The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 103 76 95
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Contract jobs citing Sun 12 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 1.57% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.00% 3.36% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1205 922 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.53% 46.73% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 403 473
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 70 80
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £28.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Sun
England

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 28 July 2014. 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 6 - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 9 (60.00%) Solaris
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 7 (46.67%) WebLogic
2 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
3 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) Apache
5 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
5 4 (26.67%) LDAP
5 4 (26.67%) SSL
5 4 (26.67%) IBM
5 4 (26.67%) CA
5 4 (26.67%) NetApp
5 4 (26.67%) SUSE
5 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 4 (26.67%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Private Banking
5 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
5 4 (26.67%) Wealth Management
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (20.00%) Data Guard

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (46.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (26.67%) Apache
2 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LDAP
1 4 (26.67%) SSL
2 3 (20.00%) Broadband
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) Junos
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) Extranet
4 1 (6.67%) OSPF
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) DBA
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Support Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Manager
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Support
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) LPAR
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Solaris
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
4 4 (26.67%) SUSE
5 3 (20.00%) AIX
6 1 (6.67%) HPUX
6 1 (6.67%) Windows
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (26.67%) Web Development
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Wealth Management
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
4 1 (6.67%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Tcl
3 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
1 1 (6.67%) CCSA
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (20.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) CA
2 4 (26.67%) NetApp
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Siemens
4 1 (6.67%) Veritas
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.67%) Capita