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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 81 41 68
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +27
Contract jobs citing IBM 51 102 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.84% 3.99% 2.35%
As % of the Vendors category 3.78% 8.26% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 20
Median daily rate £358 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £304 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £27.25 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +27.27%
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
1349 1235 1158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.58% 48.28% 48.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 727 534
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 79 82
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.44 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 18 £350 -12.50% 7
Warwickshire -16 12 £425 +1.19% 1
Coventry -17 9 £370 +27.58% 1
Shropshire -38 3 £350 +11.84%
Halesowen - 2 £240 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 40 (30.77%) SQL
3 37 (28.46%) Unix
3 37 (28.46%) Windows
4 30 (23.08%) Web Services
4 30 (23.08%) Oracle
5 28 (21.54%) Middleware
6 25 (19.23%) Finance
7 24 (18.46%) SOAP
7 24 (18.46%) DataPower
7 24 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (16.92%) RESTful
8 22 (16.92%) REST
8 22 (16.92%) SQL Server
9 20 (15.38%) VMware
10 18 (13.85%) Linux
11 17 (13.08%) ETL
12 16 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (12.31%) IBM InfoSphere
13 15 (11.54%) Cognos
14 14 (10.77%) WebSphere
15 13 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (10.00%) SAP
15 13 (10.00%) Active Directory
15 13 (10.00%) Migration
16 12 (9.23%) Firewall
16 12 (9.23%) MS Excel
17 11 (8.46%) ITIL
17 11 (8.46%) IBM Notes

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 14 (10.77%) WebSphere
2 11 (8.46%) IBM Notes
3 10 (7.69%) IBM Domino
3 10 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.92%) Skype for Business
5 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.62%) IIS
8 4 (3.08%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.31%) Apache
9 3 (2.31%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.54%) FileNet
10 2 (1.54%) JBoss
10 2 (1.54%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.54%) SAS
10 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.38%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) SPSS
4 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Maximo
2 2 (1.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.77%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.38%) Office 365
2 4 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.31%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) Firewall
2 9 (6.92%) SAN
3 8 (6.15%) Skype
4 6 (4.62%) WAN
4 6 (4.62%) Wireless
5 5 (3.85%) DNS
5 5 (3.85%) Internet
6 4 (3.08%) SSL
7 3 (2.31%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (2.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (2.31%) LAN
8 2 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.54%) FTP
9 1 (0.77%) DHCP
9 1 (0.77%) HTTP
9 1 (0.77%) SMTP
9 1 (0.77%) VPN
9 1 (0.77%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.31%) IBM InfoSphere
3 11 (8.46%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (8.46%) DataStage
4 10 (7.69%) QualityStage
5 9 (6.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.62%) DB2
8 4 (3.08%) OLAP
8 4 (3.08%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.31%) QlikView
9 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.54%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 2 (1.54%) Cognos Query Studio
10 2 (1.54%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.54%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 22 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.31%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.31%) PVCS
2 3 (2.31%) Subversion
3 2 (1.54%) Log4j
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.77%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.77%) Ant
4 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.77%) FishEye
4 1 (0.77%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.77%) JIRA
4 1 (0.77%) MSI
4 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (19.23%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Publishing
4 3 (2.31%) Automotive
4 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (26.15%) Consultant
2 23 (17.69%) Middleware Consultant
3 19 (14.62%) Architect
3 19 (14.62%) Developer
4 18 (13.85%) Analyst
5 9 (6.92%) ETL Developer
5 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Administrator
7 6 (4.62%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Data Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Messaging Architect
7 6 (4.62%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.85%) WebSphere Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Designer
9 4 (3.08%) Lead Architect
9 4 (3.08%) Network Architect
9 4 (3.08%) SAP Architect
9 4 (3.08%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.08%) Web Services
2 28 (21.54%) Middleware
3 24 (18.46%) SOAP
4 22 (16.92%) REST
4 22 (16.92%) RESTful
5 7 (5.38%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (3.08%) SAP Basis
6 4 (3.08%) SAP PI
7 3 (2.31%) HTML
7 3 (2.31%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (2.31%) XML
8 2 (1.54%) CSS
8 2 (1.54%) Java EE
8 2 (1.54%) JMS
8 2 (1.54%) JSP
9 1 (0.77%) BAPI
9 1 (0.77%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.77%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (18.46%) DataPower
2 10 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.38%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.31%) HACMP
4 3 (2.31%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.31%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.31%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.54%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.54%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.77%) AS400
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.77%) EPoS
6 1 (0.77%) NHS
6 1 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.46%) Unix
1 37 (28.46%) Windows
2 18 (13.85%) Linux
3 9 (6.92%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.15%) AIX
5 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.54%) Solaris
9 1 (0.77%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.08%) ETL
2 13 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (10.00%) Migration
3 11 (8.46%) ITIL
4 9 (6.92%) Data Governance
5 8 (6.15%) Data Analysis
6 7 (5.38%) Data Modelling
6 7 (5.38%) TOGAF
7 6 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.62%) Project Management
8 5 (3.85%) Analytics
8 5 (3.85%) Change Data Capture
8 5 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.85%) Data Mapping
8 5 (3.85%) Dimensional Modelling
8 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (3.85%) MODAF
8 5 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (3.85%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.77%) SQL
2 9 (6.92%) Java
3 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.54%) Groovy
5 2 (1.54%) Korn
5 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.77%) COBOL
6 1 (0.77%) Perl
6 1 (0.77%) R
6 1 (0.77%) VBA
6 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.62%) Degree
3 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.08%) LPIC
3 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) CCNP
5 2 (1.54%) CISA
5 2 (1.54%) CISM
5 2 (1.54%) CISSP
5 2 (1.54%) IISP
5 2 (1.54%) ISEB
5 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.77%) CCNA
6 1 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.77%) MCITP
6 1 (0.77%) MCSE
6 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.54%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.54%) ISO27005
2 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.08%) Firmware
5 2 (1.54%) NFS
5 2 (1.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.54%) vSphere
6 1 (0.77%) KVM
6 1 (0.77%) XenApp
6 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) Backup Exec
2 5 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.85%) SCCM
2 5 (3.85%) SCOM
3 3 (2.31%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (1.54%) Simpana
4 2 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.54%) WSUS
5 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.77%) QRadar
5 1 (0.77%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.77%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 44 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 30 (23.08%) Oracle
3 20 (15.38%) VMware
4 15 (11.54%) Cognos
5 13 (10.00%) SAP
6 11 (8.46%) Citrix
6 11 (8.46%) Netezza
7 10 (7.69%) Lotus
8 9 (6.92%) Cisco
9 6 (4.62%) NetApp
9 6 (4.62%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.85%) Dell
10 5 (3.85%) Intel Security
11 4 (3.08%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.08%) Brocade
11 4 (3.08%) HP
11 4 (3.08%) Sun
12 3 (2.31%) BMC
12 3 (2.31%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.31%) IBM Sterling
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