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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 49 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 79 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.05% 2.18% 2.50%
As % of the Vendors category 6.09% 4.84% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 34
Average daily rate
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£425 £421 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +8.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £333 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £468 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.59 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.89% -28.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.73 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+61.06% -29.90%
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
1297 950 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.04% 44.94% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 473 521
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 59 94
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Coventry +7 20 £425 - 3
Warwickshire +4 18 £450 +2.85% 4
Birmingham -3 16 £625 +51.51% 7
Shropshire -8 3 - -
Solihull - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 54 (41.22%) WebSphere
2 39 (29.77%) SAP
3 38 (29.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 31 (23.66%) Oracle
5 27 (20.61%) UNIX
6 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
6 25 (19.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 24 (18.32%) XML
8 23 (17.56%) Windows
8 23 (17.56%) Java
9 22 (16.79%) Middleware
10 21 (16.03%) Migration
11 20 (15.27%) Linux
12 19 (14.50%) SOA
12 19 (14.50%) SQL
13 16 (12.21%) Web Services
13 16 (12.21%) Finance
14 15 (11.45%) DataPower
15 14 (10.69%) TOGAF
15 14 (10.69%) SOAP
16 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
16 13 (9.92%) HTTP
16 13 (9.92%) zOS
16 13 (9.92%) Manufacturing
16 13 (9.92%) Security Cleared
17 12 (9.16%) SC Cleared
17 12 (9.16%) Automotive
17 12 (9.16%) ETL
18 11 (8.40%) AIX
18 11 (8.40%) ITIL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 54 (41.22%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.05%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (3.05%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) CICS
4 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.76%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) SPSS
3 1 (0.76%) CATIA
3 1 (0.76%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (6.87%) TRIRIGA
2 4 (3.05%) Agresso
2 4 (3.05%) Maximo
2 4 (3.05%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (3.05%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.76%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.76%) Magento
3 1 (0.76%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.76%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.76%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.92%) HTTP
2 10 (7.63%) FTP
3 9 (6.87%) Firewall
4 6 (4.58%) SAN
5 3 (2.29%) Broadband
6 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.76%) VPN
7 1 (0.76%) Packet Switching
7 1 (0.76%) WAN
7 1 (0.76%) Wireless
7 1 (0.76%) IPsec
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.63%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (4.58%) DataStage
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.82%) IBM InfoSphere
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.05%) DB2
5 3 (2.29%) QualityStage
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.76%) OLAP
7 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (1.53%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.53%) ClearQuest
2 2 (1.53%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.53%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.76%) PVCS
3 1 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.76%) MSI
3 1 (0.76%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.76%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 16 (12.21%) Finance
2 13 (9.92%) Manufacturing
3 12 (9.16%) Automotive
4 4 (3.05%) Military
5 3 (2.29%) Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (28.24%) Architect
2 28 (21.37%) Integration Architect
3 24 (18.32%) Developer
3 24 (18.32%) Analyst
4 10 (7.63%) Enterprise Architect
5 9 (6.87%) WebSphere Developer
6 8 (6.11%) Programme Manager
7 7 (5.34%) Consultant
7 7 (5.34%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.58%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Administrator
9 5 (3.82%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 4 (3.05%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.05%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Financial Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 3 (2.29%) UNIX Engineer
11 3 (2.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 25 (19.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 24 (18.32%) XML
4 22 (16.79%) Middleware
5 16 (12.21%) Web Services
6 14 (10.69%) SOAP
7 9 (6.87%) REST
8 7 (5.34%) J2EE
8 7 (5.34%) XSD
9 6 (4.58%) WSDL
9 6 (4.58%) XML Schema
10 5 (3.82%) TopLink
11 2 (1.53%) EDI
12 1 (0.76%) CSS
12 1 (0.76%) HTML
12 1 (0.76%) LAMP
12 1 (0.76%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.45%) DataPower
2 11 (8.40%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.58%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.82%) AS400
6 4 (3.05%) Replication
6 4 (3.05%) Kindle
7 2 (1.53%) GIS
7 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.53%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.76%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.76%) LPAR
8 1 (0.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.61%) UNIX
2 23 (17.56%) Windows
3 20 (15.27%) Linux
4 13 (9.92%) zOS
5 11 (8.40%) AIX
6 9 (6.87%) Solaris
7 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.05%) SUSE
9 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.53%) HPUX
10 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.76%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.03%) Migration
2 19 (14.50%) SOA
3 14 (10.69%) TOGAF
4 12 (9.16%) ETL
5 11 (8.40%) ITIL
6 10 (7.63%) UML
7 9 (6.87%) Integration Testing
8 8 (6.11%) Data Mapping
8 8 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.11%) Data Modelling
9 7 (5.34%) Project Management
9 7 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (4.58%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.58%) Waterfall
10 6 (4.58%) Data Migration
10 6 (4.58%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.58%) EAI
10 6 (4.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.56%) Java
2 19 (14.50%) SQL
3 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.29%) Korn
4 3 (2.29%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.53%) VB
5 2 (1.53%) ActionScript
5 2 (1.53%) VBA
5 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.53%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.76%) JCL
6 1 (0.76%) Jython
6 1 (0.76%) REXX
6 1 (0.76%) C
6 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.16%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.58%) Degree
4 2 (1.53%) CITP
4 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.53%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.53%) ISEB
4 2 (1.53%) RHCE
4 2 (1.53%) MBA
4 2 (1.53%) GIAC
4 2 (1.53%) GCIH
4 2 (1.53%) ACSA
4 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.53%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) RACF
2 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.76%) vSphere
2 1 (0.76%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.53%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.76%) Control-M
2 1 (0.76%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.76%) SCOM
2 1 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (29.77%) SAP
2 31 (23.66%) Oracle
3 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.40%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.34%) Cognos
6 6 (4.58%) TIBCO
6 6 (4.58%) VMware
7 5 (3.82%) HP
8 4 (3.05%) JD Edwards
8 4 (3.05%) NetApp
8 4 (3.05%) Netezza
9 3 (2.29%) Sun
9 3 (2.29%) Teradata
9 3 (2.29%) webMethods
9 3 (2.29%) Dell
9 3 (2.29%) BMC
9 3 (2.29%) CA
9 3 (2.29%) Informatica
10 2 (1.53%) EMC
10 2 (1.53%) Trillium
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