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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
England / West Midlands
Rank 54 51 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM 69 88 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.90% 3.34% 2.37%
As % of the Vendors category 6.51% 6.96% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 30
Median daily rate £441 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.74 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.53% +34.28%

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
1060 1264 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.58% 47.93% 50.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 644 578
Median daily rate £400 £401 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 34 104
Median hourly rate £15.85 £14.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.21% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.06 £23.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +6 21 £425 +16.43% 3
Warwickshire +3 21 £450 -10.00%
Coventry -10 11 £450 +16.12%
Solihull - 4 - - 1
Shropshire +24 3 £438 +9.37% 4
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 35 (25.55%) SQL
2 30 (21.90%) Oracle
3 26 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (17.52%) Telecoms
4 24 (17.52%) IBM InfoSphere
5 23 (16.79%) Java
5 23 (16.79%) Unix
6 21 (15.33%) ITIL
6 21 (15.33%) HP
7 19 (13.87%) J2EE
7 19 (13.87%) Linux
7 19 (13.87%) Customer Engagement
8 18 (13.14%) SC Cleared
8 18 (13.14%) Security Cleared
8 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
9 17 (12.41%) SAN
9 17 (12.41%) Windows
9 17 (12.41%) Data Centre
9 17 (12.41%) Presales
10 16 (11.68%) WAN
11 15 (10.95%) Migration
11 15 (10.95%) TOWER Software
12 14 (10.22%) Change Management
12 14 (10.22%) Retail
12 14 (10.22%) Data Management
12 14 (10.22%) LAN
12 14 (10.22%) SLA
12 14 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (9.49%) Problem Management
13 13 (9.49%) Capita

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 13 (9.49%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.30%) Liferay
3 6 (4.38%) IIS
4 4 (2.92%) JBoss
4 4 (2.92%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.19%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.46%) SAS
6 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.46%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.73%) Apache
7 1 (0.73%) CMS
7 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (2.19%) Maximo
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.46%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.73%) assyst
4 1 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) IBM PureFlex
1 3 (2.19%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.41%) SAN
2 16 (11.68%) WAN
3 14 (10.22%) LAN
4 12 (8.76%) Network Security
5 4 (2.92%) Firewall
6 3 (2.19%) Wireless
7 2 (1.46%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.46%) OSPF
8 1 (0.73%) Internet
8 1 (0.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.52%) IBM InfoSphere
2 11 (8.03%) DB2
3 9 (6.57%) DataStage
4 8 (5.84%) QualityStage
5 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.38%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.19%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.46%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.46%) Informix
9 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.73%) MySQL
10 1 (0.73%) OLAP
10 1 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.73%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.19%) Log4j
3 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.73%) JIRA
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.73%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.73%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.73%) Subversion
4 1 (0.73%) VersionOne
General
1 24 (17.52%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.22%) Retail
3 12 (8.76%) Finance
4 9 (6.57%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.38%) Electronics
6 5 (3.65%) Banking
7 3 (2.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.73%) Automotive
8 1 (0.73%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.73%) French Language
8 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Slovak Language
8 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (32.85%) Architect
2 37 (27.01%) Developer
3 25 (18.25%) Consultant
4 14 (10.22%) Analyst
4 14 (10.22%) Technical Architect
5 13 (9.49%) Lead Architect
5 13 (9.49%) Telecoms Architect
6 11 (8.03%) Security Manager
7 8 (5.84%) Security Consultant
8 7 (5.11%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.11%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) Administrator
9 5 (3.65%) Security Architect
9 5 (3.65%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Data Consultant
10 4 (2.92%) Data Quality Consultant
10 4 (2.92%) Network Engineer
10 4 (2.92%) SAN Administrator
10 4 (2.92%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.87%) J2EE
2 11 (8.03%) Web Services
3 10 (7.30%) SOAP
4 7 (5.11%) HTML
4 7 (5.11%) Middleware
5 6 (4.38%) CSS
5 6 (4.38%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.38%) REST
5 6 (4.38%) RESTful
5 6 (4.38%) Spring
5 6 (4.38%) Struts
5 6 (4.38%) Velocity
5 6 (4.38%) XSD
6 5 (3.65%) JMS
6 5 (3.65%) XML
7 4 (2.92%) Java EE
7 4 (2.92%) JSP
8 3 (2.19%) jQuery
8 3 (2.19%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.46%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.41%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.84%) DataPower
4 5 (3.65%) CLARiiON
4 5 (3.65%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (2.19%) HP Storage
5 3 (2.19%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.73%) AS400
7 1 (0.73%) CMDB
7 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.79%) Unix
2 19 (13.87%) Linux
3 17 (12.41%) Windows
4 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.65%) HPUX
6 2 (1.46%) AIX
7 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.73%) Solaris
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.33%) ITIL
2 19 (13.87%) Customer Engagement
3 17 (12.41%) Presales
4 15 (10.95%) Migration
5 14 (10.22%) Change Management
5 14 (10.22%) Data Management
5 14 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (9.49%) Incident Management
6 13 (9.49%) Problem Management
7 11 (8.03%) Master Data Management
7 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (8.03%) Workflow
8 10 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.30%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (6.57%) Data Modelling
9 9 (6.57%) Escalation Management
10 8 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.84%) Scrum
10 8 (5.84%) Technical Analysis
11 7 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.55%) SQL
2 23 (16.79%) Java
3 9 (6.57%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.92%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.92%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.19%) C
5 3 (2.19%) Perl
6 2 (1.46%) Python
7 1 (0.73%) Korn
7 1 (0.73%) PHP
7 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.73%) Prolog
7 1 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (13.14%) SC Cleared
1 18 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.03%) Degree
3 6 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.19%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.19%) CCNA
4 3 (2.19%) CCNP
4 3 (2.19%) RHCE
5 1 (0.73%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.73%) PgMP
5 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.22%) SLA
2 8 (5.84%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.46%) Basel II
4 1 (0.73%) IFRS
4 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.73%) QA
4 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (6.57%) VMware ESX
1 9 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.65%) SRDF
5 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.73%) GPFS
5 1 (0.73%) NFS
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.19%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.19%) Netcool
3 2 (1.46%) Ansible
3 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.46%) Puppet
3 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.73%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.73%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (21.90%) Oracle
2 21 (15.33%) HP
3 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.95%) TOWER Software
5 13 (9.49%) BT
5 13 (9.49%) Capita
6 12 (8.76%) Dell
6 12 (8.76%) EMC
6 12 (8.76%) SAP
6 12 (8.76%) VMware
7 10 (7.30%) NetApp
8 9 (6.57%) Cisco
9 8 (5.84%) Brocade
10 6 (4.38%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.38%) Adobe
11 5 (3.65%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.92%) Cognos
13 3 (2.19%) BMC
13 3 (2.19%) Misys
13 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
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