The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 62 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.16% 0.83% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 1.59% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.73 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.60 £30.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-68.65% +53.06%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
279 251 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.29% 51.97% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 126 74
Average daily rate £363 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 50
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.22% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.95 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.20 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Sun
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Officer
1 1 (33.33%) C++/Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Break Fix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp