The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 21 16 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.44% 4.98% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 4.85% 8.85% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £400 £431 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +23.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +25.00%
Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
103 113 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 50.24% 56.22% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 28
Average daily rate £425 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £26.50 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
IBM
England

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

IBM
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Data Modelling
1 5 (62.50%) ETL
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
1 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Data Extraction
1 5 (62.50%) Data Mapping
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Data Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modeller
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Data Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Data Modeller
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) XML Schema
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Modelling
1 5 (62.50%) ETL
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
1 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Data Mapping
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) SAP