The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 44 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.01% - 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% - 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£265 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
212 97 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 42.83% 43.30% 57.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 48 97
Average daily rate £338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 - £21.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 - £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 - £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Sun
East of England

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the Bedfordshire region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Bedfordshire region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 5 £265 -
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -
Sun
East of England

Sun
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Sun also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sun.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) JUnit
1 6 (100.00%) JSP
1 6 (100.00%) Servlets
1 6 (100.00%) Struts
1 6 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) EJB
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Sun also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sun. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) JUnit
1 6 (100.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
1 6 (100.00%) JSP
1 6 (100.00%) Servlets
1 6 (100.00%) Struts
1 6 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) EJB
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle