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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 55 56 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -30
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.16% 1.42% 4.26%
As % of the Vendors category 3.02% 3.64% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
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£450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
199 247 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 38.34% 38.96% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 155 82
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 14
Average hourly rate £13.70 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
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 22 May 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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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 +16 5 £450 - 1
IBM
Wales

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (51.85%) WebSphere
2 12 (44.44%) Finance
3 10 (37.04%) AS400
3 10 (37.04%) IBM HTTP Server
3 10 (37.04%) HTTP
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) OS/400
4 7 (25.93%) UML
5 6 (22.22%) Windows
6 5 (18.52%) COBOL
6 5 (18.52%) DB2
7 4 (14.81%) RPG
7 4 (14.81%) MS Project
7 4 (14.81%) MS Office
7 4 (14.81%) UNIX
7 4 (14.81%) OO
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) TestDirector
7 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (14.81%) Degree
7 4 (14.81%) iSeries
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 3 (11.11%) VMware
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (11.11%) Service Management
8 3 (11.11%) AIX
8 3 (11.11%) SLA
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (51.85%) WebSphere
2 10 (37.04%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Project
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) DataStage
2 1 (3.70%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) TestDirector
2 2 (7.41%) Toad
2 2 (7.41%) JDeveloper
2 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.41%) Maven
2 2 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (7.41%) Hudson
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Continuum
2 2 (7.41%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (7.41%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) WebSphere Administrator
1 10 (37.04%) Administrator
2 9 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Data Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) XML
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) XHTML
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (7.41%) WebCenter
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) AS400
2 4 (14.81%) iSeries
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) OS/400
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 4 (14.81%) UNIX
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) AIX
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) UML
2 4 (14.81%) OO
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) RAD
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Requirements Management
4 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
4 2 (7.41%) SysML
4 2 (7.41%) Use Case
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) COBOL
2 4 (14.81%) RPG
2 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) NATURAL
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) VCP5
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Micro Focus
3 2 (7.41%) EMC
3 2 (7.41%) BT
4 1 (3.70%) Sun
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) SAP