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 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 157 139
Rank change year-on-year +20 -18  
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.35% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £405 £425 £492
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% -13.53%  
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 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 1324 1732 1708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.99% 45.28% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 1017 846
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 58 116
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +16.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.00 £42.50
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 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 - 2 £405 -
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (25.00%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Business Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (25.00%) OCPJP
3 1 (25.00%) OCMJD
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Java SE
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus

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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Infor SunSystems
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Business Change Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Business Change Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Business Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Change Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Project Change Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) EJB
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) Java SE
1 1 (25.00%) JMS
1 1 (25.00%) JSP
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Servlets
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Struts
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Business Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) RAD
2 1 (25.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) OCMJD
2 1 (25.00%) OCPJP
2 1 (25.00%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (25.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) SAP