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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun
Rank 137 112 114
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs citing Sun 5 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.25% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.57% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £425 £200 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -52.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -56.36%
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
1485 1061 1197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.13% 44.21% 49.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 563 555
Median daily rate £400 £354 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.91% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 81 86
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.93 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £30.00 £34.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Sun as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 3 £325 +62.50%
Coventry - 1 £475 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sun also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Sun.

1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 4 (25.00%) Spring
5 4 (25.00%) Maven
5 4 (25.00%) J2EE
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) JUnit
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Sun Certification
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (18.75%) Avaya
6 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 3 (18.75%) NetApp
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) Solaris
6 3 (18.75%) Linux

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) iPlanet
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JUnit
1 4 (25.00%) Maven
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Front Office
2 1 (6.25%) German Language
2 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
1 4 (25.00%) J2EE Developer
1 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 4 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Manager
3 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Unix Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Sun Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (25.00%) J2EE
1 4 (25.00%) Spring
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) JSP
2 2 (12.50%) RESTful
2 2 (12.50%) Servlets
2 2 (12.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (12.50%) Smartcard
4 1 (6.25%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Solaris
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
3 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Business Development
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (12.50%) E-business
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 2 (12.50%) SABSA
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Security Management
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) Sun Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CISA
3 2 (12.50%) CISM
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (12.50%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) ISO27005
2 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) NFS
1 2 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (12.50%) Simpana
2 1 (6.25%) Control-M
2 1 (6.25%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Avaya
3 3 (18.75%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) ArcSight
4 2 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) CommVault
4 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
4 2 (12.50%) Netezza
4 2 (12.50%) Qualys
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) Tripwire
4 2 (12.50%) Veritas
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (6.25%) ForgeRock
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy