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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 29 33 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing IBM 19 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.05% 3.27% 6.91%
As % of the Vendors category 8.41% 8.33% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £430 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -16.66%
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
226 192 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 48.19% 39.26% 53.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 113 88
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 14
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £14.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £90.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 +13 14 £325 -7.14% 3
Newport +1 4 £366 +22.08%
Torfaen - - - -
IBM
Wales

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 13 (37.14%) Finance
1 13 (37.14%) WebSphere
2 12 (34.29%) AS400
3 10 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 10 (28.57%) HTTP
4 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 7 (20.00%) Service Management
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (14.29%) MCP
6 5 (14.29%) UML
6 5 (14.29%) OS/400
6 5 (14.29%) Degree
7 4 (11.43%) OO
8 3 (8.57%) SLA
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.57%) Java
8 3 (8.57%) Web Services
8 3 (8.57%) XML
8 3 (8.57%) XSLT
8 3 (8.57%) Subversion
8 3 (8.57%) Spring
8 3 (8.57%) TDD
8 3 (8.57%) VMware
8 3 (8.57%) Validation
8 3 (8.57%) Change Management
8 3 (8.57%) FileNet

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 13 (37.14%) WebSphere
2 10 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (8.57%) FileNet
4 2 (5.71%) Confluence
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Project
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) DataStage
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Subversion
1 3 (8.57%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (8.57%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.71%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) LoadUI
2 2 (5.71%) Hudson
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) JMeter
2 2 (5.71%) Maven
2 2 (5.71%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) WebSphere Administrator
1 10 (28.57%) Administrator
2 9 (25.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Test Manager
5 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (5.71%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
1 3 (8.57%) XML
1 3 (8.57%) XSLT
1 3 (8.57%) Spring
2 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.71%) JSF
2 2 (5.71%) SOAP
2 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) Struts
3 1 (2.86%) REST
3 1 (2.86%) Java SE
3 1 (2.86%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) AS400
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Statistics
3 2 (5.71%) Open Source
3 2 (5.71%) iSeries
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) OS/400
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.71%) UNIX
5 1 (2.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 7 (20.00%) Service Management
2 7 (20.00%) ITIL
3 5 (14.29%) UML
4 4 (11.43%) OO
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) TDD
5 3 (8.57%) Validation
5 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 3 (8.57%) SysML
5 3 (8.57%) Requirements Management
5 3 (8.57%) Use Case
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps
6 2 (5.71%) Coaching
6 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Java
2 2 (5.71%) RPG
2 2 (5.71%) COBOL
2 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) MCP
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.71%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) VMware
3 2 (5.71%) Twitter
3 2 (5.71%) BT
3 2 (5.71%) EMC
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
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