The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 66 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.12% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.63% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£280 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £381 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.26% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £32.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-12.61% +38.52%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
389 320 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.27% 52.72% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 168 112
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 20
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.05 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the Birmingham region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Sun also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sun.

1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Veritas
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) HPUX
3 2 (40.00%) SUSE
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (40.00%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (40.00%) Wiki
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Korn
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Junos
4 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (20.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 1 (20.00%) KVM
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) CCSA

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Sun also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sun. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Extranet
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Junos
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Wiki
1 2 (40.00%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Solaris
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) HPUX
2 2 (40.00%) SUSE
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
1 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (20.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
1 1 (20.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (40.00%) Korn
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CCSA
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (20.00%) KVM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) EMC
1 2 (40.00%) Veritas
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper