The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.52% - 3.03%
As % of the Vendors category 10.61% - 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£478 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Cheltenham region.

Vendors Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
66 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 42.58% 48.33% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 16
Average daily rate £429 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £235 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £666 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £30.50 £39.01
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 Cheltenham

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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%) UNIX
2 11 (91.67%) Ant
2 11 (91.67%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (91.67%) Perl
2 11 (91.67%) PHP
2 11 (91.67%) Python
2 11 (91.67%) ClearCase
2 11 (91.67%) OO
2 11 (91.67%) Sun Certification
2 11 (91.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Subversion
2 11 (91.67%) Maven
2 11 (91.67%) Lua
2 11 (91.67%) Release Management
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) Apache Ivy
3 9 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
5 5 (41.67%) Ruby
5 5 (41.67%) OCPJP
5 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 5 (41.67%) J2EE
6 3 (25.00%) User Stories
6 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) OOD
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Ant
1 11 (91.67%) ClearCase
1 11 (91.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 11 (91.67%) Subversion
1 11 (91.67%) Maven
1 11 (91.67%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
1 11 (91.67%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) OO
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Release Management
1 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) OOD
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
1 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
1 11 (91.67%) Perl
1 11 (91.67%) PHP
1 11 (91.67%) Python
1 11 (91.67%) Lua
2 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
2 5 (41.67%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Sun Certification
2 9 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Micro Focus
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle