The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Sun Certification
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 129 -
Contract jobs citing Sun Certification 0 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.40% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 0
Median daily rate - £483 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £450 £463
% change year-on-year -20.83% -2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sun Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 402 594 474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.82% 19.75% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 330 289
Median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.44% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.85 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Sun Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun Certification in the West Midlands

Sun Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun Certification in the West Midlands

Sun Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun Certification in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sun Certification 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 Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
2 2 (66.67%) Java EE
2 2 (66.67%) Refactoring
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) JPA
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server

Sun Certification
Co-occurring 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 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) Java EE
2 2 (66.67%) JPA
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
3 1 (33.33%) AWT
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) Struts
3 1 (33.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Refactoring
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source Development
3 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Sun