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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 100 92 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £419 £467 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.23% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%
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
751 692 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.05% 45.62% 40.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 370 269
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 32
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £40.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (83.33%) Solaris
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (50.00%) HACMP
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (50.00%) GPFS
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Build Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) AIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) HACMP
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Solaris
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) GPFS
1 3 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle