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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
England / West Midlands
Rank 46 52 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM 81 77 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.44% 3.17% 1.88%
As % of the Vendors category 7.56% 6.81% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 25
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £546 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%

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
1072 1131 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.48% 46.60% 48.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 554 532
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 99
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £23.70 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +19 30 £425 +11.84% 1
Warwickshire -2 20 £450 -8.16% 4
Coventry -13 10 £450 +9.09% 2
Solihull - 8 - - 2
Shropshire +19 3 £438 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 44 (26.35%) SQL
2 36 (21.56%) IBM InfoSphere
3 35 (20.96%) Oracle
4 33 (19.76%) Java
5 25 (14.97%) Telecoms
6 24 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (13.17%) Web Services
8 21 (12.57%) ITIL
8 21 (12.57%) Unix
9 20 (11.98%) HP
9 20 (11.98%) Retail
9 20 (11.98%) Customer Engagement
9 20 (11.98%) Data Centre
10 19 (11.38%) SC Cleared
10 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
10 19 (11.38%) WAN
11 18 (10.78%) J2EE
11 18 (10.78%) Presales
12 17 (10.18%) SAN
12 17 (10.18%) Linux
12 17 (10.18%) LAN
12 17 (10.18%) Data Management
13 16 (9.58%) WebSphere
13 16 (9.58%) TOWER Software
13 16 (9.58%) Microsoft
13 16 (9.58%) Windows
13 16 (9.58%) XML
13 16 (9.58%) CSS
13 16 (9.58%) SOAP
13 16 (9.58%) HTML

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 16 (9.58%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.99%) Liferay
3 9 (5.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (5.39%) WebLogic
4 8 (4.79%) JBoss
4 8 (4.79%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.79%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (3.59%) IIS
6 2 (1.20%) SAS
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.80%) Maximo
3 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.20%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.60%) assyst
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) IBM PureFlex
1 3 (1.80%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.38%) WAN
2 17 (10.18%) LAN
2 17 (10.18%) SAN
3 12 (7.19%) Network Security
4 4 (2.40%) Firewall
5 3 (1.80%) Wireless
6 2 (1.20%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.20%) OSPF
7 1 (0.60%) Internet
7 1 (0.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.56%) IBM InfoSphere
2 16 (9.58%) DB2
3 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
4 12 (7.19%) DataStage
4 12 (7.19%) QualityStage
5 6 (3.59%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.20%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.20%) Informix
8 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.60%) Big Data
9 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.60%) MySQL
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Log4j
2 5 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.60%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.60%) JIRA
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.60%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.60%) Selenium
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) VersionOne
General
1 25 (14.97%) Telecoms
2 20 (11.98%) Retail
3 14 (8.38%) Finance
4 9 (5.39%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.79%) Back Office
6 7 (4.19%) Banking
7 6 (3.59%) Electronics
8 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.60%) French Language
9 1 (0.60%) Slovak Language
9 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (31.74%) Architect
2 49 (29.34%) Developer
3 36 (21.56%) Consultant
4 18 (10.78%) Technical Architect
5 14 (8.38%) Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) Lead Architect
5 14 (8.38%) Telecoms Architect
6 12 (7.19%) Administrator
7 11 (6.59%) Security Manager
7 11 (6.59%) Technical Consultant
8 10 (5.99%) Security Consultant
9 8 (4.79%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.19%) IBM Technical Architect
11 6 (3.59%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (3.59%) Security Architect
12 5 (2.99%) Support Analyst
13 4 (2.40%) Data Consultant
13 4 (2.40%) Network Engineer
13 4 (2.40%) SAN Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.17%) Web Services
2 18 (10.78%) J2EE
3 16 (9.58%) CSS
3 16 (9.58%) HTML
3 16 (9.58%) SOAP
3 16 (9.58%) XML
4 14 (8.38%) Java EE
4 14 (8.38%) JSP
5 12 (7.19%) Hibernate
5 12 (7.19%) Spring
6 11 (6.59%) REST
6 11 (6.59%) RESTful
7 10 (5.99%) JMS
8 6 (3.59%) HTML5
8 6 (3.59%) JSON
8 6 (3.59%) Middleware
8 6 (3.59%) Servlets
8 6 (3.59%) Struts
8 6 (3.59%) Velocity
8 6 (3.59%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.98%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.79%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.79%) DataPower
4 5 (2.99%) CLARiiON
4 5 (2.99%) Symmetrix DMX
5 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.80%) HP Storage
6 3 (1.80%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.20%) AS400
7 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) CMDB
8 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) iSeries
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.57%) Unix
2 17 (10.18%) Linux
3 16 (9.58%) Windows
4 6 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.99%) HPUX
6 2 (1.20%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.57%) ITIL
2 20 (11.98%) Customer Engagement
3 18 (10.78%) Presales
4 17 (10.18%) Data Management
5 14 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (8.38%) Change Management
5 14 (8.38%) Master Data Management
5 14 (8.38%) Migration
6 13 (7.78%) Incident Management
6 13 (7.78%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (7.78%) Problem Management
7 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (6.59%) Project Management
8 11 (6.59%) Scrum
8 11 (6.59%) Workflow
9 10 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.99%) Data Modelling
9 10 (5.99%) ETL
9 10 (5.99%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.35%) SQL
2 33 (19.76%) Java
3 8 (4.79%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.79%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.40%) C
5 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.20%) Perl
6 2 (1.20%) Python
7 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.60%) Prolog
7 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (11.38%) SC Cleared
1 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.99%) Degree
3 6 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.80%) A+ Certification
4 3 (1.80%) CCNA
4 3 (1.80%) CCNP
4 3 (1.80%) RHCE
5 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.60%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) SLA
2 9 (5.39%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.20%) Basel II
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.39%) VMware ESX
1 9 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.19%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.99%) SRDF
5 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.60%) GPFS
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.80%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (1.80%) Netcool
3 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (1.20%) QRadar
3 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.60%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (20.96%) Oracle
2 20 (11.98%) HP
3 16 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.58%) TOWER Software
4 14 (8.38%) BT
4 14 (8.38%) Capita
5 13 (7.78%) SAP
6 12 (7.19%) Adobe
6 12 (7.19%) Dell
6 12 (7.19%) EMC
6 12 (7.19%) VMware
7 10 (5.99%) NetApp
8 9 (5.39%) Cisco
9 8 (4.79%) Brocade
9 8 (4.79%) Misys
10 6 (3.59%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.99%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.99%) Cognos
12 4 (2.40%) Netezza
13 3 (1.80%) Fortinet
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