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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 16 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.90% 1.79% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 7.14% 3.57% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£510 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
IBM
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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
84 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 54.55% 50.00% 49.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 32
Average daily rate £500 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) SAP
3 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) DB2
5 4 (28.57%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) Information Management
6 3 (21.43%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
6 3 (21.43%) Ant
6 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (21.43%) JDBC
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) RAD
6 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
6 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
6 3 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (14.29%) XML Schema
7 2 (14.29%) JCL
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) HTTP
7 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 2 (14.29%) XSD
7 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Netezza
8 1 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (7.14%) Celerra
8 1 (7.14%) XSLT

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
2 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
2 3 (21.43%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Adabas
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Ant
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Developer
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior WebSphere Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) OBIEE Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) JDBC
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 3 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (14.29%) XML Schema
4 2 (14.29%) XSD
5 1 (7.14%) XSLT
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) WSDL
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Celerra
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) CLARiiON
1 1 (7.14%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) HPUX
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Information Management
2 3 (21.43%) RAD
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) JCL
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL
4 1 (7.14%) PL/1
4 1 (7.14%) NATURAL
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) NFS
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Veritas File System
1 1 (7.14%) SRDF
1 1 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (7.14%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (7.14%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Netezza
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Sun
2 1 (7.14%) EMC
2 1 (7.14%) CommVault
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) VMware