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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.05%
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
170 188 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 52.80% 60.06% 52.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 74 52
Average daily rate £400 £305 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.42 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -24.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £15.50 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (100.00%) IVR
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware