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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 137 100 107
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +7
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 5 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.23% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.55% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Average daily rate
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£273 £325 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.15% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £345 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.11 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+90.56% -27.27%
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
1309 917 1243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.36% 41.51% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 549 655
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £497 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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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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
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 3 (30.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) LDAP
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) Content Management
2 3 (30.00%) Taxonomies
2 3 (30.00%) JSON
2 3 (30.00%) Mashup
2 3 (30.00%) Drupal
2 3 (30.00%) Jackrabbit
2 3 (30.00%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (30.00%) Couchbase
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) Magnolia
2 3 (30.00%) ForgeRock
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 3 (30.00%) Drupal
1 3 (30.00%) Magnolia
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LDAP
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
1 3 (30.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (30.00%) Jackrabbit
1 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (30.00%) Couchbase
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) DTS
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Data Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Implementation Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Finance Systems Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Finance Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Manager
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Implementation Manager
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Implementation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Taxonomies
1 3 (30.00%) Mashup
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Solaris
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (30.00%) ETL
1 3 (30.00%) Content Management
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Lua
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) VCP5
2 1 (10.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) ForgeRock
3 2 (20.00%) Infor
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) JBoss
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) VMware