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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 20 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 11 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 8.80% 4.11% 10.96%
As % of the Vendors category 40.74% 13.04% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 5
Average daily rate
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£400 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £23.46 £29.45
% change year-on-year
-9.42% -20.33%
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
27 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 21.60% 31.51% 53.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 17
Average daily rate £350 £306 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £99 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £409 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+190.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 31 October 2014, 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 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Java
3 15 (55.56%) Selenium
4 14 (51.85%) XML
5 13 (48.15%) TDD
5 13 (48.15%) Subversion
5 13 (48.15%) Spring
5 13 (48.15%) XSLT
5 13 (48.15%) SQL
5 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
5 13 (48.15%) BDD
6 12 (44.44%) JUnit
7 11 (40.74%) Struts
7 11 (40.74%) Web Services
7 11 (40.74%) FileNet
7 11 (40.74%) MyBatis
7 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
7 11 (40.74%) Java SE
7 11 (40.74%) WebSphere
8 9 (33.33%) Finance
9 8 (29.63%) SOA
10 6 (22.22%) Oracle
10 6 (22.22%) HTML
10 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
11 5 (18.52%) REST
11 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
11 5 (18.52%) Workflow
12 4 (14.81%) JMeter
12 4 (14.81%) Scrum
12 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 11 (40.74%) FileNet
1 11 (40.74%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 13 (48.15%) Subversion
3 12 (44.44%) JUnit
4 4 (14.81%) JMeter
4 4 (14.81%) TestNG
5 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 3 (11.11%) Maven
5 3 (11.11%) Ant
6 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (7.41%) JIRA
6 2 (7.41%) Bugzilla
6 2 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (7.41%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (7.41%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (7.41%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (7.41%) LoadUI
7 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Local Government
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) Java Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
4 3 (11.11%) QA Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Trainer
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Trainer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) XML
2 13 (48.15%) XSLT
2 13 (48.15%) Spring
3 11 (40.74%) Java SE
3 11 (40.74%) Struts
3 11 (40.74%) Web Services
3 11 (40.74%) MyBatis
4 6 (22.22%) HTML
5 5 (18.52%) REST
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 3 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (7.41%) J2EE
7 2 (7.41%) CSS
7 2 (7.41%) JSF
7 2 (7.41%) Ajax
7 2 (7.41%) XHTML
7 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
7 2 (7.41%) Spring Batch
7 2 (7.41%) JPA
7 2 (7.41%) Facelets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
1 4 (14.81%) iSeries
2 3 (11.11%) AS400
3 2 (7.41%) Statistics
3 2 (7.41%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) TDD
2 13 (48.15%) BDD
3 8 (29.63%) SOA
4 5 (18.52%) Workflow
5 4 (14.81%) UML
5 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Use Case
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (7.41%) Test Management
7 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Kanban
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) Java
2 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) ISEB
5 2 (7.41%) IBM Certification
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Informatica