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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 56 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Sun 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.93% 0.31% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.91% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£344 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £23.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+71.56% +4.26%
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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
367 310 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.80% 47.84% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 190 125
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.30 £24.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 11 (84.62%) Solaris
2 9 (69.23%) Apache
2 9 (69.23%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) WebLogic
3 8 (61.54%) Tomcat
4 7 (53.85%) Linux
5 6 (46.15%) Perl
5 6 (46.15%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 6 (46.15%) Banking
5 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) SUSE
6 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
6 5 (38.46%) IVR
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle
6 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
7 4 (30.77%) CA SiteMinder
7 4 (30.77%) Change Management
7 4 (30.77%) LDAP
7 4 (30.77%) CA
7 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 4 (30.77%) SSL
7 4 (30.77%) Private Banking
7 4 (30.77%) Web Development
7 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
7 4 (30.77%) Wealth Management
7 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (69.23%) Apache
2 8 (61.54%) Tomcat
2 8 (61.54%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SSL
1 4 (30.77%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Extranet
2 1 (7.69%) OSPF
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) IVR
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Wiki
3 1 (7.69%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Solaris
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) SUSE
5 3 (23.08%) UNIX
6 1 (7.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
2 4 (30.77%) Web Development
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) Wealth Management
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
3 1 (7.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) Korn
5 1 (7.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCSA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) Veritas
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 3 days ago