The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 112 117 111
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Sun 33 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.05% 0.29% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 0.62% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £381 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.73 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.11 £24.67 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.48% -10.29%
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 of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1396 1122 1496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 44.57% 46.42% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 503 681
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 115 135
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
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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
Cambridgeshire +11 15 £438 - 3
Hertfordshire -12 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £280 - 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 40 (64.52%) UNIX
2 39 (62.90%) Java
2 39 (62.90%) Oracle
3 34 (54.84%) SQL
4 30 (48.39%) J2EE
4 30 (48.39%) Tomcat
5 29 (46.77%) Linux
5 29 (46.77%) Finance
6 28 (45.16%) Solaris
7 27 (43.55%) UML
8 21 (33.87%) J2SE
9 20 (32.26%) Multithreading
9 20 (32.26%) Oracle Linux
10 18 (29.03%) Degree
10 18 (29.03%) Atlassian
10 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (29.03%) WebLogic
10 18 (29.03%) Perl
11 17 (27.42%) Servlets
11 17 (27.42%) Sun Certification
12 15 (24.19%) OO
12 15 (24.19%) XML
12 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
12 15 (24.19%) Git (software)
13 14 (22.58%) Solvency II
13 14 (22.58%) HTML
14 12 (19.35%) XSLT
15 10 (16.13%) Struts
15 10 (16.13%) JUnit
15 10 (16.13%) Eclipse

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 30 (48.39%) Tomcat
2 18 (29.03%) WebLogic
3 8 (12.90%) Apache
4 7 (11.29%) MQSeries
5 5 (8.06%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (6.45%) IIS
7 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.61%) CICS
8 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) HTTP
1 10 (16.13%) Internet
2 3 (4.84%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.23%) SSL
3 2 (3.23%) X.509
3 2 (3.23%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.23%) LDAP
4 1 (1.61%) NAS
4 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.06%) MySQL
4 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.84%) DB2
4 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.61%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 15 (24.19%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.13%) JUnit
2 10 (16.13%) Eclipse
2 10 (16.13%) Subversion
3 9 (14.52%) Maven
4 7 (11.29%) Ant
5 5 (8.06%) Log4j
6 2 (3.23%) Selenium
6 2 (3.23%) Fiddler
General
1 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Manufacturing
2 7 (11.29%) Retail
3 5 (8.06%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Architect
2 14 (22.58%) Business Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Java Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 12 (19.35%) Java Architect
5 8 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (11.29%) Design Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) Principal Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Solvency II Business Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.84%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL Developer
9 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Services Delivery Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (48.39%) J2EE
2 21 (33.87%) J2SE
3 17 (27.42%) Servlets
4 15 (24.19%) XML
5 14 (22.58%) HTML
6 12 (19.35%) XSLT
7 10 (16.13%) Struts
7 10 (16.13%) Hibernate
7 10 (16.13%) Spring
8 8 (12.90%) CGI
9 7 (11.29%) Web Services
9 7 (11.29%) jQuery
10 5 (8.06%) REST
10 5 (8.06%) XMLBeans
10 5 (8.06%) Ajax
10 5 (8.06%) JSON
10 5 (8.06%) SOAP
10 5 (8.06%) CSS
10 5 (8.06%) JSP
10 5 (8.06%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Clustering
2 5 (8.06%) Web 2.0
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.06%) Open Source
3 4 (6.45%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.84%) PKI
5 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.61%) Tandem
5 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (64.52%) UNIX
2 29 (46.77%) Linux
3 28 (45.16%) Solaris
4 20 (32.26%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (8.06%) HPUX
5 5 (8.06%) Windows
6 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.23%) AIX
7 2 (3.23%) SUSE
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) UML
2 20 (32.26%) Multithreading
3 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.19%) OO
5 10 (16.13%) Scrum
5 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing
5 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (14.52%) Web Development
6 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing
6 9 (14.52%) OOA/OOD
7 8 (12.90%) OOD
8 7 (11.29%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Data Migration
10 5 (8.06%) Test Strategy
10 5 (8.06%) TDD
10 5 (8.06%) Content Management
10 5 (8.06%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (8.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) Java
2 34 (54.84%) SQL
3 18 (29.03%) Perl
4 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.52%) Shell Script
6 7 (11.29%) PL/SQL
6 7 (11.29%) C++
7 5 (8.06%) XPath
8 1 (1.61%) COBOL
8 1 (1.61%) JCL
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) Degree
2 17 (27.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) Solvency II
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) OpenSSO
2 2 (3.23%) Puppet
2 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (62.90%) Oracle
2 18 (29.03%) Atlassian
3 9 (14.52%) Sybase
4 8 (12.90%) IBM
5 7 (11.29%) AccuRev
6 5 (8.06%) HP
6 5 (8.06%) Interwoven
7 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.84%) ForgeRock
8 3 (4.84%) Dell
9 2 (3.23%) NetApp
10 1 (1.61%) VMware
10 1 (1.61%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.61%) CommVault
10 1 (1.61%) Microsoft