The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Newport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 22 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 1 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 1.20% 4.72% 11.94%
As % of the Vendors category 2.78% 18.75% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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 £28.25 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -24.52%
IBM
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Newport region.

Vendors Category
Newport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
36 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 43.37% 25.20% 58.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 18
Average daily rate £408 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.20%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Newport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Newport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Newport region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Newport

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newport

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) SysML
2 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Use Case
2 3 (30.00%) UML
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (20.00%) AS400
3 2 (20.00%) OS/400
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) QA
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Statistics
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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 2 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) QA Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) QA Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) AS400
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (20.00%) OS/400
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) SysML
2 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (30.00%) Use Case
2 3 (30.00%) UML
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft