The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 62 59 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -32
Contract jobs citing IBM 9 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.17% 1.34% 4.73%
As % of the Vendors category 2.82% 3.66% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 10
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£413 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £280 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £435 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -17.27%
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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 Wales region.

Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
319 273 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 41.48% 36.64% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 162 88
Average daily rate £338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 16
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.50 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Wales

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

IBM
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(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
South Wales -1 6 £375 -11.76% 1
West Wales +5 3 £495 +65.00%
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UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 14 (42.42%) WebSphere
3 12 (36.36%) AS400
4 10 (30.30%) IBM HTTP Server
4 10 (30.30%) HTTP
5 9 (27.27%) ITIL
5 9 (27.27%) Windows
5 9 (27.27%) Service Management
6 6 (18.18%) OS/400
6 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.18%) UML
6 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (15.15%) XML
7 5 (15.15%) SOA
7 5 (15.15%) HTML
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle
8 4 (12.12%) Sun
8 4 (12.12%) COBOL
8 4 (12.12%) MCP
9 3 (9.09%) VMware
9 3 (9.09%) Degree
9 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (9.09%) iSeries
9 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
9 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (9.09%) C++
9 3 (9.09%) OO

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (42.42%) WebSphere
2 10 (30.30%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Project
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) LDAP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 3 (9.09%) DB2
1 3 (9.09%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.06%) JDeveloper
2 2 (6.06%) Toad
2 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.06%) Hudson
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Continuum
2 2 (6.06%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (6.06%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (6.06%) Maven
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (48.48%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Administrator
1 10 (30.30%) WebSphere Administrator
2 9 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Applications Support
5 5 (15.15%) Support Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (12.12%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) XML
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 2 (6.06%) XHTML
3 2 (6.06%) WebCenter
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) AS400
2 3 (9.09%) iSeries
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) OS/400
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) UNIX
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
1 9 (27.27%) Service Management
2 6 (18.18%) UML
2 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 5 (15.15%) SOA
4 3 (9.09%) OO
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE
5 2 (6.06%) RAD
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.06%) Use Case
5 2 (6.06%) SysML
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) IT Governance
5 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) COBOL
2 3 (9.09%) C++
2 3 (9.09%) Delphi
2 3 (9.09%) RPG
2 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) VB6
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) MCP
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.03%) VCP5
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) Sun
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) SAP
5 2 (6.06%) Micro Focus
5 2 (6.06%) EMC
5 2 (6.06%) BT
6 1 (3.03%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco