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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 29 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 30 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.96% 1.59% 1.37%
As % of the Vendors category 9.35% 3.23% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 4
Median daily rate £425 £378 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +25.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £378
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%

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
321 310 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 53.06% 49.36% 42.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 158 126
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 19
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.73 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for IBM.

1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) Java
3 13 (23.64%) DB2
3 13 (23.64%) ITIL
3 13 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (21.82%) Oracle
4 12 (21.82%) HP
5 11 (20.00%) SAN
6 10 (18.18%) Finance
6 10 (18.18%) Retail
6 10 (18.18%) Web Services
6 10 (18.18%) JMS
6 10 (18.18%) WebSphere
7 9 (16.36%) Linux
7 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
7 9 (16.36%) SLA
8 8 (14.55%) Back Office
8 8 (14.55%) Log4j
8 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (14.55%) TDD
8 8 (14.55%) Workflow
8 8 (14.55%) EMC
8 8 (14.55%) Misys
8 8 (14.55%) WebLogic Portal
8 8 (14.55%) HTML
8 8 (14.55%) WebLogic
8 8 (14.55%) SAP
8 8 (14.55%) CSS
8 8 (14.55%) JSP
8 8 (14.55%) JBoss

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.55%) JBoss
2 8 (14.55%) Tomcat
2 8 (14.55%) WebLogic
2 8 (14.55%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.82%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) SAN
2 7 (12.73%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) DB2
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.09%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (3.64%) DataStage
5 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.82%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) Informix
5 1 (1.82%) QualityStage
5 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Log4j
2 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Ranorex
2 1 (1.82%) Selenium
2 1 (1.82%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) VersionOne
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
1 10 (18.18%) Retail
2 8 (14.55%) Back Office
3 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.27%) Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Electronics
5 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Architect
1 19 (34.55%) Consultant
2 11 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 9 (16.36%) Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Administrator
6 4 (7.27%) Data Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Data Quality Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) SAN Administrator
6 4 (7.27%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) SAP Data Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) SAP Technical Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Security Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Automation Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Storage Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) JMS
1 10 (18.18%) Web Services
2 8 (14.55%) CSS
2 8 (14.55%) HTML
2 8 (14.55%) Java EE
2 8 (14.55%) JSP
2 8 (14.55%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) JRules
3 2 (3.64%) SOAP
4 1 (1.82%) .NET
4 1 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) CLARiiON
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) HP Storage
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Unix
4 4 (7.27%) HPUX
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.55%) TDD
2 8 (14.55%) Web Development
2 8 (14.55%) Workflow
3 7 (12.73%) Change Management
3 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
3 7 (12.73%) Migration
3 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
4 6 (10.91%) Process Management
5 5 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 5 (9.09%) Escalation Management
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (7.27%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (7.27%) Information Governance
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.27%) Presales
6 4 (7.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) C
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) A+ Certification
1 3 (5.45%) CCNA
1 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.45%) RHCE
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) SLA
2 4 (7.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) Basel II
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) VMware ESX
2 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.82%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) QRadar
2 1 (1.82%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) HP
1 12 (21.82%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) EMC
2 8 (14.55%) Misys
2 8 (14.55%) SAP
3 7 (12.73%) Dell
3 7 (12.73%) NetApp
3 7 (12.73%) VMware
4 6 (10.91%) Brocade
5 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.27%) 3PAR
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco
7 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.64%) Blue Prism
8 2 (3.64%) Cognos
8 2 (3.64%) ILOG
8 2 (3.64%) Pega
9 1 (1.82%) CA
9 1 (1.82%) Citrix
9 1 (1.82%) Veritas