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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 17 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing IBM 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.30% 1.36% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 5.88% 2.90% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£420 £408 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -1.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.18%
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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
34 69 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 39.08% 46.94% 39.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 38 38
Average daily rate £360 £316 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.83% +5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £240 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £431 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 3
Average hourly rate £12.75 £15.10 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.57% -43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) DataStage
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Korn
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) DataPower
3 1 (33.33%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DataStage
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX Support
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Integrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) DataPower
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) HPUX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) EAI
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle