Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 729 638 574
Rank change year-on-year -91 -64 +17
Contract jobs citing Sun 157 247 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.58% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 162 228
UK median daily rate £475 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £238 £301 £256
90th Percentile £609 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 16
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £39.50 £27.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.23% +44.42% +60.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £17.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £18.75 £42.25 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £39.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -58.23% +9.72% +200.00%

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 43,312 42,717 48,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 42.97% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,799 26,383 29,359
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,654 1,384 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.47% +2.28% -2.23%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.59 £45.30 £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -112 148 £475 +26.67% 41
UK excluding London -113 95 £390 +4.00% 29
London -2 56 £539 +7.75% 15
South East -22 33 £383 +9.29% 7
North of England -60 28 £413 +17.86% 11
Midlands -43 19 £475 +26.67% 2
North West -11 14 £460 +20.52% 9
West Midlands -21 13 - - 1
Yorkshire -9 11 £390 +45.79% 2
East of England +4 8 £325 -17.72% 1
East Midlands -28 6 £475 +26.67% 1
Scotland -25 4 £315 +129.09% 3
North East -44 3 £465 +32.86%
South West -34 2 £100 -74.36% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 £143 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 73 (46.50%) Linux
2 58 (36.94%) Solaris
3 57 (36.31%) Unix
4 56 (35.67%) Windows
4 56 (35.67%) Oracle
5 44 (28.03%) Red Hat
6 35 (22.29%) Firewall
6 35 (22.29%) Finance
7 34 (21.66%) SQL
8 33 (21.02%) IBM
8 33 (21.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (19.11%) ITIL
10 28 (17.83%) Cisco
11 25 (15.92%) SAN
11 25 (15.92%) VMware
11 25 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (15.29%) TCP/IP
13 23 (14.65%) DNS
14 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
14 22 (14.01%) HP
14 22 (14.01%) Degree
15 21 (13.38%) Security Cleared
16 20 (12.74%) Computer Science
16 20 (12.74%) SC Cleared
16 20 (12.74%) Python
17 19 (12.10%) Perl
18 18 (11.46%) Java
18 18 (11.46%) Active Directory
19 17 (10.83%) Dell
19 17 (10.83%) EMC

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 16 (10.19%) IIS
2 9 (5.73%) WebLogic
2 9 (5.73%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.10%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (4.46%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.18%) Apache
6 3 (1.91%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.91%) JBoss
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.27%) FileNet
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.64%) Confluence
8 1 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.64%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.64%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) ION MarketView
2 4 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.55%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.91%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.64%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.64%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.27%) Boomi
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.64%) GitHub
3 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.64%) PaaS
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (22.29%) Firewall
2 25 (15.92%) SAN
3 24 (15.29%) TCP/IP
4 23 (14.65%) DNS
5 11 (7.01%) DMARC
6 10 (6.37%) LAN
6 10 (6.37%) Multicast
7 9 (5.73%) Kerberos
8 8 (5.10%) DMZ
8 8 (5.10%) HTTP
9 7 (4.46%) SNMP
9 7 (4.46%) VLAN
10 6 (3.82%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (3.82%) SMTP
11 5 (3.18%) Internet
11 5 (3.18%) NAS
11 5 (3.18%) SMS
11 5 (3.18%) WAN
12 4 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.64%) MySQL
2 10 (6.37%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.73%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.91%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.27%) Parquet
6 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.27%) VLDB
7 1 (0.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.64%) Redis
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) JUnit
1 6 (3.82%) SonarQube
2 5 (3.18%) ClearCase
2 5 (3.18%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.55%) JIRA
4 3 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.91%) Maven
4 3 (1.91%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.27%) Introscope
5 2 (1.27%) JMeter
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.64%) Ant
6 1 (0.64%) Checkstyle
6 1 (0.64%) ERwin
6 1 (0.64%) Gradle
6 1 (0.64%) Jtest
6 1 (0.64%) Log4Net
6 1 (0.64%) NUnit
6 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (22.29%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Banking
3 10 (6.37%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.55%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.91%) Back Office
5 3 (1.91%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.64%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (14.01%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.83%) Analyst
3 15 (9.55%) Architect
3 15 (9.55%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (8.92%) Developer
5 11 (7.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (7.01%) Administrator
5 11 (7.01%) Applications Engineer
5 11 (7.01%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (7.01%) Desktop Support
5 11 (7.01%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) Citrix Support
6 10 (6.37%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) PowerShell Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) VMware Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) VMware Support Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.19%) Middleware
2 14 (8.92%) LDAP
3 10 (6.37%) Rendezvous
3 10 (6.37%) Spring
3 10 (6.37%) XML
4 9 (5.73%) SAML
4 9 (5.73%) Web Services
5 6 (3.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (3.18%) J2EE
6 5 (3.18%) Java EE
6 5 (3.18%) SOAP
6 5 (3.18%) Spring Boot
7 4 (2.55%) .NET
7 4 (2.55%) DOM
7 4 (2.55%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (1.91%) JMS
8 3 (1.91%) SAX
8 3 (1.91%) WCF
9 2 (1.27%) JSON
9 2 (1.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) Computer Science
2 17 (10.83%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.28%) Management Information System
4 12 (7.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (5.10%) Equities
5 8 (5.10%) Replication
5 8 (5.10%) Smartcard
6 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.82%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.82%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.82%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.82%) EPoS
6 6 (3.82%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.18%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.91%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.27%) Celerra
9 2 (1.27%) DataPower
9 2 (1.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 73 (46.50%) Linux
2 58 (36.94%) Solaris
3 57 (36.31%) Unix
4 56 (35.67%) Windows
5 33 (21.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (10.83%) AIX
7 12 (7.64%) Windows 10
8 11 (7.01%) Windows Server
9 7 (4.46%) CentOS
9 7 (4.46%) Windows 2000
9 7 (4.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 7 (4.46%) Windows NT
9 7 (4.46%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.55%) SUSE
11 3 (1.91%) HPUX
12 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.64%) Android
13 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.11%) ITIL
2 25 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.83%) Change Management
3 17 (10.83%) DevOps
4 16 (10.19%) Project Management
5 13 (8.28%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.28%) Waterfall
6 12 (7.64%) Capacity Management
6 12 (7.64%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (7.64%) Migration
6 12 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.01%) ITSM
8 10 (6.37%) Electronic Trading
8 10 (6.37%) High Availability
9 9 (5.73%) Information Security
9 9 (5.73%) Low Latency
9 9 (5.73%) Mathematics
9 9 (5.73%) Quality Management
10 8 (5.10%) Data Centre Operations
11 7 (4.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.66%) SQL
2 20 (12.74%) Python
3 19 (12.10%) Perl
4 18 (11.46%) Java
5 13 (8.28%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.64%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.73%) Korn
8 8 (5.10%) C++
9 6 (3.82%) Bourne shell
9 6 (3.82%) C
10 5 (3.18%) C#
11 4 (2.55%) AWK
12 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.91%) XPath
13 2 (1.27%) Scala
14 1 (0.64%) BeanShell
14 1 (0.64%) Java 8
14 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (14.01%) Degree
2 21 (13.38%) Security Cleared
3 20 (12.74%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.73%) MOS
4 9 (5.73%) Sun Certification
5 6 (3.82%) CISA
5 6 (3.82%) CISM
5 6 (3.82%) CISSP
5 6 (3.82%) CREST Certified
5 6 (3.82%) IISP
5 6 (3.82%) OCPJP
6 5 (3.18%) MCSE
6 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.55%) OCP
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.91%) CCNA
8 3 (1.91%) CCNP
8 3 (1.91%) OCA
8 3 (1.91%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.37%) SLA
2 7 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (3.82%) GDPR
3 6 (3.82%) ISAE 3402
3 6 (3.82%) ISO 22301
3 6 (3.82%) ISO 31000
3 6 (3.82%) ISO 9001
3 6 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 6 (3.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) PMO
4 1 (0.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (11.46%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.37%) XenDesktop
4 5 (3.18%) NFS
5 4 (2.55%) GlusterFS
5 4 (2.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.91%) Docker
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.27%) HDFS
7 2 (1.27%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.27%) vSphere
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (5.73%) Oracle ZFS
2 7 (4.46%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.82%) Nessus
3 6 (3.82%) SCCM
3 6 (3.82%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 6 (3.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 4 (2.55%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (1.91%) Control-M
5 3 (1.91%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.91%) Puppet
6 2 (1.27%) Ansible
6 2 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.27%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.27%) Simpana
Vendors
1 56 (35.67%) Oracle
2 44 (28.03%) Red Hat
3 33 (21.02%) IBM
4 28 (17.83%) Cisco
5 25 (15.92%) VMware
6 22 (14.01%) HP
6 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
7 17 (10.83%) Dell
7 17 (10.83%) EMC
8 13 (8.28%) Citrix
9 11 (7.01%) Bloomberg
9 11 (7.01%) Compaq
9 11 (7.01%) Reuters
9 11 (7.01%) TIBCO
10 10 (6.37%) Centrify
10 10 (6.37%) Veritas
11 9 (5.73%) Currenex
11 9 (5.73%) NetApp
12 8 (5.10%) F5
12 8 (5.10%) Huawei