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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 18 21 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs citing IBM 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.04% 1.88% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 4.55% 3.80% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £408 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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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
44 79 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 44.90% 49.38% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 46
Average daily rate £313 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -12.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) DataStage
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Korn
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DataStage
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Business Objects