The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Yorkshire 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 119 103 83
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Contract jobs citing Sun 10 6 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.39% 0.29% 1.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.68% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 25
Average daily rate £450 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £263 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1149 882 1129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 44.73% 42.96% 44.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 403 518
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 73 61
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.38 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sun
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
West Yorkshire -14 8 £475 -
South Yorkshire -2 1 £195 -25.71%
North Yorkshire - 1 £320 - 2
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (76.19%) Oracle
2 15 (71.43%) Solaris
3 9 (42.86%) DNS
3 9 (42.86%) NetApp
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) Sendmail
4 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (28.57%) WebSphere
6 6 (28.57%) Juniper
6 6 (28.57%) McAfee
6 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 6 (28.57%) Firewall
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco
6 6 (28.57%) IBM
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) C
6 6 (28.57%) Perl
7 5 (23.81%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) UNIX
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) HTTP
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) NetScreen
7 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
7 5 (23.81%) GlassFish
8 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
8 4 (19.05%) Internet
8 4 (19.05%) Python

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 5 (23.81%) GlassFish
3 4 (19.05%) Apache
4 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (9.52%) FileNet
5 2 (9.52%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 7 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
3 6 (28.57%) Firewall
4 5 (23.81%) HTTP
4 5 (23.81%) NetScreen
5 4 (19.05%) Internet
6 3 (14.29%) LDAP
7 2 (9.52%) SSH
7 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (9.52%) NAS
7 2 (9.52%) SAN
7 2 (9.52%) Intranet
7 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Solaris
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) UNIX
3 5 (23.81%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) E-business
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Process Management
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) C
1 6 (28.57%) Perl
2 5 (23.81%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
3 4 (19.05%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) C++
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.52%) VB
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Sendmail
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Oracle
2 9 (42.86%) NetApp
3 6 (28.57%) Juniper
3 6 (28.57%) McAfee
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) IBM
4 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 2 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) JBoss
7 1 (4.76%) VMware
7 1 (4.76%) Axway