The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 77 79 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.31% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 1.01% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £390 £343
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +13.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £32.90 £22.13
% change year-on-year
-45.28% +48.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
448 397 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 30.33% 31.11% 35.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 198 102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 2
Average hourly rate £22.75 £32.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.90% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the Edinburgh region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Edinburgh region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) J2EE
2 6 (37.50%) Ant
2 6 (37.50%) JUnit
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) Sun Certification
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) Web Development
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Internet
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) Solaris
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 4 (25.00%) Change Control
4 4 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
5 3 (18.75%) CODA
6 2 (12.50%) BCP
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Siebel Analytics
1 1 (6.25%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Ant
1 6 (37.50%) JUnit
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) International Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX Support
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Support
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) J2EE
1 6 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) TDD
1 6 (37.50%) Web Development
2 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
3 4 (25.00%) Change Control
4 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
5 2 (12.50%) BCP
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Document Management
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
1 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Sun Certification
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (12.50%) NFS
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) CODA
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 2 (12.50%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) Veritas
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.25%) Siebel
5 1 (6.25%) Charles River