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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 40 62 40
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -22
Contract jobs citing IBM 96 53 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.78% 2.24% 3.80%
As % of the Vendors category 7.86% 4.53% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 21 14
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£400 £450 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £341 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £638 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £37.80 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -34.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+35.45% -
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
1221 1171 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.03% 49.60% 50.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 539 359
Average daily rate £359 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 84 94
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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
Warwickshire +17 22 £423 -7.65% 3
Birmingham +5 22 £400 -5.88% 6
Coventry +6 17 £250 -44.44% 6
Shropshire -5 6 £313 -36.22% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £344 - 1
Solihull +6 4 £515 +47.14%
Walsall - 1 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 46 (28.05%) SOA
1 46 (28.05%) WebSphere
2 43 (26.22%) Oracle
3 30 (18.29%) IBM InfoSphere
4 29 (17.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 29 (17.68%) XML
5 28 (17.07%) SQL Server
5 28 (17.07%) SQL
5 28 (17.07%) Microsoft
6 27 (16.46%) Java
7 26 (15.85%) Security Cleared
8 25 (15.24%) Finance
9 24 (14.63%) Migration
9 24 (14.63%) .NET
10 23 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (14.02%) Middleware
11 22 (13.41%) Data Modelling
12 21 (12.80%) C#
12 21 (12.80%) EAI
12 21 (12.80%) SC Cleared
13 20 (12.20%) SOAP
13 20 (12.20%) Netezza
14 19 (11.59%) SAP
14 19 (11.59%) Cognos
15 17 (10.37%) Web Services
16 16 (9.76%) Windows
16 16 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (9.76%) ETL
16 16 (9.76%) DataPower
17 14 (8.54%) Data Mapping

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 46 (28.05%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.49%) FileNet
3 8 (4.88%) Documentum
3 8 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.44%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.44%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.83%) JBoss
5 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.61%) CICS
6 1 (0.61%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.61%) Mule
6 1 (0.61%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 6 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.44%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.83%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.10%) Firewall
2 8 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (4.88%) DMVPN
2 8 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (4.88%) MPLS
2 8 (4.88%) VoIP
2 8 (4.88%) WLAN
2 8 (4.88%) WAN
2 8 (4.88%) BIG-IP
3 7 (4.27%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.27%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.05%) SAN
4 5 (3.05%) HTTP
5 3 (1.83%) FTP
6 2 (1.22%) Network Security
6 2 (1.22%) Internet
7 1 (0.61%) VLAN
7 1 (0.61%) SSL
7 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.29%) IBM InfoSphere
2 28 (17.07%) SQL Server
3 16 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.49%) RDBMS
6 7 (4.27%) DB2
7 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.05%) QlikView
7 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.83%) DataStage
8 3 (1.83%) QualityStage
8 3 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.83%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.61%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 11 (6.71%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (2.44%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (2.44%) ERwin
2 4 (2.44%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.44%) Subversion
3 2 (1.22%) Ant
4 1 (0.61%) Maven
4 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.61%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 25 (15.24%) Finance
2 7 (4.27%) Retail
3 5 (3.05%) Law
4 4 (2.44%) Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (26.83%) Architect
2 37 (22.56%) Developer
3 21 (12.80%) Integration Architect
4 19 (11.59%) Consultant
5 18 (10.98%) Analyst
6 8 (4.88%) Data Architect
6 8 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.27%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.27%) Data Modeller
7 7 (4.27%) WebSphere Developer
7 7 (4.27%) AWS Consultant
8 6 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 6 (3.66%) Senior Developer
8 6 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 5 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.05%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 5 (3.05%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 4 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
10 4 (2.44%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 29 (17.68%) XML
2 24 (14.63%) .NET
3 23 (14.02%) Middleware
4 20 (12.20%) SOAP
5 17 (10.37%) Web Services
6 14 (8.54%) XSD
7 13 (7.93%) WSDL
8 12 (7.32%) REST
9 11 (6.71%) ASP.NET
9 11 (6.71%) CSS
10 10 (6.10%) RESTful
10 10 (6.10%) Spring
11 9 (5.49%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (4.27%) AngularJS
13 6 (3.66%) HTML
13 6 (3.66%) JSON
13 6 (3.66%) Spring MVC
14 5 (3.05%) XML Schema
15 3 (1.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) DataPower
2 14 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.10%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.05%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.83%) User Experience
7 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) HACMP
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.76%) Windows
2 13 (7.93%) Linux
3 11 (6.71%) UNIX
4 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.27%) Solaris
6 6 (3.66%) zOS
7 5 (3.05%) HPUX
7 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.44%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.83%) AIX
10 1 (0.61%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.61%) Tru64
10 1 (0.61%) MVS
10 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (28.05%) SOA
2 24 (14.63%) Migration
3 23 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (13.41%) Data Modelling
5 21 (12.80%) EAI
6 16 (9.76%) ETL
7 14 (8.54%) Data Mapping
7 14 (8.54%) Integration Testing
8 13 (7.93%) Use Case
8 13 (7.93%) Data Migration
9 12 (7.32%) Data Analysis
9 12 (7.32%) ITIL
10 10 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (6.10%) MVC
10 10 (6.10%) Workflow
11 9 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (5.49%) SDLC
12 8 (4.88%) Mentoring
12 8 (4.88%) Kimball Methodology
12 8 (4.88%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.07%) SQL
2 27 (16.46%) Java
3 21 (12.80%) C#
4 5 (3.05%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.05%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.05%) VB
4 5 (3.05%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.22%) VBA
5 2 (1.22%) C
6 1 (0.61%) XPath
6 1 (0.61%) C++
6 1 (0.61%) COBOL
6 1 (0.61%) JCL
Qualifications
1 26 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.80%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.88%) CCNP
3 8 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.05%) Degree
5 4 (2.44%) IBM Certification
6 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) MCITP
8 1 (0.61%) MCSE
8 1 (0.61%) MCSA
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) SLA
2 4 (2.44%) QA
3 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.61%) RACF
3 1 (0.61%) vSphere
3 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (6.71%) CA LISA
2 8 (4.88%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (3.66%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.05%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 43 (26.22%) Oracle
2 28 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.20%) Netezza
4 19 (11.59%) SAP
4 19 (11.59%) Cognos
5 12 (7.32%) webMethods
5 12 (7.32%) TIBCO
6 11 (6.71%) Green Hat
6 11 (6.71%) Solace
7 9 (5.49%) Cisco
8 8 (4.88%) SolarWinds
8 8 (4.88%) F5
8 8 (4.88%) BMC
8 8 (4.88%) McAfee
8 8 (4.88%) Blue Coat
9 7 (4.27%) VMware
9 7 (4.27%) Fortinet
9 7 (4.27%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.66%) Pega
10 6 (3.66%) i2
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