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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 114 114 120
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Sun 15 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.28% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 0.59% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate £420 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £227 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £507 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1442 1183 1629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.53% 48.13% 52.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 448 570
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £521 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 73 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +69.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £13.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sun
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Slough +9 2 - -
Reading -3 2 - - 9
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Sun
South East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 20 (68.97%) Solaris
3 18 (62.07%) UNIX
4 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
4 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (51.72%) Windows
6 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
7 13 (44.83%) HP
8 12 (41.38%) Oracle
8 12 (41.38%) Firewall
9 10 (34.48%) HPUX
9 10 (34.48%) Cisco
9 10 (34.48%) SAN
10 8 (27.59%) Migration
10 8 (27.59%) VMware
10 8 (27.59%) Apache
10 8 (27.59%) Tomcat
10 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (24.14%) IIS
11 7 (24.14%) Project Management
12 6 (20.69%) Perl
12 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
13 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
13 5 (17.24%) ITIL
13 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
14 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
14 4 (13.79%) Puppet
14 4 (13.79%) Finance
14 4 (13.79%) Korn
14 4 (13.79%) Xen

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (27.59%) Apache
1 8 (27.59%) Tomcat
2 7 (24.14%) IIS
3 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
4 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (3.45%) Confluence
5 1 (3.45%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) Firewall
2 10 (34.48%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) VLAN
3 3 (10.34%) NAS
4 2 (6.90%) SSH
5 1 (3.45%) FTP
5 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) LDAP
5 1 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.34%) SQLPlus
2 3 (10.34%) DB2
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
1 2 (6.90%) Hudson
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
2 1 (3.45%) IntelliJ
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.45%) Gradle
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Ivy
General
1 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Architect
2 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Service Transition Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Storage Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Transition Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.45%) Deployment Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Server Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) CPAN
1 1 (3.45%) X-Windows
1 1 (3.45%) J2EE
1 1 (3.45%) EJB
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) JMS
1 1 (3.45%) JSF
1 1 (3.45%) RichFaces
1 1 (3.45%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) DTV
1 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.45%) Wiki
1 1 (3.45%) PKI
1 1 (3.45%) Replication
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 20 (68.97%) Solaris
3 18 (62.07%) UNIX
4 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (51.72%) Windows
6 10 (34.48%) HPUX
7 3 (10.34%) OpenVMS
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.45%) AIX
8 1 (3.45%) SUSE
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) Project Management
3 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 3 (10.34%) Transition Management
7 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
7 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.45%) OOP
8 1 (3.45%) ERP
8 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.45%) TDD
8 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.45%) Change Management
8 1 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Perl
2 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
2 4 (13.79%) Korn
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) AWK
4 2 (6.90%) C
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) RHCE
4 1 (3.45%) Sun Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) ACCA
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.45%) CIMA
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) Xen
2 4 (13.79%) NFS
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
3 3 (10.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Veritas File System
3 3 (10.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.45%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
1 4 (13.79%) Tivoli
2 3 (10.34%) Cobbler
2 3 (10.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Storage Server
4 1 (3.45%) Nagios
4 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.45%) YUM
4 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
2 13 (44.83%) HP
3 12 (41.38%) Oracle
4 10 (34.48%) Cisco
5 8 (27.59%) VMware
6 4 (13.79%) Veritas
6 4 (13.79%) IBM
7 3 (10.34%) EMC
7 3 (10.34%) Intel
8 2 (6.90%) NetApp
8 2 (6.90%) StorageTek
8 2 (6.90%) Citrix
9 1 (3.45%) Juniper
9 1 (3.45%) BEA
9 1 (3.45%) Dell
9 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.45%) Mercator
9 1 (3.45%) Vignette
9 1 (3.45%) SAP
9 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu