The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 125 118 112
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Sun 11 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.51% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £386 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.91% -0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £18.00 £32.90
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -45.28%
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 West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1413 1383 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.84% 50.77% 49.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 780 561
Average daily rate £380 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 88 83
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.25 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £37.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Sun
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sun Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Sun
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sun across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Sun Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Sun
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sun Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Sun
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 5 £360 +5.88%
Coventry - 5 £325 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 11 (78.57%) Oracle
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Spring
3 7 (50.00%) Maven
3 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) JUnit
3 7 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) Sun Certification
3 7 (50.00%) J2EE
3 7 (50.00%) Validation
3 7 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) JSP
4 5 (35.71%) Servlets
4 5 (35.71%) Struts
4 5 (35.71%) Eclipse
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) jQuery
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Unix
7 2 (14.29%) Windows

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JUnit
1 7 (50.00%) Maven
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) Eclipse
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Front Office
2 1 (7.14%) German Language
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
1 7 (50.00%) J2EE Developer
1 7 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 7 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 7 (50.00%) J2EE
1 7 (50.00%) Spring
2 5 (35.71%) jQuery
2 5 (35.71%) JSP
2 5 (35.71%) Servlets
2 5 (35.71%) Struts
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 2 (14.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Validation
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (14.29%) Business Development
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) E-business
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 2 (14.29%) SABSA
5 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Korn
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 7 (50.00%) Sun Certification
3 2 (14.29%) CISA
3 2 (14.29%) CISM
3 2 (14.29%) CISSP
3 2 (14.29%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (14.29%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
2 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) ISO27005
2 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) NFS
1 2 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (14.29%) Simpana
2 1 (7.14%) Control-M
2 1 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) ArcSight
3 2 (14.29%) Avaya
3 2 (14.29%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) CommVault
3 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) Netezza
3 2 (14.29%) Qualys
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) Tripwire
3 2 (14.29%) Veritas
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy