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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 114 116 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Sun 11 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.29% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.63% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£496 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £405 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.19 £38.11 £24.67
% change year-on-year
-81.13% +54.48%
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
1351 1111 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.21% 45.78% 47.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 502 449
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 37 55
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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
Newbury - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Slough -4 1 - -
Sun
South East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 16 (80.00%) Solaris
2 14 (70.00%) UNIX
3 13 (65.00%) Oracle
4 12 (60.00%) Firewall
5 11 (55.00%) Veritas
5 11 (55.00%) Linux
6 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
8 8 (40.00%) SQL
9 6 (30.00%) MS Office
9 6 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (30.00%) ATM
9 6 (30.00%) Broadband
9 6 (30.00%) VoIP
9 6 (30.00%) Ethernet
9 6 (30.00%) PPP
9 6 (30.00%) VPN
9 6 (30.00%) DNS
9 6 (30.00%) Finance
9 6 (30.00%) SCSA
9 6 (30.00%) Degree
9 6 (30.00%) CCNP
9 6 (30.00%) CCNA
9 6 (30.00%) HP
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (30.00%) Sun Certification
9 6 (30.00%) DSLAM
9 6 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (30.00%) Huawei

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) DSLAM
2 6 (30.00%) xDSL
2 6 (30.00%) ATM
2 6 (30.00%) Broadband
2 6 (30.00%) VoIP
2 6 (30.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (30.00%) PPP
2 6 (30.00%) VPN
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) DMZ
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) SSL
5 2 (10.00%) SSH
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.00%) DAB
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) IT Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Principal Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) IT Finance Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Finance Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) J2EE
1 4 (20.00%) Middleware
1 4 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Solaris
2 14 (70.00%) UNIX
3 11 (55.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) AIX
4 5 (25.00%) HPUX
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Release Management
2 4 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Open Source
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CCNP
1 6 (30.00%) CCNA
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (30.00%) Sun Certification
1 6 (30.00%) SCSA
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) NFS
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle
2 11 (55.00%) Veritas
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) Huawei
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) SAP
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Redknee
7 1 (5.00%) Crossbeam
7 1 (5.00%) F5
7 1 (5.00%) Sandvine
7 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp