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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 95 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Sun 9 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.51% 0.13% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 1.17% 0.30% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£347 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +46.34%
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
772 657 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 43.91% 42.33% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 269 217
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £110 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 56
Average hourly rate £13.13 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £10.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £43.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 May 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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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
Nottinghamshire - 3 £347 -
Northamptonshire -5 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £263 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) JBoss
3 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) AIX
4 4 (44.44%) HPUX
4 4 (44.44%) Solaris
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) F5
5 3 (33.33%) FCoE
5 3 (33.33%) C-shell
5 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
5 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (33.33%) Korn
5 3 (33.33%) VLAN
5 3 (33.33%) Java EE
5 3 (33.33%) PlateSpin
5 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (55.56%) JBoss
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (33.33%) iPlanet
3 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
3 2 (22.22%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) FCoE
3 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 3 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) NAS
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (22.22%) QUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 2 (22.22%) Ant
2 2 (22.22%) JUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Checkstyle
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) EPoS Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Java EE
1 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
2 2 (22.22%) JMS
2 2 (22.22%) EJB
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) Struts
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) JSTL
2 2 (22.22%) JPA
2 2 (22.22%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (22.22%) JBoss Seam
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Grid Computing
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
3 1 (11.11%) IVR
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) EPoS
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) HPUX
3 4 (44.44%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) SUSE
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Procure-to-pay
2 3 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 1 (11.11%) Monte Carlo Method
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) C-shell
2 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (33.33%) Korn
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Sun Certification
1 2 (22.22%) HND
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Samba
2 3 (33.33%) KVM
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) PlateSpin
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Veritas
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos
4 2 (22.22%) LANDesk
4 2 (22.22%) Endeca
4 2 (22.22%) Opsware
4 2 (22.22%) hybris
5 1 (11.11%) Perforce
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix