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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 128 132 129
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Sun 28 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 0.86% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate £425 £450 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +34.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £370 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £35.18 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -20.95%
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
1563 1503 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 40.98% 46.16% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 761 566
Average daily rate £380 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +15.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 101 74
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.40 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £49.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 24 £425 -5.55% 5
Manchester -21 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 22 (57.89%) Solaris
2 21 (55.26%) IBM
3 19 (50.00%) Linux
4 17 (44.74%) AIX
5 15 (39.47%) VMware
6 14 (36.84%) Unix
6 14 (36.84%) Windows
6 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (36.84%) Data Centre
7 13 (34.21%) Java
8 12 (31.58%) Migration
8 12 (31.58%) Clustering
9 11 (28.95%) Oracle
9 11 (28.95%) WebSphere
10 10 (26.32%) WebLogic
10 10 (26.32%) JBoss
10 10 (26.32%) HPUX
10 10 (26.32%) WAN
11 9 (23.68%) HP
11 9 (23.68%) Citrix
12 8 (21.05%) Sun Certification
12 8 (21.05%) Dell
12 8 (21.05%) Cisco
12 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
12 8 (21.05%) VCE vBlock
12 8 (21.05%) FlexPod
13 7 (18.42%) Finance
13 7 (18.42%) Service Management

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (28.95%) WebSphere
2 10 (26.32%) JBoss
2 10 (26.32%) WebLogic
3 5 (13.16%) Apache
4 4 (10.53%) CICS
4 4 (10.53%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (10.53%) iPlanet
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (5.26%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) WAN
2 6 (15.79%) SAN
3 4 (10.53%) HTTP
3 4 (10.53%) Internet
3 4 (10.53%) SSL
4 2 (5.26%) BIG-IP
4 2 (5.26%) DHCP
4 2 (5.26%) DNS
4 2 (5.26%) Firewall
4 2 (5.26%) LAN
4 2 (5.26%) NAS
4 2 (5.26%) SNMP
4 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) DB2
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) ClearCase
1 4 (10.53%) Introscope
1 4 (10.53%) Subversion
2 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.26%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Architect
2 10 (26.32%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (18.42%) IT Architect
3 7 (18.42%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) AIX Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) AIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Designer
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Architect
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) J2EE
2 6 (15.79%) EJB
3 5 (13.16%) Middleware
3 5 (13.16%) XML
4 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
4 4 (10.53%) JMS
4 4 (10.53%) JSP
4 4 (10.53%) Servlets
4 4 (10.53%) Struts
4 4 (10.53%) Web Services
4 4 (10.53%) WSDL
4 4 (10.53%) XSD
5 2 (5.26%) Swing
5 2 (5.26%) SWT
6 1 (2.63%) Apache Flex
6 1 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (2.63%) HTML5
6 1 (2.63%) LAMP
6 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 12 (31.58%) Clustering
3 8 (21.05%) FlexPod
3 8 (21.05%) VCE vBlock
4 4 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 4 (10.53%) PMI
5 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.89%) HACMP
6 2 (5.26%) IVR
7 1 (2.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Solaris
2 19 (50.00%) Linux
3 17 (44.74%) AIX
4 14 (36.84%) Unix
4 14 (36.84%) Windows
5 10 (26.32%) HPUX
6 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Migration
2 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Service Management
4 4 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) CMMI
4 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.53%) ITIL
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.53%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) RUP
4 4 (10.53%) SDLC
4 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.26%) BDD
5 2 (5.26%) Change Control
5 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.16%) Perl
3 4 (10.53%) Assembly Language
3 4 (10.53%) COBOL
3 4 (10.53%) Jython
3 4 (10.53%) Korn
3 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Sun Certification
2 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.53%) vSphere
5 3 (7.89%) GPFS
5 3 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (5.26%) XenApp
6 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) CA Wily
1 4 (10.53%) vRealize
2 3 (7.89%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (7.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) IBM
2 15 (39.47%) VMware
3 11 (28.95%) Oracle
4 9 (23.68%) Citrix
4 9 (23.68%) HP
5 8 (21.05%) Cisco
5 8 (21.05%) Dell
6 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
7 4 (10.53%) CA
7 4 (10.53%) Chordiant
8 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
8 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.26%) Sybase
9 1 (2.63%) ATG
9 1 (2.63%) hybris
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