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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 136 131 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Sun 15 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.097% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £338 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £288 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £388 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +27.50%
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
1631 1340 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.14% 43.14% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 663 474
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 114 93
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.49 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 2015.

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 May 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 -5 5 £500 +81.81%
Lancashire - 4 £423 -
Manchester -4 2 £483 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) Linux
3 14 (50.00%) UNIX
4 13 (46.43%) AIX
5 11 (39.29%) HP
6 10 (35.71%) SQL
7 9 (32.14%) ITIL
7 9 (32.14%) Solaris
8 8 (28.57%) LDAP
8 8 (28.57%) IIS
8 8 (28.57%) CA Single Sign-On
8 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
9 7 (25.00%) Web Development
9 7 (25.00%) Perl
9 7 (25.00%) RDBMS
10 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
10 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
10 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (21.43%) BMC
10 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
11 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
11 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
11 5 (17.86%) Catalyst
11 5 (17.86%) Maven
11 5 (17.86%) VMware
11 5 (17.86%) MVC
11 5 (17.86%) Oracle
11 5 (17.86%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (28.57%) IIS
2 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 4 (14.29%) Apache
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.14%) iPlanet
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) LDAP
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Softswitch
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.57%) SSH
4 1 (3.57%) Telnet
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 7 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Maven
2 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Ant
3 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) IT Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Catalyst
2 4 (14.29%) CSS
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) YUI
3 2 (7.14%) ODBC
4 1 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.71%) FlexPod
4 2 (7.14%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) Linux
3 14 (50.00%) UNIX
4 13 (46.43%) AIX
5 9 (32.14%) Solaris
6 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.14%) HPUX
7 2 (7.14%) SUSE
7 2 (7.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Web Development
3 5 (17.86%) MVC
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) DevOps
4 4 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.14%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.57%) Open Source
6 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.57%) User Stories
6 1 (3.57%) SIEM
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Release Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) Perl
3 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
4 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) PHP
5 2 (7.14%) VBScript
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) Jython
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) Lua
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) OCPJP
5 1 (3.57%) CEH
5 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Sun Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (14.29%) Puppet
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) HP
2 6 (21.43%) BMC
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 4 (14.29%) CA
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) IBM
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (3.57%) Sonus
6 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.57%) Brocade
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) EMC
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy