The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 56 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Sun 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.33% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.31% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.90 £23.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+38.52% +10.46%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
319 231 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 52.38% 45.21% 45.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 109 132
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.80 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Sun
West Midlands

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 17 April 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 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) SDH
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Megaco
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Capita
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (33.33%) Zimbra
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) SDH
1 1 (33.33%) DSL
1 1 (33.33%) Megaco
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) BMC
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) Siemens
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) Capita