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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank - 75 61
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.18% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.52% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £9.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+284.21% -78.88%
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
336 382 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.42% 33.51% 43.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 246 146
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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 24 September 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 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Legato
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas File System
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Server Patching
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Unix

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Server Patching
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bourne shell
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas File System
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Legato
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas