The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 31 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 Berkshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 117 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 1.05% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate
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- £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.61 £20.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+53.06% -25.23%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1171 1144 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 46.54% 47.59% 49.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 426 532
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 60
Average hourly rate £18.68 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
Slough +6 3 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Sun
South East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 16 (88.89%) Linux
2 15 (83.33%) UNIX
2 15 (83.33%) Solaris
3 14 (77.78%) Red Hat
3 14 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Perl
4 11 (61.11%) Oracle
5 8 (44.44%) Windows
5 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
6 7 (38.89%) Korn
6 7 (38.89%) Xen
6 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
6 7 (38.89%) Puppet
7 6 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (33.33%) Cobbler
7 6 (33.33%) Finance
7 6 (33.33%) AWK
7 6 (33.33%) Tivoli
7 6 (33.33%) SQLPlus
7 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 6 (33.33%) Java
7 6 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) NFS
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco
7 6 (33.33%) IBM
8 5 (27.78%) HP
8 5 (27.78%) DNS
8 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
9 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
9 4 (22.22%) JNCIA

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) SSH
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQLPlus
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) Hudson
2 1 (5.56%) Gradle
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (5.56%) Ant
2 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Project Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Project Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) CPAN
2 1 (5.56%) X-Windows
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) DTV
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Linux
2 15 (83.33%) UNIX
2 15 (83.33%) Solaris
3 14 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (44.44%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (16.67%) OpenVMS
6 3 (16.67%) HPUX
7 1 (5.56%) AIX
7 1 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Kanban
2 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Perl
2 7 (38.89%) Korn
2 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
3 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 6 (33.33%) AWK
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNA
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (22.22%) RHCE
1 4 (22.22%) JNCIA
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Xen
2 6 (33.33%) NFS
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 3 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Veritas File System
4 3 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Puppet
2 6 (33.33%) Cobbler
2 6 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 3 (16.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (5.56%) YUM
4 1 (5.56%) Nagios
4 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) IBM
4 5 (27.78%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 4 (22.22%) Juniper
5 4 (22.22%) Veritas
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) Redknee
6 2 (11.11%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) Mercator
7 1 (5.56%) Google
7 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
7 1 (5.56%) Egenera
7 1 (5.56%) BEA
7 1 (5.56%) Vignette
7 1 (5.56%) SAP
7 1 (5.56%) Dell