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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 116 105 130
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +25
Contract jobs citing Sun 28 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.89% 0.58% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.86% 1.31% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.80 £37.40 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1503 992 1378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.67% 44.05% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 455 626
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 131 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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 18 April 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 18 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
Hertfordshire -1 8 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -6 5 £438 +25.00% 5
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (80.70%) UNIX
2 41 (71.93%) SQL
3 39 (68.42%) Java
3 39 (68.42%) Oracle
4 32 (56.14%) Linux
5 28 (49.12%) Tomcat
5 28 (49.12%) Solaris
6 25 (43.86%) Finance
7 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (38.60%) J2EE
8 22 (38.60%) UML
9 19 (33.33%) Web Development
10 18 (31.58%) Sun Certification
11 17 (29.82%) Perl
11 17 (29.82%) Sybase
12 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
12 16 (28.07%) XML
13 15 (26.32%) HTML
13 15 (26.32%) OOD
14 14 (24.56%) CGI
14 14 (24.56%) Subversion
15 13 (22.81%) OO
15 13 (22.81%) XSLT
15 13 (22.81%) Web Services
15 13 (22.81%) PL/SQL
16 12 (21.05%) JAXB
17 11 (19.30%) Apache
17 11 (19.30%) C++
17 11 (19.30%) Windows
18 10 (17.54%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (49.12%) Tomcat
2 11 (19.30%) Apache
3 8 (14.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (14.04%) IIS
3 8 (14.04%) WebSphere
4 7 (12.28%) MQSeries
5 6 (10.53%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (8.77%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.75%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.75%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.75%) BASE24
2 1 (1.75%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) HTTP
2 6 (10.53%) Internet
3 3 (5.26%) LDAP
3 3 (5.26%) Kerberos
3 3 (5.26%) SAN
4 2 (3.51%) SSL
4 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.51%) VPN
4 2 (3.51%) X.509
4 2 (3.51%) Firewall
4 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database
3 9 (15.79%) DB2
4 4 (7.02%) MySQL
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.75%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Subversion
2 10 (17.54%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.77%) Ant
5 3 (5.26%) Maven
6 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (3.51%) JUnit
6 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.51%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (1.75%) Log4j
General
1 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Retail
2 9 (15.79%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.02%) Advertising
4 2 (3.51%) Military
5 1 (1.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 14 (24.56%) Java Developer
3 12 (21.05%) Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Java Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Technical Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Service Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Technical Services Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Delivery Project Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Technical Project Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Technical Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Programmer
8 4 (7.02%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (38.60%) J2EE
2 16 (28.07%) XML
3 15 (26.32%) HTML
4 14 (24.56%) CGI
5 13 (22.81%) XSLT
5 13 (22.81%) Web Services
6 12 (21.05%) JAXB
7 8 (14.04%) J2SE
8 7 (12.28%) Java EE
9 6 (10.53%) Servlets
10 5 (8.77%) Hibernate
11 3 (5.26%) JAAS
11 3 (5.26%) Middleware
11 3 (5.26%) TopLink
12 2 (3.51%) Struts
12 2 (3.51%) Spring
13 1 (1.75%) HTML5
13 1 (1.75%) REST
13 1 (1.75%) jQuery
13 1 (1.75%) XMLBeans
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Clustering
2 3 (5.26%) EqualLogic
2 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) PKI
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Open Source
4 1 (1.75%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 46 (80.70%) UNIX
2 32 (56.14%) Linux
3 28 (49.12%) Solaris
4 11 (19.30%) Windows
5 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (14.04%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (10.53%) AIX
6 6 (10.53%) SUSE
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.75%) zOS
8 1 (1.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (38.60%) UML
3 19 (33.33%) Web Development
4 15 (26.32%) OOD
5 13 (22.81%) OO
6 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
7 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Multithreading
8 7 (12.28%) TDD
8 7 (12.28%) Load Balancing
8 7 (12.28%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (10.53%) ITIL
9 6 (10.53%) Scrum
9 6 (10.53%) Project Management
9 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (5.26%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (71.93%) SQL
2 39 (68.42%) Java
3 17 (29.82%) Perl
4 13 (22.81%) PL/SQL
5 11 (19.30%) C++
6 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
6 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.51%) Python
7 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.75%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.75%) C-shell
8 1 (1.75%) Korn
8 1 (1.75%) XPath
8 1 (1.75%) JCL
8 1 (1.75%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Sun Certification
2 10 (17.54%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) KVM
3 1 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Veritas File System
3 1 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Puppet
1 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.26%) OpenSSO
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) Oracle
2 17 (29.82%) Sybase
3 10 (17.54%) HP
3 10 (17.54%) Red Hat
4 9 (15.79%) AccuRev
4 9 (15.79%) Dell
5 8 (14.04%) IBM
6 5 (8.77%) Atlassian
7 3 (5.26%) ForgeRock
7 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.26%) NetApp
8 2 (3.51%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.51%) VMware
9 1 (1.75%) Veritas
9 1 (1.75%) Interwoven
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