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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 34 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing IBM 11 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.31% 3.97% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 7.53% 8.55% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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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
146 117 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 43.98% 46.43% 48.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 75 58
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.17 £9.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.53% +98.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.17 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £19.17 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 9 (52.94%) AS400
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 7 (41.18%) Service Management
3 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
4 5 (29.41%) MCP
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
6 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) Spring
6 3 (17.65%) JSF
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX
6 3 (17.65%) HTTP
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) NFS
7 2 (11.76%) EMC
7 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 2 (11.76%) RUP
7 2 (11.76%) DSDM
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.76%) XSLT
7 2 (11.76%) J2EE
7 2 (11.76%) SOAP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (17.65%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (11.76%) FileNet
3 2 (11.76%) Confluence
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
1 2 (11.76%) Maven
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) Hudson
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) TestNG
2 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Service Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (29.41%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (29.41%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
1 3 (17.65%) Spring
1 3 (17.65%) JSF
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) XSLT
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Java EE
3 1 (5.88%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (5.88%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) AS400
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) LPAR
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) AIX
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) OS/400
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
1 7 (41.18%) Service Management
1 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
3 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
3 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) RUP
3 2 (11.76%) DSDM
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) MCP
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) VCP5
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) NFS
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Twitter
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) EMC
3 1 (5.88%) Informatica