The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 37 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.18% - 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 5.52% - 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Median daily rate £400 - £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £12.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -52.94%
Sun
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Vendors Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
145 184 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 39.51% 46.94% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 103 42
Median daily rate £400 £408 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 15
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.66 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.50% +8.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 1 £325 -
Sun
East Midlands

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Sun.

1 10 (71.43%) Java
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
1 10 (71.43%) JUnit
1 10 (71.43%) Sun Certification
1 10 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Spring
2 9 (64.29%) J2EE
3 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (57.14%) Struts
3 8 (57.14%) Eclipse
3 8 (57.14%) Degree
4 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Maven
4 7 (50.00%) Validation
4 7 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 5 (35.71%) JSP
5 5 (35.71%) Servlets
5 5 (35.71%) jQuery
6 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
6 4 (28.57%) Project Planning
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Clustering
6 4 (28.57%) Service Management

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 3 (21.43%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) JUnit
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) Eclipse
3 7 (50.00%) Maven
4 3 (21.43%) Ant
4 3 (21.43%) Checkstyle
4 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 3 (21.43%) QUnit
4 3 (21.43%) Subversion
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
1 10 (71.43%) Java Developer
2 7 (50.00%) J2EE Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Unix Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Unix Technical Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Java Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Hibernate
2 9 (64.29%) J2EE
2 9 (64.29%) Spring
3 8 (57.14%) Struts
4 5 (35.71%) jQuery
4 5 (35.71%) JSP
4 5 (35.71%) Servlets
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) Middleware
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) EJB
6 3 (21.43%) EJB 3.0
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) Java EE
6 3 (21.43%) JBoss Seam
6 3 (21.43%) JMS
6 3 (21.43%) JPA
6 3 (21.43%) JSTL
7 2 (14.29%) REST
7 2 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (28.57%) Clustering
2 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) AIX
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Validation
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 3 (21.43%) Software Deployment
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Sun Certification
2 8 (57.14%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) OCMJD
4 1 (7.14%) HND
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (28.57%) Foglight
1 4 (28.57%) nmon
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) EMC
2 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) Intel
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Endeca