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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 131 104 121
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +17
Contract jobs citing Sun 16 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.53% 0.90% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.14% 1.92% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 13
Average daily rate
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£366 £406 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.03% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £163 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 £50.38 £32.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +52.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+70.50% +4.26%
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
1408 1144 1407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 46.82% 46.64% 46.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 538 660
Average daily rate £340 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 162 135
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Cambridgeshire -11 8 £500 +17.64% 2
Essex -12 7 £300 -
Hertfordshire -20 1 - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 33 (71.74%) Java
1 33 (71.74%) Oracle
2 30 (65.22%) SQL
3 28 (60.87%) UNIX
4 27 (58.70%) J2EE
5 26 (56.52%) UML
5 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (47.83%) Solaris
7 21 (45.65%) Linux
7 21 (45.65%) Tomcat
8 20 (43.48%) Finance
9 18 (39.13%) J2SE
10 17 (36.96%) Multithreading
10 17 (36.96%) Oracle Linux
11 16 (34.78%) Atlassian
11 16 (34.78%) Sun Certification
11 16 (34.78%) Perl
11 16 (34.78%) WebLogic
12 15 (32.61%) Degree
13 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
13 14 (30.43%) XML
14 13 (28.26%) Servlets
14 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
15 12 (26.09%) XSLT
15 12 (26.09%) HTML
16 10 (21.74%) Scrum
16 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
16 10 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
16 10 (21.74%) Solvency II
16 10 (21.74%) OOD

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 21 (45.65%) Tomcat
2 16 (34.78%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.70%) Apache
4 3 (6.52%) MQSeries
4 3 (6.52%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.22%) JUnit
2 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
3 5 (10.87%) Subversion
3 5 (10.87%) Maven
4 3 (6.52%) Ant
4 3 (6.52%) Log4j
4 3 (6.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Advertising
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Architect
2 11 (23.91%) Java Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Business Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 9 (19.57%) Java Architect
5 8 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (15.22%) Design Engineer
6 7 (15.22%) Principal Engineer
7 6 (13.04%) J2EE Developer
8 5 (10.87%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) SQL Developer
9 3 (6.52%) C++ Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Java/J2EE Architect
10 2 (4.35%) Technical Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Solvency II Business Analyst
10 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
10 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL Developer
11 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (58.70%) J2EE
2 18 (39.13%) J2SE
3 14 (30.43%) XML
4 13 (28.26%) Servlets
5 12 (26.09%) HTML
5 12 (26.09%) XSLT
6 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
6 7 (15.22%) Struts
6 7 (15.22%) Spring
7 6 (13.04%) Web Services
7 6 (13.04%) CGI
8 5 (10.87%) jQuery
9 4 (8.70%) JSP
10 3 (6.52%) REST
10 3 (6.52%) XMLBeans
10 3 (6.52%) Ajax
10 3 (6.52%) JSON
10 3 (6.52%) JAXB
10 3 (6.52%) Middleware
10 3 (6.52%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Mathematics
2 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.70%) Open Source
3 3 (6.52%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) UNIX
2 22 (47.83%) Solaris
3 21 (45.65%) Linux
4 17 (36.96%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (6.52%) HPUX
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) UML
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) Multithreading
3 10 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (21.74%) OO
3 10 (21.74%) OOD
3 10 (21.74%) Scrum
4 9 (19.57%) Web Development
5 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
6 6 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.70%) TDD
7 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.52%) Content Management
8 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (71.74%) Java
2 30 (65.22%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) Perl
4 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 6 (13.04%) C++
6 3 (6.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Sun Certification
2 15 (32.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) Solvency II
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Oracle
2 16 (34.78%) Atlassian
3 9 (19.57%) AccuRev
4 6 (13.04%) Sybase
5 3 (6.52%) IBM
5 3 (6.52%) Interwoven
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) Dell