The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 45 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.66% 1.17% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.58% 3.21% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate £456 £478 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.05%
Sun
South West

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

Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
190 187 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 41.76% 36.59% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 98 62
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £130 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +166.66%
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 Gloucestershire

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheltenham +3 1 £463 -5.41%
Sun
South West

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 10 (100.00%) Perl
1 10 (100.00%) Unix
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) Lua
3 7 (70.00%) OO
3 7 (70.00%) PHP
3 7 (70.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) ClearCase
3 7 (70.00%) Sun Certification
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) Ant
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) Release Management
4 6 (60.00%) Maven
4 6 (60.00%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (50.00%) Subversion
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) Samba
6 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) HPUX
6 3 (30.00%) Solaris
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) Big Data
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Open Source

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (20.00%) JBoss
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) ClearCase
2 6 (60.00%) Ant
2 6 (60.00%) Apache Ivy
2 6 (60.00%) Maven
3 5 (50.00%) Subversion
3 5 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) HPUX
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Solaris
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) OO
2 6 (60.00%) Release Management
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Perl
2 7 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) Lua
2 7 (70.00%) PHP
3 6 (60.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco