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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 47 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 12 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.63% 2.07% 2.23%
As % of the Vendors category 3.49% 4.05% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Average daily rate
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£408 £625 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.80% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £425 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £715 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.73
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +61.06%
IBM
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
344 395 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.68% 51.10% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 212 190
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £11.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +69.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 10 (30.30%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (24.24%) FileNet
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) Documentum
4 6 (18.18%) Windows
4 6 (18.18%) Finance
4 6 (18.18%) SAN
4 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
4 6 (18.18%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.15%) VMware
5 5 (15.15%) NetBackup
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.15%) ITIL
5 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
5 5 (15.15%) ETL
5 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.12%) SOA
6 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.12%) UNIX
6 4 (12.12%) Solaris
6 4 (12.12%) Linux
6 4 (12.12%) Java
6 4 (12.12%) VB
6 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
6 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (24.24%) FileNet
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.06%) DataStage
4 1 (3.03%) QualityStage
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) ERwin
1 2 (6.06%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Architect
3 6 (18.18%) AWS Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Integration Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Applications Architect
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.06%) FileNet Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Data Modeller
7 1 (3.03%) Field Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) SOAP
1 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) Flash
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.06%) DataPower
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) EPoS
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX
3 4 (12.12%) Solaris
3 4 (12.12%) Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
3 5 (15.15%) ETL
4 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.12%) SOA
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
4 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.09%) Master Data Management
5 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 3 (9.09%) Information Management
5 3 (9.09%) Data Management
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Java
1 4 (12.12%) VB
1 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
1 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) PMP
1 3 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) Cognos
5 2 (6.06%) Symantec
5 2 (6.06%) Netezza
5 2 (6.06%) Talend
6 1 (3.03%) DataFlux
6 1 (3.03%) Pega
6 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.03%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Informatica