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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 118 120 112
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Sun 7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.85% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate
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£385 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £295 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £325 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-56.36% +37.50%
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
1037 1056 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.37% 39.40% 42.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 503 472
Average daily rate £345 £343 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 0 4 £400 +23.07% 1
Glasgow - 3 £350 - 1
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (68.18%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) UNIX
3 10 (45.45%) Solaris
4 9 (40.91%) Oracle
5 7 (31.82%) Finance
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) Java
6 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
7 5 (22.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
7 5 (22.73%) NetBackup
7 5 (22.73%) Sun Certification
8 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
8 4 (18.18%) SUSE
8 4 (18.18%) Ant
8 4 (18.18%) JUnit
8 4 (18.18%) AIX
8 4 (18.18%) LDAP
8 4 (18.18%) HP
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
8 4 (18.18%) Change Control
9 3 (13.64%) Degree
9 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
9 3 (13.64%) Web Development
9 3 (13.64%) EMC

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LDAP
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (4.55%) TKPROF
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Ant
1 4 (18.18%) JUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) International Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Support
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX Support
4 2 (9.09%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) iPad
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) UNIX
3 10 (45.45%) Solaris
4 4 (18.18%) AIX
4 4 (18.18%) SUSE
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (18.18%) TDD
1 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
1 4 (18.18%) Change Control
2 3 (13.64%) Web Development
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Management
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) BCP
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.55%) OO
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) SOA
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Sun Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) OCPJP
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (9.09%) NFS
2 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.55%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.09%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (4.55%) Control-M
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.55%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) HP
2 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) EMC
3 3 (13.64%) Veritas
4 2 (9.09%) CA
4 2 (9.09%) CODA
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) Remedy
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.55%) BMC