The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 East Midlands 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 97 77 80
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.062% 0.84% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 1.91% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £265 £230 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% +26.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £343 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.13% +7.03%
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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
673 575 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 41.67% 43.89% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 239 291
Average daily rate £313 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 52 50
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.94% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.19 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.10 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Sun
England

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire - 1 £265 - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) Back Office
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Remedy
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) EJB
2 1 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (20.00%) Servlets
2 1 (20.00%) Struts
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 4 (80.00%) Back Office
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (80.00%) Service Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (20.00%) EJB
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
1 1 (20.00%) Servlets
1 1 (20.00%) Struts
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle