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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 46 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -15
Contract jobs citing IBM 75 45 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.28% 2.03% 2.95%
As % of the Vendors category 6.41% 4.14% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 23
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£443 £420 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.03 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+74.73% -21.45%
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
1170 1087 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.09% 48.99% 46.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 509 344
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 62 112
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.48 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £71.25 £37.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Staffordshire +17 24 £425 +4.29% 2
Warwickshire +3 13 £338 -23.29% 4
Birmingham -9 11 £550 +32.13% 10
Coventry +5 5 £513 +14.84% 4
Shropshire -11 2 - - 2
Walsall - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 55 (37.93%) WebSphere
2 45 (31.03%) SOA
3 36 (24.83%) XML
4 35 (24.14%) Oracle
5 34 (23.45%) Java
5 34 (23.45%) Middleware
6 32 (22.07%) SQL
7 30 (20.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 27 (18.62%) SQL Server
9 26 (17.93%) Security Cleared
10 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
11 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
12 21 (14.48%) EAI
13 20 (13.79%) .NET
13 20 (13.79%) C#
14 19 (13.10%) Web Services
15 17 (11.72%) SOAP
15 17 (11.72%) WebSphere MQ
15 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (11.03%) Windows
17 15 (10.34%) XSD
17 15 (10.34%) UNIX
17 15 (10.34%) Finance
18 14 (9.66%) Integration Testing
19 13 (8.97%) DataPower
20 12 (8.28%) Use Case
20 12 (8.28%) SoapUI
20 12 (8.28%) Data Modelling
21 11 (7.59%) ITIL
21 11 (7.59%) SAP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 55 (37.93%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.14%) IBM Notes
2 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.76%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (2.07%) JBoss
5 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.38%) Lync
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.69%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.69%) Mule
7 1 (0.69%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.69%) Documentum
7 1 (0.69%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.38%) Eikon
2 2 (1.38%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (1.38%) BPCS
3 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.38%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.69%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.90%) FTP
2 7 (4.83%) Firewall
3 6 (4.14%) HTTP
3 6 (4.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.76%) WAN
4 4 (2.76%) MPLS
5 3 (2.07%) SAN
5 3 (2.07%) VoIP
5 3 (2.07%) WLAN
5 3 (2.07%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.07%) DMVPN
5 3 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (2.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (2.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.38%) LDAP
6 2 (1.38%) Internet
7 1 (0.69%) Wireless
7 1 (0.69%) IPsec
7 1 (0.69%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.90%) IBM InfoSphere
3 9 (6.21%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.52%) DB2
5 6 (4.14%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.76%) DataStage
7 3 (2.07%) QualityStage
8 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.38%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (1.38%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (1.38%) WhereScape RED
9 1 (0.69%) Big Data
9 1 (0.69%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (8.28%) SoapUI
2 6 (4.14%) ClearCase
3 5 (3.45%) Subversion
4 4 (2.76%) TortoiseSVN
5 3 (2.07%) Ant
5 3 (2.07%) ERwin
6 2 (1.38%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.38%) Maven
7 1 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.69%) PVCS
7 1 (0.69%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.69%) Hudson
7 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (10.34%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.52%) Automotive
4 5 (3.45%) Law
4 5 (3.45%) Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Marketing
5 2 (1.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (24.83%) Architect
2 33 (22.76%) Developer
3 26 (17.93%) Analyst
4 18 (12.41%) Integration Architect
5 11 (7.59%) Consultant
5 11 (7.59%) WebSphere Developer
6 10 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.14%) Data Architect
7 6 (4.14%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.14%) Programme Manager
8 5 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.45%) Middleware Analyst
8 5 (3.45%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Integration Manager
9 4 (2.76%) Data Modeller
9 4 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Database Developer
10 3 (2.07%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.83%) XML
2 34 (23.45%) Middleware
3 30 (20.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 20 (13.79%) .NET
5 19 (13.10%) Web Services
6 17 (11.72%) WebSphere MQ
6 17 (11.72%) SOAP
7 15 (10.34%) XSD
8 11 (7.59%) WSDL
8 11 (7.59%) REST
9 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET
10 8 (5.52%) HTML
10 8 (5.52%) Spring
11 7 (4.83%) XML Schema
12 6 (4.14%) CSS
12 6 (4.14%) RESTful
13 5 (3.45%) J2EE
14 4 (2.76%) AngularJS
14 4 (2.76%) JSON
14 4 (2.76%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.97%) DataPower
3 6 (4.14%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.76%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.07%) User Experience
6 3 (2.07%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.07%) Open Source
7 2 (1.38%) iSeries
7 2 (1.38%) AS400
7 2 (1.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.38%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.69%) HACMP
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.69%) LPAR
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.03%) Windows
2 15 (10.34%) UNIX
3 9 (6.21%) Linux
4 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.83%) AIX
6 6 (4.14%) HPUX
6 6 (4.14%) zOS
7 5 (3.45%) Solaris
8 4 (2.76%) Windows NT
8 4 (2.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.69%) Tru64
10 1 (0.69%) i5/OS
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.03%) SOA
2 21 (14.48%) EAI
3 14 (9.66%) Integration Testing
4 12 (8.28%) Use Case
4 12 (8.28%) Data Modelling
5 11 (7.59%) ITIL
6 9 (6.21%) ETL
6 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.21%) Migration
7 8 (5.52%) MVC
7 8 (5.52%) Workflow
7 8 (5.52%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.83%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (4.14%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (4.14%) OO
9 6 (4.14%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.45%) Java
2 32 (22.07%) SQL
3 20 (13.79%) C#
4 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.07%) Perl
5 3 (2.07%) VB
5 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.38%) Korn
7 1 (0.69%) XPath
7 1 (0.69%) JCL
7 1 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.69%) VBA
7 1 (0.69%) C++
7 1 (0.69%) COBOL
7 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.83%) Degree
4 6 (4.14%) VCP4
5 4 (2.76%) IBM Certification
6 3 (2.07%) CCNP
6 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.38%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) HP APS
8 1 (0.69%) MCSE
8 1 (0.69%) MCITP
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) SLA
2 5 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.07%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.69%) RACF
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) CA LISA
2 4 (2.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.07%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (2.07%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.07%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.69%) Puppet
4 1 (0.69%) EMC TimeFinder
4 1 (0.69%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 35 (24.14%) Oracle
2 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.59%) SAP
3 11 (7.59%) webMethods
4 10 (6.90%) TIBCO
5 9 (6.21%) Green Hat
6 8 (5.52%) Cognos
6 8 (5.52%) Cisco
7 6 (4.14%) HP
7 6 (4.14%) Lotus
7 6 (4.14%) VMware
7 6 (4.14%) Pega
8 5 (3.45%) i2
9 4 (2.76%) EMC
9 4 (2.76%) Citrix
9 4 (2.76%) BMC
9 4 (2.76%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.07%) Netezza
10 3 (2.07%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.07%) McAfee
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