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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 83 75 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.27% 0.10% 1.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.26% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£295 - £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+61.97% +4.26%
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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
428 388 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 38.56% 40.46% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 215 174
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 15
Average hourly rate £14.87 £16.50 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% +45.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.10 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £25.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) NFS
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) HPUX
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas