The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 31 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Sun 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.91% 0.26% -
As % of the Vendors category 5.39% 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £9.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+278.94% -78.88%
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 Merseyside region.

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
167 200 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 54.05% 51.68% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 92 61
Median daily rate £388 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £14.30 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £22.50 £19.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the Merseyside region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Merseyside region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Sun
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +15 8 £375 -16.66%
Sun
North West

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Sun.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) Release Management
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2014
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL V3
3 5 (55.56%) Practice Management
3 5 (55.56%) Investment Management
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) IIS
4 3 (33.33%) SAP
4 3 (33.33%) ODBC
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Apache
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (33.33%) SAP BPC
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 2 (22.22%) SIEM

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) SNMP
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Applications Support
2 5 (55.56%) Sun Support
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL V3
1 7 (77.78%) Release Management
2 5 (55.56%) CRM
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Management
2 5 (55.56%) Practice Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (22.22%) XenApp
1 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
2 1 (11.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) VMware