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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 80 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.67% 2.10%
As % of the Vendors category 1.30% 1.48% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £369 £369
% change year-on-year
+15.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £19.29
% change year-on-year
+89.47% +23.15%
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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
614 539 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.05% 45.07% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 239 271
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £438 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 72
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) StorageTek
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) OpenView
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) AIX
4 2 (22.22%) NAS
4 2 (22.22%) Axway
4 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) NAS
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Systems Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) HPUX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView
1 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
1 3 (33.33%) StorageTek
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
2 2 (22.22%) Axway
2 2 (22.22%) MobileIron
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) EMC
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Dell