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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 125 104 96
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.36% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.89% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +46.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £363 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.11 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+90.56% -27.27%
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
1272 1010 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.32% 40.42% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 486 431
Average daily rate £350 £363 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 72
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.63 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -26.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £29.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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
Aberdeen - 3 £338 -
Edinburgh -18 1 £400 -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) UNIX
3 9 (47.37%) Solaris
3 9 (47.37%) IBM
4 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 8 (42.11%) Oracle
5 7 (36.84%) Java
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) HPUX
6 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
7 5 (26.32%) Financial Institution
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) HP
7 5 (26.32%) Clustering
7 5 (26.32%) NetBackup
7 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (21.05%) OCPJP
8 4 (21.05%) HTML
8 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
8 4 (21.05%) AIX
8 4 (21.05%) IIS
8 4 (21.05%) Project Management
8 4 (21.05%) SLA
8 4 (21.05%) Sun Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (15.79%) MOM
9 3 (15.79%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (15.79%) Control-M
9 3 (15.79%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (15.79%) Symantec

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
1 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) Kerberos
2 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Subversion
1 3 (15.79%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
2 2 (10.53%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) NetBeans
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) UNIX Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
4 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Support
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Operator
4 1 (5.26%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) JAAS
2 3 (15.79%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) JSTL
3 2 (10.53%) JSF
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE
3 2 (10.53%) EJB
3 2 (10.53%) JSP
3 2 (10.53%) Servlets
3 2 (10.53%) Struts
3 2 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) Java EE
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.79%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 9 (47.37%) Solaris
3 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) HPUX
6 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (21.05%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) UML
4 1 (5.26%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) OCPJP
1 4 (21.05%) Sun Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas File System
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.26%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) NetBackup
2 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (15.79%) MOM
3 3 (15.79%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (15.79%) Control-M
3 3 (15.79%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (15.79%) Unicenter
3 3 (15.79%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (15.79%) OpenSSO
3 3 (15.79%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.53%) Puppet
5 1 (5.26%) Legato
5 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) IBM
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 3 (15.79%) BMC
5 3 (15.79%) Veritas
5 3 (15.79%) Unisys
5 3 (15.79%) ForgeRock
6 2 (10.53%) Intel
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) EMC
7 1 (5.26%) Northgate