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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 48 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Sun 7 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.46% 1.40% 2.34%
As % of the Vendors category 4.35% 2.73% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 8
Average daily rate
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£464 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £383 £336
% change year-on-year
+0.98% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.80 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.93% +32.59%
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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
161 183 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 33.54% 51.12% 50.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 97 106
Average daily rate £400 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 8
Average hourly rate £42.00 £13.75 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+205.45% -63.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £11.35 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (85.71%) Java
2 12 (85.71%) Sun Certification
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) DV Cleared
2 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 11 (78.57%) Lua
3 11 (78.57%) Release Management
3 11 (78.57%) Apache Ivy
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (78.57%) Subversion
3 11 (78.57%) Maven
3 11 (78.57%) Python
3 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 11 (78.57%) Perl
3 11 (78.57%) PHP
3 11 (78.57%) J2EE
3 11 (78.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (78.57%) Ant
3 11 (78.57%) OO
3 11 (78.57%) ClearCase
4 10 (71.43%) OCPJP
4 10 (71.43%) Ruby
4 10 (71.43%) Scrum
4 10 (71.43%) Bash Shell
5 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
5 8 (57.14%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) Windows

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Ant
1 11 (78.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 11 (78.57%) ClearCase
1 11 (78.57%) Subversion
1 11 (78.57%) Maven
1 11 (78.57%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
1 12 (85.71%) Java Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) EJB
2 1 (7.14%) Swing
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) SWT
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Release Management
2 11 (78.57%) OO
2 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (71.43%) Scrum
4 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 8 (57.14%) User Stories
5 2 (14.29%) OOD
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Change Control
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 11 (78.57%) Perl
2 11 (78.57%) PHP
2 11 (78.57%) Python
2 11 (78.57%) Lua
3 10 (71.43%) Bash Shell
3 10 (71.43%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Sun Certification
1 12 (85.71%) DV Cleared
1 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) OCPJP
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (7.14%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (7.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Sybase
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) Micro Focus