The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 61 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.89% - 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% - 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £201
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +27.50%
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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 Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
463 503 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.67% 49.85% 53.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 222 184
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 24
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.62% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (100.00%) Solaris
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) UNIX
4 6 (60.00%) Application Packaging
4 6 (60.00%) Release Management
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (60.00%) Middleware
4 6 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) J2EE
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (40.00%) Huawei
6 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (40.00%) SCSA
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (40.00%) xDSL
6 4 (40.00%) ATM
6 4 (40.00%) Broadband
6 4 (40.00%) VoIP
6 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (40.00%) PPP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (40.00%) JBoss
3 4 (40.00%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) xDSL
1 4 (40.00%) ATM
1 4 (40.00%) Broadband
1 4 (40.00%) VoIP
1 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (40.00%) PPP
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
1 4 (40.00%) DSLAM
2 3 (30.00%) SSL
2 3 (30.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Web Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Application Packaging
1 6 (60.00%) Middleware
1 6 (60.00%) J2EE
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Solaris
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Release Management
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) PHP
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
1 4 (40.00%) SCSA
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (40.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Huawei
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) Veritas
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat