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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 40 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.99% 0.49% 2.49%
As % of the Vendors category 2.14% 1.08% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.92% +40.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £363 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £363 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £20.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+68.62% -25.23%
Vendors Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
187 93 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 46.17% 45.81% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 37 85
Average daily rate £335 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £10.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £8.60 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £17.88 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) LDAP
2 6 (85.71%) Siebel
2 6 (85.71%) Informatica
2 6 (85.71%) Workflow
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 3 (42.86%) Tivoli
3 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (42.86%) SSL
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) Business Objects
3 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) JBoss
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) AIX
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (42.86%) FileNet
4 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (28.57%) Axway
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (42.86%) FileNet
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Environment Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Siebel
1 6 (85.71%) Informatica
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Business Objects
2 3 (42.86%) JBoss
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Axway
4 1 (14.29%) Northgate