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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 72 -
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.46% -
As % of the Vendors category - 1.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £366 £385
% change year-on-year -3.07% -4.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £51.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.67% +32.69%  

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 350 369 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 48.54% 42.41% 44.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 247 143
Median daily rate £393 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 18
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.05 £11.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +19.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £10.66 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £17.90 £22.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 14 (93.33%) Unix
2 13 (86.67%) Linux
3 12 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 12 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (73.33%) AIX
5 10 (66.67%) Perl
5 10 (66.67%) Oracle
5 10 (66.67%) IBM
6 9 (60.00%) SSL
6 9 (60.00%) SQL
6 9 (60.00%) Java
7 8 (53.33%) WebLogic
7 8 (53.33%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (53.33%) OO
7 8 (53.33%) LDAP
7 8 (53.33%) HP
7 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
7 8 (53.33%) Workflow
7 8 (53.33%) Puppet
7 8 (53.33%) Software Packaging
7 8 (53.33%) Change Control
7 8 (53.33%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (53.33%) DevOps
7 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
8 7 (46.67%) JBoss
8 7 (46.67%) Windows
9 5 (33.33%) ITIL
9 5 (33.33%) J2EE

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 8 (53.33%) WebLogic
2 7 (46.67%) JBoss
3 5 (33.33%) Confluence
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (26.67%) Apache
4 4 (26.67%) iPlanet
4 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
4 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (20.00%) FileNet
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Tuxedo
7 1 (6.67%) AquaLogic
7 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (6.67%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) SSL
2 8 (53.33%) LDAP
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 1 (6.67%) SAN
6 1 (6.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) ProC
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Software Packaging
2 5 (33.33%) J2EE
3 3 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Clustering
3 3 (20.00%) DataPower
4 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Unix
2 13 (86.67%) Linux
3 12 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (73.33%) AIX
5 7 (46.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Solaris
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (6.67%) HPUX
8 1 (6.67%) OS/390
8 1 (6.67%) SUSE
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Change Control
1 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
1 8 (53.33%) DevOps
1 8 (53.33%) OO
1 8 (53.33%) Workflow
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) High Availability
4 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Perl
2 9 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (33.33%) Docker
2 4 (26.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Firmware
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) KVM
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (53.33%) Puppet
2 3 (20.00%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.67%) PureDisk
3 1 (6.67%) Simpana
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (66.67%) IBM
2 10 (66.67%) Oracle
3 8 (53.33%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Atlassian
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) Veritas
5 4 (26.67%) Axway
5 4 (26.67%) F5
6 3 (20.00%) Informatica
6 3 (20.00%) Siebel
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.67%) arcserve
8 1 (6.67%) Brocade
8 1 (6.67%) CA
8 1 (6.67%) EMC
8 1 (6.67%) NetApp
8 1 (6.67%) SAP
8 1 (6.67%) Symantec
8 1 (6.67%) VMware