The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Manchester 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 78 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.40% 0.88% 2.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 1.85% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Average daily rate
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- £363 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
507 542 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.02% 47.88% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 251 265
Average daily rate £323 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 55
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.31 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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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

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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 28 July 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
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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
Rochdale - - - -
Sun
North West

Sun
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics GP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics GP
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) SOA
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle