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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 14 12 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing IBM 15 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.43% 12.64% 2.21%
As % of the Vendors category 40.54% 47.83% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.72 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +77.21%
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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
37 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 23.27% 26.44% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 30
Average daily rate £375 £425 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2015, 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 19 (95.00%) WebSphere
2 16 (80.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 16 (80.00%) Oracle
2 16 (80.00%) DB2
2 16 (80.00%) Mainframe
3 15 (75.00%) AIX
3 15 (75.00%) Linux
4 13 (65.00%) ClearCase
4 13 (65.00%) ClearQuest
5 10 (50.00%) Finance
6 8 (40.00%) Service Delivery
6 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (30.00%) Banking
9 4 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (15.00%) Retail
10 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
11 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
11 2 (10.00%) Degree
11 2 (10.00%) Law
11 2 (10.00%) Migration
11 2 (10.00%) IBM Certification
11 2 (10.00%) IBM WebSphere Certification
11 2 (10.00%) zOS
12 1 (5.00%) DataStage
12 1 (5.00%) CICS
12 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
12 1 (5.00%) RACF
12 1 (5.00%) JCL
12 1 (5.00%) ETL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 19 (95.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.00%) DataStage
2 1 (5.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) ClearCase
1 13 (65.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Law
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Administrator
2 7 (35.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) DataStage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) AS400
4 1 (5.00%) Tandem
4 1 (5.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) AIX
1 15 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) zOS
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) IBM Certification
1 2 (10.00%) IBM WebSphere Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) RACF
1 1 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Oracle