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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 225 219 189
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -30
Contract jobs citing Sun 40 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 0.74% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 24
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £265 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £414 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.20% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.60 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-65.10% +37.50%
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
4525 4312 4144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.39% 46.86% 48.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2560 2130 2055
Average daily rate £375 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 242 320
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.49 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% -15.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £42.50 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 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
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 30 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
Surrey +5 13 £338 -10.00% 2
Berkshire +11 11 £496 - 4
West Sussex - 7 £375 -
Hampshire -11 5 £500 +33.33% 1
Kent - 2 £531 -
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £375 +41.50%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 51 (68.00%) UNIX
2 50 (66.67%) Linux
3 49 (65.33%) Solaris
4 46 (61.33%) Oracle
5 34 (45.33%) Red Hat
6 28 (37.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (33.33%) Finance
7 25 (33.33%) SAN
8 22 (29.33%) Veritas
9 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
10 20 (26.67%) SQL
11 18 (24.00%) Windows
12 17 (22.67%) AIX
13 16 (21.33%) Shell Script
13 16 (21.33%) IBM
13 16 (21.33%) HP
14 15 (20.00%) Firewall
15 14 (18.67%) NetBackup
16 13 (17.33%) Degree
16 13 (17.33%) NFS
16 13 (17.33%) DNS
16 13 (17.33%) Performance Tuning
17 12 (16.00%) Oracle Database
17 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
17 12 (16.00%) Korn
18 11 (14.67%) Tomcat
18 11 (14.67%) Java
18 11 (14.67%) Telecoms
18 11 (14.67%) Symantec
19 10 (13.33%) Tivoli

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (14.67%) Tomcat
2 10 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.67%) Apache
4 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (5.33%) Confluence
4 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.67%) JBoss
6 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Office
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Maximo
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.33%) SAN
2 15 (20.00%) Firewall
3 13 (17.33%) DNS
4 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 10 (13.33%) SSH
5 10 (13.33%) NAS
6 9 (12.00%) VPN
6 9 (12.00%) ATM
7 7 (9.33%) LAN
7 7 (9.33%) WAN
7 7 (9.33%) LDAP
7 7 (9.33%) FTP
8 6 (8.00%) Ethernet
8 6 (8.00%) VoIP
8 6 (8.00%) Broadband
8 6 (8.00%) xDSL
8 6 (8.00%) PPP
8 6 (8.00%) DSLAM
9 5 (6.67%) SSL
10 4 (5.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.00%) MySQL
3 6 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) DB2
5 1 (1.33%) Informix
5 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (5.33%) JIRA
2 4 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.33%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (13.33%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Online Betting
4 3 (4.00%) Back Office
5 2 (2.67%) Publishing
6 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Administrator
2 10 (13.33%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (12.00%) Developer
3 9 (12.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 9 (12.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 7 (9.33%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.00%) DBA
6 5 (6.67%) Architect
6 5 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) AIX Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.33%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) J2EE
2 4 (5.33%) HTML
2 4 (5.33%) Web Services
2 4 (5.33%) Middleware
2 4 (5.33%) Ajax
2 4 (5.33%) Application Packaging
2 4 (5.33%) Dojo
3 2 (2.67%) HTML5
3 2 (2.67%) CSS3
3 2 (2.67%) SOAP
3 2 (2.67%) CSS
4 1 (1.33%) JSP
4 1 (1.33%) Java EE
4 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.33%) HACMP
5 4 (5.33%) GIS
5 4 (5.33%) Clustering
6 3 (4.00%) SecurID
7 2 (2.67%) PKI
7 2 (2.67%) Replication
7 2 (2.67%) Wiki
8 1 (1.33%) LPAR
8 1 (1.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.00%) UNIX
2 50 (66.67%) Linux
3 49 (65.33%) Solaris
4 28 (37.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (24.00%) Windows
6 17 (22.67%) AIX
7 7 (9.33%) HPUX
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (5.33%) SUSE
9 4 (5.33%) Ubuntu
10 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (13.33%) Capacity Management
2 10 (13.33%) Migration
3 6 (8.00%) Project Management
3 6 (8.00%) Service Management
4 4 (5.33%) ITIL
4 4 (5.33%) UML
4 4 (5.33%) Release Management
4 4 (5.33%) Multithreading
5 3 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.00%) Scrum
5 3 (4.00%) Change Management
5 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.67%) Resource Management
6 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.67%) ITSM
6 2 (2.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) SQL
2 16 (21.33%) Shell Script
3 12 (16.00%) Korn
4 11 (14.67%) Java
5 10 (13.33%) Perl
6 8 (10.67%) Python
7 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.33%) VBScript
9 2 (2.67%) PHP
9 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Degree
2 9 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (10.67%) Sun Certification
4 6 (8.00%) SCSA
4 6 (8.00%) CCNP
4 6 (8.00%) CCNA
5 4 (5.33%) OCPJWCD
5 4 (5.33%) OCPJP
5 4 (5.33%) OCMJD
6 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) CCSP
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.33%) MCSA
8 1 (1.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 13 (17.33%) NFS
2 10 (13.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 10 (13.33%) Oracle Clusterware
3 9 (12.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (8.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (5.33%) Veritas File System
8 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.33%) iptables
9 1 (1.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (1.33%) Firmware
9 1 (1.33%) Samba
9 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) NetBackup
2 10 (13.33%) Tivoli
2 10 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (12.00%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.33%) OpenView
4 4 (5.33%) Puppet
4 4 (5.33%) Control-M
5 3 (4.00%) WSUS
6 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.33%) Cacti
6 1 (1.33%) Nagios
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 46 (61.33%) Oracle
2 34 (45.33%) Red Hat
3 22 (29.33%) Veritas
4 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.33%) HP
5 16 (21.33%) IBM
6 11 (14.67%) Symantec
7 8 (10.67%) SAP
8 7 (9.33%) NetApp
9 6 (8.00%) VMware
9 6 (8.00%) Huawei
10 5 (6.67%) Informatica
10 5 (6.67%) Dell
11 4 (5.33%) Cognos
11 4 (5.33%) Cisco
11 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
12 3 (4.00%) Blue Coat
12 3 (4.00%) ServiceNow
12 3 (4.00%) Juniper
13 2 (2.67%) Atlassian