The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 133 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 4 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.17% 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.37% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 21
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.31% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £23.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+38.52% +10.46%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1384 1090 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.73% 45.21% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 501 681
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 90 79
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.61% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.34 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Sun
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (71.43%) IBM HTTP Server
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Tivoli
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) CA Wily
4 3 (42.86%) Financial Institution
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Middleware
5 2 (28.57%) JBoss
5 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (28.57%) AIX
5 2 (28.57%) Solaris
5 2 (28.57%) SSL
5 2 (28.57%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (14.29%) Tandem
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) HTTP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (85.71%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (71.43%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LDAP
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) Tandem
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) HPUX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Validation
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Tivoli
1 4 (57.14%) CA Wily
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) JBoss
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