The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 Kent 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.50% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.98% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £575 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.86% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
102 176 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 51.26% 49.44% 51.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 95 88
Average daily rate £388 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.69 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.07% -17.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Sun
South East

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Sun
South East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) JAXB
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) JMX
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) JSF
3 1 (33.33%) BODI
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) BODI
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Architect
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) EJB
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
1 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
1 1 (33.33%) JAXB
1 1 (33.33%) JMX
1 1 (33.33%) JSF
1 1 (33.33%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint