQL
10 42 (23.86%) ITIL
11 40 (22.73%) Perl
12 39 (22.16%) IBM
13 37 (21.02%) Security Cleared
14 35 (19.89%) Microsoft
15 33 (18.75%) AIX
16 29 (16.48%) Cisco
16 29 (16.48%) SC Cleared
17 28 (15.91%) Banking
18 27 (15.34%) HP
18 27 (15.34%) EMC
19 26 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
21 23 (13.07%) LDAP
21 23 (13.07%) Active Directory
21 23 (13.07%) DNS
21 23 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
22 22 (12.50%) DevOps
22 22 (12.50%) Shell Script
22 22 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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 (7.39%) IIS
1 13 (7.39%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (5.68%) WebLogic
4 8 (4.55%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.98%) JBoss
6 6 (3.41%) FileNet
6 6 (3.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2000
7 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 4 (2.27%) CMS
8 4 (2.27%) SAS
8 4 (2.27%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.70%) Apache
9 3 (1.70%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.70%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.57%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
Applications
1 24 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (2.84%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.14%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.57%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.57%) Kondor
4 1 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.98%) Office 365
2 3 (1.70%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.14%) GitHub
3 2 (1.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.57%) Boomi
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.70%) SAN
2 23 (13.07%) DNS
3 22 (12.50%) Firewall
4 17 (9.66%) TCP/IP
5 15 (8.52%) NAS
6 14 (7.95%) VLAN
7 11 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (6.25%) Internet
8 10 (5.68%) HTTP
8 10 (5.68%) LAN
9 9 (5.11%) Network Security
9 9 (5.11%) WAN
10 8 (4.55%) DHCP
10 8 (4.55%) DMZ
10 8 (4.55%) SNMP
11 7 (3.98%) FTP
11 7 (3.98%) Kerberos
12 6 (3.41%) SMS
12 6 (3.41%) SMTP
12 6 (3.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.55%) Sybase ASE
2 7 (3.98%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.84%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.70%) Couchbase
5 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) DB2
7 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.70%) JUnit
1 3 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.14%) GitLab
2 2 (1.14%) Introscope
2 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.14%) JMeter
2 2 (1.14%) Mockito
2 2 (1.14%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.57%) Ant
3 1 (0.57%) Maven
3 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 57 (32.39%) Finance
2 28 (15.91%) Banking
3 14 (7.95%) Investment Banking
4 13 (7.39%) Retail
5 7 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.84%) Legal
7 4 (2.27%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.70%) Back Office
8 3 (1.70%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.70%) Front Office
9 1 (0.57%) French Language
9 1 (0.57%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.57%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (17.61%) Administrator
2 20 (11.36%) Unix Administrator
3 18 (10.23%) Analyst
4 15 (8.52%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (6.82%) Unix Engineer
6 11 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.68%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.11%) Architect
8 9 (5.11%) Consultant
8 9 (5.11%) Operations Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Service Analyst
8 9 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.55%) Database Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) DBA
9 8 (4.55%) Solaris Administrator
9 8 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.55%) Sybase Database Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.07%) LDAP
2 17 (9.66%) Middleware
3 10 (5.68%) Web Services
3 10 (5.68%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (3.98%) SAML
5 6 (3.41%) .NET
5 6 (3.41%) Software Packaging
5 6 (3.41%) Spring
6 5 (2.84%) Java EE
6 5 (2.84%) Regular Expression
6 5 (2.84%) Rendezvous
7 4 (2.27%) XML
8 3 (1.70%) DOM
8 3 (1.70%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.70%) JMS
8 3 (1.70%) SAX
8 3 (1.70%) Sensu
9 2 (1.14%) Kafka
9 2 (1.14%) RESTful
9 2 (1.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.93%) Data Centre
3 16 (9.09%) Replication
4 12 (6.82%) Clustering
5 10 (5.68%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.11%) Client/Server
7 8 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (3.98%) Driving Licence
8 7 (3.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (3.41%) DataPower
9 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.41%) Private Cloud
10 4 (2.27%) PDA
11 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.70%) EPoS
11 3 (1.70%) Equities
11 3 (1.70%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.70%) Video on Demand
11 3 (1.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 107 (60.80%) Linux
2 80 (45.45%) Solaris
3 75 (42.61%) Unix
4 67 (38.07%) Windows
5 61 (34.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (18.75%) AIX
7 16 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 14 (7.95%) HPUX
9 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (4.55%) CentOS
10 8 (4.55%) Windows 2000
10 8 (4.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 8 (4.55%) Windows NT
10 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.55%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.98%) SUSE
11 7 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (2.84%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.27%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.86%) ITIL
2 26 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.50%) DevOps
4 21 (11.93%) High Availability
4 21 (11.93%) Project Management
4 21 (11.93%) Service Delivery
5 19 (10.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (10.23%) Change Management
6 18 (10.23%) Problem Management
7 17 (9.66%) Incident Management
8 16 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 14 (7.95%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.95%) Migration
10 12 (6.82%) Deployment Automation
11 11 (6.25%) Business Continuity
11 11 (6.25%) Mathematics
12 10 (5.68%) Data Centre Operations
12 10 (5.68%) Scrum
13 9 (5.11%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.86%) SQL
2 40 (22.73%) Perl
3 22 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 20 (11.36%) Java
5 16 (9.09%) Python
6 9 (5.11%) AWK
7 8 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.84%) Bourne shell
8 5 (2.84%) Korn
9 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.27%) sed
10 3 (1.70%) XPath
11 2 (1.14%) C#
11 2 (1.14%) Java 8
11 2 (1.14%) PHP
12 1 (0.57%) Clojure
12 1 (0.57%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 37 (21.02%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.68%) Degree
4 8 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.41%) MCSE
5 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.84%) MCP
7 4 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.70%) OCPJP
8 3 (1.70%) RHCE
8 3 (1.70%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.70%) Sun Certification
9 2 (1.14%) CISA
9 2 (1.14%) CISM
9 2 (1.14%) CISSP
9 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.14%) OCA
9 2 (1.14%) OCP
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) SLA
2 4 (2.27%) GDPR
3 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.14%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (1.14%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.14%) ISO 31000
4 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.57%) PMO
5 1 (0.57%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (13.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 13 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.98%) Veritas File System
4 7 (3.98%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (3.98%) XenApp
5 6 (3.41%) DFS Replication
5 6 (3.41%) Samba
5 6 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.84%) GlusterFS
6 5 (2.84%) NFS
7 4 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.70%) Docker
8 3 (1.70%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.14%) Firmware
9 2 (1.14%) vSphere
10 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (9.66%) NetBackup
2 13 (7.39%) SCCM
3 11 (6.25%) Puppet
4 10 (5.68%) Ansible
4 10 (5.68%) Oracle ZFS
4 10 (5.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 9 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.98%) RSA Archer
6 7 (3.98%) SnapMirror
6 7 (3.98%) SnapVault
7 6 (3.41%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (3.41%) Forum Sentry
8 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (2.84%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (2.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (2.27%) Nagios
10 3 (1.70%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.70%) Control-M
10 3 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 58 (32.95%) Red Hat
2 50 (28.41%) Oracle
3 39 (22.16%) IBM
4 35 (19.89%) Microsoft
5 29 (16.48%) Cisco
6 27 (15.34%) EMC
6 27 (15.34%) HP
7 21 (11.93%) NetApp
8 20 (11.36%) Veritas
8 20 (11.36%) VMware
9 19 (10.80%) Dell
10 16 (9.09%) Brocade
10 16 (9.09%) Hitachi
11 14 (7.95%) Citrix
12 9 (5.11%) Ivanti
13 8 (4.55%) Centrify
13 8 (4.55%) SAP
13 8 (4.55%) Sybase
14 7 (3.98%) CommVault
14 7 (3.98%) Palo Alto