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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 58 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.98% - 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 2.09% - 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£375 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 - £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £23.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+74.43% +2.55%
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
383 407 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.05% 44.24% 50.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 181 232
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £238 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 22
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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
Chester - 6 £388 - 4
Sun
North West

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) AIX
1 8 (88.89%) HP
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Apache
3 6 (66.67%) Perl
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) RDBMS
3 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (55.56%) Web Development
4 5 (55.56%) YUI
4 5 (55.56%) BMC
4 5 (55.56%) HTML
4 5 (55.56%) CSS
4 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Tandem
7 1 (11.11%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) Retail
7 1 (11.11%) JBoss
7 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
7 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
7 1 (11.11%) Middleware
7 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
1 5 (55.56%) YUI
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) AIX
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) HPUX
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Web Development
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Perl
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 1 (11.11%) Foglight
1 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (11.11%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) BMC
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 1 (11.11%) Tumbleweed