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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 45 53 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing IBM 73 75 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.97% 2.93% 2.17%
As % of the Vendors category 6.97% 5.87% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +0.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £630 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £31.44 £20.50 £25.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.36% -19.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +77.21%
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
1048 1278 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 42.71% 49.90% 44.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 614 461
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 101 59
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £29.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 27 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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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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 +13 30 £400 -11.11%
Birmingham +2 11 £400 -36.00% 2
Coventry -7 8 £575 +27.77% 2
Shropshire -6 5 - -
Solihull - 3 £356 - 1
Walsall - 1 £475 -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 46 (26.74%) IBM InfoSphere
2 39 (22.67%) Finance
3 33 (19.19%) Oracle
4 32 (18.60%) WebSphere
5 27 (15.70%) Netezza
5 27 (15.70%) Migration
5 27 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (13.95%) Cognos
6 24 (13.95%) Data Modelling
7 22 (12.79%) Windows
8 19 (11.05%) ETL
8 19 (11.05%) Microsoft
9 18 (10.47%) Project Management
9 18 (10.47%) Java
9 18 (10.47%) SAP
10 17 (9.88%) Data Integration
11 16 (9.30%) Data Migration
11 16 (9.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 15 (8.72%) SDLC
12 15 (8.72%) Web Services
12 15 (8.72%) UNIX
12 15 (8.72%) Firewall
12 15 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (8.72%) Data Analysis
13 14 (8.14%) Data Management
13 14 (8.14%) XML
13 14 (8.14%) CSS
13 14 (8.14%) SOA
14 13 (7.56%) Linux
14 13 (7.56%) PRINCE2

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 32 (18.60%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.23%) FileNet
3 7 (4.07%) Documentum
4 3 (1.74%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.74%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (1.74%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.16%) SAS
5 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.58%) JBoss
6 1 (0.58%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.58%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 9 (5.23%) SPSS
2 6 (3.49%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.33%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.74%) MS Office
4 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.16%) MS Project
6 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.58%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.58%) Simulink
6 1 (0.58%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.91%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.58%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.72%) Firewall
2 12 (6.98%) MPLS
2 12 (6.98%) DMVPN
2 12 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (6.98%) VoIP
2 12 (6.98%) WLAN
2 12 (6.98%) WAN
3 11 (6.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (6.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (6.40%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (6.40%) BIG-IP
4 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.49%) SAN
5 4 (2.33%) HTTP
6 3 (1.74%) FlexRay
7 2 (1.16%) Network Security
8 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (26.74%) IBM InfoSphere
2 13 (7.56%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 12 (6.98%) RDBMS
4 11 (6.40%) DataStage
4 11 (6.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.91%) QlikView
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.74%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.16%) DB2
9 1 (0.58%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 11 (6.40%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.74%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.16%) ERwin
5 1 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) Ant
5 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.58%) XMLSpy
General
1 39 (22.67%) Finance
2 10 (5.81%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.65%) Retail
4 6 (3.49%) Automotive
5 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.74%) Electronics
7 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.16%) Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (26.16%) Architect
2 26 (15.12%) Analyst
3 24 (13.95%) Developer
4 19 (11.05%) Consultant
5 17 (9.88%) Project Manager
6 14 (8.14%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (7.56%) Business Analyst
8 12 (6.98%) Network Engineer
9 11 (6.40%) Integration Architect
10 8 (4.65%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) Business Manager
11 7 (4.07%) Test Manager
11 7 (4.07%) Business Project Manager
11 7 (4.07%) AWS Consultant
12 6 (3.49%) WebSphere Developer
12 6 (3.49%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.49%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 5 (2.91%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 15 (8.72%) Web Services
3 14 (8.14%) XML
3 14 (8.14%) CSS
4 12 (6.98%) SOAP
5 11 (6.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (6.40%) Middleware
5 11 (6.40%) 802.1X
6 7 (4.07%) RESTful
6 7 (4.07%) .NET
7 5 (2.91%) XSD
8 4 (2.33%) Spring
8 4 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.74%) REST
9 3 (1.74%) JSON
9 3 (1.74%) Spring MVC
9 3 (1.74%) J2EE
9 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.74%) WSDL
9 3 (1.74%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Data Integration
2 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.07%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.07%) DataPower
4 5 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.74%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.16%) EPoS
6 2 (1.16%) NHS
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.58%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.58%) PKI
7 1 (0.58%) User Experience
7 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.79%) Windows
2 15 (8.72%) UNIX
3 13 (7.56%) Linux
4 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.91%) Solaris
5 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.33%) AIX
7 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.70%) Migration
2 24 (13.95%) Data Modelling
3 19 (11.05%) ETL
4 18 (10.47%) Project Management
5 16 (9.30%) Data Migration
6 15 (8.72%) Data Analysis
6 15 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (8.72%) SDLC
7 14 (8.14%) Data Management
7 14 (8.14%) SOA
8 13 (7.56%) PRINCE2
8 13 (7.56%) TOGAF
8 13 (7.56%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (6.98%) Business Analysis
9 12 (6.98%) WAN Optimisation
10 11 (6.40%) Data Mapping
11 10 (5.81%) Information Management
11 10 (5.81%) ITIL
11 10 (5.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.47%) Java
2 13 (7.56%) SQL
3 4 (2.33%) VB
3 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.16%) R
4 2 (1.16%) VBA
4 2 (1.16%) C#
5 1 (0.58%) C
5 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.58%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.98%) CCNP
2 12 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.23%) PMP
3 9 (5.23%) PMI Certification
3 9 (5.23%) Degree
4 7 (4.07%) ISEB
5 5 (2.91%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.58%) MCSE
7 1 (0.58%) MCSA
7 1 (0.58%) MCITP
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.98%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.33%) SLA
3 3 (1.74%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10 (5.81%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) XenApp
3 1 (0.58%) vSphere
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (3.49%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.91%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.74%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (19.19%) Oracle
2 27 (15.70%) Netezza
3 24 (13.95%) Cognos
4 19 (11.05%) Microsoft
5 18 (10.47%) SAP
6 12 (6.98%) BMC
6 12 (6.98%) Cisco
6 12 (6.98%) Blue Coat
6 12 (6.98%) SolarWinds
6 12 (6.98%) McAfee
7 11 (6.40%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.40%) F5
7 11 (6.40%) Fortinet
7 11 (6.40%) Talend
8 7 (4.07%) VMware
9 4 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.33%) HP
9 4 (2.33%) Citrix
10 3 (1.74%) Lotus
10 3 (1.74%) TIBCO