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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 120 100 115
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.31% 1.23% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 2.70% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Average daily rate
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£224 £419 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.56% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.18 £39.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +27.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-20.05% +85.26%
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
1290 1038 1125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.43% 45.51% 46.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 540 529
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £150 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 108 128
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015. 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 +2 7 £224 -25.41%
Cambridgeshire -23 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (92.31%) SQL
1 24 (92.31%) Oracle
2 23 (88.46%) Java
3 20 (76.92%) UML
4 18 (69.23%) J2EE
4 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (61.54%) Sun Certification
5 16 (61.54%) XML
5 16 (61.54%) UNIX
6 15 (57.69%) Web Development
7 13 (50.00%) XSLT
7 13 (50.00%) HTML
7 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (46.15%) OOD
8 12 (46.15%) AccuRev
9 10 (38.46%) Web Services
10 9 (34.62%) Tomcat
10 9 (34.62%) Solaris
10 9 (34.62%) Linux
10 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
10 9 (34.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 9 (34.62%) JAXB
11 8 (30.77%) J2SE
11 8 (30.77%) Multithreading
11 8 (30.77%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (26.92%) Atlassian
12 7 (26.92%) WebLogic
12 7 (26.92%) Servlets
12 7 (26.92%) Perl
12 7 (26.92%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) Tomcat
2 7 (26.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.69%) Apache
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) Log4j
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) JUnit
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) J2EE Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Principal Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Design Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Java Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Support
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX Support
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) J2EE
2 16 (61.54%) XML
3 13 (50.00%) XSLT
3 13 (50.00%) HTML
4 10 (38.46%) Web Services
5 9 (34.62%) JAXB
6 8 (30.77%) J2SE
7 7 (26.92%) Servlets
8 6 (23.08%) TopLink
8 6 (23.08%) Middleware
9 1 (3.85%) Spring
9 1 (3.85%) XMLBeans
9 1 (3.85%) Ajax
9 1 (3.85%) jQuery
9 1 (3.85%) JSON
9 1 (3.85%) REST
9 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.85%) CGI
9 1 (3.85%) JMS
9 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
1 2 (7.69%) Open Source
1 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) UNIX
2 9 (34.62%) Solaris
2 9 (34.62%) Linux
3 8 (30.77%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) UML
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (57.69%) Web Development
4 12 (46.15%) OOD
5 8 (30.77%) Multithreading
6 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) OO
8 2 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.69%) TDD
9 1 (3.85%) Content Management
9 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 23 (88.46%) Java
3 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (26.92%) Perl
5 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 6 (23.08%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) Sun Certification
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Oracle
2 12 (46.15%) AccuRev
3 7 (26.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Interwoven
4 1 (3.85%) Lotus
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase