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 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 45 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing IBM 11 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.63% 0.32% 2.80%
As % of the Vendors category 3.86% 0.66% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
Average daily rate
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£650 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £30.95
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -26.68%
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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
285 303 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 42.22% 48.87% 48.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 170 116
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £9.55 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -5.40%

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 November 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 24 November 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 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) SOA
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) Banking
4 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
4 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Kindle
4 4 (14.81%) REST
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) VB
4 4 (14.81%) Solaris
4 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) SOAP
4 4 (14.81%) XML
4 4 (14.81%) XSD
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
4 4 (14.81%) EAI
4 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
4 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (14.81%) WSDL
4 4 (14.81%) SAN
4 4 (14.81%) UNIX
4 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) Lync
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 2 (7.41%) Maximo
1 2 (7.41%) Eikon
2 1 (3.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) LDAP
3 2 (7.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) DataStage
1 2 (7.41%) QualityStage
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Data Services
1 2 (7.41%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) PVCS
1 2 (7.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Programme Manager
2 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) Integration Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) ETL Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
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 2 (7.41%) XMPP
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Kindle
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Solaris
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) SOA
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
2 4 (14.81%) EAI
3 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) E-Discovery
4 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) ETL
5 1 (3.70%) CAD
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.70%) CAFM
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) VB
1 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) VBA
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
5 3 (11.11%) Symantec
5 3 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (7.41%) Trillium
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
6 2 (7.41%) BMC
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) Informatica
6 2 (7.41%) Ab Initio
6 2 (7.41%) Talend
6 2 (7.41%) Reuters
6 2 (7.41%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Siemens
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