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 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank - 75 63
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.99% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+71.56% +4.26%
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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
413 405 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.48% 34.47% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 183 114
Average daily rate £400 £400 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £293 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 14
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.20 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £51.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) International Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Support
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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