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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 121 107 93
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing Sun 7 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.55% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 1.27% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 11
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £23.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+74.43% +2.55%
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
1178 1106 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.57% 43.41% 40.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 530 441
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 71
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.25 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 October 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 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 9 (64.29%) Solaris
2 8 (57.14%) IBM
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) UNIX
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) HPUX
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
6 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (28.57%) AIX
7 3 (21.43%) Perl
7 3 (21.43%) Unisys
7 3 (21.43%) MOM
7 3 (21.43%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (21.43%) Control-M
7 3 (21.43%) Symantec
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
7 3 (21.43%) BMC
7 3 (21.43%) SLA
7 3 (21.43%) Unicenter
7 3 (21.43%) Clustering
7 3 (21.43%) Change Management
7 3 (21.43%) Financial Institution
7 3 (21.43%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX Specialist
1 3 (21.43%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Support
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Operator
3 1 (7.14%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Java EE
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Solaris
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) UNIX
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) HPUX
4 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
1 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Korn
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Sun Certification
1 2 (14.29%) OCPJP
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
2 4 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (21.43%) MOM
3 3 (21.43%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (21.43%) Control-M
3 3 (21.43%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (21.43%) Unicenter
3 3 (21.43%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (21.43%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (7.14%) Legato
5 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
5 1 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) IBM
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 3 (21.43%) Symantec
5 3 (21.43%) Unisys
5 3 (21.43%) BMC
6 2 (14.29%) Veritas
6 2 (14.29%) Intel
7 1 (7.14%) EMC