Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 196 199
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 +23
Contract jobs citing Sun 10 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.12% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.29% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 15
North West median daily rate £435 £381 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.10% -1.61% -13.89%
10th Percentile £353 £208 £353
90th Percentile £481 £500 £503
England median daily rate £474 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +26.40% -2.60% -14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £15.32 - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -56.00% +4.17% +89.47%

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 2,622 2,415 2,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.55% 42.49% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,592 1,474 1,787
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 141 121
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £16.19 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.72% -17.50% +15.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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 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 11 December 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 -20 5 £474 +2.49%
Manchester -16 3 £363 +41.46% 3
Cumbria - 1 £425 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 1
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Solaris
2 6 (60.00%) SAN
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Hitachi
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 5 (50.00%) DMZ
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) EMC
3 5 (50.00%) AIX
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 5 (50.00%) Windows NT
3 5 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 5 (50.00%) IIS
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) VLAN
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (20.00%) Finance

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 5 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) DMZ
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Solaris
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) AIX
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 5 (50.00%) Windows NT
4 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) SUSE
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (20.00%) Escalation Management
1 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Android Development
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) EMC
1 5 (50.00%) Hitachi
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
1 5 (50.00%) Palo Alto
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) StorageTek