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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 25 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Sun 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.05% 1.74% 2.74%
As % of the Vendors category 13.33% 2.53% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£458 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £390 £343
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +13.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £32.90 £22.13
% change year-on-year
-45.28% +48.70%
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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
45 79 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 30.41% 68.70% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 43 16
Average daily rate £400 £300 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £251 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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 24 April 2015, 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 10 (90.91%) Java
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
1 10 (90.91%) OO
1 10 (90.91%) Sun Certification
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) DV Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (81.82%) Lua
2 9 (81.82%) Release Management
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (81.82%) Apache Ivy
2 9 (81.82%) Subversion
2 9 (81.82%) OCPJP
2 9 (81.82%) Maven
2 9 (81.82%) ClearCase
2 9 (81.82%) Python
2 9 (81.82%) Ant
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) Perl
2 9 (81.82%) PHP
3 8 (72.73%) J2EE
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Ruby
3 8 (72.73%) Bash Shell
4 6 (54.55%) User Stories
4 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) Replication
6 1 (9.09%) Identity Management

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 9 (81.82%) Apache Ivy
1 9 (81.82%) Subversion
1 9 (81.82%) Maven
1 9 (81.82%) ClearCase
1 9 (81.82%) Ant
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Java Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) OO
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Release Management
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) User Stories
4 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) Lua
2 9 (81.82%) Python
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) Perl
2 9 (81.82%) PHP
3 8 (72.73%) Ruby
3 8 (72.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Sun Certification
1 10 (90.91%) DV Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) OCPJP
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) CA