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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 76 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.083% 0.82% 0.095%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 2.48% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £19.29
% change year-on-year
+89.47% +23.15%
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Scotland

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
447 363 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 37.22% 32.94% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 143 123
Average daily rate £400 £400 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £275 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 18
Average hourly rate £12.25 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.72 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.40 £35.50
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 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 18 September 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) Solaris
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Clustering
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Financial Institution
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) AIX
3 4 (57.14%) HPUX
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) Maven
5 1 (14.29%) PKI
5 1 (14.29%) International Banking
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (14.29%) NetBeans
5 1 (14.29%) OCPJP
5 1 (14.29%) Spring

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) Kerberos
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) X.509
1 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) NetBeans
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Specialist
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Support
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) JAAS
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) Solaris
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (57.14%) AIX
3 4 (57.14%) HPUX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Sun Certification
1 1 (14.29%) OCPJP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) OpenSSO
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) ForgeRock