The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 48 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing IBM 16 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.25% 4.52% 1.96%
As % of the Vendors category 5.86% 10.80% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
Average daily rate £425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +25.00%
Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
273 176 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.34% 41.90% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 92 92
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
Average hourly rate £11.25 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.94 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
IBM
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -20 15 £425 +13.33% 5
West Wales - 1 £300 -
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IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (34.21%) WebSphere
2 11 (28.95%) UNIX
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
4 8 (21.05%) MS Office
5 7 (18.42%) AIX
5 7 (18.42%) MQSeries
5 7 (18.42%) ClearCase
5 7 (18.42%) B2B
5 7 (18.42%) ClearQuest
5 7 (18.42%) Rational Functional Tester
5 7 (18.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.79%) iSeries
6 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) UML
6 6 (15.79%) Windows
6 6 (15.79%) RPG
6 6 (15.79%) COBOL
6 6 (15.79%) DB2
7 5 (13.16%) OS/400
7 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
7 5 (13.16%) Finance
7 5 (13.16%) Banking
7 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (13.16%) Office 365
8 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
8 4 (10.53%) AS400

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (34.21%) WebSphere
2 7 (18.42%) MQSeries
3 4 (10.53%) Apache
4 3 (7.89%) IBM Notes
4 3 (7.89%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (5.26%) IIS
6 1 (2.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Project
3 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) SSL
1 4 (10.53%) SMTP
1 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) DB2
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.26%) DataStage
3 2 (5.26%) Star Schema
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) OLAP
4 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) ClearCase
1 7 (18.42%) ClearQuest
1 7 (18.42%) Rational Functional Tester
2 4 (10.53%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (7.89%) TestDirector
3 3 (7.89%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (7.89%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
1 5 (13.16%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Applications Support
4 4 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (5.26%) UNIX Support
6 2 (5.26%) Functional Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) MDX
4 1 (2.63%) SAP XI
4 1 (2.63%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) iSeries
2 4 (10.53%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) UNIX
2 7 (18.42%) AIX
3 6 (15.79%) Windows
4 5 (13.16%) OS/400
4 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.53%) Solaris
5 4 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) B2B
2 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
2 6 (15.79%) Project Management
2 6 (15.79%) UML
3 3 (7.89%) OO
3 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
3 3 (7.89%) Requirements Management
3 3 (7.89%) Use Case
3 3 (7.89%) SysML
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL
5 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.63%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.63%) ITSM
5 1 (2.63%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) RPG
1 6 (15.79%) COBOL
2 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) Perl
4 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) RHCE
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) NFS
2 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
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