The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 118 94 94
Rank change year-on-year
-24 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.18% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.59% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£340 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.60 £30.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-68.65% +53.06%
Sun
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Vendors Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
841 680 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 38.70% 40.14% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 390 339
Average daily rate £350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 39
Average hourly rate £17.77 £11.81 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.43% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.09 £8.97 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Bradford -3 2 - -
Leeds -24 1 £340 - 2
Sun
Yorkshire

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 9 (90.00%) Java
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
1 9 (90.00%) LDAP
2 8 (80.00%) J2EE
3 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Ant
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (60.00%) Cryptography
3 6 (60.00%) Spring
3 6 (60.00%) Maven
3 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) MySQL
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Sybase
5 3 (30.00%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (30.00%) SAP
5 3 (30.00%) JSP
5 3 (30.00%) Servlets
5 3 (30.00%) SOAP
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) Windows

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Ant
1 6 (60.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) PVCS
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Applications Support
2 4 (40.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Management Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX Support
5 1 (10.00%) Senior UNIX Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior UNIX Support
5 1 (10.00%) Senior UNIX Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) J2EE
2 6 (60.00%) Spring
3 3 (30.00%) SPML
3 3 (30.00%) SailPoint
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) JSP
3 3 (30.00%) Servlets
3 3 (30.00%) SOAP
3 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Cryptography
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (30.00%) BeanShell
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) Sun Certification
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OpenView
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Sybase
2 3 (30.00%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Novell
3 2 (20.00%) Splunk
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix