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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun
England / North West
Rank 127 137 131
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6  
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.092% 1.20% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £368 £386
% change year-on-year -3.56% -4.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -80.95% +34.61%  

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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1083 1663 1652
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.21% 43.34% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 914 801
Median daily rate £394 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 108 87
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +10.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.33 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Merseyside - 1 £413 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Sun.

1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) EJB
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Swing
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) SWT
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java

Sun
Top Related 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 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (50.00%) GlassFish
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse RCP
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) EJB
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Swing
1 1 (50.00%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase