Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 105 111
Rank change year-on-year +47 +6 -17
Contract jobs citing Sun 44 65 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.58% 2.33% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 7.51% 4.00% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 8
North East median daily rate £350 £320 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +20.24%
10th Percentile £307 £256 £288
90th Percentile £445 £350 £336
England median daily rate £375 £388 £445
% change year-on-year -3.23% -12.92% +9.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
North East median hourly rate - £36.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.71% -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £27.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year +44.42% +43.95% -43.66%

Sun is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the North East.

All Vendors
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 586 1626 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 47.64% 58.28% 41.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 1082 445
North East median daily rate £363 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -5.71% -
10th Percentile £256 £213 £228
90th Percentile £550 £488 £560
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 122 70
North East median hourly rate £17.10 £27.25 £20.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.25% +35.24% +8.92%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.01 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.16 £36.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.31 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% -5.71% +6.06%

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Sun as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in the North East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +47 44 £350 +9.38%
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 44 (100.00%) Oracle
1 44 (100.00%) Unix
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (86.36%) AIX
2 38 (86.36%) Solaris
3 36 (81.82%) WebLogic
3 36 (81.82%) JBoss
3 36 (81.82%) Red Hat
4 35 (79.55%) Security Cleared
5 31 (70.45%) iPlanet
5 31 (70.45%) Apache
5 31 (70.45%) Tomcat
5 31 (70.45%) HPUX
6 30 (68.18%) SUSE
6 30 (68.18%) SC Cleared
7 29 (65.91%) Oracle Application Server
7 29 (65.91%) J2EE
8 28 (63.64%) Clustering
9 27 (61.36%) High Availability
10 26 (59.09%) Firewall
10 26 (59.09%) TCP/IP
11 25 (56.82%) Perl
12 24 (54.55%) Cisco
12 24 (54.55%) F5
12 24 (54.55%) Load Balancing
13 23 (52.27%) Veritas
14 22 (50.00%) ITIL
15 20 (45.45%) HP
15 20 (45.45%) Korn
16 16 (36.36%) Veritas Volume Manager

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 36 (81.82%) JBoss
1 36 (81.82%) WebLogic
2 31 (70.45%) Apache
2 31 (70.45%) iPlanet
2 31 (70.45%) Tomcat
3 29 (65.91%) Oracle Application Server
4 8 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (18.18%) MQSeries
4 8 (18.18%) OpenStack
4 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 7 (15.91%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (11.36%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
6 5 (11.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (9.09%) FileNet
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (15.91%) SAP ERP
3 5 (11.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) Firewall
1 26 (59.09%) TCP/IP
2 13 (29.55%) LDAP
3 12 (27.27%) SAN
4 9 (20.45%) DNS
5 8 (18.18%) FCoE
5 8 (18.18%) iSCSI
5 8 (18.18%) NAS
6 6 (13.64%) WAN
7 5 (11.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (11.36%) Network Security
7 5 (11.36%) SSL
8 2 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Unix Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) AIX Engineer
3 12 (27.27%) Solaris Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) HPUX Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Unix Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Cloud Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.27%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) SAP Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris Administrator
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (65.91%) J2EE
2 5 (11.36%) Software Packaging
2 5 (11.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (63.64%) Clustering
2 13 (29.55%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.36%) DataPower
3 5 (11.36%) Grid Computing
4 3 (6.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
1 44 (100.00%) Unix
2 38 (86.36%) AIX
2 38 (86.36%) Solaris
3 31 (70.45%) HPUX
4 30 (68.18%) SUSE
5 8 (18.18%) Windows
6 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) High Availability
2 24 (54.55%) Load Balancing
3 22 (50.00%) ITIL
4 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (15.91%) ERP
7 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
7 5 (11.36%) OO
7 5 (11.36%) Workflow
8 4 (9.09%) Requirements Management
8 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) Change Control
9 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) Perl
2 20 (45.45%) Korn
3 13 (29.55%) Bash Shell
3 13 (29.55%) C-shell
4 10 (22.73%) Shell Script
5 7 (15.91%) Python
6 5 (11.36%) Java
6 5 (11.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (79.55%) Security Cleared
2 30 (68.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 15 (34.09%) Hyper-V
2 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (29.55%) KVM
4 9 (20.45%) Samba
5 8 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (15.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (15.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) OpenView
2 5 (11.36%) Forum Sentry
2 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (11.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) Oracle
2 36 (81.82%) Red Hat
3 24 (54.55%) Cisco
3 24 (54.55%) F5
4 23 (52.27%) Veritas
5 20 (45.45%) HP
6 15 (34.09%) PlateSpin
6 15 (34.09%) VMware
7 8 (18.18%) Cognos
7 8 (18.18%) Opsware
8 7 (15.91%) SAP
9 5 (11.36%) Axway
9 5 (11.36%) IBM
9 5 (11.36%) Informatica
9 5 (11.36%) Siebel
10 3 (6.82%) Borland