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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 19 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.08% 2.46% 4.23%
As % of the Vendors category 6.52% 4.95% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £27.49
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.24%
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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
92 101 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 62.59% 49.75% 51.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 36
Average daily rate £400 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 15 (71.43%) WebSphere
2 11 (52.38%) Java
2 11 (52.38%) SAP
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) DB2
4 8 (38.10%) RAD
4 8 (38.10%) Information Management
4 8 (38.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 7 (33.33%) IBM InfoSphere
5 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (33.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 7 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 7 (33.33%) JDBC
5 7 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (33.33%) RDBMS
6 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
6 5 (23.81%) XML
7 4 (19.05%) Middleware
8 3 (14.29%) JCL
8 3 (14.29%) WSDL
8 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (14.29%) XSD
9 2 (9.52%) HTTP
9 2 (9.52%) COBOL
9 2 (9.52%) Web Services
9 2 (9.52%) Ant
9 2 (9.52%) NATURAL
9 2 (9.52%) XML Schema
9 2 (9.52%) Adabas
9 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 15 (71.43%) WebSphere
2 7 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) DB2
2 7 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 7 (33.33%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) Adabas
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 7 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.52%) Ant
General
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Developer
2 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) SAP Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) COBOL Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior WebSphere Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) OBIEE Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) AS400 Operator
5 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 7 (33.33%) JDBC
3 5 (23.81%) XML
4 4 (19.05%) Middleware
5 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (14.29%) XSD
5 3 (14.29%) WSDL
6 2 (9.52%) XML Schema
6 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.76%) AS400
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
1 1 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (4.76%) iSeries
1 1 (4.76%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) RAD
1 8 (38.10%) Information Management
2 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (4.76%) SOA
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) JCL
4 2 (9.52%) COBOL
4 2 (9.52%) NATURAL
5 1 (4.76%) PL/1
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Netezza
2 1 (4.76%) WSO2
2 1 (4.76%) MuleSoft