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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 111 108 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.091% 0.054%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £390 £333
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +17.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.80 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.93% +32.59%
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
1294 1078 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.55% 49.20% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 509 353
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 73 129
Average hourly rate £22.43 £15.85 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.48% -40.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.40 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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
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 27 March 2015. 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
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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 - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 26 (89.66%) Oracle
2 15 (51.72%) Finance
3 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 14 (48.28%) Solaris
3 14 (48.28%) Infor
4 11 (37.93%) Java
4 11 (37.93%) Perl
5 10 (34.48%) Apache
5 10 (34.48%) Windows
5 10 (34.48%) IVR
6 9 (31.03%) Tomcat
6 9 (31.03%) WebLogic
6 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
7 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
9 5 (17.24%) UNIX
9 5 (17.24%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
11 2 (6.90%) VMware
11 2 (6.90%) Clustering
11 2 (6.90%) SUSE
11 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
11 2 (6.90%) Korn
11 2 (6.90%) QA
11 2 (6.90%) Wiki
11 2 (6.90%) HPUX
11 2 (6.90%) Veritas
11 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
11 2 (6.90%) EMC

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 10 (34.48%) Apache
2 9 (31.03%) Tomcat
2 9 (31.03%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Systems Support
2 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Platform Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Support Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Sun Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Sun Support
5 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) J2EE
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) IVR
2 2 (6.90%) Wiki
2 2 (6.90%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Solaris
2 10 (34.48%) Windows
3 5 (17.24%) UNIX
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) SUSE
4 2 (6.90%) HPUX
5 1 (3.45%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL
1 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
1 1 (3.45%) Scrum
1 1 (3.45%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
1 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
1 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
1 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
1 1 (3.45%) Time Management
1 1 (3.45%) Kanban
1 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
1 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (3.45%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) Perl
3 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.90%) Korn
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (6.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.45%) KVM
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Oracle
2 14 (48.28%) Infor
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) EMC
3 2 (6.90%) Veritas
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) HP