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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 60 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.24% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.27% 0.50% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £360 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £386 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.91% -0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £18.00 £32.90
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -45.28%
Sun
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
393 402 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 50.97% 48.55% 52.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 265 168
Average daily rate £370 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 14
Average hourly rate £11.80 £22.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.36% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £28.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram 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 May 2016, 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%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (40.00%) CISA
4 2 (40.00%) CISM
4 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (40.00%) Security Management
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) Smartcard
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) CISSP
4 2 (40.00%) Avaya
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) MS Project
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (40.00%) ArcSight
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (40.00%) SABSA
4 2 (40.00%) Qualys

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (40.00%) MS Project
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
2 1 (20.00%) German Language
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (40.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Business Development
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (40.00%) SABSA
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) CISA
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (40.00%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (40.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) ISO27005
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
1 1 (20.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (40.00%) Avaya
2 2 (40.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Qualys
2 2 (40.00%) Tripwire
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy