The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 127 121 102
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.10% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 1.07% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 3
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £344 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £430 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £39.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-5.70% +68.00%
Sun
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1399 1405 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.64% 49.81% 47.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 667 372
Average daily rate £400 £380 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 77
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £29.15 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 2 March 2015. 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
Reading +2 2 £420 - 4
Slough -6 1 £300 +4.34%
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Sun
South East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) UNIX
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) Oracle
3 10 (50.00%) Finance
4 9 (45.00%) Solaris
5 8 (40.00%) Firewall
5 8 (40.00%) Windows
6 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (35.00%) DNS
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) Dell
6 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (25.00%) F5
7 5 (25.00%) Change Control
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 5 (25.00%) VMware
7 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
7 5 (25.00%) Crossbeam
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (25.00%) Project Management
7 5 (25.00%) DAB
7 5 (25.00%) Internet
7 5 (25.00%) ERP
7 5 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (20.00%) Change Management
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (20.00%) Intel

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) Internet
3 5 (25.00%) DAB
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.00%) NAS
4 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
4 3 (15.00%) FTP
4 3 (15.00%) DMZ
5 1 (5.00%) LDAP
5 1 (5.00%) Broadband
5 1 (5.00%) SSL
5 1 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) DBA
2 3 (15.00%) Migration Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Web Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.00%) SPML
3 1 (5.00%) SailPoint
3 1 (5.00%) JSP
3 1 (5.00%) Servlets
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) UNIX
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Solaris
3 8 (40.00%) Windows
4 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
1 5 (25.00%) ERP
1 5 (25.00%) Change Control
2 4 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.00%) AWK
2 3 (15.00%) Korn
2 3 (15.00%) sed
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) BeanShell
4 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CCNA
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) RHCE
1 2 (10.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (5.00%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Dell
2 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Crossbeam
3 5 (25.00%) F5
4 4 (20.00%) Intel
5 3 (15.00%) IBM
5 3 (15.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) Redknee
7 1 (5.00%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.00%) Novell
7 1 (5.00%) Compaq
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) Sybase
7 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft