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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 73 88 48
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -40
Contract jobs citing IBM 38 23 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.75% 1.10% 3.11%
As % of the Vendors category 3.60% 2.33% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 27
Average daily rate
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£395 £410 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £483 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.18%
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
1056 988 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.73% 47.39% 48.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 480 365
Average daily rate £350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 55 107
Average hourly rate £16.41 £17.48 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% -33.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.88 £25.45 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Warwickshire +1 7 £425 - 4
Birmingham -1 7 £300 -33.33% 10
Coventry +3 5 £190 -43.70% 3
Staffordshire +10 2 £420 +3.06%
Wolverhampton - 2 £200 - 1
Walsall - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (43.75%) WebSphere
2 35 (27.34%) Java
3 31 (24.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 28 (21.88%) Middleware
4 28 (21.88%) UNIX
5 27 (21.09%) XML
6 26 (20.31%) WebSphere MQ
7 23 (17.97%) Windows
7 23 (17.97%) Oracle
8 21 (16.41%) SOA
9 20 (15.63%) SQL
10 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
11 16 (12.50%) SAP
11 16 (12.50%) Web Services
11 16 (12.50%) Finance
12 15 (11.72%) Manufacturing
12 15 (11.72%) Linux
13 13 (10.16%) EAI
13 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (9.38%) SOAP
15 11 (8.59%) Data Modelling
15 11 (8.59%) FTP
15 11 (8.59%) Automotive
16 10 (7.81%) VMware
16 10 (7.81%) ITIL
16 10 (7.81%) zOS
16 10 (7.81%) Unit Testing
17 9 (7.03%) DataPower
17 9 (7.03%) XSD
17 9 (7.03%) AIX

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (43.75%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.91%) IBM Notes
3 4 (3.13%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.56%) Lync
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.78%) Mule
6 1 (0.78%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) Apache
6 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.78%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.34%) MS Office
3 2 (1.56%) SPSS
4 1 (0.78%) CATIA
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) BPCS
1 2 (1.56%) Maximo
1 2 (1.56%) Eikon
1 2 (1.56%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.78%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.56%) Google Apps
1 2 (1.56%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.78%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.59%) FTP
2 9 (7.03%) Firewall
3 7 (5.47%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.69%) HTTP
5 5 (3.91%) SAN
6 2 (1.56%) VPN
6 2 (1.56%) LDAP
6 2 (1.56%) Packet Switching
6 2 (1.56%) WAN
6 2 (1.56%) Wireless
6 2 (1.56%) IPsec
6 2 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.56%) MPLS
7 1 (0.78%) NAS
7 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.78%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (0.78%) VLAN
7 1 (0.78%) SSL
7 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 8 (6.25%) DB2
1 8 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.91%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (3.91%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.13%) DataStage
5 2 (1.56%) QualityStage
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.56%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.56%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (1.56%) WhereScape RED
5 2 (1.56%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) ClearCase
2 6 (4.69%) SoapUI
3 5 (3.91%) Subversion
4 4 (3.13%) TortoiseSVN
5 3 (2.34%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.56%) Maven
6 2 (1.56%) Ant
6 2 (1.56%) PVCS
7 1 (0.78%) ERwin
7 1 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.78%) Hudson
7 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (12.50%) Finance
2 15 (11.72%) Manufacturing
3 11 (8.59%) Automotive
4 7 (5.47%) Banking
5 2 (1.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 2 (1.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (24.22%) Analyst
2 26 (20.31%) Architect
3 22 (17.19%) Developer
4 13 (10.16%) Integration Architect
4 13 (10.16%) Consultant
5 11 (8.59%) WebSphere Developer
6 10 (7.81%) Business Analyst
6 10 (7.81%) Support Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.91%) Middleware Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.13%) Integration Manager
11 3 (2.34%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (2.34%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.34%) Integration Consultant
11 3 (2.34%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 3 (2.34%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 28 (21.88%) Middleware
3 27 (21.09%) XML
4 26 (20.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 16 (12.50%) Web Services
6 12 (9.38%) SOAP
7 9 (7.03%) XSD
8 6 (4.69%) HTML
9 5 (3.91%) J2EE
9 5 (3.91%) WSDL
9 5 (3.91%) XML Schema
9 5 (3.91%) REST
10 3 (2.34%) TopLink
11 2 (1.56%) Spring
11 2 (1.56%) XMPP
11 2 (1.56%) RESTful
12 1 (0.78%) Spring Batch
12 1 (0.78%) JNI
12 1 (0.78%) Struts
12 1 (0.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.03%) DataPower
3 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.91%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.13%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.34%) User Experience
6 3 (2.34%) Open Source
6 3 (2.34%) AS400
7 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.56%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.78%) LPAR
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.78%) HACMP
8 1 (0.78%) Replication
8 1 (0.78%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.88%) UNIX
2 23 (17.97%) Windows
3 15 (11.72%) Linux
4 10 (7.81%) zOS
5 9 (7.03%) AIX
6 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.69%) HPUX
7 6 (4.69%) Solaris
8 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.13%) Windows NT
9 4 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.78%) Tru64
10 1 (0.78%) i5/OS
10 1 (0.78%) Android
10 1 (0.78%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.78%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.41%) SOA
2 13 (10.16%) EAI
3 11 (8.59%) Data Modelling
4 10 (7.81%) ITIL
4 10 (7.81%) Unit Testing
5 8 (6.25%) Migration
6 7 (5.47%) ETL
6 7 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.47%) Integration Testing
7 6 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (4.69%) Use Case
7 6 (4.69%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.91%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.91%) Programme Management
9 4 (3.13%) Workflow
9 4 (3.13%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.13%) OO
9 4 (3.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.34%) Java
2 20 (15.63%) SQL
3 4 (3.13%) VB
3 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.34%) VBA
4 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.34%) Perl
5 2 (1.56%) Korn
6 1 (0.78%) XPath
6 1 (0.78%) JCL
6 1 (0.78%) PHP
6 1 (0.78%) C
6 1 (0.78%) C++
6 1 (0.78%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) Degree
2 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) IBM Certification
4 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) GIAC
5 2 (1.56%) GCIH
5 2 (1.56%) ACSA
5 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.78%) MCSE
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.78%) MCITP
6 1 (0.78%) CITP
6 1 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.78%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) SLA
1 5 (3.91%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.34%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.78%) RHEV
4 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.78%) RACF
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (3.13%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.34%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.34%) CA LISA
3 2 (1.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) EMC TimeFinder
4 1 (0.78%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 23 (17.97%) Oracle
2 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.50%) SAP
4 10 (7.81%) VMware
5 8 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.47%) HP
7 6 (4.69%) Cisco
7 6 (4.69%) Lotus
7 6 (4.69%) webMethods
8 5 (3.91%) Cognos
9 4 (3.13%) EMC
9 4 (3.13%) TIBCO
10 3 (2.34%) Netezza
10 3 (2.34%) Citrix
10 3 (2.34%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.34%) Symantec
10 3 (2.34%) Green Hat
11 2 (1.56%) BMC
11 2 (1.56%) CA
11 2 (1.56%) Informatica
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