Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 686 750 604
Rank change year-on-year +64 -146 -8
Contract jobs citing Sun 152 168 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.39% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 92 181
UK median daily rate £425 £456 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +19.28% -4.38%
10th Percentile £188 £313 £305
90th Percentile £575 £608 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 12
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £16.38 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.92% -58.54% +40.95%
10th Percentile £14.90 £13.49 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.70 £29.08 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £15.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +221.31% -61.39% +9.72%

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 38,388 43,022 42,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.88% 41.80% 43.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,950 26,567 25,912
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.39% +2.89%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,430 1,628 1,388
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.08% -1.07%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.43 £46.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.06 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.42% - -5.44%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 +55 139 £425 -8.60% 46
UK excluding London +29 88 £425 +3.03% 40
London +51 51 £450 -14.29% 8
South East +21 22 £463 +18.21% 13
East of England +43 21 £540 +440.00% 9
Midlands +39 21 £400 -15.79% 7
East Midlands +31 13 £425 -10.53% 4
North of England +7 11 £413 - 7
North West +11 9 £450 +1.12% 4
South West -20 9 £295 - 2
West Midlands +20 8 £348 -22.78% 3
Scotland +37 4 £281 -37.50%
Yorkshire +22 2 £401 -
Wales - 1 £600 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 71 (46.71%) Linux
2 64 (42.11%) Unix
3 62 (40.79%) Oracle
4 42 (27.63%) Windows
5 37 (24.34%) Shell Script
5 37 (24.34%) Finance
6 36 (23.68%) Solaris
7 34 (22.37%) Java
8 32 (21.05%) SQL
8 32 (21.05%) ITIL
8 32 (21.05%) Migration
8 32 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (19.08%) Perl
10 27 (17.76%) Oracle Database
11 26 (17.11%) Red Hat
11 26 (17.11%) HP
12 22 (14.47%) AWS
13 21 (13.82%) Sun Certification
13 21 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (13.16%) SLA
14 20 (13.16%) IBM
14 20 (13.16%) Service Delivery
14 20 (13.16%) Jenkins
15 19 (12.50%) Spring
15 19 (12.50%) OCPJP
15 19 (12.50%) Cisco
15 19 (12.50%) MySQL
15 19 (12.50%) JUnit
16 18 (11.84%) SOAP
16 18 (11.84%) Scrum

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 12 (7.89%) Apache
2 10 (6.58%) iPlanet
3 6 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.29%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.29%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.66%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.66%) Confluence
7 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.66%) IIS
7 1 (0.66%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.58%) CSG Singleview
2 6 (3.95%) Misys Opics
3 5 (3.29%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (1.32%) HFM
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.32%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.66%) Maximo
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.47%) AWS
2 8 (5.26%) Office 365
3 5 (3.29%) Azure
3 5 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.97%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.66%) GitHub
5 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.21%) Internet
2 12 (7.89%) SAN
2 12 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.24%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (5.92%) WAN
4 9 (5.92%) WLAN
5 7 (4.61%) DNS
5 7 (4.61%) Firewall
6 4 (2.63%) DHCP
6 4 (2.63%) FIX Connectivity
6 4 (2.63%) SSH
6 4 (2.63%) Wireless
6 4 (2.63%) X.500
7 3 (1.97%) BGP
7 3 (1.97%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.97%) LAN
7 3 (1.97%) Multicast
7 3 (1.97%) Network Security
7 3 (1.97%) PuTTY
7 3 (1.97%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.76%) Oracle Database
2 19 (12.50%) MySQL
3 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.92%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.97%) Power BI
10 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.66%) Big Data
11 1 (0.66%) Redis
11 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 19 (12.50%) JUnit
3 18 (11.84%) Git (software)
4 17 (11.18%) JIRA
4 17 (11.18%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.29%) Maven
6 4 (2.63%) Ant
7 3 (1.97%) Toad
8 2 (1.32%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.66%) Checkstyle
9 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.66%) Gradle
9 1 (0.66%) Hudson
9 1 (0.66%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.66%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.66%) Subversion
9 1 (0.66%) TestNG
General
1 37 (24.34%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Banking
2 11 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.92%) Billing
4 8 (5.26%) Back Office
4 8 (5.26%) Front Office
5 7 (4.61%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.61%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.63%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.63%) Retail
7 2 (1.32%) French Language
7 2 (1.32%) German Language
7 2 (1.32%) Hindi Language
7 2 (1.32%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.32%) Japanese Language
7 2 (1.32%) Korean Language
7 2 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.32%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (15.13%) Analyst
2 20 (13.16%) Developer
3 14 (9.21%) Java Developer
4 12 (7.89%) Unix Engineer
5 11 (7.24%) Consultant
5 11 (7.24%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) Lead Developer
6 10 (6.58%) Lead Java Developer
7 9 (5.92%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) Service Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.61%) Administrator
9 7 (4.61%) Migration Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.95%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.95%) Applications Support Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.95%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.29%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) Spring
2 18 (11.84%) SOAP
2 18 (11.84%) Spring Boot
3 12 (7.89%) JDBC
4 10 (6.58%) Apache Commons
4 10 (6.58%) FIX Protocol
4 10 (6.58%) JSP
4 10 (6.58%) Servlets
5 6 (3.95%) Middleware
6 5 (3.29%) LDAP
7 4 (2.63%) J2EE
7 4 (2.63%) XML
8 3 (1.97%) HTML
8 3 (1.97%) Web Services
9 2 (1.32%) Java EE
9 2 (1.32%) React
9 2 (1.32%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.58%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.92%) Equities
4 7 (4.61%) Derivative
5 6 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.29%) Clustering
6 5 (3.29%) Grid Computing
7 3 (1.97%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.32%) HACMP
8 2 (1.32%) IBM Storwize
8 2 (1.32%) iSeries
8 2 (1.32%) LPAR
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exalogic
8 2 (1.32%) PMI
8 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (46.71%) Linux
2 64 (42.11%) Unix
3 42 (27.63%) Windows
4 36 (23.68%) Solaris
5 17 (11.18%) CentOS
6 15 (9.87%) Windows Server
7 10 (6.58%) Windows 10
8 9 (5.92%) SUSE
9 7 (4.61%) AIX
9 7 (4.61%) HPUX
9 7 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.95%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (21.05%) ITIL
1 32 (21.05%) Migration
2 21 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (13.16%) Service Delivery
4 18 (11.84%) Scrum
5 17 (11.18%) BDD
5 17 (11.18%) Epics
5 17 (11.18%) Microservices
5 17 (11.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 17 (11.18%) TDD
5 17 (11.18%) User Stories
6 16 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement Process
9 10 (6.58%) Change Control
9 10 (6.58%) Problem Management
10 9 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.92%) ITSM
10 9 (5.92%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.34%) Shell Script
2 34 (22.37%) Java
3 32 (21.05%) SQL
4 29 (19.08%) Perl
5 12 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.24%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.92%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.92%) Python
8 7 (4.61%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.61%) VBA
9 5 (3.29%) C++
9 5 (3.29%) Java 8
10 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.97%) PHP
12 2 (1.32%) C
13 1 (0.66%) C#
13 1 (0.66%) Fortran
13 1 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (13.82%) Sun Certification
2 19 (12.50%) OCPJP
3 17 (11.18%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.61%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.63%) Degree
9 3 (1.97%) CCNA
9 3 (1.97%) MCSE
9 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.32%) CISSP
10 2 (1.32%) MCSA
10 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.32%) RHCA
10 2 (1.32%) RHCE
10 2 (1.32%) RHCSA
10 2 (1.32%) VCP6
11 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.16%) SLA
2 6 (3.95%) QA
3 4 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.66%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.92%) Docker
4 6 (3.95%) Samba
5 5 (3.29%) oVirt
6 4 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.97%) Firmware
7 3 (1.97%) NFS
7 3 (1.97%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.97%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 3 (1.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.32%) SRDF
8 2 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.32%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.29%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (1.32%) Ansible
3 2 (1.32%) NetApp OnCommand
3 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.32%) Puppet
3 2 (1.32%) SCCM
3 2 (1.32%) SCOM
3 2 (1.32%) SnapMirror
3 2 (1.32%) SnapVault
4 1 (0.66%) Avamar
4 1 (0.66%) Control-M
4 1 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.66%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.66%) Terraform
4 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.66%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 62 (40.79%) Oracle
2 26 (17.11%) HP
2 26 (17.11%) Red Hat
3 20 (13.16%) IBM
4 19 (12.50%) Cisco
5 15 (9.87%) Dell
6 12 (7.89%) VMware
7 11 (7.24%) Hitachi
7 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
7 11 (7.24%) Sybase
8 6 (3.95%) Aruba
8 6 (3.95%) Infor
8 6 (3.95%) Misys
8 6 (3.95%) Trayport
9 3 (1.97%) CA
9 3 (1.97%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.97%) EMC
9 3 (1.97%) F5
9 3 (1.97%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.97%) Novell