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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
England / North East
Rank 85 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Sun 12 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.19% 1.14% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.26% 2.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
Median daily rate £340 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £361
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £50.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-33.00% +42.14%

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
530 369 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 52.53% 41.88% 49.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 209 220
Median daily rate £350 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +13.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 9
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.85 £21.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £10.34 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £48.70 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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
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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -15 12 £340 -6.20%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 57 (98.28%) Unix
2 53 (91.38%) Oracle
3 43 (74.14%) WebLogic
4 42 (72.41%) Linux
5 35 (60.34%) JBoss
6 34 (58.62%) Solaris
6 34 (58.62%) J2EE
6 34 (58.62%) Red Hat
6 34 (58.62%) Oracle Application Server
7 31 (53.45%) AIX
8 29 (50.00%) Cisco
9 28 (48.28%) TCP/IP
9 28 (48.28%) Apache
9 28 (48.28%) Tomcat
9 28 (48.28%) iPlanet
9 28 (48.28%) Firewall
9 28 (48.28%) Load Balancing
9 28 (48.28%) F5
9 28 (48.28%) High Availability
10 27 (46.55%) Clustering
10 27 (46.55%) Veritas
10 27 (46.55%) ITIL
11 26 (44.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 25 (43.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (41.38%) Security Cleared
14 21 (36.21%) IBM
15 20 (34.48%) Java
15 20 (34.48%) Perl
15 20 (34.48%) SSL
16 19 (32.76%) Configuration Management

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 43 (74.14%) WebLogic
2 35 (60.34%) JBoss
3 34 (58.62%) Oracle Application Server
4 28 (48.28%) Apache
4 28 (48.28%) iPlanet
4 28 (48.28%) Tomcat
5 15 (25.86%) WebSphere
5 15 (25.86%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (17.24%) Tuxedo
7 8 (13.79%) FileNet
7 8 (13.79%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (12.07%) AquaLogic
8 7 (12.07%) MQSeries
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (8.62%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (13.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (12.07%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (48.28%) Firewall
1 28 (48.28%) TCP/IP
2 20 (34.48%) SSL
3 15 (25.86%) LDAP
4 8 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (12.07%) Network Security
6 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.45%) LAN
6 2 (3.45%) VPN
6 2 (3.45%) WAN
7 1 (1.72%) SAN
7 1 (1.72%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) ProC
2 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.62%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Administrator
3 8 (13.79%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Solaris Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (10.34%) Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Project Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Unix Developer
10 1 (1.72%) Backup Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) Subject Matter Expert
10 1 (1.72%) Workflow Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (58.62%) J2EE
2 13 (22.41%) Software Packaging
3 9 (15.52%) Middleware
4 8 (13.79%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (12.07%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 27 (46.55%) Clustering
2 13 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.79%) DataPower
4 6 (10.34%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) CLARiiON
5 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (98.28%) Unix
2 42 (72.41%) Linux
3 34 (58.62%) Solaris
4 31 (53.45%) AIX
5 25 (43.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (22.41%) Windows
7 10 (17.24%) HPUX
7 10 (17.24%) SUSE
8 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
9 7 (12.07%) OS/390
10 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) High Availability
1 28 (48.28%) Load Balancing
2 27 (46.55%) ITIL
3 19 (32.76%) Configuration Management
4 13 (22.41%) Change Control
4 13 (22.41%) DevOps
4 13 (22.41%) OO
4 13 (22.41%) Workflow
5 12 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.07%) Change Management
6 7 (12.07%) Problem Management
6 7 (12.07%) Release Management
6 7 (12.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (12.07%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.62%) QMS
7 5 (8.62%) Security Management
8 2 (3.45%) Patch Management
8 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.45%) Service Management
9 1 (1.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) Java
1 20 (34.48%) Perl
2 19 (32.76%) SQL
3 12 (20.69%) C
4 6 (10.34%) C++
4 6 (10.34%) PL/SQL
4 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (44.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) Docker
3 1 (1.72%) Firmware
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) KVM
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (22.41%) Puppet
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.72%) Legato
3 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.72%) PureDisk
3 1 (1.72%) Simpana
3 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 53 (91.38%) Oracle
2 34 (58.62%) Red Hat
3 29 (50.00%) Cisco
4 28 (48.28%) F5
5 27 (46.55%) Veritas
6 21 (36.21%) IBM
7 15 (25.86%) Axway
8 14 (24.14%) HP
9 8 (13.79%) Informatica
9 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
9 8 (13.79%) Siebel
10 5 (8.62%) Atlassian
10 5 (8.62%) Fujitsu
11 3 (5.17%) EMC
12 1 (1.72%) arcserve
12 1 (1.72%) CA
12 1 (1.72%) CommVault
12 1 (1.72%) NetApp
12 1 (1.72%) SAP
12 1 (1.72%) Symantec