The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 51 58 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing Sun 21 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.24% 1.30% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 5.72% 2.71% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate £438 £450 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +34.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £450 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.83% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.95%
Sun
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
367 369 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.13% 48.05% 41.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 190 156
Average daily rate £425 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £273 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.13 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -42.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the Cheshire region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +2 8 £281 -37.50%
Warrington - 4 £450 -
Knutsford -3 3 £358 - 1
Chester - 2 - -
Sun
North West

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Sun also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sun.

1 15 (68.18%) Solaris
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
1 15 (68.18%) IBM
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
2 13 (59.09%) AIX
2 13 (59.09%) Data Centre
3 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (50.00%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) Migration
5 9 (40.91%) HP
5 9 (40.91%) HPUX
5 9 (40.91%) Clustering
6 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
6 8 (36.36%) VCE vBlock
6 8 (36.36%) FlexPod
6 8 (36.36%) WAN
6 8 (36.36%) Cisco
6 8 (36.36%) Dell
7 7 (31.82%) Citrix
7 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
7 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (27.27%) Unix
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle
9 5 (22.73%) Java
9 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
9 5 (22.73%) JBoss
9 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
9 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
10 4 (18.18%) Korn
10 4 (18.18%) CA Wily

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Sun also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sun. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) JBoss
1 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
1 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
2 4 (18.18%) Apache
2 4 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (18.18%) iPlanet
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.55%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) WAN
2 4 (18.18%) HTTP
2 4 (18.18%) Internet
2 4 (18.18%) SSL
3 3 (13.64%) SAN
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Introscope
2 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
1 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (31.82%) IT Architect
2 7 (31.82%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Solaris Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Architect
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Server Support
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) EJB
2 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) JMS
2 1 (4.55%) JSP
2 1 (4.55%) Servlets
2 1 (4.55%) Struts
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) WSDL
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Data Centre
2 9 (40.91%) Clustering
3 8 (36.36%) FlexPod
3 8 (36.36%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
1 15 (68.18%) Solaris
2 13 (59.09%) AIX
3 11 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) HPUX
5 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Unix
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.55%) BDD
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.55%) CMMI
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.55%) DevOps
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) SDLC
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) TDD
3 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) Jython
2 4 (18.18%) Korn
2 4 (18.18%) Perl
2 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
3 1 (4.55%) COBOL
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 4 (18.18%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) CA Wily
1 4 (18.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) IBM
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) HP
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco
4 8 (36.36%) Dell
5 7 (31.82%) Citrix
6 6 (27.27%) Oracle
7 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
8 4 (18.18%) CA
9 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
10 1 (4.55%) Chordiant
10 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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