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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 124 118 136
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Sun 13 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.61% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 1.55% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Average daily rate £425 £458 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +26.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £394 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £18.00 £32.90
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -45.28%
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
1191 1223 1357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.65% 39.53% 42.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 693 816
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 92 80
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.19 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% +34.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.40 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +5 7 £400 +3.89%
Gloucestershire +4 3 £500 +9.17%
Dorset - 2 £500 -
Devon - 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
3 8 (42.11%) Client/Server
3 8 (42.11%) Clustering
4 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
4 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
6 5 (26.32%) OO
6 5 (26.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (26.32%) Java
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) Perl
6 5 (26.32%) PHP
6 5 (26.32%) Sun Certification
6 5 (26.32%) SAN
6 5 (26.32%) ClearCase
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (26.32%) Subversion
6 5 (26.32%) Lua
6 5 (26.32%) Security Hardening

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (15.79%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
1 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 5 (26.32%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) DTS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) ClearCase
1 5 (26.32%) Subversion
1 5 (26.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (21.05%) Ant
2 4 (21.05%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (21.05%) Maven
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
1 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Platform Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Server Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Build Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Trainer
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Trainer
5 1 (5.26%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
2 8 (42.11%) Client/Server
2 8 (42.11%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
1 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
1 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) OO
1 5 (26.32%) Security Hardening
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Release Management
3 3 (15.79%) Server Building
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Content Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
1 5 (26.32%) Lua
1 5 (26.32%) Perl
1 5 (26.32%) PHP
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Sun Certification
3 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) BC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
1 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
3 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (21.05%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) Firmware
4 2 (10.53%) vCloud
4 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
1 2 (10.53%) vMotion
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas