The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 30 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.45% 0.44% 2.59%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 1.10% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.57% +17.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-20.05% +85.26%
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South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Vendors Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
113 91 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 50.45% 40.09% 36.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 41 25
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.50 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £28.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the Sheffield region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Sheffield region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Sun
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) AIX
1 7 (87.50%) HPUX
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) SAN
1 7 (87.50%) ITSM
1 7 (87.50%) Brocade
2 6 (75.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (62.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Change Management
4 4 (50.00%) Firmware
4 4 (50.00%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) HP StorageWorks
6 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (25.00%) NHS
7 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 1 (12.50%) SLA
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Storage Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) MI Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Report Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Procurement Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) HP StorageWorks
3 2 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) AIX
1 7 (87.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) ITSM
2 5 (62.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) Brocade
2 4 (50.00%) HP