The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 59 50 63
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing IBM 65 60 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.65% 3.02% 1.94%
As % of the Vendors category 5.40% 6.56% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 30
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £457 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £25.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.57%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1203 914 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.00% 46.00% 47.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 401 462
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 71 80
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +22.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.23 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £28.15 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
IBM
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Coventry -1 16 £400 +3.22% 2
Warwickshire +1 13 £363 -10.76% 4
Birmingham -6 13 £425 +4.61% 3
Shropshire -9 3 - - 2
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (37.07%) WebSphere
2 40 (34.48%) SAP
3 31 (26.72%) Oracle
4 28 (24.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
5 23 (19.83%) Windows
6 21 (18.10%) UNIX
6 21 (18.10%) XML
6 21 (18.10%) Linux
6 21 (18.10%) Migration
7 20 (17.24%) Middleware
8 19 (16.38%) WebSphere MQ
8 19 (16.38%) Java
9 16 (13.79%) Web Services
10 15 (12.93%) SOAP
10 15 (12.93%) Solaris
11 14 (12.07%) SOA
11 14 (12.07%) SQL
11 14 (12.07%) Finance
11 14 (12.07%) TOGAF
11 14 (12.07%) DataPower
12 13 (11.21%) Security Cleared
12 13 (11.21%) AIX
12 13 (11.21%) HTTP
13 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
14 11 (9.48%) FTP
14 11 (9.48%) ETL
14 11 (9.48%) MS Excel
14 11 (9.48%) zOS
14 11 (9.48%) REST

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (37.07%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.31%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.86%) CICS
5 1 (0.86%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.86%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (7.76%) TRIRIGA
2 5 (4.31%) Agresso
2 5 (4.31%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (4.31%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (2.59%) Maximo
4 2 (1.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.86%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.86%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.86%) Magento
5 1 (0.86%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.21%) HTTP
2 11 (9.48%) FTP
3 8 (6.90%) Firewall
4 5 (4.31%) SAN
5 4 (3.45%) LAN
6 3 (2.59%) Broadband
7 1 (0.86%) VPN
7 1 (0.86%) DNS
7 1 (0.86%) WAN
7 1 (0.86%) SMTP
7 1 (0.86%) DHCP
7 1 (0.86%) NAS
7 1 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) SAP Data Services
2 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.31%) DataStage
3 5 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.31%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.59%) QualityStage
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.72%) DB2
6 1 (0.86%) OLAP
6 1 (0.86%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (0.86%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.86%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.86%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (0.86%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.86%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.86%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (1.72%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.86%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.86%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.86%) MSI
3 1 (0.86%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (12.07%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Automotive
3 7 (6.03%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.45%) Military
5 2 (1.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.86%) Billing
6 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (31.90%) Architect
2 25 (21.55%) Integration Architect
3 20 (17.24%) Developer
4 18 (15.52%) Analyst
5 12 (10.34%) Enterprise Architect
6 11 (9.48%) Administrator
7 7 (6.03%) WebSphere Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Consultant
8 6 (5.17%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.45%) UNIX Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.59%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.59%) WebSphere Administrator
11 3 (2.59%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 21 (18.10%) XML
3 20 (17.24%) Middleware
4 19 (16.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 16 (13.79%) Web Services
6 15 (12.93%) SOAP
7 11 (9.48%) REST
8 7 (6.03%) J2EE
8 7 (6.03%) XML Schema
9 6 (5.17%) XSD
10 5 (4.31%) WSDL
10 5 (4.31%) TopLink
11 3 (2.59%) EDI
12 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.86%) CSS
12 1 (0.86%) HTML
12 1 (0.86%) .NET
12 1 (0.86%) SAP PI
12 1 (0.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) DataPower
2 10 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.31%) AS400
4 5 (4.31%) Replication
5 4 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.45%) Kindle
5 4 (3.45%) Open Source
6 3 (2.59%) CMDB
7 2 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.72%) GIS
7 2 (1.72%) LPAR
7 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.86%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.86%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.83%) Windows
2 21 (18.10%) UNIX
2 21 (18.10%) Linux
3 15 (12.93%) Solaris
4 13 (11.21%) AIX
5 11 (9.48%) zOS
6 8 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.31%) SUSE
9 3 (2.59%) HPUX
10 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.86%) MVS
11 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.10%) Migration
2 14 (12.07%) SOA
2 14 (12.07%) TOGAF
3 11 (9.48%) ETL
4 9 (7.76%) UML
4 9 (7.76%) ITIL
4 9 (7.76%) Integration Testing
5 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (6.90%) Data Mapping
6 7 (6.03%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (6.03%) Data Management
7 6 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.17%) PLM
7 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.17%) Waterfall
7 6 (5.17%) Data Migration
8 5 (4.31%) Test Scripting
8 5 (4.31%) Analytics
8 5 (4.31%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.38%) Java
2 14 (12.07%) SQL
3 6 (5.17%) Korn
4 3 (2.59%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.59%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.59%) ActionScript
5 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.86%) REXX
6 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.86%) C
6 1 (0.86%) C#
6 1 (0.86%) JCL
6 1 (0.86%) Jython
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) Degree
4 3 (2.59%) ISEB
5 2 (1.72%) RHCE
5 2 (1.72%) MBA
5 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.86%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.86%) CITP
6 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.86%) RACF
4 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.86%) SRDF
4 1 (0.86%) vSphere
4 1 (0.86%) RHEV
4 1 (0.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.86%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.86%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.86%) SCOM
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 40 (34.48%) SAP
2 31 (26.72%) Oracle
3 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.62%) Red Hat
5 9 (7.76%) Cognos
6 6 (5.17%) NetApp
7 5 (4.31%) BMC
7 5 (4.31%) HP
7 5 (4.31%) JD Edwards
7 5 (4.31%) TIBCO
8 4 (3.45%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (3.45%) Sun
9 3 (2.59%) Dell
9 3 (2.59%) CA
9 3 (2.59%) Veritas
9 3 (2.59%) Netezza
10 2 (1.72%) Talend
10 2 (1.72%) ESRI
10 2 (1.72%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.72%) VMware
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