Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 201 169
Rank change year-on-year +38 -32 -22
Contract jobs citing Sun 15 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 0
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - -
England median daily rate £383 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -1.29% -13.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £19.00
England median hourly rate £39.50 £33.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +17.91% +97.06% -49.59%

Sun is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2152 2906 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.44% 46.98% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1580 1083
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 92 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.82 £14.50 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.10% -8.37% -0.16%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.29 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.38 £24.98 £33.28
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

Sun
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Sun as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Sun in the West Midlands

Sun
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sun in the West Midlands

Sun
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sun in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sun in the West Midlands

Sun
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sun 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 7 £293 -10.00%
Herefordshire - 5 £375 -
Coventry +19 2 - - 1
Shropshire +14 1 £463 - 1
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Sun.

1 11 (73.33%) Solaris
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Unix
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 5 (33.33%) Samba
4 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
4 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (33.33%) HPUX
4 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 5 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (33.33%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (26.67%) SAN
5 4 (26.67%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (20.00%) LDAP
6 3 (20.00%) Veritas
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) SAP
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) MCSE

Sun
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 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) LDAP
3 2 (13.33%) VSAN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Server Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
1 2 (13.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Solaris
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Unix
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) HPUX
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (13.33%) VMS
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Perl
1 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (13.33%) Korn
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Samba
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) NFS
2 2 (13.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
1 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Veritas
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) NetApp
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Sophos
3 2 (13.33%) Veeam
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper