The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 60 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.56% 0.48% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.47% 1.14% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
273 176 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.34% 41.90% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 92 92
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
Average hourly rate £11.25 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.94 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sun
UK

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -15 4 £400 - 1
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Ant
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) J2ME
1 4 (100.00%) WAP
1 4 (100.00%) Toad
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Apple
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) 2G
1 4 (100.00%) Handset
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
1 4 (100.00%) REST
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (100.00%) Apache Ivy

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 4 (100.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
1 4 (100.00%) 2G
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Ant
1 4 (100.00%) Toad
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (100.00%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) J2ME
1 4 (100.00%) WAP
1 4 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Handset
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Apple