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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 5 13 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing IBM 21 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.50% 6.00% 2.47%
As % of the Vendors category 21.21% 9.57% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
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£640 - £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 - £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 - £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.26 £22.69 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+15.74% -15.65%
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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
99 94 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 58.93% 62.67% 64.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 54
Average daily rate £375 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% -64.28%
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
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 18 (62.07%) SAP
2 16 (55.17%) WebSphere
3 10 (34.48%) Java
4 9 (31.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 8 (27.59%) XML
6 7 (24.14%) SQL
6 7 (24.14%) IBM InfoSphere
7 6 (20.69%) DB2
7 6 (20.69%) RAD
7 6 (20.69%) HTTP
7 6 (20.69%) Middleware
8 5 (17.24%) Data Modelling
8 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 5 (17.24%) Eclipse
8 5 (17.24%) JDBC
8 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
9 4 (13.79%) Information Management
9 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (13.79%) Web Services
9 4 (13.79%) XML Schema
9 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
10 3 (10.34%) WSDL
10 3 (10.34%) NATURAL
10 3 (10.34%) Adabas
10 3 (10.34%) ETL
10 3 (10.34%) XSD
10 3 (10.34%) Oracle
10 3 (10.34%) COBOL
10 3 (10.34%) Migration

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 16 (55.17%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.90%) Apache Solr
3 2 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.45%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) IBM InfoSphere
2 6 (20.69%) DB2
3 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
4 3 (10.34%) Adabas
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (6.90%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.90%) DataStage
6 1 (3.45%) QualityStage
6 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.45%) DTS
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 5 (17.24%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Developer
4 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (10.34%) COBOL Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.90%) SAP Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Integration Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Data Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (27.59%) XML
3 6 (20.69%) Middleware
4 5 (17.24%) JDBC
5 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 4 (13.79%) XML Schema
6 3 (10.34%) WSDL
6 3 (10.34%) XSD
7 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (3.45%) XHTML
7 1 (3.45%) EJB
7 1 (3.45%) CSS
7 1 (3.45%) J2EE
7 1 (3.45%) HTML
7 1 (3.45%) JSP
7 1 (3.45%) Servlets
7 1 (3.45%) Struts
7 1 (3.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) AS400
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) iSeries
2 1 (3.45%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) RAD
2 5 (17.24%) Data Modelling
2 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
3 4 (13.79%) Information Management
4 3 (10.34%) ETL
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.90%) SOA
5 2 (6.90%) ERP
5 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.45%) E-business
6 1 (3.45%) MVC
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) NATURAL
3 3 (10.34%) COBOL
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.90%) JCL
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) SAP
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Ab Initio
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Informatica
4 1 (3.45%) Trillium
4 1 (3.45%) Cognos
4 1 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Talend
4 1 (3.45%) WSO2
4 1 (3.45%) Datanomic