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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 67 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.62% 0.41% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 0.87% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £368 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.88% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%
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
441 343 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 54.58% 47.25% 50.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 216 177
Median daily rate £375 £340 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 20
Median hourly rate £11.80 £21.50 £11.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.11% +87.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.93 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £30.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 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 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Sun.

1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Avaya
3 3 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (33.33%) Smartcard
4 2 (33.33%) CISA
4 2 (33.33%) CISM
4 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (33.33%) Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) MS Project
4 2 (33.33%) ArcSight
4 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (33.33%) SABSA
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (33.33%) Barracuda Networks

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) German Language
2 1 (16.67%) Spanish Language
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Security Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Voice Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (33.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Business Development
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) SABSA
3 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Security Management
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) CISA
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (33.33%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) ISO27005
2 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Control-M
1 1 (16.67%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 2 (33.33%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Qualys
3 2 (33.33%) Tripwire
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy