The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 230 205 207
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs citing Sun 26 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.47% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.98% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 14
Average daily rate
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£345 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £323 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £460 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £390 £343
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +13.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £32.90 £22.13
% change year-on-year
-45.28% +48.70%
Sun
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4621 4505 4160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.16% 47.63% 48.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2261 2032
Average daily rate £377 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 261 333
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.25 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Sun
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Sun Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Hampshire -12 7 £294 -21.66% 7
Surrey 0 6 £325 -23.52% 3
Berkshire -13 6 £425 -3.40% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £300 -
Kent -2 2 £488 -15.21%
Middlesex +2 1 £345 -11.53%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 46 (70.77%) Linux
2 45 (69.23%) UNIX
3 41 (63.08%) Solaris
4 36 (55.38%) Red Hat
5 33 (50.77%) Oracle
6 27 (41.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (33.85%) SAN
8 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
9 20 (30.77%) HP
9 20 (30.77%) Windows
9 20 (30.77%) TCP/IP
10 18 (27.69%) SQL
10 18 (27.69%) Finance
11 17 (26.15%) Veritas
11 17 (26.15%) Oracle Database
12 16 (24.62%) IBM
13 15 (23.08%) LDAP
13 15 (23.08%) Firewall
14 14 (21.54%) DNS
15 11 (16.92%) Dell
15 11 (16.92%) Apache
15 11 (16.92%) SSH
15 11 (16.92%) WebSphere
16 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
16 10 (15.38%) Clustering
16 10 (15.38%) Perl
16 10 (15.38%) AIX
16 10 (15.38%) ITIL
16 10 (15.38%) NetApp
16 10 (15.38%) Performance Tuning

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (16.92%) Apache
1 11 (16.92%) WebSphere
2 9 (13.85%) WebLogic
3 8 (12.31%) Tomcat
4 7 (10.77%) JBoss
5 4 (6.15%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (6.15%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.15%) Confluence
6 1 (1.54%) IIS
6 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Maximo
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.85%) SAN
2 20 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 15 (23.08%) LDAP
3 15 (23.08%) Firewall
4 14 (21.54%) DNS
5 11 (16.92%) SSH
6 7 (10.77%) Kerberos
6 7 (10.77%) NAS
7 6 (9.23%) FTP
8 5 (7.69%) LAN
8 5 (7.69%) WAN
8 5 (7.69%) SSL
8 5 (7.69%) Internet
9 4 (6.15%) ATM
9 4 (6.15%) Broadband
9 4 (6.15%) VPN
10 3 (4.62%) xDSL
10 3 (4.62%) PPP
10 3 (4.62%) VoIP
10 3 (4.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.15%) Oracle Database
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.15%) MySQL
4 4 (6.15%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.62%) SQLPlus
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.54%) DB2
7 1 (1.54%) Informix
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) JIRA
1 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.15%) Gerrit
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.77%) Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.62%) Publishing
6 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Analyst
2 14 (21.54%) Administrator
3 9 (13.85%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.77%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) UNIX Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.69%) DBA
6 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.62%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.62%) Linux Support
8 3 (4.62%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) HTML
1 5 (7.69%) J2EE
1 5 (7.69%) Middleware
1 5 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 4 (6.15%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (6.15%) .NET
3 2 (3.08%) Flash
4 1 (1.54%) HTML5
4 1 (1.54%) CSS3
4 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.54%) CSS
4 1 (1.54%) JSP
4 1 (1.54%) Java EE
4 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Clustering
2 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.77%) Client/Server
4 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (7.69%) HACMP
4 5 (7.69%) Replication
5 3 (4.62%) Open Source
5 3 (4.62%) PKI
6 2 (3.08%) Wiki
6 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.54%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.54%) PMI
7 1 (1.54%) SecurID
7 1 (1.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 46 (70.77%) Linux
2 45 (69.23%) UNIX
3 41 (63.08%) Solaris
4 27 (41.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (30.77%) Windows
6 10 (15.38%) AIX
7 9 (13.85%) SUSE
8 5 (7.69%) HPUX
8 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (6.15%) Ubuntu
9 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (6.15%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (3.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.38%) ITIL
1 10 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (13.85%) Migration
3 5 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 5 (7.69%) Release Management
4 4 (6.15%) Document Management
4 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.15%) Project Management
4 4 (6.15%) ERP
4 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (6.15%) Coaching
5 3 (4.62%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.62%) Change Control
5 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.62%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.62%) Scrum
6 2 (3.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.08%) Resource Management
6 2 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) Perl
3 9 (13.85%) Shell Script
4 8 (12.31%) Korn
5 7 (10.77%) Java
6 6 (9.23%) Python
7 5 (7.69%) C
7 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 4 (6.15%) VBScript
8 4 (6.15%) PHP
8 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.08%) C++
10 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.08%) Bourne shell
11 1 (1.54%) sed
11 1 (1.54%) C#
11 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.54%) AWK
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Sun Certification
1 7 (10.77%) SCSA
2 5 (7.69%) Degree
3 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.62%) CCNP
4 3 (4.62%) CCNA
5 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.08%) MCSA
6 1 (1.54%) MCSE
6 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.54%) PMP
6 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.54%) CCSP
6 1 (1.54%) HP APS
6 1 (1.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (12.31%) NFS
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (9.23%) Veritas File System
4 5 (7.69%) vSphere
4 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
5 4 (6.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (4.62%) OCFS2
6 3 (4.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.62%) Samba
7 1 (1.54%) iptables
7 1 (1.54%) Firmware
7 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (6.15%) Tivoli
2 4 (6.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.08%) OpenView
4 2 (3.08%) Control-M
4 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.08%) YaST
4 2 (3.08%) Puppet
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.54%) Nagios
5 1 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.54%) Cacti
5 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (55.38%) Red Hat
2 33 (50.77%) Oracle
3 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
4 20 (30.77%) HP
5 17 (26.15%) Veritas
6 16 (24.62%) IBM
7 11 (16.92%) Dell
8 10 (15.38%) NetApp
9 9 (13.85%) VMware
10 7 (10.77%) Cisco
11 6 (9.23%) EMC
11 6 (9.23%) Symantec
12 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
12 4 (6.15%) SAP
13 3 (4.62%) F5
13 3 (4.62%) Informatica
13 3 (4.62%) Crossbeam
13 3 (4.62%) Huawei
14 2 (3.08%) Infor
14 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
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