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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 36 42 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 27 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.42% 1.22% 2.68%
As % of the Vendors category 11.25% 2.48% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 8
Average daily rate
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£438 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £320 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -29.68%
Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
240 202 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 39.28% 49.15% 42.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 118 101
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.35 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.58 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newport -1 16 £411 -
Cardiff -5 6 £283 -5.83% 3
IBM
Wales

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (58.33%) Java
2 18 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (47.22%) XML
3 17 (47.22%) Selenium
4 16 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 16 (44.44%) Spring
5 15 (41.67%) SQL
5 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 14 (38.89%) BDD
6 14 (38.89%) XSLT
6 14 (38.89%) Web Services
6 14 (38.89%) TDD
6 14 (38.89%) Subversion
7 13 (36.11%) Finance
7 13 (36.11%) JUnit
8 12 (33.33%) Struts
8 12 (33.33%) FileNet
8 12 (33.33%) Java SE
8 12 (33.33%) MyBatis
9 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (27.78%) Oracle
11 9 (25.00%) HTML
11 9 (25.00%) UNIX
12 7 (19.44%) UML
12 7 (19.44%) SOA
12 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
12 7 (19.44%) iSeries
12 7 (19.44%) Use Case
13 6 (16.67%) REST
14 5 (13.89%) Load Testing

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 12 (33.33%) FileNet
3 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
1 3 (8.33%) Wireless
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.11%) DataStage
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (8.33%) Star Schema
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (8.33%) OLAP
4 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.56%) DB2
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Selenium
2 14 (38.89%) Subversion
3 13 (36.11%) JUnit
4 5 (13.89%) TestNG
5 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 4 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
5 4 (11.11%) JMeter
6 3 (8.33%) Maven
6 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.33%) Ant
7 2 (5.56%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (5.56%) JIRA
7 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.78%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 16 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Leader
5 3 (8.33%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Trainer
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) XML
2 16 (44.44%) Spring
3 14 (38.89%) XSLT
3 14 (38.89%) Web Services
4 12 (33.33%) Struts
4 12 (33.33%) Java SE
4 12 (33.33%) MyBatis
5 9 (25.00%) HTML
6 6 (16.67%) REST
7 4 (11.11%) Hibernate
7 4 (11.11%) JPA
7 4 (11.11%) .NET
7 4 (11.11%) CSS
7 4 (11.11%) JSF
7 4 (11.11%) Ajax
7 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 3 (8.33%) MDX
9 2 (5.56%) Spring Web Flow
9 2 (5.56%) Facelets
9 2 (5.56%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) iSeries
2 5 (13.89%) AS400
3 3 (8.33%) PKI
4 2 (5.56%) Open Source
4 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (5.56%) OS/400
4 2 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) TDD
1 14 (38.89%) BDD
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (19.44%) SOA
3 7 (19.44%) UML
3 7 (19.44%) Use Case
4 5 (13.89%) Load Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 4 (11.11%) ETL
5 4 (11.11%) Workflow
5 4 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) SysML
5 4 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.56%) RPG
5 2 (5.56%) COBOL
5 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.33%) CISSP
4 3 (8.33%) GIAC
4 3 (8.33%) GCIA
4 3 (8.33%) GCFW
4 3 (8.33%) GCWN
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
5 2 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
1 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) Informatica
4 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.33%) Sourcefire
4 3 (8.33%) Trend Micro
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco
4 3 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) Talend