The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Slough region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 33 37 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.79% 0.73% 1.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 1.46% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £333 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.31% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £23.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+38.52% +10.46%
Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
132 137 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 52.17% 50.00% 49.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 60 58
Average daily rate £340 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £285 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Average hourly rate £21.25 £32.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% +120.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £11.17 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £44.88 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Sun
Berkshire

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the Slough region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Slough region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) NFS
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (25.00%) Sendmail
4 1 (25.00%) C-shell
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence
4 1 (25.00%) YUM
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) Hudson
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Gradle
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Hudson
1 1 (25.00%) Gradle
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Project Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) CPAN
1 1 (25.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) DTV
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Wiki
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) SUSE
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Kanban
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Korn
2 1 (25.00%) C-shell
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) RHCE
1 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) NFS
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (25.00%) Xen
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) YUM
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Redknee
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) BEA
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Vignette
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft