The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 28 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 99 54
Rank change year-on-year +69 -45  
Contract jobs citing Sun 16 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.18% 1.54% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 8.12% 2.52% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 3
Median daily rate £344 £323 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +21.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £509 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £399
% change year-on-year +2.66% -6.01%  
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 Tyne and Wear.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 197 873 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 51.44% 61.26% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 1637 388
Median daily rate £342 £285 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £444 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 211 38
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £36.00 £31.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Sun as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in Tyne and Wear

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sun in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Tyne and Wear

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in Tyne and Wear

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Tyne and Wear

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +73 16 £344 +7.50% 3
Sun
North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Sun.

1 16 (100.00%) Oracle
1 16 (100.00%) Unix
1 16 (100.00%) AIX
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (93.75%) JBoss
2 15 (93.75%) HPUX
2 15 (93.75%) Solaris
2 15 (93.75%) Apache
2 15 (93.75%) Tomcat
2 15 (93.75%) WebLogic
2 15 (93.75%) Red Hat
2 15 (93.75%) iPlanet
2 15 (93.75%) SUSE
2 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
3 14 (87.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 14 (87.50%) Clustering
3 14 (87.50%) Oracle Application Server
3 14 (87.50%) Veritas
3 14 (87.50%) J2EE
4 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
4 13 (81.25%) Cisco
4 13 (81.25%) Firewall
4 13 (81.25%) Load Balancing
4 13 (81.25%) F5
4 13 (81.25%) High Availability
5 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
6 11 (68.75%) ITIL
7 7 (43.75%) HP
8 5 (31.25%) VMware
8 5 (31.25%) PlateSpin

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 15 (93.75%) Apache
1 15 (93.75%) iPlanet
1 15 (93.75%) JBoss
1 15 (93.75%) Tomcat
1 15 (93.75%) WebLogic
2 14 (87.50%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 4 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (18.75%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
1 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) LDAP
3 4 (25.00%) NAS
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) FCoE
4 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
5 2 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
1 6 (37.50%) AIX Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Unix Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Unix Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Project Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) AIX Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) AIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Clustering
2 4 (25.00%) Grid Computing
3 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) AIX
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
1 16 (100.00%) Unix
2 15 (93.75%) HPUX
2 15 (93.75%) Solaris
2 15 (93.75%) SUSE
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) High Availability
1 13 (81.25%) Load Balancing
2 11 (68.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 3 (18.75%) C-shell
1 3 (18.75%) Korn
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
2 5 (31.25%) KVM
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (18.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle
2 15 (93.75%) Red Hat
3 14 (87.50%) Veritas
4 13 (81.25%) Cisco
4 13 (81.25%) F5
5 7 (43.75%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) PlateSpin
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) Cognos
7 4 (25.00%) Opsware
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