The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank - - 39
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - 1.64%
As % of the Vendors category - - 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+71.56% +4.26%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
208 90 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 50.36% 45.45% 54.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 39 115
Average daily rate £325 £310 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -17.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £244 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £11.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Lancashire region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire