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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 45 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 16 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.14% 2.27% 1.64%
As % of the Vendors category 4.18% 4.53% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 5
Average daily rate
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£625 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £354 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £505 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+77.21% -36.29%
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
383 331 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.13% 50.15% 45.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 186 149
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 16
Average hourly rate £18.25 £11.15 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.67% -36.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £29.40 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) SAP
5 4 (14.81%) SOAP
5 4 (14.81%) XML
5 4 (14.81%) XSD
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
5 4 (14.81%) Cognos
5 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
5 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
5 4 (14.81%) EAI
5 4 (14.81%) SOA
5 4 (14.81%) WSDL
5 4 (14.81%) JD Edwards
5 4 (14.81%) Agresso
5 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
5 4 (14.81%) Middleware
5 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
5 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (14.81%) Data Management
5 4 (14.81%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (14.81%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) Kindle
5 4 (14.81%) REST
5 4 (14.81%) Analytics
6 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) CATIA
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Agresso
1 4 (14.81%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (14.81%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (7.41%) Maximo
2 2 (7.41%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (3.70%) Teamcenter
3 1 (3.70%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) DataStage
2 2 (7.41%) QualityStage
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.41%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (7.41%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.70%) PVCS
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Integration Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Programme Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) ETL Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (3.70%) IT Programme Manager
6 1 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) SOAP
1 4 (14.81%) XML
1 4 (14.81%) XSD
1 4 (14.81%) WSDL
1 4 (14.81%) Middleware
1 4 (14.81%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
1 4 (14.81%) Kindle
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (7.41%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) zOS
3 1 (3.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) EAI
1 4 (14.81%) SOA
1 4 (14.81%) Data Management
1 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
1 4 (14.81%) Analytics
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.41%) ETL
3 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) CAD
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
4 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.41%) VB
2 2 (7.41%) VBA
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) SAP
4 4 (14.81%) Cognos
4 4 (14.81%) JD Edwards
4 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
5 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.41%) Talend
6 2 (7.41%) Symantec
6 2 (7.41%) Ab Initio
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) Informatica
6 2 (7.41%) Trillium
6 2 (7.41%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) BMC
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Siemens