The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 42 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.73% - 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% - 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£531 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-56.36% +37.50%
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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 Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
111 126 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.51% 52.07% 57.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 73 95
Average daily rate £450 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £32.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.38% +101.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) NFS
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) OpenView
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Dell
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) HACMP
1 4 (100.00%) Control-M
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) HACMP
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) NFS
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) OpenView
1 4 (100.00%) Control-M
1 4 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Dell
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec