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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 122 111 118
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Sun 25 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.81% 0.42% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 0.92% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £295 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.73 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £19.29
% change year-on-year
+89.47% +23.15%
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
1387 1088 1493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.15% 45.95% 47.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 490 666
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £209 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 121 144
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £20.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 +17 14 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire -23 3 - - 1
Suffolk - 3 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £280 - 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 37 (64.91%) Java
2 35 (61.40%) Oracle
2 35 (61.40%) UNIX
3 31 (54.39%) SQL
4 30 (52.63%) J2EE
5 28 (49.12%) Solaris
5 28 (49.12%) Tomcat
6 27 (47.37%) Linux
6 27 (47.37%) Finance
7 26 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (43.86%) UML
9 21 (36.84%) J2SE
10 20 (35.09%) Multithreading
10 20 (35.09%) Oracle Linux
11 18 (31.58%) Perl
11 18 (31.58%) WebLogic
11 18 (31.58%) Atlassian
11 18 (31.58%) Degree
12 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
12 15 (26.32%) OO
12 15 (26.32%) Servlets
12 15 (26.32%) Sun Certification
13 14 (24.56%) Solvency II
14 13 (22.81%) XML
14 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
15 12 (21.05%) HTML
16 10 (17.54%) Enterprise Architecture
16 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
16 10 (17.54%) Subversion
16 10 (17.54%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 18 (31.58%) WebLogic
3 8 (14.04%) Apache
4 5 (8.77%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (8.77%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.51%) IIS
6 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) Internet
2 8 (14.04%) HTTP
3 3 (5.26%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.51%) SSL
4 2 (3.51%) X.509
4 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
4 2 (3.51%) LDAP
5 1 (1.75%) NAS
5 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.77%) MySQL
3 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.54%) JUnit
2 10 (17.54%) Eclipse
2 10 (17.54%) Subversion
3 9 (15.79%) Maven
4 7 (12.28%) Ant
5 5 (8.77%) Log4j
6 2 (3.51%) Selenium
6 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
General
1 27 (47.37%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.77%) Advertising
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Developer
2 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Architect
2 14 (24.56%) Business Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Java Developer
3 13 (22.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 12 (21.05%) Java Architect
5 8 (14.04%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (12.28%) Principal Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Design Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Solvency II Business Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) J2EE Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
9 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
9 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Java Technical Architect
10 2 (3.51%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (52.63%) J2EE
2 21 (36.84%) J2SE
3 15 (26.32%) Servlets
4 13 (22.81%) XML
5 12 (21.05%) HTML
6 10 (17.54%) XSLT
6 10 (17.54%) Struts
6 10 (17.54%) Hibernate
6 10 (17.54%) Spring
7 8 (14.04%) CGI
8 7 (12.28%) jQuery
9 6 (10.53%) Web Services
10 5 (8.77%) SOAP
10 5 (8.77%) CSS
10 5 (8.77%) JSP
10 5 (8.77%) JMS
10 5 (8.77%) REST
10 5 (8.77%) XMLBeans
10 5 (8.77%) Ajax
10 5 (8.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Clustering
2 5 (8.77%) Web 2.0
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.77%) Open Source
3 4 (7.02%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.26%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (61.40%) UNIX
2 28 (49.12%) Solaris
3 27 (47.37%) Linux
4 20 (35.09%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (8.77%) HPUX
6 3 (5.26%) Windows
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) UML
3 20 (35.09%) Multithreading
4 15 (26.32%) OO
5 10 (17.54%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (17.54%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (17.54%) Scrum
5 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
6 9 (15.79%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (10.53%) OOD
7 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.77%) Data Migration
8 5 (8.77%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
8 5 (8.77%) Web Development
8 5 (8.77%) Migration
8 5 (8.77%) TDD
8 5 (8.77%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) Java
2 31 (54.39%) SQL
3 18 (31.58%) Perl
4 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.77%) XPath
6 5 (8.77%) C++
6 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Degree
2 15 (26.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.56%) Solvency II
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) OpenSSO
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (61.40%) Oracle
2 18 (31.58%) Atlassian
3 9 (15.79%) Sybase
4 5 (8.77%) IBM
4 5 (8.77%) Interwoven
4 5 (8.77%) AccuRev
5 3 (5.26%) ForgeRock
6 2 (3.51%) NetApp
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.51%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) CommVault
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.75%) VMware
7 1 (1.75%) WatchGuard