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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
England / North West
Rank 130 127 137
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.038% 0.81% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.089% 1.94% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 2
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.86% -7.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £52.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-80.95% +44.82%

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
1120 1599 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.34% 41.87% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 871 760
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 116 104
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £47.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
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 23 February 2017. 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 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 - 1 £413 - 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Release Management
5 5 (35.71%) Unix
5 5 (35.71%) IIS
5 5 (35.71%) SAP
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) Solaris
6 4 (28.57%) CRM
6 4 (28.57%) Practice Management
6 4 (28.57%) Investment Management
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) SAP BPC
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) Apache
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) ODBC
8 2 (14.29%) EJB

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 (35.71%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) Apache
3 2 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (14.29%) GlassFish
3 2 (14.29%) JBoss
3 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) SAP HANA
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (7.14%) SQLPlus
5 1 (7.14%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 2 (14.29%) Eclipse RCP
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Applications Support
1 6 (42.86%) Sun Support
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) ODBC
2 2 (14.29%) EJB
2 2 (14.29%) J2EE
2 2 (14.29%) Swing
2 2 (14.29%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 4 (28.57%) Solaris
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) SUSE
7 1 (7.14%) AIX
7 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3
1 6 (42.86%) Release Management
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Investment Management
2 4 (28.57%) Practice Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) C
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Sun Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (7.14%) Data Guard
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) SAP
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) LANDesk
4 2 (14.29%) Sybase
4 2 (14.29%) Veritas
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
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