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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 68 59 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing Sun 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.37% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 1.18% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£280 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 - £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 - £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +27.50%
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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
386 338 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.01% 52.00% 48.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 187 90
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £168 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 12
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £20.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -42.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £10.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.53 £106.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) SUSE
3 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) CCSA
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) HPUX
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) JSP
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) VPN

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Junos
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Wiki
1 1 (20.00%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) SUSE
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (20.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCSA
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (20.00%) KVM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) EMC
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (20.00%) VMware