The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 127 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 17 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 1.18% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
Average daily rate
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£458 £340 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.70% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £320 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £39.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-5.70% +68.00%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1277 1189 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.14% 42.19% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 671 648
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 62 73
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £11.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £30.75 £40.00
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 West

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Wiltshire +3 10 £363 +8.20%
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (65.00%) UNIX
2 25 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 23 (57.50%) Java
4 21 (52.50%) Oracle
5 19 (47.50%) Perl
6 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (40.00%) DV Cleared
8 15 (37.50%) PHP
8 15 (37.50%) Python
8 15 (37.50%) Sun Certification
9 14 (35.00%) ClearCase
9 14 (35.00%) OO
9 14 (35.00%) Solaris
9 14 (35.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
9 14 (35.00%) Ant
9 14 (35.00%) Subversion
9 14 (35.00%) Maven
9 14 (35.00%) Lua
9 14 (35.00%) Release Management
9 14 (35.00%) Apache Ivy
9 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (32.50%) Windows
11 10 (25.00%) J2EE
11 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
12 9 (22.50%) SQL
12 9 (22.50%) Linux
12 9 (22.50%) Ruby
12 9 (22.50%) OCPJP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Summit
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (2.50%) DHCP
3 1 (2.50%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) SSL
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) DB2
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.50%) MySQL
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Ant
1 14 (35.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 14 (35.00%) ClearCase
1 14 (35.00%) Subversion
1 14 (35.00%) Maven
1 14 (35.00%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.50%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.50%) Toad
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (17.50%) Architect
3 7 (17.50%) DBA
4 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Designer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Designer
5 4 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Incident Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) EPoS Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) EJB
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) Swing
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) SWT
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) UNIX
2 14 (35.00%) Solaris
3 13 (32.50%) Windows
4 9 (22.50%) Linux
5 7 (17.50%) zOS
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Debian
8 1 (2.50%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) OO
2 14 (35.00%) Release Management
2 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (22.50%) Scrum
4 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
4 7 (17.50%) User Stories
5 6 (15.00%) Process Improvement
5 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 5 (12.50%) Service Management
6 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Data Architecture
7 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.50%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (7.50%) Migration
9 2 (5.00%) ITSM
9 2 (5.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) Java
2 19 (47.50%) Perl
3 15 (37.50%) PHP
3 15 (37.50%) Python
4 14 (35.00%) Lua
4 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
5 9 (22.50%) SQL
5 9 (22.50%) Ruby
6 6 (15.00%) C#
6 6 (15.00%) Delphi
7 2 (5.00%) C
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) COBOL
8 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.50%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 15 (37.50%) Sun Certification
4 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) OCPJP
6 4 (10.00%) RHCE
7 2 (5.00%) VCP4
8 1 (2.50%) Degree
8 1 (2.50%) CCNA
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.00%) Samba
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.50%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) IBM
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.50%) SAP
4 6 (15.00%) Siebel
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) Micro Focus
7 1 (2.50%) CA
7 1 (2.50%) Sybase