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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 58 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing Sun 9 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.80% 1.34% 2.12%
As % of the Vendors category 3.53% 2.53% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £32.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +6.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+61.97% +4.26%
Sun
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
255 316 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 50.90% 53.02% 49.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 151 99
Average daily rate £380 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £125 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 69 32
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £13.00 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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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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
Brentwood - 2 £306 -
Sun
East of England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) HTML
1 11 (84.62%) Java
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle
1 11 (84.62%) XML
1 11 (84.62%) XSLT
1 11 (84.62%) UML
1 11 (84.62%) OOD
1 11 (84.62%) Sun Certification
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Web Development
1 11 (84.62%) AccuRev
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 8 (61.54%) UNIX
4 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
4 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
4 7 (53.85%) Servlets
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
4 7 (53.85%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) Middleware
5 4 (30.77%) JAXB
5 4 (30.77%) TopLink
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) J2EE
5 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
7 1 (7.69%) Office 365

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C++ Developer
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE Developer
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX Support
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) HTML
1 11 (84.62%) XML
1 11 (84.62%) XSLT
2 7 (53.85%) Servlets
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) J2EE
3 4 (30.77%) JAXB
3 4 (30.77%) Middleware
3 4 (30.77%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) UML
1 11 (84.62%) OOD
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
3 7 (53.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle
1 11 (84.62%) AccuRev
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Dell
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