The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.59% - -
As % of the Vendors category 1.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Vendors Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
130 111 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 38.35% 37.12% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 67 41
Average daily rate £325 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 12
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.27 £28.00 £18.75
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 Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the Southampton region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Southampton region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Sun
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) MCSA
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (60.00%) MCTS
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (60.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSA
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) MCTS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle