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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 36 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 101 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.95% 2.01% 2.76%
As % of the Vendors category 7.81% 4.08% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 18 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -24.52%
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
1294 1078 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.55% 49.20% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 509 353
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 73 129
Average hourly rate £22.43 £15.85 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.48% -40.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.40 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Birmingham -5 22 £400 +1.58% 3
Warwickshire +9 18 £350 -20.45% 1
Coventry +12 14 £425 -1.16% 1
Shropshire -17 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 56 (35.67%) WebSphere
2 44 (28.03%) SOA
3 42 (26.75%) Oracle
4 33 (21.02%) SQL
5 32 (20.38%) Middleware
6 31 (19.75%) XML
7 30 (19.11%) Java
8 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
8 29 (18.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 28 (17.83%) Security Cleared
10 23 (14.65%) SC Cleared
10 23 (14.65%) EAI
10 23 (14.65%) Microsoft
11 22 (14.01%) .NET
12 21 (13.38%) C#
13 20 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (12.10%) Finance
14 19 (12.10%) Migration
15 18 (11.46%) Windows
15 18 (11.46%) SOAP
15 18 (11.46%) Data Modelling
16 17 (10.83%) Web Services
16 17 (10.83%) IBM InfoSphere
17 15 (9.55%) UNIX
17 15 (9.55%) ITIL
18 14 (8.92%) XSD
18 14 (8.92%) ETL
18 14 (8.92%) DataPower
19 13 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
19 13 (8.28%) WebSphere MQ

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 56 (35.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.10%) IBM Notes
2 8 (5.10%) Documentum
3 7 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.46%) Lotus Domino
3 7 (4.46%) FileNet
4 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.91%) JBoss
7 2 (1.27%) Lync
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.64%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.64%) Mule
8 1 (0.64%) Apache
8 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.64%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.27%) Eikon
2 2 (1.27%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (1.27%) BPCS
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.73%) FTP
2 7 (4.46%) Firewall
3 6 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.18%) HTTP
5 3 (1.91%) VoIP
5 3 (1.91%) WLAN
5 3 (1.91%) WAN
5 3 (1.91%) SAN
5 3 (1.91%) MPLS
5 3 (1.91%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.91%) DMVPN
5 3 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.27%) LDAP
6 2 (1.27%) Internet
7 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.64%) SSL
7 1 (0.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.83%) IBM InfoSphere
3 11 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.37%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.46%) DB2
6 6 (3.82%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.55%) DataStage
7 4 (2.55%) QualityStage
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.27%) WhereScape RED
8 2 (1.27%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (1.27%) Cognos Transformer
9 1 (0.64%) Big Data
9 1 (0.64%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (7.64%) SoapUI
2 5 (3.18%) ClearCase
2 5 (3.18%) ERwin
2 5 (3.18%) Subversion
3 4 (2.55%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (1.91%) Ant
5 2 (1.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.64%) Hudson
6 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.64%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.64%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (12.10%) Finance
2 8 (5.10%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.18%) Banking
3 5 (3.18%) Law
4 4 (2.55%) Automotive
5 2 (1.27%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (23.57%) Architect
2 33 (21.02%) Developer
3 29 (18.47%) Analyst
4 18 (11.46%) Integration Architect
5 17 (10.83%) Consultant
6 14 (8.92%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.10%) Data Architect
7 8 (5.10%) Data Modeller
7 8 (5.10%) WebSphere Developer
8 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (4.46%) AWS Consultant
9 6 (3.82%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.18%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Middleware Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
11 4 (2.55%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) Database Developer
12 3 (1.91%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.38%) Middleware
2 31 (19.75%) XML
3 29 (18.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 22 (14.01%) .NET
5 18 (11.46%) SOAP
6 17 (10.83%) Web Services
7 14 (8.92%) XSD
8 13 (8.28%) WebSphere MQ
9 11 (7.01%) WSDL
10 10 (6.37%) ASP.NET
10 10 (6.37%) REST
10 10 (6.37%) Spring
11 8 (5.10%) RESTful
11 8 (5.10%) HTML
12 7 (4.46%) AngularJS
13 6 (3.82%) JSON
13 6 (3.82%) Spring MVC
13 6 (3.82%) CSS
14 5 (3.18%) J2EE
14 5 (3.18%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.92%) DataPower
3 6 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.82%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.55%) User Experience
5 4 (2.55%) Open Source
6 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.91%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.91%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) AS400
7 2 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.27%) iSeries
8 1 (0.64%) LPAR
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.64%) HACMP
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.46%) Windows
2 15 (9.55%) UNIX
3 11 (7.01%) Linux
3 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.10%) AIX
5 6 (3.82%) HPUX
5 6 (3.82%) Solaris
5 6 (3.82%) zOS
6 4 (2.55%) Windows NT
6 4 (2.55%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.64%) Tru64
8 1 (0.64%) i5/OS
8 1 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.64%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.64%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.03%) SOA
2 23 (14.65%) EAI
3 19 (12.10%) Migration
4 18 (11.46%) Data Modelling
5 15 (9.55%) ITIL
6 14 (8.92%) ETL
7 13 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (7.64%) Integration Testing
8 12 (7.64%) Use Case
9 10 (6.37%) Data Analysis
9 10 (6.37%) MVC
9 10 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (5.10%) Load Balancing
11 8 (5.10%) Data Mapping
11 8 (5.10%) Service Delivery
11 8 (5.10%) Line Management
12 7 (4.46%) Workflow
13 6 (3.82%) OO
13 6 (3.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.02%) SQL
2 30 (19.11%) Java
3 21 (13.38%) C#
4 6 (3.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.91%) Perl
5 3 (1.91%) VB
5 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.27%) C
6 2 (1.27%) Korn
7 1 (0.64%) XPath
7 1 (0.64%) JCL
7 1 (0.64%) VBA
7 1 (0.64%) C++
7 1 (0.64%) COBOL
7 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (17.83%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.65%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.82%) Degree
4 4 (2.55%) IBM Certification
5 3 (1.91%) CCNP
5 3 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.27%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) HP APS
7 1 (0.64%) MCSE
7 1 (0.64%) MCITP
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) SLA
2 5 (3.18%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.91%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.64%) RACF
2 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.73%) CA LISA
2 6 (3.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.18%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.91%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.91%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.91%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.64%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (0.64%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 42 (26.75%) Oracle
2 23 (14.65%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.01%) Cognos
4 10 (6.37%) TIBCO
4 10 (6.37%) webMethods
5 9 (5.73%) SAP
5 9 (5.73%) Green Hat
6 8 (5.10%) Netezza
6 8 (5.10%) Lotus
7 7 (4.46%) Cisco
7 7 (4.46%) Citrix
7 7 (4.46%) Pega
8 6 (3.82%) i2
8 6 (3.82%) HP
9 5 (3.18%) VMware
10 4 (2.55%) EMC
10 4 (2.55%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.91%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.91%) F5
11 3 (1.91%) McAfee
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