The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 79 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing Sun 20 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.72% 0.51% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 3.17% 1.21% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 2
Median daily rate £323 £265 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% +1.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £18.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -40.00%
Sun
England

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

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
630 330 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 54.31% 42.09% 51.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 177 216
Median daily rate £290 £300 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £239 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £12.36 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.62% -8.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.00 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £29.60 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the North East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the North East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -23 19 £325 +22.64%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Sun.

1 26 (92.86%) Oracle
2 25 (89.29%) Java
3 24 (85.71%) AIX
4 22 (78.57%) Linux
4 22 (78.57%) Windows
4 22 (78.57%) Red Hat
5 19 (67.86%) Solaris
5 19 (67.86%) Unix
6 18 (64.29%) WebLogic
6 18 (64.29%) SSL
7 17 (60.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (60.71%) WebSphere
7 17 (60.71%) Axway
8 16 (57.14%) J2EE
9 15 (53.57%) Configuration Management
10 14 (50.00%) VMware
10 14 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (46.43%) HP
11 13 (46.43%) Informatica
11 13 (46.43%) Perl
12 12 (42.86%) Siebel
12 12 (42.86%) IBM
12 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database
13 11 (39.29%) DevOps
13 11 (39.29%) LDAP
13 11 (39.29%) ITIL
14 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
14 10 (35.71%) Oracle HTTP Server

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (64.29%) WebLogic
2 17 (60.71%) WebSphere
2 17 (60.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (35.71%) Oracle Application Server
3 10 (35.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 7 (25.00%) iPlanet
4 7 (25.00%) JBoss
4 7 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 7 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (21.43%) Apache
5 6 (21.43%) IIS
5 6 (21.43%) Jetty
5 6 (21.43%) nginx
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle 10gAS
5 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle Spatial
6 5 (17.86%) PowerExchange
7 4 (14.29%) AquaLogic
7 4 (14.29%) FileNet
7 4 (14.29%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (25.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (14.29%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) SSL
2 11 (39.29%) LDAP
3 8 (28.57%) FTP
3 8 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (28.57%) Network Security
4 7 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 7 (25.00%) Firewall
4 7 (25.00%) HTTP
4 7 (25.00%) SAN
5 6 (21.43%) DHCP
5 6 (21.43%) DNS
5 6 (21.43%) IPsec
5 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.14%) NAS
6 2 (7.14%) SSH
7 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database
3 6 (21.43%) PowerCenter
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (10.71%) Data Mining
5 3 (10.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 6 (21.43%) Log4j
1 6 (21.43%) Travis CI
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Chief Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) ETL Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Unix Support
6 1 (3.57%) Unix Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) J2EE
2 9 (32.14%) Software Packaging
3 7 (25.00%) JSP
3 7 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (21.43%) .NET
4 6 (21.43%) Servlets
5 4 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (14.29%) Middleware
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) DataPower
2 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 3 (10.71%) Clustering
5 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 2 (7.14%) Grid Computing
5 2 (7.14%) HP Storage
5 2 (7.14%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) AIX
2 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 22 (78.57%) Windows
3 19 (67.86%) Solaris
3 19 (67.86%) Unix
4 14 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (14.29%) OS/390
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.57%) CentOS
7 1 (3.57%) FreeBSD
7 1 (3.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Configuration Management
2 11 (39.29%) DevOps
2 11 (39.29%) ITIL
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Change Control
4 8 (28.57%) QMS
4 8 (28.57%) Workflow
5 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 7 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (25.00%) OO
5 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 7 (25.00%) Six Sigma
6 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
7 5 (17.86%) CRM
8 3 (10.71%) Web Operations
9 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) Perl
3 8 (28.57%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) C
5 4 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) Korn
6 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) JSP 440
2 6 (21.43%) SLA
3 4 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (21.43%) Xen
4 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 4 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 7 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (25.00%) Puppet
1 7 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (10.71%) OpenView
3 2 (7.14%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Oracle
2 22 (78.57%) Red Hat
3 17 (60.71%) Axway
4 14 (50.00%) VMware
5 13 (46.43%) HP
5 13 (46.43%) Informatica
6 12 (42.86%) IBM
6 12 (42.86%) Siebel
7 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco
9 7 (25.00%) BEA
9 7 (25.00%) F5
9 7 (25.00%) SAP
10 6 (21.43%) Genesys
11 4 (14.29%) Fujitsu
11 4 (14.29%) Opsware
12 3 (10.71%) Cognos
13 2 (7.14%) BMC
13 2 (7.14%) EMC
13 2 (7.14%) NetApp