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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 48 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.20% - 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 3.17% - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate
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£478 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £44.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.05% +93.40%
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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
189 144 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 37.65% 48.98% 53.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 68 110
Average daily rate £375 £338 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -60.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.70 £40.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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 13 (92.86%) Java
2 13 (92.86%) Sun Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (85.71%) Subversion
3 12 (85.71%) Maven
3 12 (85.71%) Lua
3 12 (85.71%) Release Management
3 12 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (85.71%) DV Cleared
3 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 12 (85.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (85.71%) Python
3 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 12 (85.71%) Perl
3 12 (85.71%) PHP
3 12 (85.71%) Ant
3 12 (85.71%) OO
3 12 (85.71%) ClearCase
3 12 (85.71%) Apache Ivy
4 8 (57.14%) J2EE
5 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 7 (50.00%) OCPJP
5 7 (50.00%) Ruby
5 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
6 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 5 (35.71%) User Stories
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
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 12 (85.71%) Subversion
1 12 (85.71%) Maven
1 12 (85.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 12 (85.71%) Ant
1 12 (85.71%) ClearCase
1 12 (85.71%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse RCP
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
1 13 (92.86%) Java Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Swing
2 1 (7.14%) EJB
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) SWT
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Release Management
2 12 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (85.71%) OO
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 5 (35.71%) User Stories
5 2 (14.29%) OOD
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Change Control
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 12 (85.71%) Lua
2 12 (85.71%) Python
2 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 12 (85.71%) Perl
2 12 (85.71%) PHP
3 7 (50.00%) Ruby
3 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Sun Certification
2 12 (85.71%) DV Cleared
2 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Sybase
2 1 (7.14%) Micro Focus