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 3 months to 29 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.

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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 136 110
Rank change year-on-year +24 -26  
Contract jobs citing Sun 8 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 0.41% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +33.92%  
10th Percentile £363 £248 £216
90th Percentile £546 £448 £376
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +113.51% +5.71%  

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 the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 931 1447 1106
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.19% 48.27% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 1370 1178
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
10th Percentile £213 £210 £149
90th Percentile £575 £525 £511
England median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 81 148
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -23.52%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.41 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.20 £23.25 £31.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Herefordshire - 4 £375 - 1
Birmingham +14 3 £544 +47.95% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
Sun
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 8 (80.00%) Solaris
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) HPUX
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (40.00%) LDAP
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (40.00%) Samba
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) XSLT
5 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture

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 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Principal Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Server Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) XML
1 2 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) AWT
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) JSP
2 1 (10.00%) Servlets
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Struts
2 1 (10.00%) Swing
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
1 1 (10.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Solaris
2 5 (50.00%) HPUX
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) BPR
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) OOD
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Samba
2 1 (10.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
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