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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 27 July 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 65 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.62% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%
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
341 325 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.72% 34.61% 47.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 179 160
Median daily rate £413 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 26 28
Median hourly rate £14.86 £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.58% +36.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Sun.

1 8 (57.14%) IBM
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) J2EE
3 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 5 (35.71%) COBOL
3 5 (35.71%) DB2
3 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
3 5 (35.71%) EJB
3 5 (35.71%) JSP
3 5 (35.71%) Servlets
3 5 (35.71%) Struts
3 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) XML
3 5 (35.71%) XSD
3 5 (35.71%) Solaris
3 5 (35.71%) JBoss
3 5 (35.71%) RUP
3 5 (35.71%) ClearCase
3 5 (35.71%) JMS
3 5 (35.71%) Chordiant
3 5 (35.71%) HP
3 5 (35.71%) Sun Certification
3 5 (35.71%) PMI
3 5 (35.71%) PMI Certification

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (35.71%) CICS
1 5 (35.71%) JBoss
1 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
1 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) ClearCase
1 5 (35.71%) Subversion
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) AIX Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Solaris Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Sun Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Support
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Server Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) EJB
1 5 (35.71%) Hibernate
1 5 (35.71%) J2EE
1 5 (35.71%) JMS
1 5 (35.71%) JSP
1 5 (35.71%) Servlets
1 5 (35.71%) Struts
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) WSDL
1 5 (35.71%) XML
1 5 (35.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) PMI
3 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 2 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) CMMI
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) RUP
2 5 (35.71%) SDLC
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
2 5 (35.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Assembly Language
2 5 (35.71%) COBOL
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Bourne shell
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) PMI Certification
1 5 (35.71%) Sun Certification
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (28.57%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas File System
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) vRealize
2 1 (7.14%) Legato
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) IBM
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) Chordiant
3 5 (35.71%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Veritas