The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 37 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.10% 1.07% 1.69%
As % of the Vendors category 6.50% 2.11% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£370 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.76 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+57.75% -36.48%
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South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
123 142 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.28% 50.71% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 98 38
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.16 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% -18.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.76 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £16.16 £23.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Cardiff region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Cardiff region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Coaching
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) Spring
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (25.00%) AIX
4 3 (25.00%) OLAP
4 3 (25.00%) DataStage
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (25.00%) ETL
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Star Schema
4 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (25.00%) MDX
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (25.00%) JSF
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (16.67%) FileNet
3 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) OLAP
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) Star Schema
2 3 (25.00%) DataStage
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JMeter
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) TestNG
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (8.33%) Hudson
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Spring
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (25.00%) MDX
2 3 (25.00%) JSF
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) Ajax
3 2 (16.67%) Spring Web Flow
3 2 (16.67%) JPA
3 2 (16.67%) XSLT
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (8.33%) MyBatis
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Java SE
4 1 (8.33%) Java EE
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) AS400
1 2 (16.67%) iSeries
1 2 (16.67%) LPAR
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Coaching
2 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) RPG
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Twitter
4 1 (8.33%) Informatica