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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 128 117 116
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Sun 19 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.13% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 0.31% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 7
Average daily rate
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£478 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £300 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
- -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+48.10% +5.55%
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
1367 980 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.84% 41.54% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 582 665
Average daily rate £375 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 78 79
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.96 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Wiltshire -14 3 £413 +37.50% 4
Dorset - 3 £335 -
Bristol - 1 £100 -
Cornwall - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 27 (71.05%) UNIX
2 25 (65.79%) Java
3 20 (52.63%) Oracle
4 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
6 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 14 (36.84%) Windows
7 13 (34.21%) SQL
7 13 (34.21%) DB2
7 13 (34.21%) IBM
8 12 (31.58%) SAP
8 12 (31.58%) Perl
8 12 (31.58%) PHP
8 12 (31.58%) Python
8 12 (31.58%) Sun Certification
8 12 (31.58%) zOS
8 12 (31.58%) DV Cleared
9 11 (28.95%) Apache Ivy
9 11 (28.95%) Open Source
9 11 (28.95%) Process Improvement
9 11 (28.95%) ClearCase
9 11 (28.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (28.95%) OO
9 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
9 11 (28.95%) Ant
9 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (28.95%) Subversion
9 11 (28.95%) TOGAF
9 11 (28.95%) Maven
9 11 (28.95%) Enterprise Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (7.89%) Drupal
1 3 (7.89%) Magnolia
2 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) LDAP
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 3 (7.89%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.63%) DHCP
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) DB2
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) Aerospike
3 3 (7.89%) Jackrabbit
3 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.89%) Couchbase
3 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Ant
1 11 (28.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 11 (28.95%) ClearCase
1 11 (28.95%) Subversion
1 11 (28.95%) Maven
1 11 (28.95%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.63%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Architect
2 13 (34.21%) Developer
3 12 (31.58%) Java Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (15.79%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Data Architect
6 3 (7.89%) DBA
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.63%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) J2EE
2 3 (7.89%) JSON
2 3 (7.89%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) Swing
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) SWT
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.63%) EJB
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Open Source
2 4 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Taxonomies
3 3 (7.89%) Mashup
3 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.26%) Reference Data
4 2 (5.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) UNIX
2 14 (36.84%) Windows
3 12 (31.58%) zOS
4 6 (15.79%) Solaris
5 3 (7.89%) Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Debian
7 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) TOGAF
2 11 (28.95%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (28.95%) Release Management
2 11 (28.95%) OO
2 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (28.95%) Process Improvement
3 7 (18.42%) Data Architecture
4 6 (15.79%) Service Management
4 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
4 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.16%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 3 (7.89%) ETL
7 3 (7.89%) Information Security
7 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.89%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) Python
3 12 (31.58%) Perl
3 12 (31.58%) PHP
4 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
4 11 (28.95%) Lua
5 10 (26.32%) C#
5 10 (26.32%) Delphi
6 5 (13.16%) Ruby
6 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.26%) C
8 1 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (2.63%) COBOL
8 1 (2.63%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 12 (31.58%) DV Cleared
2 12 (31.58%) Sun Certification
3 5 (13.16%) OCPJP
4 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Oracle
2 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 13 (34.21%) IBM
4 12 (31.58%) SAP
5 3 (7.89%) ForgeRock
6 2 (5.26%) Siebel
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.63%) Micro Focus
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Sybase