The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 56 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Sun 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.56% 0.81% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.17% 1.63% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £350 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £20.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+68.62% -25.23%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
341 306 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.49% 49.43% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 151 137
Average daily rate £320 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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West Midlands

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 1 August 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Incident Management
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Solaris
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Apache
3 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
3 4 (57.14%) SSL
3 4 (57.14%) CA
3 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
3 4 (57.14%) CA SiteMinder
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 4 (57.14%) SUSE
3 4 (57.14%) Wealth Management
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Private Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Web Development
3 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) CCSA
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Junos

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
1 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LDAP
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Junos
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Extranet
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Private Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Solaris
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) SUSE
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Incident Management
2 4 (57.14%) Change Management
2 4 (57.14%) Wealth Management
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Tcl
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCSA
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
2 1 (14.29%) Capita
2 1 (14.29%) Siemens
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) Business Objects