The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 35 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Sun 13 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.88% 1.09% 2.43%
As % of the Vendors category 6.34% 2.34% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 10
Average daily rate
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£463 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £19.29
% change year-on-year
+89.47% +23.15%
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Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
205 171 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 45.45% 46.72% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 76 67
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 14 23
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.20 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.60 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (100.00%) SQL
1 19 (100.00%) UNIX
1 19 (100.00%) Solaris
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
1 19 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 19 (100.00%) J2SE
2 18 (94.74%) Java
2 18 (94.74%) UML
2 18 (94.74%) J2EE
2 18 (94.74%) Oracle
2 18 (94.74%) Multithreading
2 18 (94.74%) Oracle Linux
3 16 (84.21%) Atlassian
3 16 (84.21%) Perl
3 16 (84.21%) Finance
3 16 (84.21%) WebLogic
4 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
6 10 (52.63%) OO
7 9 (47.37%) Load Balancing
7 9 (47.37%) OOA/OOD
7 9 (47.37%) Clustering
8 8 (42.11%) Scrum
8 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (42.11%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (36.84%) Sybase
10 6 (31.58%) CGI
10 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
11 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
11 5 (26.32%) Open Source

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (100.00%) Tomcat
2 16 (84.21%) WebLogic
3 5 (26.32%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Internet
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
General
1 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Architect
2 10 (52.63%) Java Architect
3 7 (36.84%) Design Engineer
3 7 (36.84%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (31.58%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (26.32%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 4 (21.05%) Developer
6 4 (21.05%) Technical Architect
6 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
7 3 (15.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (10.53%) Technical Developer
8 2 (10.53%) Java Technical Architect
9 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Architect
9 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
9 1 (5.26%) Java Solutions Architect
9 1 (5.26%) Senior Java/J2EE Architect
9 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) J2SE
2 18 (94.74%) J2EE
3 6 (31.58%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Clustering
2 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) UNIX
1 19 (100.00%) Solaris
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (94.74%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) UML
1 18 (94.74%) Multithreading
2 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) OO
4 9 (47.37%) OOA/OOD
4 9 (47.37%) Load Balancing
5 8 (42.11%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
7 5 (26.32%) TDD
8 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) SQL
2 18 (94.74%) Java
3 16 (84.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Oracle
2 16 (84.21%) Atlassian
3 7 (36.84%) Sybase