The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 214 188 189
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +1
Contract jobs citing Sun 28 42 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.50% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 1.01% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £331 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.61 £20.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+53.06% -25.23%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4368 4166 4824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.45% 49.14% 48.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2176 2073 2065
Average daily rate £350 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 307 337
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
Sun
England

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 2014.

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 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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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 +1 15 £375 +4.89% 3
Surrey -5 4 £375 -16.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £273 -35.88% 1
Berkshire -9 3 - - 8
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 43 (58.11%) Solaris
2 40 (54.05%) Oracle
2 40 (54.05%) UNIX
3 39 (52.70%) Linux
4 36 (48.65%) Red Hat
5 30 (40.54%) Shell Script
6 26 (35.14%) Windows
7 25 (33.78%) SAN
7 25 (33.78%) Korn
8 24 (32.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (32.43%) IBM
9 20 (27.03%) Java
10 19 (25.68%) WebSphere
11 18 (24.32%) Oracle Database
11 18 (24.32%) Tivoli
11 18 (24.32%) AIX
12 17 (22.97%) SQL
13 16 (21.62%) Perl
13 16 (21.62%) HP
14 15 (20.27%) Firewall
14 15 (20.27%) DNS
15 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (18.92%) VMware
16 13 (17.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 12 (16.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 12 (16.22%) EMC
17 12 (16.22%) Maximo
17 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
18 11 (14.86%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (14.86%) NetApp

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 19 (25.68%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.46%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (6.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.05%) Documentum
5 2 (2.70%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) JCAPS
6 1 (1.35%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.35%) Confluence
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Maximo
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Force.com
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) SAN
2 15 (20.27%) Firewall
2 15 (20.27%) DNS
3 10 (13.51%) NAS
4 7 (9.46%) FTP
4 7 (9.46%) LDAP
5 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.11%) iSCSI
6 5 (6.76%) Internet
6 5 (6.76%) ICMP
6 5 (6.76%) Kerberos
6 5 (6.76%) SMTP
7 3 (4.05%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (4.05%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.70%) SSH
9 1 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.35%) DMZ
9 1 (1.35%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.32%) Oracle Database
2 11 (14.86%) SQLPlus
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (4.05%) MySQL
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) JUnit
1 7 (9.46%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.76%) Maven
3 4 (5.41%) Ant
3 4 (5.41%) Subversion
3 4 (5.41%) Selenium
4 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.35%) Hudson
5 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.35%) Gradle
5 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.35%) JIRA
5 1 (1.35%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.35%) IntelliJ
General
1 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Banking
4 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Analyst
2 10 (13.51%) Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Support Specialist
4 6 (8.11%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.11%) J2EE Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Incident & Problem Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (6.76%) Problem Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Incident Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Applications Support
5 5 (6.76%) Architect
6 4 (5.41%) DBA
6 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Support
6 4 (5.41%) Support Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Project Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.05%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) SOAP
1 8 (10.81%) XML
1 8 (10.81%) J2EE
2 6 (8.11%) Struts
2 6 (8.11%) JSP
2 6 (8.11%) Servlets
2 6 (8.11%) Hibernate
2 6 (8.11%) Spring
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (6.76%) EJB
4 4 (5.41%) Web Services
5 2 (2.70%) HTML
5 2 (2.70%) CSS
5 2 (2.70%) Middleware
5 2 (2.70%) Visualforce
5 2 (2.70%) jQuery
6 1 (1.35%) JAX-WS
6 1 (1.35%) JNDI
6 1 (1.35%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.76%) CESG
2 5 (6.76%) Cryptography
2 5 (6.76%) PKI
2 5 (6.76%) HACMP
2 5 (6.76%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) Wiki
5 1 (1.35%) DTV
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.11%) Solaris
2 40 (54.05%) UNIX
3 39 (52.70%) Linux
4 26 (35.14%) Windows
5 24 (32.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (24.32%) AIX
7 11 (14.86%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.41%) HPUX
11 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.05%) OpenVMS
12 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.86%) ITIL
2 9 (12.16%) Migration
3 8 (10.81%) Unit Testing
3 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (6.76%) Document Management
5 5 (6.76%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.05%) Release Management
6 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.05%) Validation
6 3 (4.05%) Workflow
6 3 (4.05%) SOA
7 2 (2.70%) ERP
7 2 (2.70%) UML
7 2 (2.70%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) Shell Script
2 25 (33.78%) Korn
3 20 (27.03%) Java
4 17 (22.97%) SQL
5 16 (21.62%) Perl
6 10 (13.51%) Bash Shell
7 9 (12.16%) AWK
7 9 (12.16%) PL/SQL
8 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
8 8 (10.81%) C
9 3 (4.05%) sed
9 3 (4.05%) C++
10 2 (2.70%) VB
10 2 (2.70%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.35%) C-shell
11 1 (1.35%) Ruby
11 1 (1.35%) PHP
11 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) Sun Certification
2 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) Degree
4 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.41%) CCNA
5 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.41%) RHCE
5 4 (5.41%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (17.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (9.46%) Xen
3 7 (9.46%) NFS
4 5 (6.76%) OCFS2
4 5 (6.76%) vSphere
4 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
5 4 (5.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (5.41%) Sendmail
6 3 (4.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Veritas File System
6 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) Tivoli
2 12 (16.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (9.46%) Puppet
4 6 (8.11%) Cobbler
5 4 (5.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.35%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.35%) YUM
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Storage Server
7 1 (1.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (54.05%) Oracle
2 36 (48.65%) Red Hat
3 24 (32.43%) IBM
4 16 (21.62%) HP
5 14 (18.92%) VMware
6 12 (16.22%) EMC
7 11 (14.86%) NetApp
8 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 9 (12.16%) Citrix
9 9 (12.16%) SAP
10 7 (9.46%) StorageTek
11 6 (8.11%) Dell
11 6 (8.11%) Cisco
12 5 (6.76%) Lumension
12 5 (6.76%) Veritas
12 5 (6.76%) JBoss
13 4 (5.41%) Juniper
13 4 (5.41%) Redknee
14 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
15 1 (1.35%) Egenera
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