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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 123 113 103
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.084% 0.40% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.80% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 10
Average daily rate - £231 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £6.86 £35.18 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.49% -20.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.95%
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
1071 1247 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.04% 49.74% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 679 548
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £201 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 124 99
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.74 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire +5 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) Unix
2 9 (56.25%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Shell Script
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) C++
4 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Sun Certification
4 5 (31.25%) Web Development
4 5 (31.25%) AccuRev
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Solaris
6 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) LDAP
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Remedy
6 3 (18.75%) SSH
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (12.50%) Bourne shell
7 2 (12.50%) C-shell
7 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
7 2 (12.50%) High Availability
7 2 (12.50%) WorldPay
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LDAP
1 3 (18.75%) SSH
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) PuTTY
3 1 (6.25%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) AccuRev
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
1 5 (31.25%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 5 (31.25%) Help Desk Support
1 5 (31.25%) IT Support
1 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java Applications Developer
2 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C++ Applications Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C++ Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C++/Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Unix Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Unix
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Solaris
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Web Development
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) OOD
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Shell Script
2 5 (31.25%) C++
2 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) Bourne shell
4 2 (12.50%) C-shell
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Sun Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (6.25%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Remedy
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) WorldPay
4 1 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Novell