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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 36 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 23 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.84% 2.76% 2.56%
As % of the Vendors category 5.93% 5.28% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £27.49
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.24%
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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
388 322 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.84% 52.36% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 168 106
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £182 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 12 (40.00%) Migration
2 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (26.67%) Documentum
3 7 (23.33%) ETL
3 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
3 7 (23.33%) FileNet
3 7 (23.33%) IBM InfoSphere
4 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) Oracle
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 5 (16.67%) Finance
5 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (13.33%) Pega
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco
6 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 4 (13.33%) Data Integration
6 4 (13.33%) Banking
6 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (13.33%) Windows
6 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.00%) Java
7 3 (10.00%) XML

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 8 (26.67%) Documentum
2 7 (23.33%) FileNet
3 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.67%) Lync
4 2 (6.67%) JBoss
4 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.33%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) CICS
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) Alfresco
5 1 (3.33%) Mule
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Eikon
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) FTP
3 2 (6.67%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) VLAN
4 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) IBM InfoSphere
2 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) QualityStage
4 2 (6.67%) DataStage
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) DB2
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.33%) Big Data
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) ERwin
2 2 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Consultant
2 7 (23.33%) AWS Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Data Modeller
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Transition Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Mainframe Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) AWS Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) XML
1 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) Spring
2 2 (6.67%) XMPP
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) JMS
2 2 (6.67%) JSP
2 2 (6.67%) Servlets
2 2 (6.67%) Struts
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Data Integration
3 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.33%) HACMP
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.33%) AS400
5 1 (3.33%) iSeries
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Solaris
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.67%) zOS
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
4 1 (3.33%) HPUX
4 1 (3.33%) OpenVMS
4 1 (3.33%) MVS
4 1 (3.33%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Migration
2 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (23.33%) ETL
3 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
4 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.00%) SOA
7 3 (10.00%) EAI
7 3 (10.00%) Data Management
7 3 (10.00%) Master Data Management
7 3 (10.00%) Inmon Methodology
7 3 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (6.67%) Change Data Capture
8 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Modelling
8 2 (6.67%) E-Discovery
8 2 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) COBOL
4 1 (3.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCITP
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Pega
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Talend
4 2 (6.67%) Reuters
4 2 (6.67%) Netezza
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.67%) Vitria
4 2 (6.67%) BEA
4 2 (6.67%) EMC
4 2 (6.67%) Informatica
4 2 (6.67%) Cognos
5 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.33%) Sybase
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Novell
5 1 (3.33%) Veritas
5 1 (3.33%) Hitachi