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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 38 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 90 64 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.74% 2.61% 3.07%
As % of the Vendors category 8.69% 5.35% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 33 21
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£415 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £26.25 - £25.63
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 - £21.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 - £47.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £31.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.20% +38.88%
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
1036 1196 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.09% 48.84% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 561 396
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.30 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.32 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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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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
Warwickshire +13 25 £429 +18.27%
Birmingham +6 16 £408 -4.11% 4
Shropshire 0 8 £313 -
Coventry -5 7 £280 -22.75% 1
Solihull - 6 £425 -
Staffordshire - 3 £338 -
Walsall - 2 £475 -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (22.89%) WebSphere
2 45 (22.39%) Oracle
3 43 (21.39%) IBM InfoSphere
4 40 (19.90%) SOA
5 36 (17.91%) Finance
6 32 (15.92%) Security Cleared
7 31 (15.42%) SQL
8 29 (14.43%) SQL Server
8 29 (14.43%) Microsoft
8 29 (14.43%) Migration
9 27 (13.43%) XML
9 27 (13.43%) Data Modelling
10 26 (12.94%) .NET
10 26 (12.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 25 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (11.94%) Java
12 24 (11.94%) SC Cleared
13 23 (11.44%) Netezza
14 22 (10.95%) Cognos
14 22 (10.95%) ETL
15 21 (10.45%) C#
15 21 (10.45%) Windows
15 21 (10.45%) Middleware
16 20 (9.95%) Web Services
16 20 (9.95%) SAP
17 19 (9.45%) SOAP
18 18 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (8.46%) Data Analysis
19 17 (8.46%) Data Integration
19 17 (8.46%) Analytical Skills

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (22.89%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.48%) FileNet
3 8 (3.98%) Documentum
3 8 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.49%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.99%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.99%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.49%) JBoss
7 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.00%) SAS
8 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.50%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.50%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (3.98%) MS Excel
1 8 (3.98%) SPSS
2 4 (1.99%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.00%) MS Office
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.49%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.46%) Firewall
2 12 (5.97%) MPLS
2 12 (5.97%) DMVPN
2 12 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (5.97%) VoIP
2 12 (5.97%) WLAN
2 12 (5.97%) WAN
3 11 (5.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (5.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (5.47%) BIG-IP
3 11 (5.47%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.48%) SAN
5 6 (2.99%) HTTP
6 2 (1.00%) Network Security
6 2 (1.00%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.50%) Internet
7 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (21.39%) IBM InfoSphere
2 29 (14.43%) SQL Server
3 16 (7.96%) Relational Database
4 13 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (6.47%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.97%) DataStage
5 12 (5.97%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.49%) QlikView
8 3 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.49%) DB2
8 3 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (1.00%) QualityStage
10 1 (0.50%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (5.47%) Talend Open Studio
2 10 (4.98%) SoapUI
3 6 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.99%) ERwin
5 2 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.50%) Ant
6 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.50%) XMLSpy
General
1 36 (17.91%) Finance
2 10 (4.98%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.98%) Retail
4 5 (2.49%) Automotive
4 5 (2.49%) Law
5 4 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.49%) Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Electronics
7 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (26.87%) Architect
2 37 (18.41%) Developer
3 27 (13.43%) Analyst
4 20 (9.95%) Consultant
5 19 (9.45%) Integration Architect
6 15 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.97%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.98%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.98%) WebSphere Developer
11 7 (3.48%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.48%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.48%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.48%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.48%) AWS Consultant
12 6 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) Business Project Manager
12 6 (2.99%) Business Manager
12 6 (2.99%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.43%) XML
2 26 (12.94%) .NET
2 26 (12.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 21 (10.45%) Middleware
4 20 (9.95%) Web Services
5 19 (9.45%) SOAP
6 15 (7.46%) CSS
7 12 (5.97%) XSD
8 11 (5.47%) ASP.NET
8 11 (5.47%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (5.47%) 802.1X
9 10 (4.98%) WSDL
9 10 (4.98%) RESTful
9 10 (4.98%) REST
10 9 (4.48%) Spring
11 7 (3.48%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.99%) JSON
12 6 (2.99%) Spring MVC
13 5 (2.49%) XML Schema
14 4 (1.99%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.46%) Data Integration
1 17 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.97%) DataPower
3 6 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.99%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.49%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.00%) EPoS
6 2 (1.00%) NHS
6 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.00%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.50%) User Experience
7 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.45%) Windows
2 15 (7.46%) UNIX
3 11 (5.47%) Linux
4 10 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.99%) Solaris
5 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.90%) SOA
2 29 (14.43%) Migration
3 27 (13.43%) Data Modelling
4 25 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (10.95%) ETL
6 18 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (8.46%) Data Analysis
8 16 (7.96%) Data Migration
8 16 (7.96%) EAI
9 15 (7.46%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (7.46%) SDLC
10 14 (6.97%) Project Management
11 13 (6.47%) ITIL
11 13 (6.47%) Integration Testing
12 12 (5.97%) WAN Optimisation
13 11 (5.47%) Mentoring
13 11 (5.47%) Data Mapping
13 11 (5.47%) PRINCE2
13 11 (5.47%) Data Management
14 10 (4.98%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.42%) SQL
2 24 (11.94%) Java
3 21 (10.45%) C#
4 5 (2.49%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.49%) VB
4 5 (2.49%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.49%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.00%) R
5 2 (1.00%) VBA
6 1 (0.50%) ABAP
6 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.94%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.97%) CCNP
3 12 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.98%) Degree
5 7 (3.48%) PMP
5 7 (3.48%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.49%) ISEB
7 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.50%) MCSE
9 1 (0.50%) MCSA
9 1 (0.50%) MCITP
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.97%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.49%) SLA
3 2 (1.00%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10 (4.98%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) XenApp
3 1 (0.50%) vSphere
3 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.97%) CiscoWorks
2 10 (4.98%) CA LISA
3 6 (2.99%) Tivoli
3 6 (2.99%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (22.39%) Oracle
2 29 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 23 (11.44%) Netezza
4 22 (10.95%) Cognos
5 20 (9.95%) SAP
6 12 (5.97%) Blue Coat
6 12 (5.97%) McAfee
6 12 (5.97%) Cisco
6 12 (5.97%) BMC
6 12 (5.97%) SolarWinds
7 11 (5.47%) F5
7 11 (5.47%) Talend
7 11 (5.47%) Fortinet
7 11 (5.47%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.98%) TIBCO
8 10 (4.98%) webMethods
8 10 (4.98%) Green Hat
8 10 (4.98%) Solace
9 8 (3.98%) VMware
10 6 (2.99%) Pega
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