Period
to 26 July 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sun over the 6 months to 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Sun
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 92 89
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Sun 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.45% 0.52% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 1.03% 1.02% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Birmingham median daily rate £481 £343 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.51% +22.32% -
10th Percentile £413 £240 £216
90th Percentile £548 £388 £376
West Midlands median daily rate £386 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +18.85% -7.14% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50

Sun is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 580 781 722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 43.97% 50.78% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 494 423
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £384 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +6.60% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £225
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 39
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.48 £11.80 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -21.33% +22.45%
10th Percentile £10.63 £9.48 £10.53
90th Percentile £25.88 £24.90 £27.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.99 £13.87 £16.50
% change year-on-year +22.49% -15.94% +3.13%

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Sun as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in Birmingham

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sun in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in Birmingham

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in Birmingham over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in Birmingham

Sun
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Sun.

1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Solaris
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) LDAP
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Veeam
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) WordPress
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
2 2 (33.33%) Sophos
2 2 (33.33%) SAN

Sun
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (33.33%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LDAP
2 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Server Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
1 2 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSA
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Sophos
2 2 (33.33%) Veeam
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper