The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Hertfordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 60 57 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.30% 0.66% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 1.22% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Average daily rate
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- £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £20.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+68.62% -25.23%
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
309 327 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 45.78% 54.05% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 169 168
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 33
Average hourly rate £18.75 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £40.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Sun
East of England

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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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
Watford - 2 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Sun
East of England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (91.67%) Oracle
1 11 (91.67%) UNIX
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Tomcat
2 10 (83.33%) MQSeries
2 10 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 10 (83.33%) HTTP
2 10 (83.33%) IBM
2 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 10 (83.33%) Manufacturing
2 10 (83.33%) Retail
3 8 (66.67%) HP
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL
4 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (50.00%) Web Development
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) AIX
5 6 (50.00%) DB2
5 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (50.00%) IIS
5 6 (50.00%) Dell
5 6 (50.00%) Project Management
5 6 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (50.00%) SUSE
5 6 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (41.67%) Solaris
7 4 (33.33%) OO

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (83.33%) Tomcat
1 10 (83.33%) MQSeries
2 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (50.00%) IIS
2 6 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (33.33%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (8.33%) iPlanet
4 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) HTTP
2 4 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (50.00%) DB2
2 4 (33.33%) MySQL
3 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Ant
1 4 (33.33%) JUnit
1 4 (33.33%) Log4j
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
1 4 (33.33%) Maven
1 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
1 10 (83.33%) Manufacturing
1 10 (83.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Technical Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Technical Services Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Technical Project Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Delivery Project Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Service Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) JMS
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) Servlets
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
1 4 (33.33%) Struts
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
1 4 (33.33%) XML
1 4 (33.33%) XSLT
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) J2EE
1 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 4 (33.33%) Spring
1 4 (33.33%) XMLBeans
1 4 (33.33%) Ajax
1 4 (33.33%) jQuery
1 4 (33.33%) JSON
1 4 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) UNIX
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) AIX
3 6 (50.00%) SUSE
4 5 (41.67%) Solaris
5 4 (33.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) Web Development
3 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 6 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) OO
4 4 (33.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Sun Certification
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) KVM
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 10 (83.33%) IBM
3 8 (66.67%) HP
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 6 (50.00%) Dell
5 4 (33.33%) Interwoven
6 1 (8.33%) CommVault
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard