The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Knutsford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank - - 14
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford - - 8.22%
As % of the Vendors category - - 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.50% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £22.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+48.70% +2.90%
Vendors Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 40.68% 52.50% 56.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 19
Average daily rate £269 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £246 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £366 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sun
Cheshire

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (75.00%) CA Wily
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (75.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) LDAP
3 2 (50.00%) AIX
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 4 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (75.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technician
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) HPUX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) CA Wily
1 3 (75.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss