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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 49 42 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs citing IBM 14 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.93% 2.84% 5.80%
As % of the Vendors category 4.31% 7.31% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £407 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -24.52%
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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
325 260 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 44.89% 38.81% 45.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 144 95
Average daily rate £364 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £177 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 12
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £14.95 £9.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £90.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
South Wales -3 12 £325 -18.75% 1
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UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (43.24%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) WebSphere
2 13 (35.14%) AS400
3 10 (27.03%) Windows
3 10 (27.03%) HTTP
3 10 (27.03%) IBM HTTP Server
4 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.92%) ITIL
5 7 (18.92%) Service Management
5 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
5 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) Degree
6 6 (16.22%) UML
6 6 (16.22%) OS/400
7 5 (13.51%) OO
7 5 (13.51%) MCP
8 3 (8.11%) VMware
8 3 (8.11%) Validation
8 3 (8.11%) SysML
8 3 (8.11%) Requirements Management
8 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
8 3 (8.11%) Use Case
8 3 (8.11%) iSeries
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (8.11%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (8.11%) UNIX
8 3 (8.11%) TestDirector
8 3 (8.11%) DataStage
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (35.14%) WebSphere
2 10 (27.03%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (5.41%) FileNet
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) Confluence
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Project
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) DB2
1 3 (8.11%) DataStage
2 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) TestDirector
1 3 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (8.11%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) Hudson
2 2 (5.41%) Subversion
2 2 (5.41%) Maven
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.70%) JMeter
3 1 (2.70%) LoadUI
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Administrator
1 10 (27.03%) WebSphere Administrator
2 9 (24.32%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (21.62%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (13.51%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) J2EE
1 2 (5.41%) SOAP
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
1 2 (5.41%) XML
1 2 (5.41%) XSLT
1 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
1 2 (5.41%) Spring
1 2 (5.41%) JSF
1 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
1 2 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) AS400
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) iSeries
3 2 (5.41%) Open Source
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) OS/400
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) ITIL
1 7 (18.92%) Service Management
1 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
2 6 (16.22%) UML
3 5 (13.51%) OO
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) SysML
4 3 (8.11%) Requirements Management
4 3 (8.11%) Use Case
5 2 (5.41%) Release Management
5 2 (5.41%) IT Governance
5 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) DevOps
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) COBOL
1 3 (8.11%) RPG
1 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) MCP
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Certification
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) VCP5
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) Twitter
3 2 (5.41%) EMC
3 2 (5.41%) BT
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Sun
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Dell