The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Cambridge 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 40 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 9 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.84% - 2.46%
As % of the Vendors category 4.05% - 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 10
Average daily rate
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£438 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £20.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+68.62% -25.23%
Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
222 179 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 45.40% 48.38% 38.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 73 95
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 26
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £10.60 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £48.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 1 August 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 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
1 12 (100.00%) Solaris
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 12 (100.00%) J2SE
2 11 (91.67%) UML
2 11 (91.67%) J2EE
2 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 11 (91.67%) Multithreading
2 11 (91.67%) Oracle Linux
3 10 (83.33%) Atlassian
3 10 (83.33%) WebLogic
3 10 (83.33%) Perl
4 9 (75.00%) OO
5 8 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (66.67%) Clustering
5 8 (66.67%) Load Balancing
5 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
6 6 (50.00%) Sybase
7 5 (41.67%) CGI
7 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (33.33%) Open Source
8 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 12 (100.00%) Tomcat
2 10 (83.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
2 7 (58.33%) Java Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Principal Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Design Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) J2SE
2 11 (91.67%) J2EE
3 5 (41.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
1 12 (100.00%) Solaris
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) UML
1 11 (91.67%) Multithreading
2 9 (75.00%) OO
3 8 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
3 8 (66.67%) Load Balancing
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 10 (83.33%) Atlassian
3 6 (50.00%) Sybase