The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 53 47 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing IBM 103 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.12% 3.02% 2.72%
As % of the Vendors category 6.58% 6.99% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 36
Median daily rate £416 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £346 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £26.47 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +29.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.44 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -10.17%
IBM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1566 1059 1252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.44% 43.15% 50.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 543 612
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 76 87
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.94 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £31.44 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +16 39 £425 +6.25% 2
Warwickshire -13 16 £475 +18.75% 2
Coventry -10 14 £410 -23.72% 2
Solihull -5 4 - -
Walsall -2 3 £545 +14.73%
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IBM.

1 62 (40.26%) SQL
2 51 (33.12%) Web Services
3 46 (29.87%) Java
4 45 (29.22%) Oracle
5 44 (28.57%) HTML
5 44 (28.57%) CSS
5 44 (28.57%) JSP
5 44 (28.57%) XML
6 42 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 38 (24.68%) Java EE
8 34 (22.08%) DB2
8 34 (22.08%) Tomcat
9 32 (20.78%) JMS
9 32 (20.78%) WebLogic
9 32 (20.78%) JBoss
9 32 (20.78%) WebSphere
10 28 (18.18%) Finance
11 26 (16.88%) WebLogic Portal
11 26 (16.88%) Misys
11 26 (16.88%) Log4j
11 26 (16.88%) Back Office
11 26 (16.88%) Web Development
11 26 (16.88%) TDD
12 21 (13.64%) IBM InfoSphere
13 20 (12.99%) Banking
14 19 (12.34%) SOAP
14 19 (12.34%) JavaScript
15 18 (11.69%) Servlets
15 18 (11.69%) Windows
15 18 (11.69%) Spring

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (22.08%) Tomcat
2 32 (20.78%) JBoss
2 32 (20.78%) WebLogic
2 32 (20.78%) WebSphere
3 26 (16.88%) WebLogic Portal
4 13 (8.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (3.90%) IIS
6 5 (3.25%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.95%) Apache
7 3 (1.95%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.30%) CICS
8 2 (1.30%) CMS
8 2 (1.30%) SAS
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Connections
9 1 (0.65%) Liferay
9 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.65%) Mule
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.95%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.84%) Maximo
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.79%) WAN
2 10 (6.49%) Firewall
2 10 (6.49%) LAN
3 7 (4.55%) SAN
4 6 (3.90%) Internet
4 6 (3.90%) Wireless
5 5 (3.25%) DNS
6 4 (2.60%) SSL
7 2 (1.30%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.65%) DHCP
8 1 (0.65%) SMTP
8 1 (0.65%) VPN
8 1 (0.65%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 34 (22.08%) DB2
3 21 (13.64%) IBM InfoSphere
4 9 (5.84%) DataStage
5 7 (4.55%) QualityStage
6 6 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.90%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.90%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.95%) Big Data
8 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.95%) QlikView
9 2 (1.30%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 2 (1.30%) Cognos Query Studio
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.30%) SAP BI
9 2 (1.30%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 26 (16.88%) Log4j
2 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.30%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.65%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.65%) GoCD
4 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.65%) PVCS
4 1 (0.65%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
4 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 28 (18.18%) Finance
2 26 (16.88%) Back Office
3 20 (12.99%) Banking
4 10 (6.49%) Retail
5 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.95%) Automotive
7 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (28.57%) Developer
2 38 (24.68%) Consultant
3 27 (17.53%) Architect
4 18 (11.69%) Administrator
4 18 (11.69%) Technical Consultant
5 16 (10.39%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.79%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (7.14%) Analyst
8 10 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) Business Analyst
9 8 (5.19%) Lead Architect
10 7 (4.55%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Java Consultant
11 6 (3.90%) Network Architect
11 6 (3.90%) Systems Architect
11 6 (3.90%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.25%) IBM Technical Architect
13 4 (2.60%) ETL Developer
13 4 (2.60%) Project Manager
13 4 (2.60%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (33.12%) Web Services
2 44 (28.57%) CSS
2 44 (28.57%) HTML
2 44 (28.57%) JSP
2 44 (28.57%) XML
3 38 (24.68%) Java EE
4 32 (20.78%) JMS
5 19 (12.34%) SOAP
6 18 (11.69%) REST
6 18 (11.69%) Servlets
6 18 (11.69%) Spring
7 13 (8.44%) RESTful
8 12 (7.79%) Apache Felix
8 12 (7.79%) Apache Sling
8 12 (7.79%) Hibernate
8 12 (7.79%) HTML5
8 12 (7.79%) JSON
8 12 (7.79%) Middleware
9 7 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
10 6 (3.90%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.04%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.84%) DataPower
3 6 (3.90%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.90%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.25%) User Experience
5 4 (2.60%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.95%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.95%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.95%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.30%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.30%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.30%) HACMP
7 2 (1.30%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.65%) AS400
8 1 (0.65%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.69%) Windows
2 16 (10.39%) Unix
3 13 (8.44%) Linux
4 9 (5.84%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.60%) AIX
8 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.88%) TDD
1 26 (16.88%) Web Development
2 18 (11.69%) MVC
3 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (7.79%) Project Management
4 11 (7.14%) ITIL
5 10 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (6.49%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (5.84%) ETL
7 8 (5.19%) Analytics
8 7 (4.55%) Migration
8 7 (4.55%) Presales
8 7 (4.55%) SDLC
9 6 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.90%) Data Management
9 6 (3.90%) OO
9 6 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.90%) TOGAF
9 6 (3.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 62 (40.26%) SQL
2 46 (29.87%) Java
3 19 (12.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.30%) Korn
4 2 (1.30%) VBA
5 1 (0.65%) C
5 1 (0.65%) JCL
5 1 (0.65%) Perl
5 1 (0.65%) Python
5 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.90%) Degree
4 4 (2.60%) LPIC
5 3 (1.95%) ISEB
5 3 (1.95%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.30%) CCNP
6 2 (1.30%) CISA
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.30%) CISM
6 2 (1.30%) CISSP
6 2 (1.30%) IISP
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.30%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.30%) ISO27005
3 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.60%) Firmware
5 2 (1.30%) NFS
5 2 (1.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.25%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.60%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.60%) SCCM
2 4 (2.60%) SCOM
3 3 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.95%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (1.30%) QRadar
4 2 (1.30%) Simpana
5 1 (0.65%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.65%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (29.22%) Oracle
2 26 (16.88%) Misys
3 16 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.09%) Adobe
5 13 (8.44%) VMware
6 11 (7.14%) Cognos
7 10 (6.49%) Citrix
8 9 (5.84%) SAP
9 8 (5.19%) Cisco
10 7 (4.55%) Netezza
10 7 (4.55%) Pega
11 6 (3.90%) BEA
11 6 (3.90%) Dell
11 6 (3.90%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.90%) Sybase
11 6 (3.90%) Vitria
12 5 (3.25%) TOWER Software
13 4 (2.60%) BT
13 4 (2.60%) Intel Security
13 4 (2.60%) Sun