The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 17 9 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.38% 10.53% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 7.14% 16.47% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £650 £725 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +100.00%
IBM
England

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

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
70 85 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 47.30% 63.91% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 29
Average daily rate £525 £380 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.15% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £440 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +32.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 11 (73.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (46.67%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (46.67%) SAP
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (40.00%) Google
3 6 (40.00%) SoftLayer
3 6 (40.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (33.33%) Apache Hive
4 5 (33.33%) MapReduce
4 5 (33.33%) Tableau
4 5 (33.33%) SAP HANA
4 5 (33.33%) Big Data
4 5 (33.33%) Analytics
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
4 5 (33.33%) Teradata
4 5 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (33.33%) SPSS
4 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) ETL
4 5 (33.33%) SAS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (33.33%) SAS
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (40.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (40.00%) SoftLayer
2 1 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
1 6 (40.00%) WAN
1 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 5 (33.33%) Big Data
1 5 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (33.33%) SAP HANA
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Architect
2 7 (46.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Business Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) CICS Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) DB2 Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Architect
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Basis
2 1 (6.67%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Social Media
2 2 (13.33%) Statistics
2 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (46.67%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (33.33%) Analytics
3 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (33.33%) ETL
3 5 (33.33%) MapReduce
3 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 3 (20.00%) Information Management
4 3 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) Master Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) JCL
3 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
3 2 (13.33%) R
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL
4 1 (6.67%) PL/1
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) SAP
2 6 (40.00%) Google
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Tableau
3 5 (33.33%) Teradata