The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 65 62 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.52% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 1.45% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£495 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £388 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.51% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £32.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-45.28% +38.52%
Sun
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
333 275 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 43.19% 38.25% 43.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 163 99
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.85 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.50 £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 20 April 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
South Wales -4 1 - -
Sun
UK

Sun
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Delphi
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Applications Support
1 3 (75.00%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Delphi
2 1 (25.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell