The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 47 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing IBM 13 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.81% 2.91% 0.91%
As % of the Vendors category 3.81% 5.88% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £343 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £516 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -28.57%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
341 306 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.49% 49.43% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 151 137
Average daily rate £320 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
IBM
West Midlands

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 1 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 1 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 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 6 (26.09%) SAP
3 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
4 5 (21.74%) Data Management
4 5 (21.74%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (21.74%) Cognos Controller
4 5 (21.74%) Analytics
4 5 (21.74%) JD Edwards
4 5 (21.74%) Agresso
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
4 5 (21.74%) XML
4 5 (21.74%) Cognos
5 4 (17.39%) EAI
5 4 (17.39%) SOA
5 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
5 4 (17.39%) WSDL
5 4 (17.39%) XSD
5 4 (17.39%) SOAP
5 4 (17.39%) TIBCO
5 4 (17.39%) Middleware
5 4 (17.39%) REST
5 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Kindle
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Linux
7 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
7 2 (8.70%) HP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Cognos TM1
1 5 (21.74%) Cognos Controller
1 5 (21.74%) Agresso
2 2 (8.70%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (8.70%) Maximo
3 1 (4.35%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) NAS
2 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) DataStage
2 2 (8.70%) QualityStage
2 2 (8.70%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (8.70%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Integration Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Financial Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) ETL Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) IT Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SAN Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Project Leader
6 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) WSDL
2 4 (17.39%) XSD
2 4 (17.39%) SOAP
2 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 4 (17.39%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (4.35%) XML Schema
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Kindle
3 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) AS400
4 1 (4.35%) CMDB
4 1 (4.35%) LPAR
4 1 (4.35%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) HPUX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
2 1 (4.35%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) zOS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Data Management
1 5 (21.74%) Analytics
2 4 (17.39%) EAI
2 4 (17.39%) SOA
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) ETL
3 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) CAFM
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
2 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (4.35%) SRDF
1 1 (4.35%) NFS
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) SAP
3 5 (21.74%) JD Edwards
3 5 (21.74%) Cognos
4 4 (17.39%) TIBCO
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) CA
6 2 (8.70%) Informatica
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) Trillium
6 2 (8.70%) Talend
6 2 (8.70%) Ab Initio
7 1 (4.35%) Veritas
7 1 (4.35%) BMC
7 1 (4.35%) EMC