The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 101 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.062% 0.094% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.23% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£340 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.60 £30.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-68.65% +53.06%
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West Yorkshire

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

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
655 427 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.31% 40.25% 47.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 269 225
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £173 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 21
Average hourly rate £18.89 £14.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.52% -60.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.12 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £46.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) PL/SQL
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Ant
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) LDAP
1 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
1 6 (85.71%) Cryptography
1 6 (85.71%) Spring
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) OpenView
4 2 (28.57%) PVCS
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) Splunk
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) OpenVPN
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Ant
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) PVCS
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Support Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Applications Support
2 4 (57.14%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Java Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior UNIX Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior UNIX Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior UNIX Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Linux Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
1 6 (85.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Cryptography
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) PL/SQL
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) OpenView
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Splunk
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas
3 1 (14.29%) VMware