The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 31 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 96 84 86
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.12% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.89% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Average daily rate
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- £288 £70
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +310.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £405 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.19 £38.11 £24.67
% change year-on-year
-81.13% +54.48%
Sun
England

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

Vendors Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
654 673 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 39.76% 45.05% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 310 339
Average daily rate £375 £383 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +20.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 69 44
Average hourly rate £15.06 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.94% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.94 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -2 1 - -
Derbyshire -3 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 6 (60.00%) Solaris
3 6 (60.00%) UNIX
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) JBoss
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (40.00%) DHCP
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) Perl
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) Clustering
5 4 (40.00%) Korn
5 4 (40.00%) VLAN
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (40.00%) C-shell
6 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
6 3 (30.00%) FCoE
6 3 (30.00%) F5
6 3 (30.00%) High Availability
6 3 (30.00%) KVM
6 3 (30.00%) Procure-to-pay

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 5 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (30.00%) Apache
2 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (30.00%) iPlanet
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (20.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) VLAN
3 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) FCoE
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (30.00%) LDAP
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) NAS
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Ant
1 2 (20.00%) JUnit
1 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) Checkstyle
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) QUnit
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) EPoS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Hybris Developer
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) EJB
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) Struts
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) JMS
2 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (20.00%) Java EE
2 2 (20.00%) JSTL
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss Seam
2 2 (20.00%) JPA
2 2 (20.00%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) Grid Computing
4 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (10.00%) EPoS
4 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) Solaris
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) SUSE
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) HPUX
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) High Availability
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Procure-to-pay
2 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (40.00%) Korn
2 4 (40.00%) C-shell
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) HND
1 2 (20.00%) Sun Certification
1 2 (20.00%) OCMJD
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (30.00%) KVM
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) Samba
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OpenView
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) PlateSpin
3 3 (30.00%) Veritas
3 3 (30.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) LANDesk
4 2 (20.00%) Opsware
4 2 (20.00%) hybris
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Endeca
4 2 (20.00%) Cognos
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix