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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 60 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 56 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.41% 1.59% 2.22%
As % of the Vendors category 4.91% 3.35% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 21
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £333 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £487 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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
1140 1015 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.99% 47.59% 49.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 500 437
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 77 97
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £10.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Warwickshire +9 18 £425 -
Birmingham +3 10 £675 +54.28% 5
Coventry -11 5 £270 -28.00% 4
Staffordshire +1 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £200 -
Solihull - 2 £463 -
Shropshire -9 1 - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 62 (43.06%) WebSphere
2 36 (25.00%) Java
3 34 (23.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 32 (22.22%) XML
5 31 (21.53%) Middleware
6 29 (20.14%) UNIX
7 27 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
8 26 (18.06%) SAP
9 24 (16.67%) Windows
10 23 (15.97%) SQL
10 23 (15.97%) Oracle
10 23 (15.97%) SOA
11 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
12 20 (13.89%) Web Services
13 18 (12.50%) Manufacturing
14 16 (11.11%) SOAP
15 14 (9.72%) Finance
16 13 (9.03%) Linux
17 12 (8.33%) XSD
17 12 (8.33%) Automotive
17 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
18 11 (7.64%) EAI
18 11 (7.64%) Red Hat
19 10 (6.94%) FTP
19 10 (6.94%) HTTP
19 10 (6.94%) MS Excel
19 10 (6.94%) ITIL
19 10 (6.94%) Migration
19 10 (6.94%) DataPower

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 62 (43.06%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.47%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.78%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (2.08%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.39%) Lync
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.69%) CICS
6 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) SPSS
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.69%) CATIA
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) TRIRIGA
2 4 (2.78%) Maximo
3 2 (1.39%) BPCS
3 2 (1.39%) Eikon
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.69%) Magento
4 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.39%) Google Apps
1 2 (1.39%) IBM SmartCloud
1 2 (1.39%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.94%) FTP
1 10 (6.94%) HTTP
2 9 (6.25%) Firewall
3 6 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.47%) SAN
5 2 (1.39%) VPN
5 2 (1.39%) LDAP
5 2 (1.39%) Broadband
5 2 (1.39%) Packet Switching
5 2 (1.39%) WAN
5 2 (1.39%) MPLS
5 2 (1.39%) Wireless
5 2 (1.39%) IPsec
5 2 (1.39%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.69%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.69%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (0.69%) Internet
6 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) DataStage
3 5 (3.47%) DB2
3 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (2.08%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (2.08%) QualityStage
6 2 (1.39%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.39%) Big Data
6 2 (1.39%) WhereScape RED
6 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.39%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.39%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (0.69%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) SoapUI
2 3 (2.08%) ClearQuest
2 3 (2.08%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.39%) PVCS
3 2 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.69%) Subversion
4 1 (0.69%) Maven
4 1 (0.69%) ERwin
4 1 (0.69%) Ant
General
1 18 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 14 (9.72%) Finance
3 12 (8.33%) Automotive
4 6 (4.17%) Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Military
5 2 (1.39%) Legal
5 2 (1.39%) Retail
5 2 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (24.31%) Analyst
2 31 (21.53%) Architect
3 24 (16.67%) Developer
4 19 (13.19%) Integration Architect
5 14 (9.72%) Consultant
6 12 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 12 (8.33%) WebSphere Developer
7 10 (6.94%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.25%) Programme Manager
9 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.47%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 5 (3.47%) Middleware Analyst
11 4 (2.78%) Administrator
11 4 (2.78%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Integration Manager
11 4 (2.78%) Integration Analyst
12 3 (2.08%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
12 3 (2.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 3 (2.08%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (23.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 32 (22.22%) XML
3 31 (21.53%) Middleware
4 27 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
5 20 (13.89%) Web Services
6 16 (11.11%) SOAP
7 12 (8.33%) XSD
8 9 (6.25%) REST
9 7 (4.86%) J2EE
10 6 (4.17%) HTML
10 6 (4.17%) WSDL
10 6 (4.17%) XML Schema
11 4 (2.78%) TopLink
12 2 (1.39%) EDI
12 2 (1.39%) CSS
12 2 (1.39%) XMPP
12 2 (1.39%) RESTful
13 1 (0.69%) SAP PI
13 1 (0.69%) Spring
13 1 (0.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.94%) DataPower
3 8 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.47%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.78%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.78%) AS400
6 4 (2.78%) Kindle
7 3 (2.08%) Open Source
7 3 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.39%) GIS
8 2 (1.39%) iSeries
8 2 (1.39%) User Experience
9 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) LPAR
9 1 (0.69%) Replication
9 1 (0.69%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.14%) UNIX
2 24 (16.67%) Windows
3 13 (9.03%) Linux
4 9 (6.25%) AIX
4 9 (6.25%) zOS
5 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.69%) i5/OS
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.69%) Android
8 1 (0.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.97%) SOA
2 11 (7.64%) EAI
3 10 (6.94%) ITIL
3 10 (6.94%) Migration
4 9 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 8 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (4.86%) Integration Testing
7 6 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.17%) ETL
7 6 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (4.17%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.47%) Use Case
8 5 (3.47%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (3.47%) Programme Management
8 5 (3.47%) Project Management
8 5 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.47%) ERP
9 4 (2.78%) OO
9 4 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.00%) Java
2 23 (15.97%) SQL
3 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.78%) VB
4 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.08%) Perl
5 3 (2.08%) VBA
6 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.39%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.39%) Korn
6 2 (1.39%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.69%) JCL
7 1 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.69%) C++
7 1 (0.69%) COBOL
7 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 8 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.39%) GIAC
3 2 (1.39%) GCIH
3 2 (1.39%) ACSA
3 2 (1.39%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.69%) CITP
4 1 (0.69%) HP APS
4 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.69%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.69%) MCITP
4 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.69%) ISEB
4 1 (0.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) SLA
1 4 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.08%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.69%) RHEV
4 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (2.78%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.39%) Puppet
3 2 (1.39%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.69%) EMC TimeFinder
4 1 (0.69%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 26 (18.06%) SAP
2 23 (15.97%) Oracle
3 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.64%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.25%) VMware
6 8 (5.56%) HP
7 6 (4.17%) Lotus
7 6 (4.17%) TIBCO
8 5 (3.47%) Cisco
9 4 (2.78%) webMethods
10 3 (2.08%) Symantec
10 3 (2.08%) BMC
10 3 (2.08%) Informatica
10 3 (2.08%) Dell
10 3 (2.08%) EMC
10 3 (2.08%) Citrix
10 3 (2.08%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.39%) Cognos
11 2 (1.39%) Sun
11 2 (1.39%) Trillium