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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 55 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing IBM 70 50 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.75% 2.33% 2.39%
As % of the Vendors category 5.51% 5.19% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 35
Average daily rate
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£425 £421 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +8.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.59 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.89% -24.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -35.48%
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
1270 964 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.98% 44.96% 48.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 471 512
Average daily rate £325 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
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 93 61 91
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £11.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Birmingham +1 16 £550 +33.33% 2
Coventry +1 15 £438 - 2
Warwickshire +1 15 £425 -2.85% 3
Shropshire -5 3 - -
Solihull - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 50 (39.68%) WebSphere
2 40 (31.75%) SAP
3 34 (26.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 30 (23.81%) Oracle
5 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 24 (19.05%) UNIX
7 22 (17.46%) Windows
7 22 (17.46%) XML
7 22 (17.46%) Java
7 22 (17.46%) WebSphere MQ
8 21 (16.67%) Middleware
9 20 (15.87%) Migration
10 19 (15.08%) Linux
11 18 (14.29%) SQL
12 16 (12.70%) SOAP
12 16 (12.70%) Web Services
12 16 (12.70%) SOA
12 16 (12.70%) Finance
13 14 (11.11%) TOGAF
13 14 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 14 (11.11%) DataPower
14 13 (10.32%) Security Cleared
15 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared
15 12 (9.52%) REST
15 12 (9.52%) ETL
15 12 (9.52%) HTTP
15 12 (9.52%) zOS
16 11 (8.73%) Automotive
16 11 (8.73%) Red Hat
16 11 (8.73%) ITIL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 50 (39.68%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.79%) Lync
3 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.79%) CICS
3 1 (0.79%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) CATIA
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (7.14%) TRIRIGA
2 5 (3.97%) Cognos Controller
2 5 (3.97%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (3.97%) Agresso
3 4 (3.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.79%) Magento
4 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.79%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.79%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.52%) HTTP
2 9 (7.14%) FTP
3 8 (6.35%) Firewall
4 6 (4.76%) SAN
5 3 (2.38%) Broadband
6 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (4.76%) DataStage
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.97%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.38%) DB2
5 3 (2.38%) QualityStage
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.79%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) OLAP
7 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.59%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.79%) MSI
3 1 (0.79%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.79%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
General
1 16 (12.70%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Automotive
3 10 (7.94%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.17%) Military
5 3 (2.38%) Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (30.16%) Architect
2 27 (21.43%) Integration Architect
3 24 (19.05%) Analyst
4 22 (17.46%) Developer
5 12 (9.52%) Enterprise Architect
6 8 (6.35%) WebSphere Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Consultant
8 6 (4.76%) Administrator
9 5 (3.97%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.97%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 22 (17.46%) XML
2 22 (17.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 21 (16.67%) Middleware
4 16 (12.70%) SOAP
4 16 (12.70%) Web Services
5 12 (9.52%) REST
6 7 (5.56%) XSD
6 7 (5.56%) J2EE
7 6 (4.76%) WSDL
7 6 (4.76%) XML Schema
8 5 (3.97%) TopLink
9 2 (1.59%) EDI
10 1 (0.79%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.79%) LAMP
10 1 (0.79%) CSS
10 1 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) DataPower
2 10 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.97%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.17%) Replication
5 4 (3.17%) AS400
5 4 (3.17%) Open Source
5 4 (3.17%) Kindle
6 2 (1.59%) GIS
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.79%) LPAR
7 1 (0.79%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.05%) UNIX
2 22 (17.46%) Windows
3 19 (15.08%) Linux
4 12 (9.52%) zOS
5 10 (7.94%) AIX
6 9 (7.14%) Solaris
7 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.17%) SUSE
9 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.59%) HPUX
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.79%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.87%) Migration
2 16 (12.70%) SOA
3 14 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 12 (9.52%) ETL
5 11 (8.73%) ITIL
6 9 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 9 (7.14%) UML
7 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (6.35%) Data Mapping
8 7 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.56%) Data Management
8 7 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (5.56%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.56%) Project Management
9 6 (4.76%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.76%) EAI
9 6 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.46%) Java
2 18 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.38%) Korn
4 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.59%) VB
5 2 (1.59%) ActionScript
5 2 (1.59%) VBA
5 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.59%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.79%) Jython
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) C
6 1 (0.79%) REXX
6 1 (0.79%) JCL
Qualifications
1 13 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (1.59%) ISEB
4 2 (1.59%) RHCE
4 2 (1.59%) ACSA
4 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.59%) GCIH
4 2 (1.59%) GIAC
4 2 (1.59%) MBA
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.79%) CITP
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.79%) RHEV
2 1 (0.79%) vSphere
2 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.79%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.59%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) SCOM
2 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.79%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.79%) Control-M
Vendors
1 40 (31.75%) SAP
2 30 (23.81%) Oracle
3 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.73%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.35%) Cognos
6 6 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 6 (4.76%) VMware
7 5 (3.97%) JD Edwards
8 4 (3.17%) NetApp
8 4 (3.17%) HP
8 4 (3.17%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (2.38%) Teradata
9 3 (2.38%) Netezza
9 3 (2.38%) Dell
9 3 (2.38%) Sun
9 3 (2.38%) webMethods
10 2 (1.59%) ESRI
10 2 (1.59%) Symantec
10 2 (1.59%) BMC
10 2 (1.59%) CA
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