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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 44 36 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM 10 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.57% 3.00% 2.06%
As % of the Vendors category 3.25% 6.09% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Average daily rate
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£550 £416 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.13% +9.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £212 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £446 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -21.56%
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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
308 279 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.35% 49.29% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 133 96
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 23
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.78% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 7 (30.43%) ITIL
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Banking
5 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.04%) VB
5 3 (13.04%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
5 3 (13.04%) XML
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX
5 3 (13.04%) FTP
5 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Alfresco
3 1 (4.35%) Mule
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Documentum
3 1 (4.35%) CICS
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Eikon
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) FTP
2 3 (13.04%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) LDAP
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) VLAN
4 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (13.04%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) QualityStage
3 1 (4.35%) DataStage
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ERwin
1 1 (4.35%) PVCS
1 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Programme Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Modeller
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) JMS
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) JSP
2 2 (8.70%) Servlets
2 2 (8.70%) Struts
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 2 (8.70%) XMPP
3 1 (4.35%) JNI
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
1 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) HACMP
2 1 (4.35%) AS400
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) iSeries
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (17.39%) Solaris
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) zOS
5 1 (4.35%) Tru64
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (4.35%) HPUX
5 1 (4.35%) OpenVMS
5 1 (4.35%) MVS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
2 3 (13.04%) SOA
2 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
3 2 (8.70%) E-Discovery
3 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
3 2 (8.70%) OO
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) MVC
3 2 (8.70%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
2 3 (13.04%) VB
2 3 (13.04%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) JCL
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) COBOL
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) VCP4
2 1 (4.35%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) RACF
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.04%) Pega
5 2 (8.70%) BEA
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) EMC
5 2 (8.70%) Reuters
5 2 (8.70%) Vitria
6 1 (4.35%) Brocade
6 1 (4.35%) Netezza
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) Open Text
6 1 (4.35%) Sybase
6 1 (4.35%) Cognos
6 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) BMC
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