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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 120 141 127
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs citing Sun 16 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.30% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 1.38% 0.74% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 15
Median daily rate £400 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £408 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £9.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+284.21% -78.88%
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
1160 1353 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.40% 40.88% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 809 869
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 85 73
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +20 10 £400 -
Somerset - 3 £365 -
Bristol - 2 £330 -
Gloucestershire -2 1 £600 +33.33%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 16 (76.19%) Java
2 14 (66.67%) Oracle
3 13 (61.90%) Solaris
4 11 (52.38%) Finance
4 11 (52.38%) WebSphere
5 10 (47.62%) NetBackup
5 10 (47.62%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (47.62%) IBM
5 10 (47.62%) SCOM
6 9 (42.86%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (42.86%) Oracle Database
7 7 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (33.33%) Control-M
7 7 (33.33%) Intel Security
8 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (23.81%) Windows
9 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
10 4 (19.05%) Linux
10 4 (19.05%) Web Services
10 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
10 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
10 4 (19.05%) Spring
10 4 (19.05%) SAML
10 4 (19.05%) ForgeRock
10 4 (19.05%) OpenAM
10 4 (19.05%) JSON-LD
10 4 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (19.05%) Sun Identity Manager
10 4 (19.05%) RESTful

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 11 (52.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) GlassFish
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SNMP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (9.52%) Big Data
4 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
4 2 (9.52%) Neo4j
4 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Ant
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
1 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.76%) Eclipse RCP
1 1 (4.76%) Maven
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Administrator
1 7 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Java Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Java Software Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) DBA
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (19.05%) JSON
2 4 (19.05%) JSON-LD
2 4 (19.05%) OAuth2
2 4 (19.05%) RESTful
2 4 (19.05%) SAML
2 4 (19.05%) Spring
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) J2EE
4 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.52%) React
5 1 (4.76%) EJB
5 1 (4.76%) Swing
5 1 (4.76%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Semantic Web
2 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Solaris
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Unix
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
2 4 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (19.05%) Open Source
2 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) API Development
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) Microservices
4 2 (9.52%) Open Source Development
4 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Lua
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Sun Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (19.05%) Shibboleth
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
5 2 (9.52%) Firmware
5 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) NetBackup
1 10 (47.62%) SCOM
2 7 (33.33%) Control-M
3 4 (19.05%) OpenAM
3 4 (19.05%) OpenSSO
3 4 (19.05%) Sun Identity Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Oracle
2 10 (47.62%) IBM
3 7 (33.33%) Intel Security
4 4 (19.05%) ForgeRock
5 3 (14.29%) Murex
5 3 (14.29%) Veritas
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.76%) Sybase