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 25 August 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 144 159 118
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -41
Contract jobs citing Sun 12 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.17% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.39% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.24% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £7.19 £38.11
% change year-on-year
+400.69% -81.13%
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
1587 1808 1431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.38% 43.06% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 1025 748
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 101 100
Median hourly rate £20.73 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.93% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +1 8 £425 +21.42%
Merseyside - 3 £425 - 1
Cheshire +6 1 - - 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) Solaris
2 7 (43.75%) AIX
2 7 (43.75%) Unix
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) IBM
3 6 (37.50%) SAN
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) DNS
5 4 (25.00%) Clustering
5 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
5 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (18.75%) GPFS
6 3 (18.75%) Service Management
6 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (18.75%) Firewall
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (18.75%) HACMP
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP

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 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 5 (31.25%) DHCP
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) SMTP
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 2 (12.50%) SNMP
5 2 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) DMZ
6 1 (6.25%) NAS
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.25%) SQLPlus
2 1 (6.25%) TKPROF
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) AIX Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Sun Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Sun Support
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) HACMP
3 2 (12.50%) IVR
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Solaris
2 7 (43.75%) AIX
2 7 (43.75%) Unix
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Build Automation
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Server Building
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bourne shell
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) GPFS
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas File System
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
3 1 (6.25%) Legato
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (6.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Lotus
6 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas
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