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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 37 46 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.74% 0.73% 3.11%
As % of the Vendors category 4.81% 1.92% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+35.45% -
IBM
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
104 156 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 36.11% 37.77% 50.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 97 57
Average daily rate £310 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 - £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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
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 28 May 2015, 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 12 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) AS400
3 8 (38.10%) HTTP
3 8 (38.10%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (23.81%) OS/400
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) UML
4 5 (23.81%) COBOL
4 5 (23.81%) DB2
5 4 (19.05%) RPG
5 4 (19.05%) MS Project
5 4 (19.05%) MS Office
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 4 (19.05%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) OO
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) TestDirector
5 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
5 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) iSeries
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 3 (14.29%) Service Management
6 3 (14.29%) SLA
6 3 (14.29%) AIX
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) XML
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 12 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 8 (38.10%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Project
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) TestDirector
2 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.52%) JDeveloper
2 2 (9.52%) Toad
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) Hudson
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Continuum
2 2 (9.52%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (38.10%) Administrator
2 8 (38.10%) WebSphere Administrator
3 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Applications Support
4 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Data Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Adabas Natural Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XML
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) XHTML
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (9.52%) WebCenter
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) AS400
2 4 (19.05%) iSeries
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) OS/400
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) UML
2 4 (19.05%) OO
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) SDLC
3 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) RAD
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
4 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) IT Governance
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) COBOL
2 4 (19.05%) RPG
2 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) NATURAL
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) VCP5
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) BT
3 2 (9.52%) Micro Focus
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) VMware