The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 57 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +3
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.56% 2.88% 2.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.00% 5.66% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Average daily rate £375 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
300 106 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 55.87% 50.96% 49.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 42 61
Average daily rate £275 £270 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sun
North East

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 3 £375 +44.23% 1
Sun
North East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (66.67%) Northgate
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Axway
3 1 (33.33%) Software Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) FileNet
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) Siebel
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) FileNet
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Software Packaging
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Northgate
3 1 (33.33%) Axway
3 1 (33.33%) Siebel
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss
3 1 (33.33%) Business Objects