The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 44 42 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing IBM 17 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.87% 2.18% 4.70%
As % of the Vendors category 8.85% 4.67% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £320 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £21.10 £29.70
% change year-on-year
+49.44% -28.97%
IBM
Wales

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

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
192 214 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.43% 46.72% 40.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 128 73
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 4
Average hourly rate £23.75 £16.16 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.96% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the South Wales region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

IBM
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -7 6 £370 +23.33% 2
IBM
Wales

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Java
3 20 (46.51%) XML
4 19 (44.19%) Spring
4 19 (44.19%) Security Cleared
5 18 (41.86%) Selenium
6 17 (39.53%) TDD
6 17 (39.53%) Subversion
6 17 (39.53%) XSLT
6 17 (39.53%) Web Services
7 16 (37.21%) WebSphere
7 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
8 15 (34.88%) BDD
8 15 (34.88%) SQL
8 15 (34.88%) FileNet
9 14 (32.56%) JUnit
10 13 (30.23%) Struts
10 13 (30.23%) Java SE
10 13 (30.23%) MyBatis
11 12 (27.91%) Finance
12 10 (23.26%) HTML
12 10 (23.26%) UNIX
12 10 (23.26%) Oracle
13 8 (18.60%) SOA
13 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
13 8 (18.60%) Relational Database
14 7 (16.28%) Use Case
14 7 (16.28%) REST
14 7 (16.28%) UML
15 6 (13.95%) Hibernate

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 16 (37.21%) WebSphere
2 15 (34.88%) FileNet
3 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Firewall
1 3 (6.98%) Wireless
1 3 (6.98%) Internet
1 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.65%) DataStage
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.33%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 17 (39.53%) Subversion
3 14 (32.56%) JUnit
4 6 (13.95%) JMeter
5 5 (11.63%) TestNG
5 5 (11.63%) Maven
6 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
6 4 (9.30%) JIRA
6 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.30%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (9.30%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.98%) Ant
8 2 (4.65%) Bugzilla
8 2 (4.65%) LoadUI
8 2 (4.65%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (4.65%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (4.65%) Hudson
9 1 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Developer
2 19 (44.19%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.95%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Test Manager
6 2 (4.65%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle Trainer
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.33%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) XML
2 19 (44.19%) Spring
3 17 (39.53%) XSLT
3 17 (39.53%) Web Services
4 13 (30.23%) Struts
4 13 (30.23%) Java SE
4 13 (30.23%) MyBatis
5 10 (23.26%) HTML
6 7 (16.28%) REST
7 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
7 6 (13.95%) JSF
8 4 (9.30%) CSS
8 4 (9.30%) .NET
8 4 (9.30%) J2EE
8 4 (9.30%) Ajax
8 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.30%) JPA
9 3 (6.98%) SOAP
10 2 (4.65%) XHTML
10 2 (4.65%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) iSeries
2 5 (11.63%) AS400
3 4 (9.30%) Open Source
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.98%) PKI
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.65%) Statistics
5 2 (4.65%) LPAR
6 1 (2.33%) Replication
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) UNIX
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) AIX
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) TDD
3 15 (34.88%) BDD
4 8 (18.60%) SOA
4 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
5 7 (16.28%) Use Case
5 7 (16.28%) UML
6 6 (13.95%) Scrum
6 6 (13.95%) Coaching
7 5 (11.63%) Automation Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Load Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Workflow
8 4 (9.30%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Requirements Management
8 4 (9.30%) SysML
8 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) RPG
6 1 (2.33%) COBOL
6 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.63%) Degree
5 4 (9.30%) ISEB
6 3 (6.98%) GIAC
6 3 (6.98%) GCIA
6 3 (6.98%) GCFW
6 3 (6.98%) GCWN
6 3 (6.98%) CISSP
7 2 (4.65%) IBM Certification
7 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.65%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Informatica
3 3 (6.98%) Trend Micro
3 3 (6.98%) Sourcefire
3 3 (6.98%) Juniper
3 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco
4 2 (4.65%) EMC
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Twitter
5 1 (2.33%) Talend