The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 27 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 118 114
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4  
Contract jobs citing Sun 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.63% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 1.74% 0.27% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £399
% change year-on-year -0.64% -2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 516 730 857
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 35.93% 35.58% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 490 543
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £534 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 29
Median hourly rate £12.25 £17.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.49% -13.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.93 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £21.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in West Yorkshire

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in West Yorkshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Leeds +22 6 £391 +30.41%
Halifax - 3 £375 -
Sun
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Sun.

1 8 (88.89%) Java
1 8 (88.89%) IBM
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Sun Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 4 (44.44%) JDBC
4 4 (44.44%) JSP
4 4 (44.44%) Servlets
4 4 (44.44%) J2EE
4 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 4 (44.44%) High Availability
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
4 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) JNI
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) System Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) NetBeans
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) C
5 3 (33.33%) Python

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) DMZ
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
2 3 (33.33%) NetBeans
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (22.22%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Developer
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java WebSphere Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Portal Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Portal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) J2EE
1 4 (44.44%) JDBC
1 4 (44.44%) JSP
1 4 (44.44%) Servlets
2 3 (33.33%) JMS
2 3 (33.33%) JNI
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) JSF
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) AIX
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) SUSE
3 1 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) High Availability
1 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) System Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) KYC
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Sun Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 1 (11.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Hitachi
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas