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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 122 132 108
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs citing Sun 16 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.41% 0.40% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £494 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £394 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +12.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +27.50%
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
1138 1254 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.88% 42.92% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 831 494
Average daily rate £364 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 74 54
Average hourly rate £20.19 £16.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.50% +24.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.28 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 - 7 £470 -
Wiltshire +8 6 - -
Bristol - 3 £375 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 29 (87.88%) Security Cleared
2 22 (66.67%) Perl
3 21 (63.64%) DV Cleared
4 20 (60.61%) Oracle
5 19 (57.58%) Solaris
6 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
7 15 (45.45%) Linux
7 15 (45.45%) UNIX
8 14 (42.42%) Windows
9 13 (39.39%) Java
9 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
9 13 (39.39%) Cisco
9 13 (39.39%) Sun Certification
9 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (36.36%) OO
11 11 (33.33%) Python
11 11 (33.33%) ClearCase
11 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 11 (33.33%) PHP
11 11 (33.33%) J2EE
11 11 (33.33%) Ant
11 11 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 11 (33.33%) Samba
11 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 11 (33.33%) RHCE
11 11 (33.33%) Maven
11 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (33.33%) Subversion
11 11 (33.33%) Lua

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 3 (9.09%) JBoss
1 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.03%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.06%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 11 (33.33%) Ant
1 11 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 11 (33.33%) Maven
1 11 (33.33%) Subversion
1 11 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (3.03%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.03%) Toad
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Java Developer
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 11 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (33.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 11 (33.33%) Designer
2 11 (33.33%) Senior Designer
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (15.15%) DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) Java EE
3 1 (3.03%) SWT
3 1 (3.03%) Swing
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) EJB
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Solaris
2 15 (45.45%) Linux
2 15 (45.45%) UNIX
3 14 (42.42%) Windows
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) OO
3 11 (33.33%) Release Management
3 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
4 8 (24.24%) Scrum
5 7 (21.21%) User Stories
6 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.03%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.03%) Demand Management
8 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.03%) Test Management
8 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) Perl
2 13 (39.39%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) Python
3 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (33.33%) PHP
3 11 (33.33%) Lua
4 8 (24.24%) Ruby
4 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.09%) SQL
5 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (87.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (63.64%) DV Cleared
3 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
4 13 (39.39%) Sun Certification
5 11 (33.33%) RHCE
6 9 (27.27%) OCPJP
7 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Samba
1 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.03%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Oracle
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco
3 5 (15.15%) Siebel
4 2 (6.06%) BEA
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.06%) Ektron
5 1 (3.03%) Sybase
5 1 (3.03%) CA