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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 146 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£483 £338 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -32.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-56.36% +37.50%
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
1688 1275 1123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.43% 41.60% 46.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 644 484
Average daily rate £368 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 89 95
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -13.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -6 4 £500 +81.81% 1
Manchester -13 3 £467 - 2
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Linux
3 11 (45.83%) AIX
3 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) HP
5 8 (33.33%) UNIX
5 8 (33.33%) Web Development
6 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
6 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (29.17%) RDBMS
6 7 (29.17%) Perl
6 7 (29.17%) Solaris
7 6 (25.00%) ITIL
7 6 (25.00%) BMC
7 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
8 5 (20.83%) Catalyst
8 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
8 5 (20.83%) Maven
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.83%) MVC
8 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 4 (16.67%) IIS
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) CSS
9 4 (16.67%) HTML
9 4 (16.67%) Apache
9 4 (16.67%) LDAP
9 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
9 4 (16.67%) CA Single Sign-On

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (16.67%) IIS
1 4 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.17%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LDAP
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) SSH
4 1 (4.17%) NAS
4 1 (4.17%) Softswitch
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) RDBMS
1 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Maven
2 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (4.17%) Ant
3 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.17%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Analyst
1 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 4 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Catalyst
2 4 (16.67%) YUI
2 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) ODBC
4 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.17%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.17%) GIS
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Linux
3 11 (45.83%) AIX
4 8 (33.33%) UNIX
5 7 (29.17%) Solaris
6 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (8.33%) SUSE
7 2 (8.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Web Development
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) MVC
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security
5 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) SIEM
5 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) User Stories
6 1 (4.17%) Open Source
6 1 (4.17%) Release Management
6 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum
6 1 (4.17%) OO
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Perl
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
4 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) Jython
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) Lua
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (12.50%) CCNP
3 3 (12.50%) CCNA
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (8.33%) CISSP
4 2 (8.33%) CEH
5 1 (4.17%) Sun Certification
5 1 (4.17%) OCPJP
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) HP
2 6 (25.00%) BMC
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (12.50%) Symantec
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) Brocade
6 2 (8.33%) ArcSight
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco
6 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (8.33%) CA
7 1 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) Remedy
7 1 (4.17%) Sonus