The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 21 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.96% - 2.76%
As % of the Vendors category 3.33% - 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £409 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +100.00%
IBM
West Yorkshire

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

Vendors Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
30 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 28.85% 20.53% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 22
Average daily rate £350 £396 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% -6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
3 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
4 7 (70.00%) Oracle
4 7 (70.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 6 (60.00%) DB2
5 6 (60.00%) AIX
5 6 (60.00%) ClearCase
5 6 (60.00%) ClearQuest
6 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (30.00%) Banking
7 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (30.00%) Unix
8 2 (20.00%) IBM Certification
8 2 (20.00%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 2 (20.00%) CICS
8 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
8 2 (20.00%) RACF
8 2 (20.00%) JCL
8 2 (20.00%) Middleware
8 2 (20.00%) SSL
8 2 (20.00%) zOS
8 2 (20.00%) AS400
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) VSAM
8 2 (20.00%) ISPF
8 2 (20.00%) Tandem

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 10 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (10.00%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) ClearCase
1 6 (60.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) FileNet Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (20.00%) ISPF
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) AS400
3 2 (20.00%) Tandem
3 2 (20.00%) VSAM
4 1 (10.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) AIX
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) zOS
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) E-Discovery
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (10.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Certification
1 2 (20.00%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) RACF
1 2 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) VMware