The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 58 42 77
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +35
Contract jobs citing IBM 61 67 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.58% 3.61% 1.54%
As % of the Vendors category 5.21% 7.40% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 25
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £356 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £37.80 £25.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £25.59 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+37.35% -20.65%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1170 905 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.56% 48.81% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 380 453
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 84 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £28.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
IBM
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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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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
Coventry -2 15 £413 +6.45% 4
Birmingham -16 14 £425 +4.61% 5
Warwickshire 0 10 £350 -6.66% 1
Shropshire +1 5 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 37 (32.46%) SAP
2 35 (30.70%) WebSphere
3 29 (25.44%) Oracle
4 28 (24.56%) Microsoft
5 26 (22.81%) Windows
6 25 (21.93%) Migration
7 24 (21.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 23 (20.18%) SOAP
9 22 (19.30%) Java
9 22 (19.30%) SOA
10 20 (17.54%) Middleware
11 19 (16.67%) SQL
12 18 (15.79%) UNIX
12 18 (15.79%) Linux
13 17 (14.91%) WebSphere MQ
14 16 (14.04%) Web Services
14 16 (14.04%) XML
15 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
15 15 (13.16%) Solaris
16 14 (12.28%) Finance
17 13 (11.40%) Data Migration
17 13 (11.40%) TOGAF
17 13 (11.40%) EAI
17 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
17 13 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (10.53%) REST
18 12 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (10.53%) AIX
18 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
19 11 (9.65%) Software Engineering

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 35 (30.70%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.39%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.51%) IIS
4 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.88%) CICS
5 1 (0.88%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (9.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.02%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (7.89%) TRIRIGA
2 5 (4.39%) Agresso
2 5 (4.39%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (4.39%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (1.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.75%) Maximo
4 1 (0.88%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.88%) SAP FI-CA
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.65%) HTTP
2 10 (8.77%) FTP
3 8 (7.02%) Firewall
4 7 (6.14%) DDNS
4 7 (6.14%) LDAP
5 5 (4.39%) SAN
6 4 (3.51%) Internet
6 4 (3.51%) LAN
7 3 (2.63%) Broadband
7 3 (2.63%) IPv4
7 3 (2.63%) IPv6
8 1 (0.88%) NAS
8 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.88%) VPN
8 1 (0.88%) DNS
8 1 (0.88%) WAN
8 1 (0.88%) SMTP
8 1 (0.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.89%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.26%) DB2
6 5 (4.39%) DataStage
6 5 (4.39%) IBM InfoSphere
6 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.63%) QualityStage
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.88%) OLAP
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos Powerplay
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos Query Studio
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.88%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.88%) MSI
3 1 (0.88%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.88%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Automotive
3 4 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.51%) Military
4 2 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (32.46%) Architect
2 26 (22.81%) Integration Architect
3 15 (13.16%) Developer
4 13 (11.40%) Analyst
5 12 (10.53%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (7.89%) Administrator
7 8 (7.02%) Software Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Consultant
9 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Financial Analyst
11 4 (3.51%) UNIX Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.51%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
12 3 (2.63%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 23 (20.18%) SOAP
3 20 (17.54%) Middleware
4 17 (14.91%) WebSphere MQ
5 16 (14.04%) Web Services
5 16 (14.04%) XML
6 12 (10.53%) REST
7 11 (9.65%) J2EE
8 8 (7.02%) .NET
9 7 (6.14%) JMS
10 6 (5.26%) XML Schema
11 5 (4.39%) WSDL
11 5 (4.39%) XSD
12 4 (3.51%) COM+
12 4 (3.51%) DCOM
13 3 (2.63%) TopLink
14 2 (1.75%) EDI
15 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
15 1 (0.88%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) DataPower
2 9 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.39%) AS400
4 5 (4.39%) Replication
4 5 (4.39%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.51%) Kindle
5 4 (3.51%) Open Source
6 3 (2.63%) CMDB
6 3 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.75%) GIS
7 2 (1.75%) LPAR
7 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.81%) Windows
2 18 (15.79%) UNIX
2 18 (15.79%) Linux
3 15 (13.16%) Solaris
4 13 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (10.53%) AIX
6 9 (7.89%) zOS
6 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.39%) SUSE
9 3 (2.63%) HPUX
10 1 (0.88%) MVS
10 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.93%) Migration
2 22 (19.30%) SOA
3 13 (11.40%) EAI
3 13 (11.40%) TOGAF
3 13 (11.40%) Data Migration
4 11 (9.65%) Software Engineering
4 11 (9.65%) ETL
5 9 (7.89%) ITIL
5 9 (7.89%) UML
5 9 (7.89%) Data Mapping
5 9 (7.89%) Integration Testing
6 8 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (6.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (6.14%) Data Management
8 6 (5.26%) PLM
8 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.26%) Network Management
9 5 (4.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (4.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.30%) Java
2 19 (16.67%) SQL
3 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.26%) Korn
5 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.75%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.75%) JCL
6 2 (1.75%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.88%) Jython
7 1 (0.88%) REXX
7 1 (0.88%) PL/1
7 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.88%) C
7 1 (0.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.39%) Degree
4 3 (2.63%) ISEB
5 2 (1.75%) RHCE
5 2 (1.75%) MBA
5 2 (1.75%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CITP
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.88%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.88%) SRDF
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) RACF
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.88%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.88%) SCOM
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 37 (32.46%) SAP
2 29 (25.44%) Oracle
3 28 (24.56%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.89%) Business Objects
4 9 (7.89%) Cognos
5 8 (7.02%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.26%) NetApp
7 5 (4.39%) JD Edwards
7 5 (4.39%) TIBCO
7 5 (4.39%) HP
8 4 (3.51%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (3.51%) BMC
8 4 (3.51%) Sun
9 3 (2.63%) Veritas
9 3 (2.63%) Netezza
9 3 (2.63%) CA
9 3 (2.63%) Dell
10 2 (1.75%) Trillium
10 2 (1.75%) Informatica
10 2 (1.75%) Talend
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