Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 616 563 584
Rank change year-on-year -53 +21 -101
Contract jobs citing Sun 247 345 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.72% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 228 156
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £301 £256 £300
90th Percentile £500 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 24
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £27.35 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.42% +60.88% -47.47%
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.63 £7.19
90th Percentile £42.25 £38.50 £30.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +9.72% +200.00% -68.42%

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 42654 47935 49288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 44.99% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26328 29331 29014
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £243 £240 £225
90th Percentile £619 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1718 2165
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.93 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.41% - +3.03%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 October 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 -29 240 £375 -6.25% 34
UK excluding London +7 196 £375 - 15
North of England +45 66 £350 +2.94% 3
Midlands +64 56 £375 +7.14% 4
London -67 51 £500 +4.17% 19
North East +59 50 £350 +9.38% 3
South East +25 48 £350 -10.26% 7
East Midlands +39 40 £375 +387.01% 1
South West -2 16 £390 -2.50%
West Midlands +31 13 £375 - 3
Yorkshire +28 9 £268 -10.83%
North West +16 7 £381 -3.17%
East of England -23 6 £395 -19.39%
Scotland +7 5 £138 -59.56% 1
Wales +2 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 172 (69.64%) Unix
2 171 (69.23%) Solaris
3 164 (66.40%) Linux
4 147 (59.51%) Oracle
5 105 (42.51%) Security Cleared
6 98 (39.68%) Red Hat
7 91 (36.84%) Perl
8 90 (36.44%) Veritas
9 86 (34.82%) SC Cleared
10 76 (30.77%) HP
11 72 (29.15%) Apache
11 72 (29.15%) Firewall
12 71 (28.74%) HPUX
12 71 (28.74%) WebLogic
13 70 (28.34%) AIX
13 70 (28.34%) TCP/IP
14 69 (27.94%) Clustering
15 65 (26.32%) High Availability
16 64 (25.91%) JBoss
17 63 (25.51%) Tomcat
17 63 (25.51%) J2EE
17 63 (25.51%) Cisco
18 58 (23.48%) Windows
18 58 (23.48%) iPlanet
19 56 (22.67%) Oracle Application Server
19 56 (22.67%) Load Balancing
20 55 (22.27%) VMware
20 55 (22.27%) SUSE
21 54 (21.86%) SAN
21 54 (21.86%) Korn

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 72 (29.15%) Apache
2 71 (28.74%) WebLogic
3 64 (25.91%) JBoss
4 63 (25.51%) Tomcat
5 58 (23.48%) iPlanet
6 56 (22.67%) Oracle Application Server
7 26 (10.53%) MS Exchange
8 13 (5.26%) OpenStack
9 12 (4.86%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (4.86%) MQSeries
9 12 (4.86%) SharePoint
9 12 (4.86%) WebSphere
10 11 (4.45%) WebLogic Portal
11 9 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2000
11 9 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (3.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 8 (3.24%) IIS
13 6 (2.43%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (1.62%) FileNet
Applications
1 23 (9.31%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.86%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 32 (12.96%) SAP ERP
2 27 (10.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (2.43%) ION MarketView
4 5 (2.02%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.81%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.40%) RMDS
6 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.05%) Office 365
4 3 (1.21%) GitHub
4 3 (1.21%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 72 (29.15%) Firewall
2 70 (28.34%) TCP/IP
3 54 (21.86%) SAN
4 33 (13.36%) LDAP
5 31 (12.55%) DNS
5 31 (12.55%) NAS
6 17 (6.88%) Fibre Channel
6 17 (6.88%) WAN
7 13 (5.26%) LAN
8 12 (4.86%) FCoE
8 12 (4.86%) iSCSI
9 11 (4.45%) Internet
10 10 (4.05%) VSAN
11 8 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (3.24%) Network Security
12 6 (2.43%) SSH
12 6 (2.43%) SSL
13 5 (2.02%) FTP
13 5 (2.02%) Wireshark
13 5 (2.02%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (3.24%) Big Data
4 8 (3.24%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.83%) DB2
5 7 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.43%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (2.02%) MySQL
7 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.21%) Informix
9 3 (1.21%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.81%) MS Access
10 2 (0.81%) Redis
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Eclipse
1 4 (1.62%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.62%) Selenium
2 3 (1.21%) JIRA
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.21%) Toad
3 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.81%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.81%) JMeter
3 2 (0.81%) Maven
3 2 (0.81%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.40%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
General
1 21 (8.50%) Finance
2 7 (2.83%) Banking
3 6 (2.43%) Back Office
3 6 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.02%) Front Office
5 4 (1.62%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.21%) Games
6 3 (1.21%) Legal
6 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Retail
8 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.40%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 66 (26.72%) Unix Engineer
2 50 (20.24%) Administrator
3 37 (14.98%) Solaris Engineer
4 32 (12.96%) Systems Administrator
4 32 (12.96%) Unix Administrator
5 22 (8.91%) Architect
5 22 (8.91%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 20 (8.10%) Design Engineer
7 16 (6.48%) Consultant
7 16 (6.48%) Solaris Administrator
8 15 (6.07%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (5.67%) AIX Engineer
9 14 (5.67%) IT Engineer
9 14 (5.67%) Linux Administrator
10 13 (5.26%) Technical Architect
11 11 (4.45%) Analyst
12 10 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) Solaris Systems Administrator
12 10 (4.05%) Support Analyst
13 9 (3.64%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (25.51%) J2EE
2 9 (3.64%) Spring
2 9 (3.64%) XML
3 8 (3.24%) HTML
3 8 (3.24%) Web Services
4 7 (2.83%) JSON
5 5 (2.02%) JMS
5 5 (2.02%) Software Packaging
5 5 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.62%) XSLT
7 3 (1.21%) CSS
7 3 (1.21%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.21%) JDBC
7 3 (1.21%) JSP
7 3 (1.21%) LAMP
7 3 (1.21%) Servlets
7 3 (1.21%) SOAP
7 3 (1.21%) XSD
8 2 (0.81%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.81%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 69 (27.94%) Clustering
2 30 (12.15%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.67%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.05%) Fixed Income
5 9 (3.64%) Replication
6 6 (2.43%) Grid Computing
6 6 (2.43%) Oracle Exalogic
6 6 (2.43%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.43%) VAX
7 5 (2.02%) DataPower
7 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.21%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.21%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.81%) Fintech
9 2 (0.81%) Infotainment
9 2 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 172 (69.64%) Unix
2 171 (69.23%) Solaris
3 164 (66.40%) Linux
4 71 (28.74%) HPUX
5 70 (28.34%) AIX
6 58 (23.48%) Windows
7 55 (22.27%) SUSE
8 38 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (8.50%) Windows Server
10 11 (4.45%) Windows Vista
11 9 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (3.24%) CentOS
12 8 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.83%) VMS
14 4 (1.62%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.21%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.81%) Android
16 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.32%) High Availability
2 56 (22.67%) Load Balancing
3 53 (21.46%) ITIL
4 43 (17.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (13.77%) ERP
6 30 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (10.93%) Migration
8 19 (7.69%) DevOps
9 17 (6.88%) Change Management
10 16 (6.48%) Unit Testing
11 14 (5.67%) Procure-to-Pay
12 13 (5.26%) Problem Management
13 11 (4.45%) Incident Management
13 11 (4.45%) Open Source
13 11 (4.45%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (4.05%) Electronic Trading
15 9 (3.64%) Algorithmic Trading
15 9 (3.64%) ITIL V3
15 9 (3.64%) Scrum
15 9 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 91 (36.84%) Perl
2 54 (21.86%) Korn
3 50 (20.24%) Python
3 50 (20.24%) SQL
4 43 (17.41%) Shell Script
5 29 (11.74%) Bash Shell
5 29 (11.74%) Java
6 18 (7.29%) C-shell
7 9 (3.64%) C++
8 8 (3.24%) Bourne shell
8 8 (3.24%) Ruby
9 7 (2.83%) AWK
10 6 (2.43%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.02%) C
12 3 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.21%) XPath
13 2 (0.81%) VBA
14 1 (0.40%) Clojure
14 1 (0.40%) Go
14 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (42.51%) Security Cleared
2 86 (34.82%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.48%) Degree
4 15 (6.07%) DV Cleared
5 11 (4.45%) MCSE
5 11 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.05%) Sun Certification
7 9 (3.64%) MCITP
7 9 (3.64%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (3.24%) CCNA
8 8 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.24%) RHCE
8 8 (3.24%) RHCSA
8 8 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.83%) OCA
9 7 (2.83%) OCP
10 6 (2.43%) CCSP
10 6 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.62%) QA
1 4 (1.62%) SLA
2 3 (1.21%) RMADS
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 47 (19.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 43 (17.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (16.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 38 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 31 (12.55%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (10.93%) Samba
7 26 (10.53%) Active Directory
8 25 (10.12%) KVM
9 12 (4.86%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (4.05%) NFS
11 9 (3.64%) Xen
12 7 (2.83%) GlusterFS
13 6 (2.43%) Veritas File System
13 6 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (1.62%) iptables
14 4 (1.62%) vSphere
15 2 (0.81%) Docker
15 2 (0.81%) OpenDJ
15 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (8.50%) NetBackup
2 19 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (7.69%) Puppet
3 13 (5.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 12 (4.86%) Ansible
4 12 (4.86%) OpenView
4 12 (4.86%) SCCM
4 12 (4.86%) SCOM
5 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (3.24%) Oracle ZFS
7 7 (2.83%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (2.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 6 (2.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (2.02%) Forum Sentry
9 5 (2.02%) SnapMirror
9 5 (2.02%) SnapVault
10 3 (1.21%) CSIRT
10 3 (1.21%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 147 (59.51%) Oracle
2 98 (39.68%) Red Hat
3 90 (36.44%) Veritas
4 76 (30.77%) HP
5 63 (25.51%) Cisco
6 55 (22.27%) VMware
7 50 (20.24%) F5
8 42 (17.00%) SAP
9 27 (10.93%) Microsoft
9 27 (10.93%) PlateSpin
10 22 (8.91%) IBM
11 18 (7.29%) EMC
12 17 (6.88%) StorageTek
13 15 (6.07%) Brocade
14 13 (5.26%) NetApp
15 12 (4.86%) Cognos
15 12 (4.86%) Opsware
16 11 (4.45%) Sybase
17 9 (3.64%) Citrix
17 9 (3.64%) ION Trading