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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 105 102 93
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Sun 16 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.57% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 1.70% 1.38% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 9
Average daily rate
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£463 £319 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.98% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £394 £361
% change year-on-year
-6.34% +8.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £44.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.05% +93.40%
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
940 943 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.09% 41.43% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 422 495
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 29
Average hourly rate £16.89 £14.02 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.43% -17.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +3 12 £463 +15.62%
Glasgow -12 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 9 (39.13%) Solaris
4 8 (34.78%) Degree
4 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
4 8 (34.78%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 8 (34.78%) UNIX
4 8 (34.78%) Sun Certification
5 7 (30.43%) Web Services
5 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
5 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (26.09%) Web Development
6 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) TDD
6 6 (26.09%) PL/SQL
6 6 (26.09%) J2EE
6 6 (26.09%) Ant
6 6 (26.09%) JUnit
7 5 (21.74%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Internet
8 4 (17.39%) IIS
8 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 4 (17.39%) SAN
8 4 (17.39%) LDAP
8 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
9 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
9 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
9 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
9 3 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) IIS
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Agresso
1 1 (4.35%) Siebel Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 4 (17.39%) LDAP
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Ant
1 6 (26.09%) JUnit
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Siebel Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Sun Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) J2EE
3 2 (8.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Solaris
3 8 (34.78%) UNIX
4 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) HPUX
6 1 (4.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (26.09%) TDD
1 6 (26.09%) Web Development
2 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
2 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.70%) BCP
3 2 (8.70%) OO
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) SIEM
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) Korn
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Sun Certification
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) OCPJP
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (8.70%) NFS
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (8.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.35%) Legato
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) EMC
2 3 (13.04%) CODA
3 2 (8.70%) Symantec
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
3 2 (8.70%) CA
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Siebel
4 1 (4.35%) Veritas
4 1 (4.35%) Charles River