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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 122 113 111
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Sun 10 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.91% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 1.89% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 5
Average daily rate
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£331 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £475 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £341
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-41.17% +27.50%
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
1386 1427 972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.25% 48.03% 44.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 695 443
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 116 132
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 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
Hertfordshire +3 9 £350 +12.00%
Bedfordshire +5 1 £190 -28.30% 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) LDAP
3 8 (42.11%) SSH
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) Sun Certification
5 6 (31.58%) Web Development
5 6 (31.58%) Internet
6 5 (26.32%) Firewall
6 5 (26.32%) Identity Management
6 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
6 5 (26.32%) Telnet
6 5 (26.32%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Toad
6 5 (26.32%) JAXB
6 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 5 (26.32%) XML
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 5 (26.32%) J2EE
6 5 (26.32%) UNIX
6 5 (26.32%) Solaris
6 5 (26.32%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Business One
1 1 (5.26%) TeleForm
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) LDAP
1 8 (42.11%) SSH
2 6 (31.58%) Internet
3 5 (26.32%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) Telnet
4 4 (21.05%) PuTTY
5 3 (15.79%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.79%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 1 (5.26%) IPsec
7 1 (5.26%) MPLS
7 1 (5.26%) ADSL
7 1 (5.26%) VPN
7 1 (5.26%) SSL
7 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Toad
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 2 (10.53%) AccuRev
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.26%) Gerrit
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) J2EE Developer
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Officer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) JAXB
2 5 (26.32%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) J2EE
3 4 (21.05%) Middleware
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 2 (10.53%) XSLT
5 2 (10.53%) TopLink
6 1 (5.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) SUSE
4 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Web Development
2 5 (26.32%) Identity Management
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) UML
4 2 (10.53%) OOD
5 1 (5.26%) Process Management
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) SIEM
5 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Python
3 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (15.79%) Bourne shell
4 3 (15.79%) C-shell
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) Korn
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.26%) VBScript
5 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Sun Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (15.79%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (15.79%) Novell Identity Manager
4 2 (10.53%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (5.26%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) Cyber-Ark
4 4 (21.05%) EMC
4 4 (21.05%) CA
4 4 (21.05%) Novell
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) BMC
7 1 (5.26%) Metastorm
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (5.26%) McAfee
7 1 (5.26%) Mitel
7 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
7 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) Adobe
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint