The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Buckinghamshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 78 71 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.39% 0.60% 1.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 1.39% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£265 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.64% +17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
549 432 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 42.76% 43.03% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 200 186
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 48 34
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £28.70 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Sun
South East

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 23 July 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 - 5 £265 -
Sun
South East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (50.00%) J2EE
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (50.00%) JUnit
1 6 (50.00%) JSP
1 6 (50.00%) Servlets
1 6 (50.00%) Struts
1 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (50.00%) HP
1 6 (50.00%) Sun Certification
1 6 (50.00%) StorageTek
1 6 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Spring
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) NAS
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (41.67%) Lumension
2 5 (41.67%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) Cryptography
2 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (41.67%) PKI

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (41.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) SMTP
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
1 5 (41.67%) Internet
1 5 (41.67%) ICMP
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
1 5 (41.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JUnit
1 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
1 6 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 6 (50.00%) J2EE Developer
1 6 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Support
2 4 (33.33%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) JSP
1 6 (50.00%) Servlets
1 6 (50.00%) Struts
1 6 (50.00%) J2EE
1 6 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (50.00%) Spring
2 4 (33.33%) EJB
2 4 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
2 5 (41.67%) CESG
2 5 (41.67%) Cryptography
2 5 (41.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Sun Certification
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) HP
1 6 (50.00%) StorageTek
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Lumension
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp