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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 136 136 102
Rank change year-on-year
0 -34
Contract jobs citing Sun 13 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.37% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 0.92% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £575 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +76.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £334 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £600 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £410 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.35 £45.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-81.45% +89.47%
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
1405 1304 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.54% 40.23% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 820 539
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £520 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 67 68
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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 +2 8 £450 +5.88%
Wiltshire -5 3 - -
Bristol 0 2 £370 +208.33%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 24 (82.76%) DV Cleared
1 24 (82.76%) Security Cleared
2 23 (79.31%) Perl
3 18 (62.07%) UNIX
4 15 (51.72%) OO
4 15 (51.72%) Sun Certification
4 15 (51.72%) Java
4 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
5 14 (48.28%) PHP
5 14 (48.28%) Ant
5 14 (48.28%) Python
5 14 (48.28%) ClearCase
5 14 (48.28%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (48.28%) Maven
5 14 (48.28%) Lua
5 14 (48.28%) Release Management
5 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
6 13 (44.83%) Solaris
6 13 (44.83%) Linux
6 13 (44.83%) Oracle
6 13 (44.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 13 (44.83%) Subversion
7 10 (34.48%) Windows
7 10 (34.48%) Cisco
8 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
8 9 (31.03%) RHCE
8 9 (31.03%) J2EE
8 9 (31.03%) Samba

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (24.14%) Apache
1 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
2 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
2 4 (13.79%) IIS
2 4 (13.79%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) iSCSI
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) MySQL
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Ant
1 14 (48.28%) ClearCase
1 14 (48.28%) Maven
1 14 (48.28%) Apache Ivy
2 13 (44.83%) Subversion
2 13 (44.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
1 14 (48.28%) Java Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Designer
2 9 (31.03%) Senior Designer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) J2EE
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Wiki
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) UNIX
2 13 (44.83%) Solaris
2 13 (44.83%) Linux
3 10 (34.48%) Windows
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (10.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) OO
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Release Management
2 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
4 5 (17.24%) User Stories
4 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.34%) Demand Management
7 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Test Management
7 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) Perl
2 15 (51.72%) Java
3 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
3 14 (48.28%) PHP
3 14 (48.28%) Python
3 14 (48.28%) Lua
4 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
4 5 (17.24%) Ruby
5 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
6 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (82.76%) DV Cleared
1 24 (82.76%) Security Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) Sun Certification
3 9 (31.03%) RHCE
3 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
1 9 (31.03%) Samba
2 4 (13.79%) ISA Server
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Oracle
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco
3 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.79%) BEA
4 4 (13.79%) Ektron
5 3 (10.34%) VMware