The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 29 April 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 142 139
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3  
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.19% 0.14% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.35% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £363 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £350 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £390 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -80.39% +183.33%  

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 Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 780 1136 1305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 36.14% 38.82% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 753 806
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 59
Median hourly rate £15.86 £12.72 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.73% -23.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £8.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Yorkshire

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Yorkshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
West Yorkshire +25 4 £363 +3.57%
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Sun.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Solaris
1 6 (66.67%) IBM
1 6 (66.67%) Veritas
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) SUSE
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) NetApp
3 4 (44.44%) LDAP
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (44.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas File System
4 3 (33.33%) SRDF
4 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) NAS
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) J2EE
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) JDBC

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LDAP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) NAS
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) DMZ
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (22.22%) NetBeans
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) AIX Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SAN Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Developer
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Portal Developer
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%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java WebSphere Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Portal Developer
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Portal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) J2EE
1 3 (33.33%) JDBC
1 3 (33.33%) JSP
1 3 (33.33%) Servlets
2 2 (22.22%) JMS
2 2 (22.22%) JNI
2 2 (22.22%) JSF
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 3 (33.33%) Symmetrix
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
3 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
3 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Solaris
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) AIX
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (44.44%) SUSE
2 4 (44.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) VMS
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Facilities Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) KYC
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Sun Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) NFS
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (33.33%) SRDF
1 3 (33.33%) Veritas File System
1 3 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 3 (33.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) IBM
1 6 (66.67%) Veritas
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) NetApp
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 3 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) Hitachi
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft