The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Sun
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 0.40% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £366 £385
% change year-on-year -3.07% -4.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £51.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.67% +32.69%  

Sun is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 103 146 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 41.20% 58.17% 53.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 117 60
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £15.09 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +26.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool citing Sun as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in Liverpool

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sun in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Liverpool

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Sun.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Server Building
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Server Building
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle