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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 123 103 88
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.60% 0.91%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 1.38% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+61.97% +4.26%
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
1100 1085 1017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.33% 43.12% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 520 470
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 53
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £9.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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
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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
North Lanarkshire - 2 £275 -
Edinburgh -13 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) Sun Certification
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) Veritas
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 2 (22.22%) IIS
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Java EE
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) OCPJP
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) HPUX
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (22.22%) Relational Database

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Agresso
1 1 (11.11%) Siebel Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
2 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Siebel Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX Support
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) HPUX
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Document Management
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) SIEM
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Korn
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Sun Certification
1 2 (22.22%) OCPJP
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 2 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (11.11%) Legato
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Siebel