The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank - 38 -
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.35% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.97 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+91.81% +4.26%
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South Wales

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

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
135 139 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 34.97% 48.10% 39.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 88 34
Average daily rate £338 £275 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £466 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.97 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.83% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £16.16 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.60 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Ant
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) J2ME
1 3 (100.00%) WAP
1 3 (100.00%) Toad
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Apple
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) Handset
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Ivy

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (100.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Ant
1 3 (100.00%) Toad
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Ivy
1 3 (100.00%) eggPlant
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (100.00%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) J2ME
1 3 (100.00%) WAP
1 3 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Handset
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Apple