The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 Scotland 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 111 107 100
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Sun 16 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.44% 0.92% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 6
Average daily rate £319 £319 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £318 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £360
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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1113 1084 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.34% 45.64% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 512 497
Average daily rate £375 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 64
Average hourly rate £29.17 £14.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.35% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £43.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Sun
UK

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Scotland 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
Glasgow +6 6 £319 -
Edinburgh -20 4 £325 -18.75%
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Lanarkshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 21 (72.41%) Oracle
2 18 (62.07%) Java
3 17 (58.62%) Finance
4 16 (55.17%) HTML
5 15 (51.72%) Sun Certification
5 15 (51.72%) OCPJP
5 15 (51.72%) Spring
6 14 (48.28%) Oracle Database
6 14 (48.28%) Relational Database
6 14 (48.28%) Hibernate
6 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
6 14 (48.28%) XML
6 14 (48.28%) UNIX
7 13 (44.83%) RDBMS
7 13 (44.83%) JSP
7 13 (44.83%) Servlets
7 13 (44.83%) J2EE
7 13 (44.83%) JSF
7 13 (44.83%) JSTL
8 12 (41.38%) Struts
8 12 (41.38%) EJB
8 12 (41.38%) MVC
9 11 (37.93%) Solaris
10 10 (34.48%) Technical Analysis
11 9 (31.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 9 (31.03%) Veritas
12 8 (27.59%) Tomcat
13 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
13 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
13 7 (24.14%) Maven

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (27.59%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) SAN
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) Kerberos
3 2 (6.90%) SSL
3 2 (6.90%) X.509
3 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
3 2 (6.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) Oracle Database
1 14 (48.28%) Relational Database
2 13 (44.83%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Subversion
1 7 (24.14%) Maven
2 6 (20.69%) Ant
3 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
4 3 (10.34%) JDeveloper
4 3 (10.34%) PVCS
5 2 (6.90%) Fiddler
6 1 (3.45%) EasyMock
6 1 (3.45%) Mockito
6 1 (3.45%) NetBeans
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.45%) jMock
General
1 17 (58.62%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 15 (51.72%) Java Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Administrator
3 10 (34.48%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (20.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 6 (20.69%) UNIX Administrator
5 5 (17.24%) Java Analyst Programmer
5 5 (17.24%) Java Programmer
5 5 (17.24%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (17.24%) Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) Programmer
6 4 (13.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Solaris Administrator
8 2 (6.90%) UNIX Specialist
8 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (6.90%) UNIX Support
8 2 (6.90%) Systems Support
9 1 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) HTML
2 15 (51.72%) Spring
3 14 (48.28%) Hibernate
3 14 (48.28%) XML
4 13 (44.83%) JSF
4 13 (44.83%) J2EE
4 13 (44.83%) JSP
4 13 (44.83%) Servlets
4 13 (44.83%) JSTL
5 12 (41.38%) Struts
5 12 (41.38%) EJB
6 5 (17.24%) Web Services
7 4 (13.79%) Tapestry
7 4 (13.79%) JMS
8 3 (10.34%) JAAS
9 2 (6.90%) HTML5
10 1 (3.45%) iBATIS
10 1 (3.45%) WSDL
10 1 (3.45%) XML Schema
10 1 (3.45%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) UNIX
2 11 (37.93%) Solaris
3 6 (20.69%) Linux
4 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows
5 2 (6.90%) AIX
5 2 (6.90%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) MVC
2 10 (34.48%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) Change Management
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) TDD
7 1 (3.45%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) UML
7 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
4 4 (13.79%) Korn
4 4 (13.79%) Perl
5 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Sun Certification
1 15 (51.72%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (6.90%) Veritas File System
2 2 (6.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (6.90%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
2 4 (13.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (13.79%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (13.79%) Legato
2 4 (13.79%) Tivoli
2 4 (13.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (10.34%) OpenSSO
4 2 (6.90%) Puppet
4 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Oracle
2 9 (31.03%) Veritas
3 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
4 6 (20.69%) HP
5 4 (13.79%) Northgate
5 4 (13.79%) EMC
6 3 (10.34%) ForgeRock
6 3 (10.34%) Symantec
7 2 (6.90%) Dell
7 2 (6.90%) IBM
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