The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon 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 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 Croydon 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank - 13 23
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon - 1.56% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category - 2.86% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.86% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
73 35 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 70.87% 54.69% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 22 40
Average daily rate £463 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Sun
London

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Sun
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) HNC
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SCADA
2 1 (50.00%) PABX

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) PABX
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Sun Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SCADA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HNC
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft