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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 47 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.27% 0.33% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 3.16% 0.65% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£360 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
- -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+48.10% +5.55%
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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
253 308 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.22% 51.42% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 158 95
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.70 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 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 9 (75.00%) Solaris
2 6 (50.00%) Perl
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) UNIX
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Apache
3 5 (41.67%) IVR
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (33.33%) Clustering
4 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (25.00%) HPUX
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) EMC
5 3 (25.00%) SAN
5 3 (25.00%) Veritas
5 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (25.00%) SUSE
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Korn
5 3 (25.00%) Wiki
5 3 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (25.00%) Symmetrix DMX

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (41.67%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Extranet
2 1 (8.33%) OSPF
2 1 (8.33%) BGP
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) Junos
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) IVR
2 4 (33.33%) Clustering
3 3 (25.00%) Wiki
3 3 (25.00%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Solaris
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) SUSE
4 3 (25.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (8.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 1 (8.33%) People Management
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Perl
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (25.00%) Korn
5 1 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCSA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) EMC
2 3 (25.00%) Veritas
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco