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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 20 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.92% 2.91% 6.60%
As % of the Vendors category 6.06% 5.22% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
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 £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -24.52%
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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
99 115 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 64.71% 55.83% 54.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 37
Average daily rate £400 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £315 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (70.37%) WebSphere
2 15 (55.56%) SAP
3 13 (48.15%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 10 (37.04%) SQL
6 9 (33.33%) RAD
7 8 (29.63%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 8 (29.63%) Eclipse
7 8 (29.63%) DB2
7 8 (29.63%) JDBC
7 8 (29.63%) Information Management
7 8 (29.63%) IBM InfoSphere
8 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
8 7 (25.93%) RDBMS
8 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
8 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (25.93%) XML
9 6 (22.22%) Middleware
10 4 (14.81%) JCL
10 4 (14.81%) WSDL
10 4 (14.81%) XSD
11 3 (11.11%) Web Services
11 3 (11.11%) HTTP
11 3 (11.11%) COBOL
11 3 (11.11%) XML Schema
11 3 (11.11%) Adabas
11 3 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (11.11%) NATURAL
11 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Waterfall

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (70.37%) WebSphere
2 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) DB2
1 8 (29.63%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
2 7 (25.93%) RDBMS
3 3 (11.11%) Adabas
4 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.70%) DataStage
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 8 (29.63%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.41%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (11.11%) SAP Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) COBOL Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior WebSphere Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (3.70%) ETL Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) DataStage Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) AS400 Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (29.63%) JDBC
3 7 (25.93%) XML
4 6 (22.22%) Middleware
5 4 (14.81%) WSDL
5 4 (14.81%) XSD
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 3 (11.11%) XML Schema
6 3 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (3.70%) XHTML
7 1 (3.70%) EJB
7 1 (3.70%) CSS
7 1 (3.70%) JSP
7 1 (3.70%) Servlets
7 1 (3.70%) Struts
7 1 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (3.70%) J2EE
7 1 (3.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) AS400
1 1 (3.70%) Replication
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) iSeries
1 1 (3.70%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) RAD
2 8 (29.63%) Information Management
3 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.70%) SOA
6 1 (3.70%) UML
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) ETL
6 1 (3.70%) MVC
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (3.70%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (3.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) JCL
4 3 (11.11%) COBOL
4 3 (11.11%) NATURAL
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) PL/1
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Cognos
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Netezza
2 1 (3.70%) WSO2