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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank - 44 51
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 1.78% 1.64%
As % of the Vendors category - 3.64% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £35.18 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.05%
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
215 220 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 41.91% 49.00% 46.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 102 158
Average daily rate £350 £280 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.75 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Web Development
1 5 (100.00%) AccuRev
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Automotive
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) AccuRev
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Applications Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Java Applications Developer
2 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (60.00%) C++ Applications Developer
3 3 (60.00%) C++ Developer
3 3 (60.00%) C++/Java Developer
3 3 (60.00%) Unix Developer
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Web Development
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle