Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 704 583 586
Rank change year-on-year -121 +3 -83
Contract jobs citing Sun 170 277 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.64% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 144 168
UK median daily rate £393 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -14.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £282 £300
90th Percentile £538 £515 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £348 £388
% change year-on-year -9.35% -10.32% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 34
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £33.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.48% -33.00% +40.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £8.58
90th Percentile £19.50 £42.10 £60.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £33.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -51.87% -33.00% +34.68%

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 42,490 43,193 45,942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 44.98% 42.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,804 26,517 27,305
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £238 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,418 1,623 1,830
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.36 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -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 22 February 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 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 22 February 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 -112 165 £393 +8.28% 50
UK excluding London -91 92 £315 -9.35% 36
London -73 76 £451 -2.43% 18
South East -17 35 £375 -4.46% 7
North of England -11 30 £333 -2.06% 17
North East +26 21 £350 +7.09% 3
East of England -2 13 £275 +26.44% 2
Midlands +1 12 £160 -56.16% 4
North West -3 7 £398 +6.00% 13
West Midlands 0 6 £160 - 2
East Midlands -6 5 £315 -13.70% 2
Yorkshire -15 2 £160 -54.29% 1
Scotland -27 2 £155 -50.00% 4
South West -1 1 £160 -54.29% 2
Wales -1 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 88 (51.76%) Linux
2 74 (43.53%) Solaris
3 72 (42.35%) Unix
4 60 (35.29%) Oracle
5 54 (31.76%) Windows
6 44 (25.88%) Finance
7 40 (23.53%) Red Hat
8 39 (22.94%) Microsoft
9 36 (21.18%) HP
10 35 (20.59%) SAN
10 35 (20.59%) SQL
11 32 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (17.06%) Security Cleared
13 28 (16.47%) Veritas
14 27 (15.88%) IBM
15 26 (15.29%) High Availability
16 25 (14.71%) NetApp
16 25 (14.71%) ITIL
17 24 (14.12%) Perl
17 24 (14.12%) Cisco
17 24 (14.12%) Clustering
18 22 (12.94%) TCP/IP
19 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
19 21 (12.35%) VMware
20 20 (11.76%) AIX
20 20 (11.76%) EMC
20 20 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (11.76%) SC Cleared
20 20 (11.76%) Windows Server
21 19 (11.18%) Load Balancing

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 17 (10.00%) Apache
2 16 (9.41%) Tomcat
3 15 (8.82%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.06%) JBoss
5 11 (6.47%) iPlanet
5 11 (6.47%) Oracle Application Server
6 10 (5.88%) MS Exchange
7 9 (5.29%) OpenStack
8 6 (3.53%) IIS
9 5 (2.94%) SAS
10 4 (2.35%) CMS
10 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 3 (1.76%) IBM Domino
11 3 (1.76%) WebSphere
12 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.18%) MQSeries
12 2 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.59%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.59%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (4.12%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (3.53%) SAP ERP
4 3 (1.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (1.18%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.59%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.59%) Kondor
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.71%) Office 365
3 7 (4.12%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.35%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.59%) GitHub
7 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) PaaS
7 1 (0.59%) SaaS
7 1 (0.59%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.59%) SAN
2 22 (12.94%) TCP/IP
3 19 (11.18%) Firewall
4 16 (9.41%) DNS
5 14 (8.24%) NAS
6 12 (7.06%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (7.06%) Internet
6 12 (7.06%) VSAN
7 11 (6.47%) DHCP
8 9 (5.29%) VLAN
9 7 (4.12%) WAN
10 6 (3.53%) HTTP
11 5 (2.94%) LAN
11 5 (2.94%) SSH
12 4 (2.35%) FTP
12 4 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (2.35%) Network Security
12 4 (2.35%) SMTP
12 4 (2.35%) Wireshark
12 4 (2.35%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 10 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.71%) Sybase ASE
3 5 (2.94%) SAP HANA
4 4 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.35%) Couchbase
4 4 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.18%) Big Data
6 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.18%) MS Access
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.59%) DataStage
7 1 (0.59%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.59%) JIRA
4 1 (0.59%) JMeter
4 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.59%) Maven
4 1 (0.59%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 44 (25.88%) Finance
2 14 (8.24%) Banking
3 9 (5.29%) Retail
4 7 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.35%) Front Office
6 4 (2.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) French Language
7 1 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (15.88%) Administrator
2 20 (11.76%) Unix Engineer
3 15 (8.82%) Developer
3 15 (8.82%) IT Engineer
4 14 (8.24%) Unix Administrator
5 13 (7.65%) Analyst
6 12 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.47%) Solaris Engineer
8 10 (5.88%) Architect
8 10 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.29%) DBA
9 9 (5.29%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Database Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Storage Administrator
10 8 (4.71%) Sybase Database Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Sybase DBA
10 8 (4.71%) Sybase Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Consultant
11 7 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.65%) J2EE
2 9 (5.29%) LDAP
3 7 (4.12%) .NET
3 7 (4.12%) Web Services
4 4 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.35%) Sensu
5 3 (1.76%) CSS
5 3 (1.76%) HTML
5 3 (1.76%) Middleware
5 3 (1.76%) Sass
6 2 (1.18%) CSS3
6 2 (1.18%) Flash
6 2 (1.18%) HTML5
6 2 (1.18%) LESS
6 2 (1.18%) Node.js
6 2 (1.18%) React
6 2 (1.18%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.18%) Spring
7 1 (0.59%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.12%) Clustering
2 17 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.41%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.29%) Replication
5 7 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.53%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (3.53%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.35%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.35%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (2.35%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.76%) EPoS
8 3 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.76%) PDA
9 2 (1.18%) Derivative
9 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.18%) Wiki
10 1 (0.59%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 88 (51.76%) Linux
2 74 (43.53%) Solaris
3 72 (42.35%) Unix
4 54 (31.76%) Windows
5 32 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (11.76%) AIX
6 20 (11.76%) Windows Server
7 19 (11.18%) HPUX
8 15 (8.82%) SUSE
9 14 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (4.12%) CentOS
12 7 (4.12%) VMS
13 5 (2.94%) Ubuntu
14 4 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.76%) Windows Vista
16 2 (1.18%) Android
16 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
16 2 (1.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.29%) High Availability
2 25 (14.71%) ITIL
3 19 (11.18%) Load Balancing
4 18 (10.59%) DevOps
4 18 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (10.59%) Problem Management
5 17 (10.00%) Migration
6 13 (7.65%) Service Delivery
7 12 (7.06%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (6.47%) Change Management
9 10 (5.88%) Release Management
10 9 (5.29%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (5.29%) CRM
10 9 (5.29%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.71%) Data Migration
12 7 (4.12%) ERP
12 7 (4.12%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 7 (4.12%) Open Source
12 7 (4.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.59%) SQL
2 24 (14.12%) Perl
3 15 (8.82%) Python
4 12 (7.06%) Java
4 12 (7.06%) Shell Script
5 10 (5.88%) Korn
6 9 (5.29%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.71%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.12%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.35%) PHP
9 4 (2.35%) VBA
10 3 (1.76%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.18%) AWK
11 2 (1.18%) C#
11 2 (1.18%) C-shell
11 2 (1.18%) ES6
11 2 (1.18%) ES7
11 2 (1.18%) sed
12 1 (0.59%) Clojure
12 1 (0.59%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 29 (17.06%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.71%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.76%) CCNA
5 3 (1.76%) CCSP
5 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.76%) CISM
5 3 (1.76%) CISSP
5 3 (1.76%) GCIA
5 3 (1.76%) GCIH
5 3 (1.76%) GIAC
5 3 (1.76%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (1.76%) Novell Certification
5 3 (1.76%) SANS
6 2 (1.18%) MCP
6 2 (1.18%) MCSE
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 20 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.59%) Active Directory
3 15 (8.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 12 (7.06%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.29%) Samba
6 9 (5.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (4.71%) Hyper-V
8 7 (4.12%) XenApp
9 6 (3.53%) DFS Replication
9 6 (3.53%) NFS
9 6 (3.53%) vSphere
10 5 (2.94%) iptables
11 4 (2.35%) Docker
11 4 (2.35%) Veritas File System
12 3 (1.76%) KVM
12 3 (1.76%) vCloud
12 3 (1.76%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.76%) XenServer
13 2 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (10.59%) NetBackup
2 12 (7.06%) SCCM
3 8 (4.71%) Ansible
4 7 (4.12%) Backup Exec
4 7 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.12%) Puppet
5 6 (3.53%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (3.53%) Oracle ZFS
5 6 (3.53%) SCOM
5 6 (3.53%) SnapMirror
5 6 (3.53%) SnapVault
6 5 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (2.35%) Grafana
8 3 (1.76%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.76%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.76%) Simpana
8 3 (1.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 60 (35.29%) Oracle
2 40 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 39 (22.94%) Microsoft
4 36 (21.18%) HP
5 28 (16.47%) Veritas
6 27 (15.88%) IBM
7 25 (14.71%) NetApp
8 24 (14.12%) Cisco
9 21 (12.35%) VMware
10 20 (11.76%) EMC
11 18 (10.59%) Citrix
11 18 (10.59%) SAP
12 13 (7.65%) Brocade
12 13 (7.65%) Dell
13 12 (7.06%) Symantec
14 11 (6.47%) CA
14 11 (6.47%) F5
15 9 (5.29%) Ivanti
15 9 (5.29%) Sybase
16 7 (4.12%) CommVault