The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 April 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.

Sun Certification
England / North West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 156 157
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1  
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.036% 0.13% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.59% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £425 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £366 £458
% change year-on-year +7.84% -20.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sun Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 529 844 820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 19.02% 21.18% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 437 364
Median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 43 86
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +2.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £70.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Sun Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun Certification in the North West

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun Certification in the North West

Sun Certification
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 Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 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
Lancashire - 1 - -
Sun Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification 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 Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (100.00%) EJB
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Servlets
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) RAD
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (100.00%) OCPJP
1 1 (100.00%) OCMJD
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Java SE
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE

Sun Certification
Co-occurring 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 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) EJB
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE
1 1 (100.00%) Java SE
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Servlets
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreaded Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) RAD
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) OCMJD
1 1 (100.00%) OCPJP
1 1 (100.00%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Sun