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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 122 116 85
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Contract jobs citing Sun 7 12 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.45% 1.69%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.96% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 17
Average daily rate
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£275 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1332 1253 1611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.89% 46.93% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 541 741
Average daily rate £325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 96 113
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.06 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 25 July 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
Manchester -8 6 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 £275 -
Merseyside - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
3 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) AIX
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics GP
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
1 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
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