The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 June 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 97 91
Contract jobs citing Sun 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.53% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £419 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -2.25% -3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +113.51% +54.16%  

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 Manchester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 634 760 687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 45.58% 41.78% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 423 360
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £212 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 36
Median hourly rate £13.60 £13.25 £17.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.60% -22.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.40 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Manchester

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Manchester