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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 134 135 119
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing Sun 10 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.43% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 1.09% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Average daily rate £438 £478 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% +45.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £370 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.05%
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
1207 1290 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.52% 40.01% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 773 610
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 75 62
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.38 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.53 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £30.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 12 February 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
Gloucestershire +8 3 £456 -4.55% 1
Bristol - 3 £400 - 1
Dorset - 3 - -
Devon - 1 - - 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) Unix
3 10 (58.82%) Perl
4 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) Lua
5 7 (41.18%) PHP
5 7 (41.18%) Java
5 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
5 7 (41.18%) OO
5 7 (41.18%) ClearCase
5 7 (41.18%) Sun Certification
5 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (35.29%) Maven
6 6 (35.29%) Python
6 6 (35.29%) HP
6 6 (35.29%) Ant
6 6 (35.29%) Release Management
6 6 (35.29%) Apache Ivy
7 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 5 (29.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (29.41%) Linux
7 5 (29.41%) Subversion
8 4 (23.53%) Solaris
9 3 (17.65%) HPUX
9 3 (17.65%) Cisco
9 3 (17.65%) Banking
9 3 (17.65%) Samba
9 3 (17.65%) VMware

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) ClearCase
2 6 (35.29%) Ant
2 6 (35.29%) Apache Ivy
2 6 (35.29%) Maven
3 5 (29.41%) Subversion
3 5 (29.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Unix
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Solaris
4 3 (17.65%) HPUX
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) OO
2 6 (35.29%) Release Management
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Security Hardening
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Content Management
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Server Building
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Perl
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) Lua
2 7 (41.18%) PHP
3 6 (35.29%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) Sun Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) CCNP
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Samba
1 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
1 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (17.65%) vSphere
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) vCloud
3 1 (5.88%) Firmware
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) vMotion
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) EMC
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas
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