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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 14 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 10 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.29% 4.55% 8.25%
As % of the Vendors category 10.53% 7.34% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
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£650 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £403
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.73
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +61.06%
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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
95 109 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 50.26% 61.93% 55.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 51
Average daily rate £468 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £185 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £175.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.71% +900.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 7 (41.18%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) SAP
2 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) XML
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
4 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
5 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Google
5 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
5 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (17.65%) SoftLayer
5 3 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
5 3 (17.65%) SOA
5 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 3 (17.65%) LAN
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) UNIX
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Firewall
5 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.76%) Teradata
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) zOS
6 2 (11.76%) SPSS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SAS
3 1 (5.88%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (17.65%) SoftLayer
1 3 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
2 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
1 2 (11.76%) SAP HANA
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Ant
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Developer
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Senior WebSphere Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Operator
4 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Architect
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) OBIEE Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (11.76%) RESTful
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (11.76%) XSD
3 2 (11.76%) XSLT
4 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) CLARiiON
3 1 (5.88%) Symmetrix
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
3 1 (5.88%) Celerra
3 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) zOS
3 1 (5.88%) MVS
3 1 (5.88%) SUSE
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) HPUX
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (29.41%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
3 3 (17.65%) SOA
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.76%) Information Management
4 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (11.76%) MapReduce
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Master Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (5.88%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.88%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) NFS
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Veritas File System
1 1 (5.88%) SRDF
1 1 (5.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (5.88%) MAINVIEW
1 1 (5.88%) Control-M
1 1 (5.88%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (5.88%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) SAP
2 3 (17.65%) Google
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Teradata
3 2 (11.76%) Tableau
4 1 (5.88%) Netezza
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Sun
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) BMC
4 1 (5.88%) CommVault
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) VMware