The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 14 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 24 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.11% - -
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate
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£438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £27.49
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.24%
IBM
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
114 49 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 52.78% 36.84% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 27 20
Average daily rate £400 £300 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 9
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.03 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.41% +11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.00 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £24.50 £19.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Staffordshire region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Staffordshire region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Stafford - 9 £388 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £395 -
IBM
West Midlands

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (80.77%) C#
1 21 (80.77%) .NET
2 20 (76.92%) SOA
3 19 (73.08%) SC Cleared
3 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
4 18 (69.23%) SQL
5 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
6 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
7 7 (26.92%) Oracle
8 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
8 6 (23.08%) i2
9 5 (19.23%) Law
9 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
11 3 (11.54%) Migration
11 3 (11.54%) Workflow
11 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
12 2 (7.69%) DataStage
12 2 (7.69%) UNIX
13 1 (3.85%) Windows
13 1 (3.85%) HPUX
13 1 (3.85%) Linux
13 1 (3.85%) RAD
13 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
13 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
13 1 (3.85%) Cognos
13 1 (3.85%) DB2
13 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
13 1 (3.85%) HTML

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
1 1 (3.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) DataStage
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) QualityStage
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) MarkLogic
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
1 1 (3.85%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 5 (19.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Data Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Database Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Business Developer
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Database Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Data Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Integrator
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (80.77%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) WinForms
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) HPUX
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
2 1 (3.85%) zOS
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) SOA
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) RAD
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) EAI
5 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) ETL
5 1 (3.85%) MVC
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) C#
2 18 (69.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) SC Cleared
1 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Certification
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) i2
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos
3 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) HP