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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 122 122 87
Rank change year-on-year
0 -35
Contract jobs citing Sun 21 10 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.35% 1.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.48% 0.77% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 20
Average daily rate
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£388 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £351 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £24.67 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+77.34% -10.29%
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
1416 1297 1586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.33% 45.25% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 578 723
Average daily rate £338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £214 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 105 133
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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
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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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 - 8 £375 -
Manchester -13 7 £450 +24.13%
Merseyside - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 15 (62.50%) AIX
1 15 (62.50%) HP
2 14 (58.33%) Linux
3 13 (54.17%) Windows
4 12 (50.00%) SQL
5 11 (45.83%) Apache
6 10 (41.67%) RDBMS
6 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (41.67%) Perl
6 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
7 9 (37.50%) Finance
7 9 (37.50%) Web Development
7 9 (37.50%) YUI
7 9 (37.50%) HTML
7 9 (37.50%) CSS
7 9 (37.50%) BMC
8 8 (33.33%) MVC
9 7 (29.17%) IBM
10 6 (25.00%) Oracle
11 5 (20.83%) Solaris
11 5 (20.83%) Banking
12 4 (16.67%) Migration
12 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
12 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
13 3 (12.50%) Middleware
13 3 (12.50%) Java
13 3 (12.50%) UNIX
13 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
13 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 3 (12.50%) Tomcat

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (45.83%) Apache
2 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) RDBMS
1 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MS Access
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) HTML
1 9 (37.50%) CSS
1 9 (37.50%) YUI
2 3 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) JSP
3 1 (4.17%) Servlets
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) JMS
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) J2EE
3 1 (4.17%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) AS400
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) AIX
2 14 (58.33%) Linux
3 13 (54.17%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Solaris
5 3 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (8.33%) HPUX
7 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Web Development
2 8 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 2 (8.33%) SIEM
5 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) EAI
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Network Management
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) Perl
3 3 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) OpenView
1 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (8.33%) Foglight
1 2 (8.33%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) CA Wily
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) HP
2 9 (37.50%) BMC
3 7 (29.17%) IBM
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (12.50%) JBoss
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
6 2 (8.33%) Axway
6 2 (8.33%) Tumbleweed
6 2 (8.33%) MobileIron
6 2 (8.33%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco
6 2 (8.33%) StorageTek
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.33%) Apple
6 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.33%) TIBCO