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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 86 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -11
Contract jobs citing Sun 22 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.57% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 2.81% 1.27% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 3
Median daily rate £323 £265 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% +1.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £12.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -52.94%
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
784 316 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 55.84% 40.67% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 164 175
Median daily rate £290 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £198 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 9
Median hourly rate £28.50 £13.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £30.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 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 27 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 -30 21 £325 +22.64% 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 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 27 (93.10%) Java
1 27 (93.10%) Oracle
2 26 (89.66%) AIX
3 24 (82.76%) Windows
4 23 (79.31%) Linux
5 22 (75.86%) Red Hat
6 21 (72.41%) Unix
7 20 (68.97%) Solaris
8 19 (65.52%) WebLogic
9 18 (62.07%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (62.07%) SSL
9 18 (62.07%) WebSphere
10 17 (58.62%) Axway
10 17 (58.62%) J2EE
11 16 (55.17%) Configuration Management
12 14 (48.28%) VMware
12 14 (48.28%) HP
12 14 (48.28%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (48.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (44.83%) Oracle Database
13 13 (44.83%) Informatica
13 13 (44.83%) IBM
13 13 (44.83%) ITIL
13 13 (44.83%) Perl
14 12 (41.38%) LDAP
14 12 (41.38%) Siebel
15 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
15 11 (37.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 11 (37.93%) DevOps

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 19 (65.52%) WebLogic
2 18 (62.07%) WebSphere
2 18 (62.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (37.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 10 (34.48%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (31.03%) MQSeries
6 8 (27.59%) iPlanet
7 7 (24.14%) JBoss
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (20.69%) Apache
8 6 (20.69%) IIS
8 6 (20.69%) Jetty
8 6 (20.69%) nginx
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle 10gAS
8 6 (20.69%) Tomcat
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle Spatial
9 5 (17.24%) PowerExchange
9 5 (17.24%) Tuxedo
10 4 (13.79%) AquaLogic
10 4 (13.79%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (24.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (13.79%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) SSL
2 12 (41.38%) LDAP
3 8 (27.59%) BIG-IP
3 8 (27.59%) Firewall
3 8 (27.59%) FTP
3 8 (27.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (27.59%) Network Security
3 8 (27.59%) SAN
4 7 (24.14%) HTTP
5 6 (20.69%) DHCP
5 6 (20.69%) DNS
5 6 (20.69%) IPsec
5 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.90%) NAS
6 2 (6.90%) SSH
7 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (44.83%) Oracle Database
3 6 (20.69%) PowerCenter
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (13.79%) DB2
6 3 (10.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
1 6 (20.69%) Log4j
1 6 (20.69%) Travis CI
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Chief Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Unix Support
6 1 (3.45%) Unix Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) J2EE
2 9 (31.03%) Software Packaging
3 8 (27.59%) JSP
4 7 (24.14%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (20.69%) .NET
5 6 (20.69%) Servlets
6 5 (17.24%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (17.24%) Middleware
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) DataPower
2 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Clustering
3 4 (13.79%) Private Cloud
4 2 (6.90%) Grid Computing
4 2 (6.90%) HP Storage
4 2 (6.90%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) AIX
2 24 (82.76%) Windows
3 23 (79.31%) Linux
4 21 (72.41%) Unix
5 20 (68.97%) Solaris
6 14 (48.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.24%) OS/390
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
9 1 (3.45%) FreeBSD
9 1 (3.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Configuration Management
2 13 (44.83%) ITIL
3 11 (37.93%) DevOps
4 10 (34.48%) QMS
5 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (27.59%) Change Control
6 8 (27.59%) ITIL V3
6 8 (27.59%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (27.59%) Project Management
6 8 (27.59%) Six Sigma
6 8 (27.59%) Workflow
7 7 (24.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (24.14%) OO
8 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
9 5 (17.24%) CRM
10 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
10 3 (10.34%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) Perl
3 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) C
5 4 (13.79%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) Korn
6 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) JSP 440
2 7 (24.14%) SLA
3 5 (17.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (20.69%) Xen
4 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
4 4 (13.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) EMC NetWorker
1 8 (27.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (24.14%) Puppet
3 4 (13.79%) OpenView
4 2 (6.90%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) Oracle
2 22 (75.86%) Red Hat
3 17 (58.62%) Axway
4 14 (48.28%) HP
4 14 (48.28%) VMware
5 13 (44.83%) IBM
5 13 (44.83%) Informatica
6 12 (41.38%) Siebel
7 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
8 9 (31.03%) Cisco
9 8 (27.59%) BEA
9 8 (27.59%) F5
10 6 (20.69%) Genesys
10 6 (20.69%) SAP
11 5 (17.24%) Opsware
12 4 (13.79%) Cognos
12 4 (13.79%) Fujitsu
13 2 (6.90%) BMC
13 2 (6.90%) Qualys
13 2 (6.90%) Symantec