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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 11 9 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Contract jobs citing IBM 15 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.52% 10.88% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 13.64% 16.84% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
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£508 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.77% -5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.51 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+13.01% -12.78%
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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 Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
110 95 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 62.50% 64.63% 60.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 47 59
Average daily rate £388 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £360 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £524 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) SAP
2 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
3 7 (31.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (27.27%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
4 6 (27.27%) XML
4 6 (27.27%) HTTP
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) XML Schema
6 4 (18.18%) Web Services
7 3 (13.64%) DB2
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) Middleware
7 3 (13.64%) ETL
7 3 (13.64%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 2 (9.09%) NATURAL
8 2 (9.09%) Ab Initio
8 2 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (9.09%) Clustering
8 2 (9.09%) VLE
8 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (9.09%) Adabas
8 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 2 (9.09%) SRDF
8 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (9.09%) SAP Data Services

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 2 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (4.55%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.55%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
1 3 (13.64%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.09%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (9.09%) Adabas
2 2 (9.09%) DataStage
3 1 (4.55%) QualityStage
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) DTS
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
1 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Programmer
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Storage Manager
5 2 (9.09%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) ETL Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) DataStage Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Natural/Adabas Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Adabas Natural Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 4 (18.18%) XML Schema
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 3 (13.64%) Middleware
5 1 (4.55%) Ajax
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (4.55%) XSD
5 1 (4.55%) XHTML
5 1 (4.55%) WSDL
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
5 1 (4.55%) J2EE
5 1 (4.55%) EJB
5 1 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) JDBC
5 1 (4.55%) JSP
5 1 (4.55%) Servlets
5 1 (4.55%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) VLE
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) AIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
2 3 (13.64%) ETL
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.09%) ERP
3 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.55%) Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) E-business
4 1 (4.55%) MVC
4 1 (4.55%) Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.09%) NATURAL
3 2 (9.09%) COBOL
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) JCL
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) SRDF
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) SAP
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) EMC
3 2 (9.09%) Informatica
3 2 (9.09%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Talend
4 1 (4.55%) Datanomic
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) Trillium