Period
to 21 June 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 21 June 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 196 197
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Sun 17 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.29% 0.073% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.17% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 14
North West median daily rate £433 £409 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% -3.82% -12.01%
10th Percentile £381 £394 £353
90th Percentile £496 £419 £514
England median daily rate £435 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +8.75% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.25 £37.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year -59.33% -26.47% +104.00%

Sun is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,378 2,390 3,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.60% 43.58% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,398 1,383 1,937
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £225 £253
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 154 171
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.85 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +2.86%

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Sun as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in the North West

Sun
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in the North West

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in the North West over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in the North West

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun 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 6 months to 21 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire 0 15 £445 +9.88% 5
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Sun.

1 17 (100.00%) Solaris
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
1 17 (100.00%) EMC
1 17 (100.00%) SAN
1 17 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (94.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (94.12%) Red Hat
2 16 (94.12%) AIX
3 13 (76.47%) Unix
4 12 (70.59%) DNS
5 11 (64.71%) IBM
5 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
5 11 (64.71%) Hitachi
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 11 (64.71%) DMZ
5 11 (64.71%) Windows
5 11 (64.71%) Web Services
5 11 (64.71%) IIS
5 11 (64.71%) Windows NT
5 11 (64.71%) Windows 2000
5 11 (64.71%) VLAN
6 10 (58.82%) Firewall
6 10 (58.82%) SCCM
6 10 (58.82%) Palo Alto
6 10 (58.82%) Client/Server
6 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
7 5 (29.41%) NetApp
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (29.41%) HPUX

Sun
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 11 (64.71%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) SAN
2 12 (70.59%) DNS
3 11 (64.71%) DMZ
3 11 (64.71%) VLAN
4 10 (58.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
1 8 (47.06%) Technical Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
1 17 (100.00%) Solaris
2 16 (94.12%) AIX
2 16 (94.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (76.47%) Unix
4 11 (64.71%) Windows
4 11 (64.71%) Windows 2000
4 11 (64.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 11 (64.71%) Windows NT
5 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
6 5 (29.41%) HPUX
7 1 (5.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) MCSE
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) EMC
2 16 (94.12%) Red Hat
3 11 (64.71%) Hitachi
3 11 (64.71%) IBM
4 10 (58.82%) Palo Alto
5 5 (29.41%) NetApp
6 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 1 (5.88%) Bomgar
7 1 (5.88%) Capita
7 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
7 1 (5.88%) SAP
7 1 (5.88%) Veritas