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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 83 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.29% 0.51% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 1.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £12.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -52.94%
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
505 448 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.51% 45.48% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 154
Median daily rate £425 £500 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £700 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.92 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.34% +35.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £39.50 £45.00
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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester -1 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Sun
North West

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 18 (64.29%) IBM
2 16 (57.14%) Solaris
3 15 (53.57%) AIX
4 14 (50.00%) Linux
5 13 (46.43%) Data Centre
6 12 (42.86%) Migration
6 12 (42.86%) VMware
7 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (39.29%) HP
8 9 (32.14%) JBoss
8 9 (32.14%) Windows
8 9 (32.14%) WebLogic
8 9 (32.14%) Java
8 9 (32.14%) Oracle
8 9 (32.14%) WebSphere
9 8 (28.57%) Clustering
9 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (25.00%) Finance
10 7 (25.00%) Unix
10 7 (25.00%) HPUX
10 7 (25.00%) Dell
11 6 (21.43%) Cisco
11 6 (21.43%) Citrix
11 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
11 6 (21.43%) Project Management
11 6 (21.43%) WAN
11 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
11 6 (21.43%) FlexPod
11 6 (21.43%) VCE vBlock

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 9 (32.14%) JBoss
1 9 (32.14%) WebLogic
1 9 (32.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (17.86%) CICS
3 4 (14.29%) Apache
3 4 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (14.29%) iPlanet
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) WAN
2 5 (17.86%) SAN
3 4 (14.29%) HTTP
3 4 (14.29%) Internet
3 4 (14.29%) SSL
4 3 (10.71%) Firewall
4 3 (10.71%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) ClearCase
1 5 (17.86%) Subversion
2 4 (14.29%) Introscope
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (21.43%) IT Architect
2 6 (21.43%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Solaris Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 3 (10.71%) AIX Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Sun Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Solaris Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) EJB
1 5 (17.86%) Hibernate
1 5 (17.86%) J2EE
1 5 (17.86%) JMS
1 5 (17.86%) JSP
1 5 (17.86%) Servlets
1 5 (17.86%) Struts
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
1 5 (17.86%) WSDL
1 5 (17.86%) XML
1 5 (17.86%) XSD
2 4 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (28.57%) Clustering
3 6 (21.43%) FlexPod
3 6 (21.43%) VCE vBlock
4 5 (17.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
4 5 (17.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Solaris
2 15 (53.57%) AIX
3 14 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (32.14%) Windows
5 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (25.00%) HPUX
6 7 (25.00%) Unix
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) CMMI
3 5 (17.86%) PRINCE
3 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
3 5 (17.86%) RUP
3 5 (17.86%) SDLC
3 5 (17.86%) Service Management
3 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.71%) BDD
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
4 3 (10.71%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (3.57%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) Assembly Language
2 5 (17.86%) COBOL
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) Perl
2 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Jython
3 4 (14.29%) Korn
4 1 (3.57%) Bourne shell
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
1 5 (17.86%) Sun Certification
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.86%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.57%) Veritas File System
4 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) vRealize
2 4 (14.29%) CA Wily
3 1 (3.57%) Legato
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) IBM
2 12 (42.86%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) HP
4 9 (32.14%) Oracle
5 7 (25.00%) Dell
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco
6 6 (21.43%) Citrix
6 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
7 5 (17.86%) Chordiant
8 4 (14.29%) CA
9 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
10 1 (3.57%) EMC
10 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.57%) Veritas