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 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 1 August 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 of England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 106 116 106
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Sun 31 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 0.21% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 2.27% 0.45% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 23
Average daily rate
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£425 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -14.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.73 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £20.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+68.62% -25.23%
Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1365 1101 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 44.61% 46.30% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 494 649
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 121 137
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.66 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -6.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Sun
England

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 1 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 1 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 £425 - 3
Essex 0 4 £275 -42.10%
Bedfordshire - 4 £273 -
Hertfordshire -3 2 - - 2
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 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 39 (63.93%) Oracle
2 36 (59.02%) UNIX
3 35 (57.38%) Java
4 28 (45.90%) SQL
5 27 (44.26%) Finance
6 26 (42.62%) Linux
6 26 (42.62%) Tomcat
7 25 (40.98%) J2EE
8 21 (34.43%) UML
8 21 (34.43%) Solaris
9 19 (31.15%) Sun Certification
9 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (27.87%) XML
10 17 (27.87%) Servlets
10 17 (27.87%) Degree
11 15 (24.59%) Web Development
11 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
12 14 (22.95%) HTML
12 14 (22.95%) J2SE
12 14 (22.95%) Solvency II
13 13 (21.31%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database
13 13 (21.31%) Multithreading
13 13 (21.31%) OO
13 13 (21.31%) HTTP
14 12 (19.67%) XSLT
14 12 (19.67%) Perl
14 12 (19.67%) WebLogic
14 12 (19.67%) Hibernate
14 12 (19.67%) Atlassian

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 26 (42.62%) Tomcat
2 12 (19.67%) WebLogic
3 10 (16.39%) MQSeries
4 8 (13.11%) IIS
5 6 (9.84%) Apache
5 6 (9.84%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (9.84%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (9.84%) WebSphere
6 4 (6.56%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) CICS
7 1 (1.64%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.64%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) HTTP
2 8 (13.11%) Internet
3 3 (4.92%) LDAP
3 3 (4.92%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.28%) X.509
4 2 (3.28%) SSL
4 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.64%) NAS
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database
2 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.48%) DB2
4 4 (6.56%) MySQL
5 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.64%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Eclipse
1 10 (16.39%) JUnit
1 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.75%) Subversion
3 8 (13.11%) Maven
4 6 (9.84%) Ant
5 4 (6.56%) Log4j
6 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Selenium
6 2 (3.28%) Fiddler
General
1 27 (44.26%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Manufacturing
2 10 (16.39%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
2 14 (22.95%) Business Analyst
3 13 (21.31%) Java Developer
4 12 (19.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 10 (16.39%) Architect
6 9 (14.75%) Java Architect
7 7 (11.48%) J2EE Developer
8 6 (9.84%) Technical Services Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Service Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Technical Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Delivery Project Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 6 (9.84%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) J2EE
2 17 (27.87%) XML
2 17 (27.87%) Servlets
3 14 (22.95%) HTML
3 14 (22.95%) J2SE
4 12 (19.67%) XSLT
4 12 (19.67%) Hibernate
5 10 (16.39%) Struts
5 10 (16.39%) Spring
6 8 (13.11%) Web Services
7 7 (11.48%) CGI
8 6 (9.84%) JSP
8 6 (9.84%) jQuery
9 4 (6.56%) XMLBeans
9 4 (6.56%) Ajax
9 4 (6.56%) EJB
9 4 (6.56%) CSS
9 4 (6.56%) SOAP
9 4 (6.56%) JMS
9 4 (6.56%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Clustering
2 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.56%) Web 2.0
3 4 (6.56%) Open Source
4 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (59.02%) UNIX
2 26 (42.62%) Linux
3 21 (34.43%) Solaris
4 13 (21.31%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (14.75%) Windows
6 8 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (9.84%) AIX
7 6 (9.84%) SUSE
8 4 (6.56%) HPUX
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) UML
2 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (24.59%) Web Development
4 13 (21.31%) Multithreading
4 13 (21.31%) OO
5 10 (16.39%) E-Commerce
5 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
6 9 (14.75%) OOD
7 8 (13.11%) OOA/OOD
7 8 (13.11%) Load Balancing
8 7 (11.48%) ITIL
9 6 (9.84%) Project Management
9 6 (9.84%) Scrum
9 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
9 6 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.20%) Data Migration
10 5 (8.20%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (8.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (57.38%) Java
2 28 (45.90%) SQL
3 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.67%) Perl
5 9 (14.75%) Shell Script
6 7 (11.48%) PL/SQL
6 7 (11.48%) C++
7 4 (6.56%) XPath
8 1 (1.64%) JCL
8 1 (1.64%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Sun Certification
2 17 (27.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) KVM
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) OpenSSO
2 2 (3.28%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Oracle
2 12 (19.67%) Atlassian
3 11 (18.03%) IBM
4 9 (14.75%) HP
4 9 (14.75%) Red Hat
5 8 (13.11%) Sybase
5 8 (13.11%) AccuRev
6 7 (11.48%) Dell
7 4 (6.56%) Interwoven
8 3 (4.92%) ForgeRock
9 2 (3.28%) NetApp
10 1 (1.64%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.64%) CommVault
10 1 (1.64%) VMware