The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 112 97 105
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing Sun 12 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.45% 0.89% 0.77%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 2.06% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Average daily rate
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£336 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £180 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £310 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £394
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -21.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+53.45% +4.26%
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 Yorkshire region.

Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1059 970 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 40.07% 43.28% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 513 402
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 68 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £28.25 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
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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
South Yorkshire -11 7 £388 +29.38%
West Yorkshire +1 5 £295 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (62.50%) AIX
2 9 (56.25%) HP
3 8 (50.00%) HPUX
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 7 (43.75%) SAN
4 7 (43.75%) ITSM
4 7 (43.75%) Brocade
5 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (25.00%) Change Management
6 4 (25.00%) Firmware
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 3 (18.75%) vSphere
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
7 3 (18.75%) SCCM
7 3 (18.75%) SCOM
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) NetApp
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) Dell
7 3 (18.75%) UNIX

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Systems Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Architect
1 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Deployment Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Deployment Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Management Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) SailPoint
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) JSP
1 2 (12.50%) Servlets
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) AIX
2 8 (50.00%) HPUX
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
1 7 (43.75%) ITSM
2 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.25%) Usability Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) BeanShell
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Firmware
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Brocade
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Sybase
5 2 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Novell
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas