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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 90 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.065% - 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £39.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-5.70% +68.00%
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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
639 569 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.74% 46.64% 44.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 274 188
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 42
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £22.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -22.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.79 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) StorageTek
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) HPUX
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Siebel
3 1 (16.67%) ERP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Agresso
1 1 (16.67%) Siebel Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Telnet
2 1 (16.67%) SSH
2 1 (16.67%) Softswitch
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) OSS Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) HPUX
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (16.67%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) StorageTek
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Sonus
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Siebel
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco