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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 114 103 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing Sun 9 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.55% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 1.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£419 £445 £272
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.89% +63.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £372 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £341
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-41.17% +27.50%
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
1242 1231 1231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.96% 48.64% 50.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 571 485
Average daily rate £400 £350 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 48 52
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £11.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 - 8 £425 - 5
Sun
South East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (91.67%) Oracle
1 11 (91.67%) Solaris
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) UNIX
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) J2EE
3 6 (50.00%) Middleware
3 6 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 6 (50.00%) Release Management
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) CCNP
5 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Sun Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Veritas
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (33.33%) ATM
5 4 (33.33%) Broadband
5 4 (33.33%) VoIP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (41.67%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (33.33%) JBoss
3 4 (33.33%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) VPN
2 4 (33.33%) ATM
2 4 (33.33%) Broadband
2 4 (33.33%) VoIP
2 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 4 (33.33%) PPP
2 4 (33.33%) DSLAM
2 4 (33.33%) xDSL
3 3 (25.00%) SSH
3 3 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (8.33%) DAB
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Support
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Web Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) J2EE
1 6 (50.00%) Middleware
1 6 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Solaris
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) UNIX
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) PHP
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) CCNA
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (33.33%) Sun Certification
1 4 (33.33%) SCSA
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Veritas
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (33.33%) Huawei
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Crossbeam
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint