The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Sun
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 101 67
Rank change year-on-year +51 -34  
Contract jobs citing Sun 9 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.61% 1.50% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 3.13% 2.50% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 3
Median daily rate £323 £320 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +20.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £503 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -2.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +113.51% +54.16%  

Sun is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 288 959 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 51.52% 59.86% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 611 178
Median daily rate £330 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 75 32
Median hourly rate £28.75 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.00 £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Sun as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in the North East

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sun in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in the North East

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in the North East

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +60 9 £323 - 3
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Sun.

1 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) AIX
1 9 (100.00%) HPUX
1 9 (100.00%) Solaris
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) JBoss
1 9 (100.00%) Apache
1 9 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 9 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Veritas
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (100.00%) iPlanet
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) SUSE
1 9 (100.00%) Clustering
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 9 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 9 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 9 (100.00%) F5
1 9 (100.00%) High Availability
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) J2EE
3 7 (77.78%) ITIL
4 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) HP

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (100.00%) Apache
1 9 (100.00%) iPlanet
1 9 (100.00%) JBoss
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 9 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 9 (100.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Administrator
1 6 (66.67%) Unix Administrator
2 5 (55.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) AIX Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) AIX Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) AIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) AIX
1 9 (100.00%) HPUX
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Solaris
1 9 (100.00%) SUSE
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) High Availability
1 9 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) F5
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (100.00%) Veritas
2 3 (33.33%) HP
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