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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 55 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 12 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.05% 4.01% 2.96%
As % of the Vendors category 5.58% 10.12% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 4
Average daily rate
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£279 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £280 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.15 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.97% +27.81%
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
215 257 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 36.82% 39.66% 47.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 168 104
Average daily rate £325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 17
Average hourly rate £13.10 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.14% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.45 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.50 £15.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +9 11 £279 +11.50% 1
IBM
Wales

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 12 (52.17%) WebSphere
2 9 (39.13%) UML
3 8 (34.78%) Finance
4 6 (26.09%) RAD
4 6 (26.09%) XML
4 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Eclipse
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
5 5 (21.74%) OS/400
5 5 (21.74%) COBOL
5 5 (21.74%) DB2
5 5 (21.74%) AS400
6 4 (17.39%) Hibernate
6 4 (17.39%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) Spring Security
6 4 (17.39%) Spring
6 4 (17.39%) Ajax
6 4 (17.39%) iSeries
6 4 (17.39%) Shibboleth
6 4 (17.39%) SDLC
6 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (17.39%) MS Project
6 4 (17.39%) MS Office
6 4 (17.39%) CSS
6 4 (17.39%) JDBC

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 12 (52.17%) WebSphere
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 4 (17.39%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Project
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Adabas
2 1 (4.35%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Eclipse
2 4 (17.39%) TestDirector
3 2 (8.70%) Maven
3 2 (8.70%) Hudson
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Continuum
3 2 (8.70%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Toad
3 2 (8.70%) JDeveloper
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
1 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Support Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Data Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Clinical Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
1 6 (26.09%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) SAML
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
2 4 (17.39%) JDBC
2 4 (17.39%) JSP
2 4 (17.39%) Struts
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) Hibernate
2 4 (17.39%) Spring
2 4 (17.39%) Ajax
2 4 (17.39%) Spring Security
3 3 (13.04%) EDIFACT
3 3 (13.04%) EDI
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (8.70%) WebCenter
4 2 (8.70%) Middleware
4 2 (8.70%) XHTML
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) AS400
2 4 (17.39%) iSeries
3 3 (13.04%) PACS
4 2 (8.70%) NHS
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) OS/400
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 3 (13.04%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) UML
2 6 (26.09%) RAD
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) SDLC
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
5 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
1 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) COBOL
3 4 (17.39%) RPG
3 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) NATURAL
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) HL7
1 3 (13.04%) DICOM
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Shibboleth
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) Fiorano
4 2 (8.70%) Micro Focus
4 2 (8.70%) BT
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) AppSense
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Sun
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Dell