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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 99 102 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing Sun 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% 0.22% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.48% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £413 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £406 £405
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +0.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £7.19 £38.11
% change year-on-year
+400.69% -81.13%
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
794 827 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.83% 44.68% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 458 331
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 32
Median hourly rate £20.73 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Sun.

1 7 (77.78%) Solaris
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (33.33%) HACMP
4 3 (33.33%) SMTP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (33.33%) Clustering
4 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (33.33%) GPFS
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (22.22%) Server Building
5 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) Build Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) DNS

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) SMTP
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) DMZ
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQLPlus
2 1 (11.11%) TKPROF
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) HACMP
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Solaris
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) HPUX
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Build Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) GPFS
1 3 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) HP