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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 93 82 69
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.19% 0.49% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 1.17% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
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£450 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.60 £30.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-68.65% +53.06%
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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
712 511 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.03% 41.51% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 284 249
Average daily rate £338 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £29.87 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Brocade
3 1 (25.00%) Lua
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (25.00%) GPFS
3 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (25.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Perl

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Storage Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) HACMP
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) Lua
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Sun Certification
1 1 (25.00%) OCPJP
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (25.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (25.00%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) EMC
1 2 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
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Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago