The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 80 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% - 0.097%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £44.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.05% +93.40%
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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
604 529 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.14% 47.11% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 272 235
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £491 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 41
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.58 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.90% -28.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.59 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.10 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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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
Oldham - - - -
Sun
North West

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (62.50%) HP
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) StorageTek
2 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 2 (25.00%) MobileIron
4 2 (25.00%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) OpenView
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Windows

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Siebel Analytics
1 1 (12.50%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) Softswitch
3 1 (12.50%) SSH
3 1 (12.50%) Telnet
3 1 (12.50%) LDAP
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) OSS Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Afaria
1 2 (25.00%) OpenView
1 2 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (12.50%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) StorageTek
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) MobileIron
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (25.00%) Axway
5 1 (12.50%) Siebel
5 1 (12.50%) CA
5 1 (12.50%) Sonus