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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 120 103 93
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Sun 9 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.36% 0.65% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 1.54% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £374 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £258 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.57% +17.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £39.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-5.70% +68.00%
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
1045 972 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 41.24% 42.39% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 535 411
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 49 79
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £35.00 £23.75
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 27 February 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
West Yorkshire -21 5 £273 -29.58% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 15 (71.43%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) AIX
2 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) LDAP
4 8 (38.10%) HPUX
4 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) SAN
4 8 (38.10%) HP
4 8 (38.10%) Management Information System
5 7 (33.33%) ITSM
5 7 (33.33%) Brocade
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco
6 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
6 6 (28.57%) J2EE
7 5 (23.81%) PL/SQL
7 5 (23.81%) Ant
7 5 (23.81%) UNIX
7 5 (23.81%) Windows
7 5 (23.81%) Cryptography
7 5 (23.81%) Spring
7 5 (23.81%) Maven
7 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (19.05%) Change Management
8 4 (19.05%) Firmware
8 4 (19.05%) Solaris

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) LDAP
2 8 (38.10%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Ant
1 5 (23.81%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
2 2 (9.52%) PVCS
3 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 3 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Storage Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Procurement Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) MI Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) J2EE
2 5 (23.81%) Spring
3 2 (9.52%) SPML
3 2 (9.52%) SailPoint
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) JSP
3 2 (9.52%) Servlets
3 2 (9.52%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Management Information System
2 5 (23.81%) Cryptography
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) HP StorageWorks
4 2 (9.52%) CMDB
4 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (9.52%) NHS
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) AIX
2 8 (38.10%) HPUX
3 5 (23.81%) UNIX
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) Solaris
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) ITSM
3 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Usability Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 5 (23.81%) PL/SQL
4 2 (9.52%) BeanShell
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Firmware
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (9.52%) OpenView
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 8 (38.10%) HP
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) Brocade
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Sybase
5 2 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (9.52%) SAP
5 2 (9.52%) Dell
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
5 2 (9.52%) Novell
5 2 (9.52%) Splunk
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Veritas