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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 201 208 178
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Contract jobs citing Sun 49 29 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.35% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 1.06% 0.71% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 21
Average daily rate £375 £373 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £27.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4639 4069 5405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.89% 48.62% 50.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2318 1994 2369
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 323 368
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire 0 15 £420 +26.31% 10
Hampshire +12 11 £375 +10.29% 3
Surrey -8 7 £425 +6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 7 £300 -29.41%
Middlesex - 7 £390 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 £575 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (60.00%) Solaris
2 39 (48.75%) UNIX
3 35 (43.75%) Windows
4 34 (42.50%) Linux
5 31 (38.75%) Oracle
6 30 (37.50%) HP
6 30 (37.50%) SAN
7 29 (36.25%) Red Hat
8 24 (30.00%) Shell Script
9 23 (28.75%) Firewall
10 20 (25.00%) ITIL
11 19 (23.75%) Apache
11 19 (23.75%) IBM
12 18 (22.50%) Cisco
12 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
12 18 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (21.25%) VMware
13 17 (21.25%) WebSphere
14 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
15 15 (18.75%) Korn
15 15 (18.75%) Tivoli
15 15 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (17.50%) Oracle Database
16 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
16 14 (17.50%) AIX
16 14 (17.50%) IIS
17 13 (16.25%) Tomcat
18 12 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (15.00%) DNS

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (23.75%) Apache
2 17 (21.25%) WebSphere
3 14 (17.50%) IIS
4 13 (16.25%) Tomcat
5 11 (13.75%) WebLogic
6 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (7.50%) MS Exchange
7 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (5.00%) Site Server
9 2 (2.50%) GlassFish
9 2 (2.50%) JCAPS
10 1 (1.25%) Confluence
10 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Maximo
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.50%) SAN
2 23 (28.75%) Firewall
3 12 (15.00%) DNS
4 8 (10.00%) NAS
5 6 (7.50%) VLAN
5 6 (7.50%) iSCSI
5 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.50%) SMTP
6 5 (6.25%) LAN
6 5 (6.25%) LDAP
6 5 (6.25%) Kerberos
6 5 (6.25%) ICMP
6 5 (6.25%) Internet
7 4 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (3.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.50%) SSH
9 2 (2.50%) SNMP
9 2 (2.50%) HTTP
9 2 (2.50%) SSL
9 2 (2.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (6.25%) SQLPlus
4 3 (3.75%) DB2
4 3 (3.75%) MySQL
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) BODI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Maven
1 2 (2.50%) Selenium
1 2 (2.50%) Subversion
1 2 (2.50%) Ant
1 2 (2.50%) JUnit
1 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.50%) Hudson
2 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.25%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (1.25%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (1.25%) Gradle
2 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.25%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.50%) Finance
3 5 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.75%) Billing
5 2 (2.50%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Electronics
6 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Analyst
2 10 (12.50%) Architect
3 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (8.75%) Incident & Problem Manager
4 7 (8.75%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.75%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Problem Manager
4 7 (8.75%) Incident Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Support Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Blackberry Support
7 4 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (5.00%) Support Specialist
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) DBA
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) EJB
2 3 (3.75%) Web Services
2 3 (3.75%) XML
2 3 (3.75%) J2EE
3 2 (2.50%) JSF
3 2 (2.50%) JAX-WS
3 2 (2.50%) Middleware
3 2 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.50%) JAXB
3 2 (2.50%) SOAP
3 2 (2.50%) JMS
4 1 (1.25%) RichFaces
4 1 (1.25%) Struts
4 1 (1.25%) XSD
4 1 (1.25%) XSL
4 1 (1.25%) XSLT
4 1 (1.25%) JDBC
4 1 (1.25%) JSP
4 1 (1.25%) Servlets
4 1 (1.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) PKI
2 5 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.25%) CESG
2 5 (6.25%) Cryptography
3 4 (5.00%) Replication
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) HACMP
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.25%) DTV
5 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (60.00%) Solaris
2 39 (48.75%) UNIX
3 35 (43.75%) Windows
4 34 (42.50%) Linux
5 18 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (17.50%) AIX
7 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (13.75%) HPUX
9 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (6.25%) Windows XP
11 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000
12 3 (3.75%) OpenVMS
13 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
14 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (1.25%) CentOS
14 1 (1.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) Project Management
3 8 (10.00%) Migration
4 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (8.75%) Problem Management
4 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.25%) ERP
6 5 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.25%) Document Management
6 5 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.75%) Transition Management
8 3 (3.75%) UML
8 3 (3.75%) SOA
8 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.75%) Service Management
8 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 15 (18.75%) Korn
3 12 (15.00%) Java
3 12 (15.00%) Perl
4 10 (12.50%) SQL
5 7 (8.75%) C
6 5 (6.25%) C++
7 4 (5.00%) VB
7 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.75%) Python
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.75%) AWK
9 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.25%) C-shell
10 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared
5 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.50%) MCSE
6 5 (6.25%) CCNA
7 4 (5.00%) MCSD
8 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.50%) Degree
9 2 (2.50%) Sun Certification
9 2 (2.50%) MCSA
10 1 (1.25%) RHCE
10 1 (1.25%) ACCA
10 1 (1.25%) CIMA
10 1 (1.25%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 6 (7.50%) Sendmail
4 4 (5.00%) Xen
4 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.00%) NFS
4 4 (5.00%) vSphere
5 3 (3.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (3.75%) Veritas File System
5 3 (3.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (3.75%) Samba
5 3 (3.75%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.50%) OCFS2
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) Tivoli
2 11 (13.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.00%) Puppet
4 3 (3.75%) Cobbler
4 3 (3.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Storage Server
5 2 (2.50%) WSUS
6 1 (1.25%) YUM
6 1 (1.25%) OpenSSO
6 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.25%) Nagios
6 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 31 (38.75%) Oracle
2 30 (37.50%) HP
3 29 (36.25%) Red Hat
4 19 (23.75%) IBM
5 18 (22.50%) Cisco
6 17 (21.25%) VMware
7 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 12 (15.00%) NetApp
9 8 (10.00%) StorageTek
9 8 (10.00%) EMC
9 8 (10.00%) SAP
10 7 (8.75%) Citrix
11 5 (6.25%) Lumension
11 5 (6.25%) Dell
12 4 (5.00%) Intel
12 4 (5.00%) Veritas
13 3 (3.75%) Juniper
14 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (2.50%) McAfee
14 2 (2.50%) JBoss
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