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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 236 221 188
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -33
Contract jobs citing Sun 40 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.27% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 0.59% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 31
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £405 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.19 £38.11 £24.67
% change year-on-year
-81.13% +54.48%
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
4830 4256 4227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.95% 46.60% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2758 2204 2135
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 232 262
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 +11 15 £394 +5.00% 1
Berkshire +2 11 £496 +32.33%
West Sussex - 8 £394 - 1
Hampshire -19 3 £500 +33.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £368 +31.25%
Kent - 1 £550 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 53 (68.83%) Solaris
2 52 (67.53%) Oracle
3 50 (64.94%) Linux
4 49 (63.64%) UNIX
5 33 (42.86%) Red Hat
6 29 (37.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (36.36%) SAN
7 28 (36.36%) Finance
8 22 (28.57%) Veritas
8 22 (28.57%) Windows
8 22 (28.57%) SQL
9 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
10 17 (22.08%) AIX
10 17 (22.08%) Firewall
11 16 (20.78%) IBM
12 15 (19.48%) Shell Script
12 15 (19.48%) HP
13 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 14 (18.18%) DNS
13 14 (18.18%) NetBackup
13 14 (18.18%) Degree
13 14 (18.18%) Data Centre
14 13 (16.88%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (16.88%) SSH
14 13 (16.88%) Banking
14 13 (16.88%) NAS
14 13 (16.88%) Client/Server
15 12 (15.58%) Java
15 12 (15.58%) Oracle Database
16 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 11 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.49%) Apache
4 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.60%) JBoss
6 1 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Office
2 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) SaaS
1 3 (3.90%) PaaS
1 3 (3.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (36.36%) SAN
2 17 (22.08%) Firewall
3 14 (18.18%) DNS
3 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 13 (16.88%) SSH
4 13 (16.88%) NAS
5 9 (11.69%) ATM
5 9 (11.69%) VoIP
6 8 (10.39%) VPN
7 7 (9.09%) FTP
7 7 (9.09%) LDAP
8 6 (7.79%) Ethernet
8 6 (7.79%) Broadband
8 6 (7.79%) xDSL
8 6 (7.79%) PPP
8 6 (7.79%) DSLAM
9 5 (6.49%) Internet
9 5 (6.49%) LAN
9 5 (6.49%) WAN
10 4 (5.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle Database
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.39%) MySQL
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle9i Database
4 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.19%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.30%) DB2
6 1 (1.30%) Informix
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 28 (36.36%) Finance
2 13 (16.88%) Banking
3 10 (12.99%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.19%) Back Office
4 4 (5.19%) Online Betting
5 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.60%) Publishing
7 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Administrator
2 13 (16.88%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (15.58%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 12 (15.58%) UNIX Administrator
4 9 (11.69%) Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.49%) DBA
7 5 (6.49%) UNIX Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) AIX Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Storage Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.19%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) J2EE
2 5 (6.49%) Middleware
3 4 (5.19%) Ajax
3 4 (5.19%) HTML
3 4 (5.19%) Application Packaging
3 4 (5.19%) Dojo
3 4 (5.19%) Web Services
4 2 (2.60%) HTML5
4 2 (2.60%) CSS3
4 2 (2.60%) SOAP
4 2 (2.60%) CSS
5 1 (1.30%) JSP
5 1 (1.30%) Java EE
5 1 (1.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (16.88%) Client/Server
3 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.19%) HACMP
6 4 (5.19%) GIS
6 4 (5.19%) Clustering
7 2 (2.60%) SecurID
7 2 (2.60%) PKI
7 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.60%) Replication
8 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.30%) Statistics
8 1 (1.30%) LPAR
8 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 53 (68.83%) Solaris
2 50 (64.94%) Linux
3 49 (63.64%) UNIX
4 29 (37.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (28.57%) Windows
6 17 (22.08%) AIX
7 9 (11.69%) HPUX
8 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (12.99%) Capacity Management
3 9 (11.69%) Migration
4 5 (6.49%) ITIL
4 5 (6.49%) Project Management
4 5 (6.49%) Service Management
4 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.19%) UML
5 4 (5.19%) Release Management
5 4 (5.19%) Multithreading
5 4 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.90%) Change Management
6 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.90%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.90%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.60%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.60%) Data Management
7 2 (2.60%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.60%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) SQL
2 15 (19.48%) Shell Script
3 12 (15.58%) Java
4 10 (12.99%) Korn
5 6 (7.79%) Perl
6 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.19%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Degree
2 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (10.39%) Sun Certification
4 6 (7.79%) CCNP
4 6 (7.79%) CCNA
4 6 (7.79%) SCSA
5 4 (5.19%) OCPJWCD
5 4 (5.19%) OCPJP
5 4 (5.19%) OCMJD
6 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.60%) MBA
7 2 (2.60%) CCSP
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle Clusterware
2 9 (11.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.69%) NFS
3 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 6 (7.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (5.19%) Veritas File System
5 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.90%) RHEV
7 1 (1.30%) iptables
7 1 (1.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (1.30%) Firmware
7 1 (1.30%) Samba
7 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 10 (12.99%) Tivoli
2 10 (12.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (11.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.19%) OpenView
4 4 (5.19%) Puppet
4 4 (5.19%) Control-M
4 4 (5.19%) WSUS
5 1 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.30%) Cacti
5 1 (1.30%) Nagios
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 52 (67.53%) Oracle
2 33 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 22 (28.57%) Veritas
4 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
5 16 (20.78%) IBM
6 15 (19.48%) HP
7 11 (14.29%) Symantec
8 10 (12.99%) VMware
9 9 (11.69%) SAP
10 6 (7.79%) Cisco
10 6 (7.79%) Huawei
11 5 (6.49%) Informatica
11 5 (6.49%) Dell
12 4 (5.19%) Cognos
12 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow
13 3 (3.90%) Brocade
13 3 (3.90%) EMC
13 3 (3.90%) NetApp
13 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
14 2 (2.60%) Citrix
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