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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 121 108 110
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.72% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 1.81% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £216 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £393 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £32.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-45.28% +60.48%
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
1131 1049 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.54% 39.78% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 495 522
Average daily rate £350 £360 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 23 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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
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 4 May 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 -5 4 £400 +23.07%
Glasgow -8 2 £350 +9.71% 1
Stirling -6 1 £463 +42.46%
Aberdeen - 1 £365 -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 9 (39.13%) Oracle
4 8 (34.78%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) Solaris
4 8 (34.78%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) Sun Certification
5 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
5 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
6 6 (26.09%) Web Development
6 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) TDD
6 6 (26.09%) J2EE
6 6 (26.09%) Ant
6 6 (26.09%) JUnit
6 6 (26.09%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) NetBackup
7 5 (21.74%) Internet
7 5 (21.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (21.74%) Asset Management
8 4 (17.39%) Change Control
8 4 (17.39%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) LDAP
9 3 (13.04%) EMC
9 3 (13.04%) SAN
9 3 (13.04%) Veritas

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 4 (17.39%) LDAP
3 3 (13.04%) SAN
4 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) TKPROF
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Ant
1 6 (26.09%) JUnit
2 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) UNIX Support
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Support
6 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) J2EE
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 8 (34.78%) Solaris
4 3 (13.04%) AIX
4 3 (13.04%) SUSE
5 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Web Development
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (26.09%) TDD
2 5 (21.74%) Asset Management
3 4 (17.39%) Change Control
4 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) BCP
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.35%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Sun Certification
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) OCPJP
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.70%) NFS
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.35%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (4.35%) Control-M
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) EMC
3 3 (13.04%) Veritas
3 3 (13.04%) CODA
4 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Symantec
4 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 2 (8.70%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) BMC
5 1 (4.35%) Charles River