The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 40 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing IBM 15 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.68% 5.57% 2.88%
As % of the Vendors category 6.70% 12.00% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 3
Average daily rate £425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +25.00%
Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
224 150 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 40.00% 46.44% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 80 68
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
IBM
Wales

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newport -10 7 £425 +21.42%
Cardiff -18 5 £400 +6.66% 3
Bridgend - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
IBM
Wales

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (37.93%) UNIX
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) MS Office
4 7 (24.14%) AIX
4 7 (24.14%) Rational Functional Tester
5 6 (20.69%) iSeries
5 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
5 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.69%) Windows
5 6 (20.69%) COBOL
5 6 (20.69%) RPG
5 6 (20.69%) UML
6 5 (17.24%) OS/400
6 5 (17.24%) DB2
6 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
6 5 (17.24%) Project Management
6 5 (17.24%) Finance
6 5 (17.24%) Banking
6 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (17.24%) Office 365
7 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
7 4 (13.79%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (13.79%) AS400
7 4 (13.79%) HP
7 4 (13.79%) RHCE
7 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
7 4 (13.79%) Solaris
7 4 (13.79%) Linux
7 4 (13.79%) Perl

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.79%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) IBM Notes
3 3 (10.34%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (6.90%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Project
3 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SMTP
1 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
1 4 (13.79%) DNS
1 4 (13.79%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) DB2
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) DataStage
3 2 (6.90%) OLAP
3 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.90%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Rational Functional Tester
2 4 (13.79%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (10.34%) TestDirector
3 3 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (10.34%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
1 5 (17.24%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Applications Support
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Functional Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX Support
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) iSeries
2 4 (13.79%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) UNIX
2 7 (24.14%) AIX
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
4 5 (17.24%) OS/400
4 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Solaris
5 4 (13.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
1 6 (20.69%) UML
2 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) OO
3 3 (10.34%) Use Case
3 3 (10.34%) SysML
3 3 (10.34%) Requirements Management
3 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
4 2 (6.90%) ETL
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) COBOL
1 6 (20.69%) RPG
2 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
3 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.79%) Perl
4 3 (10.34%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) RHCE
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Certification
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) NFS
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
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