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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank - 25 46
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 5.47% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category - 12.77% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 3
Average daily rate
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- £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £50.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+48.10% +5.55%
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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
158 141 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.88% 42.86% 51.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 76 93
Average daily rate £350 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £488 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +14.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £11.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £50.75 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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
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 19 December 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 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) J2EE
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle
1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
1 13 (100.00%) Solaris
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
1 13 (100.00%) UML
1 13 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 13 (100.00%) J2SE
1 13 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Linux
2 12 (92.31%) Atlassian
2 12 (92.31%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) Perl
2 12 (92.31%) WebLogic
3 11 (84.62%) Finance
4 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
5 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (53.85%) Scrum
6 7 (53.85%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (38.46%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (38.46%) OO
7 5 (38.46%) Clustering
7 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
8 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
8 4 (30.77%) TDD
8 4 (30.77%) Degree
8 4 (30.77%) Advertising
8 4 (30.77%) Internet

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (100.00%) Tomcat
2 12 (92.31%) WebLogic
3 3 (23.08%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Design Engineer
1 7 (53.85%) Principal Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Java Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Java Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) J2EE
1 13 (100.00%) J2SE
2 2 (15.38%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Clustering
2 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
2 4 (30.77%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
1 13 (100.00%) Solaris
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) UML
1 13 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (38.46%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (38.46%) OO
4 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
5 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle
2 12 (92.31%) Atlassian
3 2 (15.38%) Sybase