The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 Leeds 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 76 61 56
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing Sun 6 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.51% 0.39% 1.21%
As % of the Vendors category 1.11% 1.01% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate £475 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
539 296 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 45.95% 38.69% 46.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 139 218
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.32 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £35.50 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sun
West Yorkshire

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 9 (75.00%) Solaris
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle
3 7 (58.33%) DNS
3 7 (58.33%) NetApp
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) Sendmail
4 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
5 5 (41.67%) GlassFish
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 5 (41.67%) IBM
5 5 (41.67%) Juniper
5 5 (41.67%) McAfee
5 5 (41.67%) C
6 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (33.33%) NetScreen
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat
7 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (25.00%) HTTP
7 3 (25.00%) C++
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) Perl
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (41.67%) GlassFish
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (16.67%) FileNet
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) NetScreen
5 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Process Management
3 2 (16.67%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) NetApp
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 5 (41.67%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) McAfee
4 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat