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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 56 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.20% 1.70% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 3.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£380 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.60 £30.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-68.65% +53.06%
Sun
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
225 203 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 44.91% 43.10% 48.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 133 76
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £21.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £27.50 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 6 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat