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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 14 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing IBM 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.17% 1.15% -
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £440 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +24.28%

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
15 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 20.83% 29.89% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 23
Median daily rate £440 £363 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.37% -11.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.25 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for IBM.

1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (71.43%) Service Delivery
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) ISPF
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) zOS
3 4 (57.14%) JCL
4 3 (42.86%) Middleware
4 3 (42.86%) FTP
4 3 (42.86%) B2B
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) DB2
4 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (42.86%) Axway
4 3 (42.86%) iSeries
4 3 (42.86%) Tandem
4 3 (42.86%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) AIX
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) ClearQuest

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
1 2 (28.57%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Developer
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) ISPF
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 3 (42.86%) iSeries
2 3 (42.86%) Tandem
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) zOS
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) B2B
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) Fortran
2 1 (14.29%) REXX
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Axway
1 3 (42.86%) IBM Sterling
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle