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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 82 38 71
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +33
Contract jobs citing IBM 53 110 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.83% 4.10% 2.21%
As % of the Vendors category 3.75% 8.08% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 63 17
Average daily rate £388 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +75.00%
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
1413 1362 1179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.86% 50.76% 50.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 763 569
Average daily rate £380 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 87 85
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.65% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £37.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham -12 12 £340 -15.00% 8
Warwickshire -14 10 £413 +17.85% 2
Coventry -15 10 £375 +13.63% 3
Shropshire -31 4 £400 -
Halesowen - 2 £240 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 43 (32.58%) Microsoft
2 38 (28.79%) Unix
2 38 (28.79%) Windows
3 32 (24.24%) Finance
4 31 (23.48%) Web Services
5 30 (22.73%) SQL
6 29 (21.97%) Oracle
7 28 (21.21%) Middleware
8 26 (19.70%) ETL
9 24 (18.18%) SOAP
9 24 (18.18%) DataPower
9 24 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (16.67%) RESTful
10 22 (16.67%) REST
10 22 (16.67%) Cognos
10 22 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (15.15%) SQL Server
11 20 (15.15%) IBM InfoSphere
12 18 (13.64%) VMware
13 15 (11.36%) Netezza
14 14 (10.61%) Linux
14 14 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (10.61%) Security Cleared
15 13 (9.85%) IBM Notes
15 13 (9.85%) SAP
15 13 (9.85%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (9.09%) Lotus
16 12 (9.09%) WebSphere
16 12 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (9.85%) IBM Notes
2 12 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 10 (7.58%) IBM Domino
3 10 (7.58%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.82%) Skype for Business
5 8 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.03%) Apache
7 4 (3.03%) SAS
7 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.27%) IIS
8 3 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.52%) FileNet
9 2 (1.52%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.76%) CMS
10 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.30%) MS Office
3 2 (1.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.76%) Maximo
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.76%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) Office 365
2 3 (2.27%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (1.52%) SaaS
3 2 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.06%) Firewall
1 8 (6.06%) SAN
1 8 (6.06%) Skype
2 5 (3.79%) Internet
2 5 (3.79%) WAN
2 5 (3.79%) Wireless
3 3 (2.27%) LAN
4 2 (1.52%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.52%) DNS
4 2 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.52%) FTP
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.76%) DHCP
5 1 (0.76%) HTTP
5 1 (0.76%) SMTP
5 1 (0.76%) SSL
5 1 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.15%) IBM InfoSphere
1 20 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (9.85%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (6.82%) DataStage
4 9 (6.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 9 (6.82%) QualityStage
5 5 (3.79%) Data Mart
6 4 (3.03%) DB2
6 4 (3.03%) OLAP
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.27%) QlikView
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.52%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 2 (1.52%) Cognos Query Studio
8 2 (1.52%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.52%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 22 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.52%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.52%) PVCS
2 2 (1.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.76%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.76%) Ant
3 1 (0.76%) FishEye
3 1 (0.76%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) MSI
3 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Retail
3 4 (3.03%) Publishing
4 3 (2.27%) Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Automotive
5 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (25.00%) Consultant
2 23 (17.42%) Middleware Consultant
3 19 (14.39%) Developer
4 18 (13.64%) Architect
5 16 (12.12%) Analyst
6 9 (6.82%) ETL Developer
7 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Administrator
8 7 (5.30%) Data Analyst
8 7 (5.30%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.55%) Messaging Architect
9 6 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.79%) Designer
10 5 (3.79%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) WebSphere Developer
11 4 (3.03%) Data Modeller
11 4 (3.03%) Lead Architect
11 4 (3.03%) Network Architect
11 4 (3.03%) SAP Architect
12 3 (2.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.48%) Web Services
2 28 (21.21%) Middleware
3 24 (18.18%) SOAP
4 22 (16.67%) REST
4 22 (16.67%) RESTful
5 7 (5.30%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (3.03%) SAP Basis
6 4 (3.03%) SAP PI
7 3 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.52%) ISPF
9 1 (0.76%) BAPI
9 1 (0.76%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.76%) HTML
9 1 (0.76%) XML
9 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (18.18%) DataPower
2 9 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.30%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.79%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.27%) HACMP
5 3 (2.27%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.52%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.52%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.76%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) iSeries
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
7 1 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (28.79%) Unix
1 38 (28.79%) Windows
2 14 (10.61%) Linux
3 8 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.30%) AIX
5 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.52%) Solaris
9 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.70%) ETL
2 22 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (8.33%) Data Governance
3 11 (8.33%) Migration
4 10 (7.58%) Analytics
4 10 (7.58%) Data Modelling
4 10 (7.58%) ITIL
5 8 (6.06%) Dimensional Modelling
6 7 (5.30%) Data Analysis
6 7 (5.30%) TOGAF
7 6 (4.55%) ETL Development
7 6 (4.55%) Project Management
8 5 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.79%) Data Architecture
8 5 (3.79%) Data Mapping
8 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (3.79%) MODAF
8 5 (3.79%) SOA
8 5 (3.79%) Zachman Framework
9 4 (3.03%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.73%) SQL
2 7 (5.30%) Java
3 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.52%) Groovy
5 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.52%) JCL
5 2 (1.52%) Korn
5 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.76%) COBOL
6 1 (0.76%) R
6 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.06%) Degree
3 6 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.52%) CCNP
5 2 (1.52%) CISA
5 2 (1.52%) CISM
5 2 (1.52%) CISSP
5 2 (1.52%) IISP
6 1 (0.76%) CCNA
6 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.76%) LPIC
6 1 (0.76%) MCITP
6 1 (0.76%) MCP
6 1 (0.76%) MCSA
6 1 (0.76%) MCSE
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.27%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (1.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.52%) ISO27005
3 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.30%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (1.52%) NFS
4 2 (1.52%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.52%) vSphere
5 1 (0.76%) Firmware
5 1 (0.76%) KVM
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.52%) OpenView
2 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (1.52%) SCCM
2 2 (1.52%) SCOM
2 2 (1.52%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (1.52%) Simpana
2 2 (1.52%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.52%) WSUS
3 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.76%) QRadar
3 1 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.76%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 43 (32.58%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.97%) Oracle
3 22 (16.67%) Cognos
4 18 (13.64%) VMware
5 15 (11.36%) Netezza
6 13 (9.85%) SAP
7 12 (9.09%) Lotus
8 10 (7.58%) Cisco
9 6 (4.55%) Dell
9 6 (4.55%) HP
9 6 (4.55%) NetApp
10 4 (3.03%) Citrix
10 4 (3.03%) Intel Security
10 4 (3.03%) Sun
11 3 (2.27%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.27%) Brocade
11 3 (2.27%) JD Edwards
11 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.52%) Tripwire
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