The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 89 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.15% - 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% - 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
- -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+48.10% +5.55%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
601 442 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 46.09% 42.14% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 211 147
Average daily rate £350 £339 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 57 47
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.26 £9.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Sun
South East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) HPUX
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) NFS
1 2 (66.67%) SUSE
1 2 (66.67%) SSH
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Bourne shell
1 2 (66.67%) YaST
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 2 (66.67%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Spring

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) HPUX
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) SUSE
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Korn
1 2 (66.67%) Bourne shell
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) NFS
2 1 (33.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 2 (66.67%) YaST
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle