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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 105 107 93
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Sun 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.13% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.27% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £570 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +62.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £39.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-5.70% +68.00%
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
1172 1096 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.20% 48.80% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 516 340
Average daily rate £354 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 62 108
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £71.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 2 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 -4 2 £360 - 2
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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 25 (78.13%) Oracle
2 16 (50.00%) Finance
3 15 (46.88%) Solaris
4 14 (43.75%) Infor
5 13 (40.63%) Windows
5 13 (40.63%) SQL
6 11 (34.38%) Perl
6 11 (34.38%) Apache
7 10 (31.25%) Java
7 10 (31.25%) IVR
8 9 (28.13%) Tomcat
8 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
8 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
9 7 (21.88%) Linux
9 7 (21.88%) UNIX
9 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
11 5 (15.63%) VMware
11 5 (15.63%) Banking
12 4 (12.50%) HPUX
13 3 (9.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (9.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (9.38%) Symmetrix DMX
13 3 (9.38%) EMC
13 3 (9.38%) SAN
13 3 (9.38%) Veritas
13 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
13 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
13 3 (9.38%) Clustering

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 11 (34.38%) Apache
2 9 (28.13%) Tomcat
2 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Systems Support
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Support Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Sun Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Sun Support
6 1 (3.13%) Incident Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) IVR
2 3 (9.38%) Wiki
2 3 (9.38%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Solaris
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 7 (21.88%) UNIX
3 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 4 (12.50%) HPUX
5 3 (9.38%) SUSE
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.13%) ITIL
1 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
1 1 (3.13%) Migration
1 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
1 1 (3.13%) Time Management
1 1 (3.13%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 11 (34.38%) Perl
3 10 (31.25%) Java
4 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.38%) Korn
6 2 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (9.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) KVM
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Oracle
2 14 (43.75%) Infor
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) EMC
4 3 (9.38%) Veritas
5 2 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
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