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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 139 129 146
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing Sun 6 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.57% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 1.54% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Median daily rate £450 £399 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -19.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £370 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%
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
1326 1171 1291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 43.97% 37.07% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 700 850
Median daily rate £365 £358 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 99 63
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.19 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -7 3 £450 -
Gloucestershire -12 2 £550 +18.91% 1
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Sun.

1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Client/Server
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 8 (38.10%) Clustering
3 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (33.33%) DNS
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (28.57%) Unix
5 6 (28.57%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) Security Hardening
6 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) Sun Certification
7 4 (19.05%) Veritas
7 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
7 4 (19.05%) Firmware
7 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
7 4 (19.05%) Subversion
7 4 (19.05%) VSS/SourceSafe

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) GlassFish
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) DNS
1 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data
5 2 (9.52%) DTS
6 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.76%) Neo4j
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) ClearCase
1 4 (19.05%) Subversion
1 4 (19.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (14.29%) Ant
2 3 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (14.29%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Developer
1 5 (23.81%) Java Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Platform Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Server Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Build Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Trainer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) EJB
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) JSON-LD
2 1 (4.76%) OAuth2
2 1 (4.76%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) SAML
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (4.76%) Swing
2 1 (4.76%) SWT
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Client/Server
1 8 (38.10%) Clustering
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (4.76%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (28.57%) Unix
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Security Hardening
3 4 (19.05%) OO
4 3 (14.29%) Release Management
4 3 (14.29%) Server Building
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (4.76%) Content Management
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (4.76%) Microservices
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source Development
6 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) Lua
3 4 (19.05%) Perl
3 4 (19.05%) PHP
4 3 (14.29%) Python
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Sun Certification
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (19.05%) Firmware
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Clusterware
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (14.29%) SCOM
4 2 (9.52%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.76%) OpenAM
5 1 (4.76%) OpenSSO
5 1 (4.76%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 4 (19.05%) Veritas
4 3 (14.29%) Murex
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 1 (4.76%) ForgeRock
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Sybase