The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.67% - -
As % of the Vendors category 1.41% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £445 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £35.18 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+44.98% -20.05%
Sun
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
71 82 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 47.33% 61.65% 59.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 29
Average daily rate £525 £380 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.15% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £440 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +32.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sun across the Midlands region.

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sun across the Midlands region.

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Sun
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Software Packaging
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas File System
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (100.00%) Opsware
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas File System
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Opsware
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) VMware