The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 130 127 128
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.79% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Median daily rate £425 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%
Sun
UK

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

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1124 1139 1117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.82% 35.57% 40.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 516 537
Median daily rate £340 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 27
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.70 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Edinburgh -1 4 £425 +8.97%
Renfrewshire - 3 £330 -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Sun.

1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
1 12 (100.00%) Solaris
2 9 (75.00%) Unix
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (58.33%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (41.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (41.67%) Perl
5 5 (41.67%) Veritas
6 4 (33.33%) AquaLogic
6 4 (33.33%) Banking
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) NetBackup
6 4 (33.33%) OpenText MBPM
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 4 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (33.33%) OS/390
6 4 (33.33%) Middleware
6 4 (33.33%) Symantec
6 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (33.33%) C
6 4 (33.33%) C++
6 4 (33.33%) Java
6 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) AquaLogic
1 4 (33.33%) JBoss
1 4 (33.33%) MQSeries
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (33.33%) Tuxedo
1 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 4 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) CICS
4 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SSL
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) Skype
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Informix
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Build Forge
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
1 5 (41.67%) Solaris Administrator
1 5 (41.67%) Unix Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Support
2 4 (33.33%) Unix Support
2 4 (33.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (33.33%) J2EE
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Solaris
2 9 (75.00%) Unix
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) AIX
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) OS/390
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
1 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) QMS
1 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) C
2 4 (33.33%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) Korn
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) BladeLogic
1 4 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 3 (25.00%) XenMobile
3 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Veritas
5 4 (33.33%) Axway
5 4 (33.33%) Fujitsu
5 4 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) HP
8 1 (8.33%) Opsware