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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 53 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.84% 0.79% 1.78%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 1.90% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Average daily rate
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£258 £363 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +42.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+89.47% -13.63%
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
279 158 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 46.66% 41.80% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 64 102
Average daily rate £347 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £508 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.98% -33.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.05 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the North East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
Tyne and Wear -23 3 £258 -28.88%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) LDAP
2 6 (75.00%) Siebel
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Informatica
2 6 (75.00%) Workflow
2 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) JBoss
4 3 (37.50%) Business Objects
4 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) SSL
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (37.50%) FileNet
5 2 (25.00%) High Availability
5 2 (25.00%) Change Control
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (25.00%) Veritas File System
5 2 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (37.50%) FileNet
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LDAP
2 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Environment Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Workflow
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Veritas File System
1 2 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Siebel
1 6 (75.00%) Informatica
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Business Objects
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) JBoss
4 2 (25.00%) Axway
4 2 (25.00%) Veritas
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) SAP