The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 the International Business Machines Corporation.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 43 48 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM 23 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.91% 2.74% 1.52%
As % of the Vendors category 5.74% 5.71% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 6
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £400 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £545 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £37.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.55% +35.45%
IBM
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
401 385 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 50.76% 47.89% 51.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 255 186
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 14
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £12.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £30.00 £27.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Birmingham region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 IBM.

1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 11 (33.33%) Java
2 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle
3 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
3 10 (30.30%) DB2
4 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
5 8 (24.24%) Finance
5 8 (24.24%) VMware
5 8 (24.24%) WebLogic
5 8 (24.24%) HTML
5 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
6 7 (21.21%) JBoss
6 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
6 7 (21.21%) JMS
6 7 (21.21%) CSS
6 7 (21.21%) JSP
6 7 (21.21%) Web Services
6 7 (21.21%) XML
6 7 (21.21%) Citrix
6 7 (21.21%) Firewall
6 7 (21.21%) Banking
7 6 (18.18%) Cisco
7 6 (18.18%) ITIL
7 6 (18.18%) IIS
7 6 (18.18%) Windows
8 5 (15.15%) Linux
8 5 (15.15%) DNS
8 5 (15.15%) Misys

IBM
Top Related 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 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 8 (24.24%) WebLogic
3 7 (21.21%) JBoss
3 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
4 6 (18.18%) IIS
5 5 (15.15%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (3.03%) CMS
7 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.03%) IBM Domino
7 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
7 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
7 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
7 1 (3.03%) Mule
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Maximo
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) SSL
4 3 (9.09%) Internet
4 3 (9.09%) LAN
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
4 3 (9.09%) Wireless
5 2 (6.06%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) DB2
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Log4j
2 1 (3.03%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 5 (15.15%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Consultant
1 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Migration Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Server Support
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) HTML
2 7 (21.21%) CSS
2 7 (21.21%) JMS
2 7 (21.21%) JSP
2 7 (21.21%) Web Services
2 7 (21.21%) XML
3 5 (15.15%) Java EE
4 2 (6.06%) Middleware
4 2 (6.06%) Servlets
4 2 (6.06%) Spring
4 2 (6.06%) Struts
5 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.06%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.03%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.03%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) AIX
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) TDD
2 5 (15.15%) Web Development
3 4 (12.12%) SDLC
4 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.09%) Line Management
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.09%) Presales
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Server Building
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.06%) Business Development
5 2 (6.06%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.06%) Security Management
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 11 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
1 4 (12.12%) LPIC
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) CISA
2 2 (6.06%) CISM
2 2 (6.06%) CISSP
2 2 (6.06%) IISP
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.06%) ISO27005
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) Firmware
4 1 (3.03%) KVM
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
1 5 (15.15%) SCOM
2 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.12%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) Misys
6 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.09%) Dell
7 3 (9.09%) NetApp
8 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
8 2 (6.06%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (6.06%) BEA
8 2 (6.06%) HP
8 2 (6.06%) Intel Security
8 2 (6.06%) Pega
8 2 (6.06%) Qualys
8 2 (6.06%) Sun
8 2 (6.06%) Sybase
8 2 (6.06%) Tripwire
8 2 (6.06%) Vitria
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