The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Glasgow region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 62 72 48
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs citing Sun 6 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.87% 0.66% 1.55%
As % of the Vendors category 1.94% 1.36% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
Average daily rate £319 £319 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £317 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £319 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
309 441 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 44.98% 48.73% 41.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 224 157
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £241 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 25
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% -43.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.53 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sun
Scotland

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 15 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (93.33%) HTML
3 13 (86.67%) XML
3 13 (86.67%) JavaScript
3 13 (86.67%) J2EE
3 13 (86.67%) Oracle
3 13 (86.67%) JSP
3 13 (86.67%) Servlets
3 13 (86.67%) RDBMS
3 13 (86.67%) Sun Certification
3 13 (86.67%) Hibernate
3 13 (86.67%) OCPJP
3 13 (86.67%) Spring
3 13 (86.67%) JSF
3 13 (86.67%) JSTL
3 13 (86.67%) Oracle Database
3 13 (86.67%) Relational Database
4 12 (80.00%) MVC
4 12 (80.00%) EJB
4 12 (80.00%) Struts
5 10 (66.67%) Finance
5 10 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (33.33%) Subversion
6 5 (33.33%) Maven
6 5 (33.33%) Ant
7 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
7 4 (26.67%) Tapestry
8 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (20.00%) JMS
8 3 (20.00%) JDeveloper

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (13.33%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) Kerberos
2 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) X.509
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) RDBMS
1 13 (86.67%) Oracle Database
1 13 (86.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
1 5 (33.33%) Maven
1 5 (33.33%) Ant
2 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
3 3 (20.00%) JDeveloper
3 3 (20.00%) PVCS
4 1 (6.67%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
1 13 (86.67%) Java Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Analyst Programmer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Programmer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 5 (33.33%) Programmer
3 4 (26.67%) Developer Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Analyst Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) HTML
2 13 (86.67%) XML
2 13 (86.67%) J2EE
2 13 (86.67%) JSP
2 13 (86.67%) Servlets
2 13 (86.67%) Hibernate
2 13 (86.67%) Spring
2 13 (86.67%) JSF
2 13 (86.67%) JSTL
3 12 (80.00%) EJB
3 12 (80.00%) Struts
4 4 (26.67%) Tapestry
5 3 (20.00%) JMS
6 2 (13.33%) JAAS
7 1 (6.67%) WSDL
7 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) MVC
2 10 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (86.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Sun Certification
1 13 (86.67%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OpenSSO
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) ForgeRock