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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 12 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs citing IBM 22 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 12.64% 2.16% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 7.02% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+77.21% -36.29%
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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
55 57 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 31.61% 30.81% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 31
Average daily rate £425 £345 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £274 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 2014, 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 23 (92.00%) WebSphere
2 20 (80.00%) AIX
2 20 (80.00%) Linux
3 19 (76.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 16 (64.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (64.00%) Oracle
5 15 (60.00%) DB2
5 15 (60.00%) ClearCase
5 15 (60.00%) ClearQuest
5 15 (60.00%) Mainframe
5 15 (60.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 15 (60.00%) Service Delivery
5 15 (60.00%) Workflow
5 15 (60.00%) Workflow Management
6 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
7 10 (40.00%) Finance
8 5 (20.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (16.00%) Banking
10 3 (12.00%) DataPower
10 3 (12.00%) SOA
10 3 (12.00%) Java
11 2 (8.00%) UNIX
11 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
11 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
11 2 (8.00%) Migration
12 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
12 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
12 1 (4.00%) SCCM
12 1 (4.00%) ITIL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 23 (92.00%) WebSphere
2 15 (60.00%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) ClearCase
1 15 (60.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Administrator
2 7 (28.00%) WebSphere Specialist
3 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Administrator
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) AIX
1 20 (80.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (60.00%) Workflow Management
2 15 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 15 (60.00%) Workflow
3 3 (12.00%) SOA
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft