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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 123 95 119
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +24
Contract jobs citing Sun 13 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.46% 1.29% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 2.81% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 5
Average daily rate
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£239 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
- -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £35.18 £50.00 £32.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.65% +51.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+48.10% +5.55%
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
1314 1103 1235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 46.79% 45.82% 45.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 555 595
Average daily rate £355 £335 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £133 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 140 156
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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
Essex -4 12 £239 -20.33%
Cambridgeshire -29 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (86.49%) Oracle
2 31 (83.78%) Java
2 31 (83.78%) SQL
3 26 (70.27%) UML
4 25 (67.57%) J2EE
5 24 (64.86%) UNIX
6 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (51.35%) Sun Certification
8 18 (48.65%) XML
9 16 (43.24%) XSLT
9 16 (43.24%) Solaris
9 16 (43.24%) Linux
9 16 (43.24%) HTML
9 16 (43.24%) Tomcat
10 15 (40.54%) Web Development
11 14 (37.84%) Finance
11 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
12 13 (35.14%) J2SE
12 13 (35.14%) OOD
12 13 (35.14%) Multithreading
12 13 (35.14%) AccuRev
12 13 (35.14%) Oracle Linux
13 12 (32.43%) Atlassian
13 12 (32.43%) Perl
13 12 (32.43%) WebLogic
14 11 (29.73%) Servlets
14 11 (29.73%) Web Services
15 10 (27.03%) Degree
16 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
16 9 (24.32%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (43.24%) Tomcat
2 12 (32.43%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.11%) MQSeries
3 3 (8.11%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (8.11%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.11%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
3 4 (10.81%) JUnit
3 4 (10.81%) Subversion
3 4 (10.81%) Maven
4 3 (8.11%) Ant
4 3 (8.11%) Log4j
5 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Advertising
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Design Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Principal Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
3 6 (16.22%) J2EE Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.81%) C++ Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Java Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) UNIX Support
7 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) J2EE
2 18 (48.65%) XML
3 16 (43.24%) XSLT
3 16 (43.24%) HTML
4 13 (35.14%) J2SE
5 11 (29.73%) Servlets
5 11 (29.73%) Web Services
6 8 (21.62%) JAXB
7 6 (16.22%) Middleware
7 6 (16.22%) TopLink
8 4 (10.81%) Spring
8 4 (10.81%) Hibernate
8 4 (10.81%) Struts
8 4 (10.81%) jQuery
9 3 (8.11%) REST
9 3 (8.11%) XMLBeans
9 3 (8.11%) Ajax
9 3 (8.11%) JSON
9 3 (8.11%) SOAP
9 3 (8.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
2 4 (10.81%) Open Source
3 3 (8.11%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (64.86%) UNIX
2 16 (43.24%) Solaris
2 16 (43.24%) Linux
3 13 (35.14%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (8.11%) HPUX
5 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) UML
2 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (40.54%) Web Development
4 13 (35.14%) Multithreading
4 13 (35.14%) OOD
5 8 (21.62%) OO
6 7 (18.92%) Scrum
6 7 (18.92%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (18.92%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
7 5 (13.51%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) TDD
8 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.11%) Content Management
9 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.70%) GAP Analysis
10 1 (2.70%) Validation
10 1 (2.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) Java
1 31 (83.78%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
3 12 (32.43%) Perl
4 7 (18.92%) PL/SQL
4 7 (18.92%) Shell Script
4 7 (18.92%) C++
5 3 (8.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Sun Certification
2 10 (27.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Solvency II
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) Oracle
2 13 (35.14%) AccuRev
3 12 (32.43%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.11%) IBM
4 3 (8.11%) Interwoven
5 2 (5.41%) Sybase
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) Lotus
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) Adobe
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix