The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 146 145 140
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Sun 11 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.34% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.84% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £281 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £11.63 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+188.04% -66.93%
Sun
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1545 1660 1503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.47% 40.10% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 878 818
Median daily rate £410 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 79 99
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Merseyside +9 6 £375 -16.66%
Manchester +6 2 £525 -4.54% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Sun.

1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 8 (38.10%) Finance
5 8 (38.10%) ITIL
5 8 (38.10%) Unix
6 7 (33.33%) Solaris
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (33.33%) ITIL V3
6 7 (33.33%) Release Management
7 6 (28.57%) VMware
8 5 (23.81%) Investment Management
8 5 (23.81%) Practice Management
8 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) Linux
8 5 (23.81%) CRM
8 5 (23.81%) IIS
8 5 (23.81%) SAP
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle
8 5 (23.81%) SQL
9 4 (19.05%) Java
9 4 (19.05%) DHCP
9 4 (19.05%) DNS
9 4 (19.05%) SAN
9 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
10 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (23.81%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) Apache
3 2 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (9.52%) GlassFish
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
3 2 (9.52%) JBoss
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DHCP
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) SMTP
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) SNMP
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) VLAN
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) DMZ
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.52%) SAP HANA
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (4.76%) SQLPlus
5 1 (4.76%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse RCP
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Applications Support
1 7 (33.33%) Sun Support
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Architect
2 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Designer
2 2 (9.52%) Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
3 1 (4.76%) DBA
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (4.76%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) ODBC
2 2 (9.52%) EJB
2 2 (9.52%) J2EE
2 2 (9.52%) Swing
2 2 (9.52%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) IVR
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) HACMP
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (38.10%) Unix
4 7 (33.33%) Solaris
5 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) AIX
7 2 (9.52%) SUSE
8 1 (4.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 7 (33.33%) Release Management
3 5 (23.81%) CRM
3 5 (23.81%) Investment Management
3 5 (23.81%) Practice Management
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.52%) Change Control
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) SIEM
6 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.76%) Content Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Content Management
7 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.52%) C
4 2 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.76%) Firmware
3 1 (4.76%) GPFS
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) SAP
4 3 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) EMC
5 2 (9.52%) LANDesk
5 2 (9.52%) Lotus
5 2 (9.52%) Sybase
5 2 (9.52%) Veritas
6 1 (4.76%) HP