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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 60 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs citing Sun 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.53% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 1.04% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year -5.40% -1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -80.39% +183.33%  

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 266 383 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 43.39% 51.07% 47.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 236 254
Median daily rate £388 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +7.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £12.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £7.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.90 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Sun as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 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 23 April 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya